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Staphylococcus aureus has been a household name for decades. Even before it’s more infamous variation Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), staph was a common concern. Scientists may have stumbled upon a way to prevent staph, and backed that discovery up with research. A common probiotic, Bacillus, forms a defense system against staph, stopping healthy individuals from […]

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They’re faster, often cheaper, and largely more convenient: urgent care centers are cropping up all over the US. But beware: new research has uncovered that urgent care centers prescribe antibiotics at almost twice the rate of ERs and almost three times the rate of your average office doctor. The extra prescriptions are of course going […]

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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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We live in a generally safer time, with more resources available for less money, constant breakthroughs in science, medicine, and technology, and social standards that are getting higher every day. But you still can’t trust everybody. One of the scarier random events that can happen is when a healthcare professional decides to save a buck […]

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All over the world, nano silver is researched as a possible alternative to antibiotics. One related discovery? Silver nanoparticles are particularly effective against the types of bacteria that form biofilms. Bacteria that are able to form biofilms are harder to kill and fight (like staph). They’re also more likely to develop antibiotic resistance (thus, MRSA, […]

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