Study: Animals under dietary restrictions have better protection against tumors and bacterial infections

A study published in the journal Cell found that restricting food intake can produce better immune responses against tumors and bacterial infections. During animal testing, researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases observed that T cells of mice that had their caloric intake reduced displayed improved immune memory. Although further research is needed, these findings may one day help clinicians … Continue reading Study: Animals under dietary restrictions have better protection against tumors and bacterial infections

Steroid use linked to increased risk of bacterial and viral infections

The use of steroids in the treatment of rheumatic conditions may be causing an increase in both viral and bacterial infections, according to researchers. In a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), researchers from the University of Leeds in the U.K. found a strong association between glucocorticoids – man-made versions of steroids that occur naturally in the body – … Continue reading Steroid use linked to increased risk of bacterial and viral infections

10 Antibacterial Herbs: Fight Infections And Kill Bacteria

Microbes are pathogenic organisms that tend to make us sick. Your body works all day every day fighting off these microbes in order to keep you healthy. That is why you have an immune system! Sometimes however the immune system needs a little help. Many herbs and oils are natural antibacterial agents, in fact this … Continue reading 10 Antibacterial Herbs: Fight Infections And Kill Bacteria

Yeast Infection and Bacterial Vaginosis

Source: Yeast Infection and Bacterial Vaginosis by Dr. Edward Group Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common type of vaginal infection, followed by yeast infections. The primary causes of infections are bacterial imbalance – namely an excess of harmful bacteria – or Candida. Both conditions can lead to an unpleasant set of symptoms, including an unusual … Continue reading Yeast Infection and Bacterial Vaginosis

Survival medicine 101: Three natural remedies for pain relief, infections and for improving heart health

Herbs and plants make for potent medicines and holistic treatments for a range of ailments, from muscle pain to bacterial infections. These natural remedies also do not cause harmful side effects like drugs and are cost-efficient to boot. In one of his recent articles published online, prepper and natural medicine proponent Claude Davis shared three of … Continue reading Survival medicine 101: Three natural remedies for pain relief, infections and for improving heart health

Saudi honey found to be a potent antibacterial against drug-resistant bacteria

Honey collected from different parts of the world have demonstrated powerful antibacterial properties in multiple studies. They have also proven themselves useful in reducing inflammation, accelerating wound debridement, and promoting other processes that lead to faster wound healing. Various kinds of honey have been tested on different types of wounds, such as infected wounds, burns … Continue reading Saudi honey found to be a potent antibacterial against drug-resistant bacteria

Active compound of “Dragon’s Blood” resin found to suppress yeast infections

Candida albicans is a yeast that’s part of the human body’s natural microflora. It can be found in the gastrointestinal tract, the mouth and the vagina. Under normal conditions, C. albicans doesn’t cause any problems or health issues; however, if the environment it lives in changes in a way that’s conducive to fungal growth, C. albicans can start multiplying uncontrollably and cause … Continue reading Active compound of “Dragon’s Blood” resin found to suppress yeast infections

Air travelers hiding coronavirus infections to get into Hong Kong highlight reopening risks

Hong Kong authorities have confirmed that a number of people infected with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) had flown into the territory in recent days. These incidents highlight the challenges of controlling the pandemic while governments attempt to safely reopen borders. According to Hong Kong authorities, the travelers confirmed to have the coronavirus included one passenger traveling on a Cathay Airways flight … Continue reading Air travelers hiding coronavirus infections to get into Hong Kong highlight reopening risks

Zinc is an effective treatment for coronavirus infection, blocks viral replication

The health officials who led the federal coronavirus task force enjoyed plenty of opportunities to educate Americans on how to face and overcome severe acute respiratory syndrome. However, these “infectious disease experts” mentioned next to nothing about how to equip the individual immune system, how to prevent viral attachment, lessen viral load, and block viral … Continue reading Zinc is an effective treatment for coronavirus infection, blocks viral replication

Just 10 minutes of swimming in the ocean is all it takes for infection-causing bacteria to alter skin microbiome – is pollution to blame?

A quick dip in the ocean is hard to beat on a hot day, but a new study shows that ocean bacteria can colonize your skin surprisingly fast – and some types of it can be quite dangerous. Researchers say that just 10 minutes of swimming in the ocean is enough to see your skin … Continue reading Just 10 minutes of swimming in the ocean is all it takes for infection-causing bacteria to alter skin microbiome – is pollution to blame?