Jess Tol

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Unlocking the Sleep-Gut Connection

<i>New research on sleep and the world of the microbiome</i><p>There's a lot of discussion these days about gut health--about how a healthy gut can support overall health, and about the ways a compromised gut may contribute to illness and disease. We're learning continually more about the complexity of the …

Microbiology

David Bowie's must-read books revealed

Books,David Bowie,Music,Fiction,Music,Exhibitions,Art and design,Culture,Jack Kerouac,Ian McEwan,Truman Capote,Sarah Waters,Anthony Burgess,Vladimir Nabokov,George Orwell,Orlando Figes,Bruce Chatwin,Michael Chabon,Rupert Thomson<p>Jack Kerouac, Spike Milligan and Sarah Waters among star's favourite …

Ancient viruses are alive in humans and crucial for life, says Stanford University

The human genome is littered with sequences left behind from long-ago viral infections but now scientists have found the code is still active<p>Ancient viruses were critical to the evolution of humans and infections left genetic code in our bodies which is still essential for life today, Stanford …

Genetics

The Simple Proof of God

I believe in God. I pray daily and would like to think my faith is strong. I do not have to mentally think through or wrestle with the concept of God's existence on a daily basis in order to believe, I just accept that it is truth and move on.<p>However.<p>My grandpa's death caused quite a ruckus in my …

This Disease Could Kill 75 Million People By 2050

The White House has a plan to combat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, but it may never get funded.<p>Nora Rodriguez could not shake her cough.<p>The 51-year-old Denver teacher had noticed herself slowing down, unable to chase after her grandkids. Climbing stairs became hard. She couldn't catch her …

Public Health

Too many antibiotics are creating health disaster, doctors told

Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies warns family doctors who over prescribe antibiotics are contributing to a "public health catastrophe"<p>Family doctors who dole out too many antibiotics have been personally warned by the Chief Medical Officer that they are contributing to a "public health …

Research on 377,000 people worldwide highlights the role of genes in eczema

In the largest genetic study of eczema in the world to date, a group of international researchers has combined data on 377,000 participants in 40 …

Neuroscience

Steer Clear of the Flu With These 6 Immunity-Boosting Foods

You might think that getting sick is random and inevitable, but practicing self care and eating a nutritious diet can help you stave off sickness. Incorporate six common foods into your daily diet — or pick them up at the first signs of a bug — to support your health all year long!

Nursing homes’ residents face health risks from antibiotics’ misuse

Antibiotics are prescribed incorrectly to ailing nursing home residents up to 75% of the time, the nation’s public health watchdog says.<p>The reasons vary -- wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong duration or just unnecessarily – but the consequences are scary, warns the Centers for Disease Control and …

Antibiotics are everyone's problem

Perth - Superbugs. MRSA. Hospital ward closures. Ten million people predicted to die. No new antibiotics. If you’ve read headlines such as these, …

WA researchers develop 'holy grail' test to cut antibiotic use in children

West Australian doctors are developing new tests to reduce the amount of antibiotics prescribed to children and infants as part of a ground breaking …

Should you stop using soap when you take a shower?

Here’s something you don’t hear every day: you might be getting too clean when you take a shower.<p>Dr. Robynne Chutkan, the founder of the Digestive …

Junk Food Can Alter Your Immune System — NOVA Next | PBS

When junk-food-loving microbes take over your intestines, they also change the architecture of your bone marrow, according to a recent study in Cell …

Researchers Perform First Surgery on the Human Genome

Ralph Claus Grimm<p>Kristen Earle, Gabriel Billings, KC Huang and Justin Sonnenburg<p>Dr. Igor Siwanowicz<p>Daniel H. Miller and Ethan S. Sokol<p>Dr. Giorgio …

Antibiotics Ruined My Gut. Here's The Diet That's FINALLY Helping Me Heal

<i>After being diagnosed with C. diff., Andrea Duclos, the creator of popular lifestyle and wellness blog, OhDearDrea, started on a long journey to</i> …

Wellness

How CRISPR lets us edit our DNA

Geneticist Jennifer Doudna co-invented a groundbreaking new technology for editing genes, called CRISPR-Cas9. The tool allows scientists to make …

Reenergizing antibiotics in the war against infections

New understanding of how antibiotics are linked to bacterial tolerance could lead to more effective antibiotics<p>(BOSTON) - Antibiotics are the …

Microbiology

This Chicken Farm Uses Oregano Oil Instead Of Antibiotics

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

Weight Loss

Reenergizing antibiotics in the war against infections: New understanding of how antibiotics are linked to bacterial tolerance could lead to more effective antibiotics

New understanding of how antibiotics are linked to bacterial tolerance could lead to more effective antibiotics<p>In principle, antibiotics suppress …

Medicine

A New Alternative to Antibiotics?

Many scientific breakthroughs, including the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming, have occurred by happenstance. This is also true of a new …

Immune System

Can drug-resistant bacteria lose their resistance?

In the modern world, we've come to depend upon antibiotics to rescue us from scary diseases that range from syphilis to leprosy. But one thing that …

Chemists Crowdsource New Compounds to Speed the Fight against Antibiotic Resistance

Chemists around the world are being called on to donate samples of novel compounds they have synthesised to a crowdsourcing project that aims to find …

Antibiotic resistance: sometimes knowledge is not enough

If antibiotic resistance continues to spread, then the drugs we take for granted now will become ineffective within the next few decades. The UK’s Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, wasn’t exaggerating when she said it could herald the end of modern medicine, because without antibiotics, …