From the monthly archives:

July 2012

Despite efforts to reduce and eliminate bacteria that cause food poisoning symptoms, some of them have actually become more common in the last year. A CDC study tracking bacteria that commonly cause stomach flu has found that the presence of stomach pain culprits like Listeria and Salmonella have either gone up or remained steady over […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

While both Connecticut and New York have reported cases of West Nile virus, there are also larger outbreaks in many Southern states. Due to the mild winter, this year was already expected to be particularly bad for pests like ticks and mosquitoes, both of which spread disease. With reports of West Nile virus confirmed, it’s […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Studies on mice show promise for a new cancer treatment.A new study found that mice without bacteria—on their skin or in their gut—didn’t have the proper immune response when pathogens, including parasites, were introduced. Although inflammation is bad, and some skin problems are caused by excess inflammation, without it the body can’t protect against intruders. […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

David Kwiatkowski, the lab technician accused of spreading his Hepatitis C to patients after “borrowing” their medication, was often loaned out to other hospitals… across the country. States that may be affected by the New Hampshire Hep C outbreak include Arizona (already facing a MRSA outbreak of similar origin!), Michigan, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Kansas. […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

If you’ve ever dealt with insomnia or struggled to lose weight, you may already know that even dim light at night can have an immediate effect on the body. Adding to studies that not sleeping in darkness contributes to weight loss, inadequate sleep cycles, and general poor health (possibly even raising cancer risks), depression symptoms […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }