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Can Cranberry’s Bioactive Ingredient Prevent UTIs?

The bacterial anti-adhesion activity of proanthocyanidins (PAC) aids in preventing UTIs and reducing antibiotic use.
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7 Signs Your Flu Is Way More Serious Than You Think

The flu is generally a minor health issue that clears up in less than a week. But sometimes serious complications arise that you need to be aware of.
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Early Diagnosis of Sepsis is the Key to Saving Lives

A doctor describes his personal experience of surviving sepsis. He is now a passionate advocate of early diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
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What You Need to Know About MRSA and What to Do...

Methicillin-Resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA) infections can be difficult to treat because the bacteria are resistant to many different antibiotics.
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Predicting and Preventing Infectious Diseases With IoT

IoT can also have significant benefits for communities and entire nations if used to control or monitor the spread of infectious diseases.
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Can Winter’s Chill Actually Make You Sick?

Are there aspects of winter that make us sick? If so, what should we do to stay healthy in peak respiratory illness season & how can we get better quickly?
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Poverty, Political Exploitation and the Spread of Tuberculosis

The history of the spread of Tuberculosis is inextricably linked to colonial and racist ventures, such as gold mining in South Africa.
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Untreatable Gonorrhea Strain Has Health Officials Alarmed

When a bacterial strain becomes so advanced that it can resist most or all available antibiotics, doctors & public health officials get nervous & we should too.
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Opioids in the Hospital: Relieving Pain, But Causing More Harm?

The addictive nature of opioids and the increasing number of overdoses and fatalities in America has been intensively researched and publicized, but there has...
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A New Look at the Oral Microbiome

Oral health isn't only about what goes into your mouth or how your mouth looks & smells, but what's going on inside your mouth as a microbial ecosystem. Your oral microbiome is affected by a variety of factors, such as food you eat, stress, aging, genetics/race/ethnicity, gender, even the type of toothpaste you use.
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What You Need to Know About Hepatitis

There are many different forms of hepatitis (inflammation of the liver), but what they have in common is that the symptoms are often subtle and they can progress to liver scarring (cirrhosis) and liver failure. Hepatologist Joseph Galati describes the causes and course of the different types.
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Powerful New Approaches to Health Couple Tech with Bio

New approaches that couple technology with biology are changing human biology in ways not thought possible even in the recent past. Innovations such as epigenetic reprogramming, gene editing, and synthetic biology are being applied to human health issues that range from antibiotic resistance to body augmentation.