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A Superbug Fungus

April 15, 2019

It’s not just antibiotic resistance that’s a problem. There’s been a growing outbreak of an antifungal resistant fungus the last few years. Candida auris is a fungal infection mostly striking those with other severe conditions. In general, it’s common for people who’ve had a prolonged treatment with antibiotics to be more susceptible to fungal infections […]

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Man or woman, a pedicure is wonderful during the summer There are health benefits—it reduces dead skin that could encourage fungal growth, and tidies up toenails (which if well done, also discourages fungal growth and ingrown nails). And there are social benefits—both men and women, by today’s fashion, should groom their feet before donning sandals […]

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Everyday, your feet sweat, a lot. It might be more when it’s warm and less when it’s cold, but there’s a lot of moisture coming off of them regardless. For men following a new “bare” trend, flashing ankles with no sock in their shoe, they’re leaving their feet sitting in a lot of water. Do […]

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Rising temperatures are helping fungi to spread. Naturally existing in soil, some can spread to humans. Modern medicine and an over-reliance on antibiotics are helping these spreading fungi to infect more people. Right now the UK is dealing with an invasive outbreak of a Japanese fungus in hospitals. In the US, an estimated 46,000 people […]

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The War Within You

September 23, 2016

A healthy gut biome is filled with beneficial bacteria. They help you digest, crowd out and fight off invaders, and play an important role in what looks like every single aspect of our health: how much we weigh, our mood and personality, our heart health, and more (the list keeps growing). But what happens when […]

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