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

Brush your teeth every day to keep brain disease away: Study links gingivitis bacteria to increased risk of Alzheimer’s

Maintaining good oral health can help slow down the development of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research. In a study published in Science Advances, researchers discovered that Porphyromonas gingivalis, a bacterium that causes chronic periodontitis (gum infection), colonizes the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The toxic substances produced by P. gingivalis — called gingipains — correlate with the levels of tau and ubiquitin … Continue reading Brush your teeth every day to keep brain disease away: Study links gingivitis bacteria to increased risk of Alzheimer’s

Treating wounds: How to recognize and prevent wound infection

Can you recognize a wound infection — and do you know how to prevent it? These tips can help you keep a wound from getting infected. When a disease-causing microbe grows within the injured skin, it may lead to an infection. The person may notice red streaks and increased heat on the skin around the wound. The … Continue reading Treating wounds: How to recognize and prevent wound infection

Vitamin C is the safest and most effective way of eliminating the threat of sepsis

Virginia-based researchers are urging people to increase their intakes of vitamin C to much higher levels than recommended by most health authorities. They say that vitamin C is the best way to deal with the deadly threat posed by sepsis. Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant that bolsters the immune system and the general well-being of a person. … Continue reading Vitamin C is the safest and most effective way of eliminating the threat of sepsis

Carvacrol, a compound found in oregano, exhibits powerful antimicrobial properties

Essential oils are commonly used today for aromatherapy. It is a form of alternative medicine that is used to treat mild ailments and improve a person’s emotional well-being. Aside from being aromatic, essential oils also contain compounds that possess antimicrobial properties. One such example is carvacrol, a volatile chemical that can be found in oregano, thyme, … Continue reading Carvacrol, a compound found in oregano, exhibits powerful antimicrobial properties

Bacteria Resistant to all Treatments – Natural Allopathic Medicine to the Rescue

Source: Thinkstock Unstoppable—without antibiotics, even infections from simple cuts and scratches can escalate dramatically. Alarm bells are ringing around the world. The public is going to be sitting ducks to a plague of antibiotic resistant infections, which are now starting to sweep around the globe. Doctors and patients alike now need to put their attention on … Continue reading Bacteria Resistant to all Treatments – Natural Allopathic Medicine to the Rescue

Lyme disease: What it is, how to avoid it, and how to prepare for it

Approximately 30,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year in the U.S. Lyme disease is a vector borne disease spread by the black-legged (deer) ticks of the genus Ixodes. Deer ticks do not cause the infection; they are the vector. Vectors transmit an infectious pathogen into another living organism. The infection is caused when the pathogen enters … Continue reading Lyme disease: What it is, how to avoid it, and how to prepare for it

The Relationship Between Root Canals and Cancer

When a person in the United States has a toothache, due to an infection in the tooth, rather than cure the infection with 3 percent food grade hydrogen peroxide, dentists almost always kill the tooth. They will typically drill out the insides of the tooth and fill the tooth with metal rods. This is called … Continue reading The Relationship Between Root Canals and Cancer

Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation Therapy

Abstract In the 1940s, a multitude of articles appeared in the American literature detailing a novel treatment for infection. This treatment had a cure rate of 98 to 100% in early and moderately advanced infections, and approximately 50% in terminally moribund patients. Healing was not limited to just bacterial infections, but also viral (acute polio), … Continue reading Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation Therapy

Local lake virus saves man suffering from life-threatening, antibiotic resistant heart infection

An 80-year old Connecticut man owed his life to a virus taken from a nearby lake. Experimental bacteriophage therapy with the OMKO1 virus eliminated an antibiotic-resistant infection that was threatening the man’s heart, according to a LiveScience article. Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) in New Haven, Connecticut reported that the naturally-occurring virus succeeded in treating Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which resisted conventional antibiotic … Continue reading Local lake virus saves man suffering from life-threatening, antibiotic resistant heart infection