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“Five-second” food rule, while popular, gains no scientific support

6 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
One famous “food rules”, passed down from generation to generation, may have no scientific justification. The five-second rule, stating that picking up everything from chips to cold cuts within five seconds after dropping them on the floor, is not as accurate as people would like you to believe. Experts dismissed…


High-salt diets may help against skin infections

5 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Contrary to traditional recommendations, high-salt diets may deflect infection as sodium accumulation in skin fight viruses, new research found. Scientists at Vanderbilt University in Germany conducted a study whose results go against traditional recommendations to avoid high-salt diet. In their study, researchers claim high-salt diet acts as a defender against…

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Garlic may help fight against lung infections

25 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Adding garlic to your food to boost its flavor can also help protect your lungs against infections, new research suggests. Garlic is one of those spices that always make it to the top of your grocery list. Raw, chopped or pressed, garlic gives your food a strong, pungent and ravishing…


Mobile phones carry a lot of bacteria

16 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Fancy and elegant, your iPhone might be a lot dirtier than you think, accumulating a distasteful array of bacteria each day, new study suggests. Researchers from University of Surrey placed their phones into Petri dishes to get a sense of how much bacteria is actually on them. The results are…


New antibiotic kills wide range of bacteria

9 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A newly discovered antibiotic seems capable of killing an array of germs with the major advantage that bugs do not become resistant to it, scientists say. Such an antibiotic could potentially be used against a wide range of diseases. The discovery is heralded as a much needed breakthrough in the…


Use thyme to fight acne, researchers say

15 Dec, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 1 comment
If the facts are right, the fight against acne might receive an unexpected ally.  Thyme is an aromatic herb, showing positive results in combating acne, as researchers have shown in the past. Recently, the medical community has rekindled an older debate around the study published in 2012 by the Leeds…


Health risks posed by seldom use of dishwasher

25 Nov, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Dirty dishes should not be left in the dishwasher for too long, informs the Spanish gazette ABC. The micro-organisms thriving on the surface of dirty dishes multiply very fast and may not be removed entirely after cleaning. "In a few hours, the number of micro-organisms may reach millions if not…


Kissing converted into bacteria trap by researchers

17 Nov, 2014 | by Ionut Popescu | 0 comments
New evidence presented by the the Microbiome magazine suggests a 10 seconds kiss opens the door for no less than 80 million bacteria. The research was conducted by the scientist from "Micropia Natura Artis  Magistra", "TNO Microbiology and System Biology" and the Univeristy of Amsterdam. The researchers looked into the…


Bacteria resistent to antibiotics appeared as early as WWI

7 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Superbugs resistant to penicillin or other antibiotics appeared even before antibiotics were discovered, a new research shows. After taking a sample from a WWI soldier who died dysentery, scientists analyzed the genetic code of a bacteria found in the sample and discovered it was already resistant to antibiotics. The discovery…


Artificial sweeteners interact with gut bacteria, causing glucose intolerance

18 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Promoted as aids preventing diabetes and losing weight, artificial sweeteners may, in fact, facilitate development of metabolic diseases and glucose intolerance. A new study shows how artificial sweeteners change the structure of the gut microbiota, affecting its effectiveness. Microbiota is a term used to collectively refer to bacteria population residing…