Tag: Bacteria

Broccoli helps to balance your gut

A new study shows that eating a vegetable recommended by moms for decades - broccoli! - can shift the balance of bacteria in your gut to reduce your risk of obesity.

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Cranberries may use secret communications to fight infection

We’ve known for a long time that cranberries have healing properties – and that they can even help fight UTIs and other infections – but we haven’t been able to figure out how they do it. Now, a [...]

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The cleaner your home, the greater your risk for asthma

Our increasing desire to be germ-free is making us sicker, and a recent study confirms what we’ve already known for a while: People who are exposed to more allergens are less likely to develop [...]

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Your bed could be a health hazard

Dust mite poop is found in 80 per cent of beds, but that’s not all that can make your bedroom a filthy health hazard. Your sheets, pillows, and mattress are a breeding ground for fungi and [...]

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Bacteria may be breeding where you least expect it

The “five-second rule” claims that a piece of dropped food is completely safe as long as it’s rescued within five seconds. While research shows that some foods and surfaces may be safer than [...]

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Listeria, E. coli linked to another major food recall

The recent recall of Nature Valley's granola bars in Canada only goes to show how quickly dangerous and infectious bacteria like E.coli and Listeria can cause havoc...

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Good oral care may help prevent stroke

Since we were children, we’ve been hit over the head with the importance of good oral care. And the benefits aren’t just cosmetic, either. Keeping our mouths clean can also help prevent [...]

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Ward off ugly bugs and icky viruses with one powerful berry

Just one step on an airplane these days and you expose yourself in an intent to all kinds of bacteria and viruses...

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