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

Study: Light and nanotech can prevent bacterial infections caused by medical implant surgeries

Spanish researchers combined nanotechnology and photonics to improve the effectiveness of medical meshes in surgical implants. Powered by light, nanoparticles killed any disease-causing bacteria that might cause a dangerous infection in the mesh. Medical meshes help a surgery patient recover faster after an operation that removed, repaired or replaced damaged tissue in his body. A mesh holds … Continue reading Study: Light and nanotech can prevent bacterial infections caused by medical implant surgeries

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

Study: Excess iron may increase your risk of developing bacterial skin infections

Iron is an essential mineral that plays a key role in producing hemoglobin — a complex protein that carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Aside from that, this mineral also has a wide variety of other beneficial effects on overall health, including eliminating fatigue, improving muscle strength, preventing anemia and … Continue reading Study: Excess iron may increase your risk of developing bacterial skin 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

Study: Taking common drugs linked to impaired microbiome health and increased risk of obesity and intestinal infections

Researchers from the University Medical Center Groningen and Maastricht University Medical Center in the Netherlands have found that 18 common drug categories can negatively impact the gut microbiome, the total population of microbes present in the gut and their collective genetic material. Many of these drugs, such as the diabetes drug metformin and the antidepressant selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), can disrupt … Continue reading Study: Taking common drugs linked to impaired microbiome health and increased risk of obesity and intestinal infections

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