Cottonelle flushable wipes recalled over bacteria concerns

Fox News Flash top headlines for October 13 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. Cottonelle Flushable Wipes are facing a recall over concerns they have been contaminated with bacteria.  Kimberly-Clark, which manufacturers the wipes, announced the recall of its Cottonelle Flushable Wipes and Cottonelle GentlePlus Flushable Wipes because the products may contain Pluralibacter […]

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OM85: How bacteria in a capsule could protect us from coronavirus and other respiratory infections

Scientists around the world are continuing to test countless vaccines and drugs in the hope of finding effective ways to prevent and treat COVID-19. Among the trials happening in Australia is one my team is about to begin, looking at something called OM85. OM85 is not a conventional drug, but a combination of molecules extracted from the walls of bacteria […]

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Diet: Green tea improves the intestinal flora and protects against food allergies – Naturopathy naturopathy specialist portal

Effects of consumption of green tea Can help Drinking green tea, people with food allergies deal? To answer this question, we examined the effects of consumption of green tea on the Abundance of intestinal bacteria. It has been found that Drinking green tea increases the frequency of so-called FP-bacteria. This seems to protect against food allergies. In the current study, […]

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New species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in infected wound

A hitherto unknown antibiotic-resistant bacteria species, in the same family as E. coli and Salmonella spp., has been found and classified in Sweden. The proposed taxonomic name of the species—the first of the new genus—is Scandinavium goeteborgense, after the city of Gothenburg, where the bacterium was isolated and the research was done. Knowing which bacteria cause infections and which antibiotics […]

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Have you been taking your gut health for granted?

Bacteria, fungi and viruses — collectively called microbiome — in the gastrointestinal tract perform many important functions in the body. For a body to function properly, it must maintain the right balance of bacteria in the gut. You may not be aware, but there exist bacteria, fungi and even viruses — collectively called microbiome — in the gastrointestinal tract. They […]

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Immune cells in skin kill MRSA bacteria before they enter the body

A type of immune cell called neutrophils could be responsible for controlling bacterial numbers of an antibiotic-resistant strain of Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on human skin before the bacteria get a chance to invade, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet published in Cell Reports. The results could provide an explanation for why this superbug is only carried transiently by […]

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Resistant bacteria may be lurking in the washing machine

In commercially available washing machines can apparently survive multi-resistant germs and pieces of clothing to be transferred. This happened recently in a children’s hospital in Bonn: The pathogen, Klebsiella oxytoca, have been repeatedly found on a neonatal intensive care unit. The Transmission of the germs is only able to be stopped, as the washing machine was removed from the hospital. […]

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Bacteria injections help the immune system fight cancer

Cancers evade destruction by convincing some immune cells to suppress others. But a surprising interlocutor can persuade the suppressors to defect, and the destroyers to redouble. A review published in Frontiers in Oncology explains how bacteria can rally immune cells to attack tumors, via ancient lines of chemical communication with our immune system. Decoding these molecular signals is key to […]

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Diet impacts the sensitivity of gut microbiome to antibiotics, mouse study finds

Antibiotics save countless lives each year from harmful bacterial infections — but the community of beneficial bacteria that live in human intestines, known as the microbiome, frequently suffers collateral damage. Peter Belenky, an assistant professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at Brown University, studies ways to minimize this side effect, which can lead to C. diff infections and other life-threatening […]

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Infecting mosquitoes with bacteria prevents them carrying dengue

Dengue fever ‘could be defeated’ by infecting mosquitoes with bacteria that makes it harder for them to spread the life-threatening virus Male and female mosquitoes exposed to bacteria Wolbachia in the laboratory Released into the wild, bred and produced Wolbachia-carrying offspring  Vietnam in particular has seen a ‘remarkable reduction’ in cases  Scientists have raised hopes dengue fever may one day be defeated […]

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