Tag: infections

How surgery can damage your heart

According to a new study, any surgery you have can damage your heart — even when it’s not your ticker that’s getting tinkered with.

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Superbugs plague care homes

Research shows that more than a quarter of the residents in nursing care facilities are infected with superbugs. And these drug-resistant bacteria cause pneumonia, bloodstream infections, wound [...]

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Good gut bacteria can help prevent childhood asthma

We’ve grown up with the idea that bacteria is bad for you. But it isn’t always… at least if it’s the kind that helps to protect children from developing asthma.

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Ancient Chinese diabetes treatment safer than drugs

Instead of taking a patent medicine like metformin to “manage” your diabetes, you can get rid of the disease completely (and more safely) – thanks to an herbal discovery made by an ancient [...]

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Elderberry extract protects against travel-related viral infections

Travelling is one of the best teachers in life, but it can also make you vulnerable to infections. Taking elderberry extract may help slash any illnesses you catch while traveling in half -- and [...]

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Turn to Nature for drug-free diuretics

Swelling in your limbs can be painful and limit your mobility – but since it’s not exactly “water” that may be building up, prescription diuretics from your doctor may not be the best option. [...]

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High dose vitamin D reduces respiratory infections risk

You can ride out the rest of cold and flu season without getting sick if you’re getting enough vitamin D, research says. A new study links high doses of it with reducing your risk of respiratory [...]

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Not sleeping enough could double your risk of a car accident

It turns out that if you’re sleeping just an hour or two less than the recommended seven or eight, your risk of getting into a car accident increases by 30 per cent!

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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 link between antibiotics and type 1 diabetes

One out of every 300 children will be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and that number is steadily rising. According to the latest research, giving kids too many antibiotics too early in life [...]

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