Tag Archives: Bacteria

London’s public spaces are rife with multidrug-resistant bacteria

Public spaces seem to contain drug resistant bacteriaBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images By Sam Wong Multidrug-resistant bacteria are dotted throughout London. From swabs taken across the city, nearly half of the samples with a common type of bacteria had a drug resistant strain. Hermine Mkrtchyan at the University of East London and her colleagues swabbed commonly touched… Read More »

Lack of protective vaginal bacteria linked to high ovarian cancer risk

Some types of bacteria help keep you healthyGetty Images/iStockphoto By Chelsea Whyte Women who have a mutation in their BRCA1 gene – and are therefore at high risk for ovarian cancer – have been found to have lower levels of a type of vaginal bacteria, similar to the levels seen in women who have been… Read More »

Bacteria And You

Do you envision a germ free world?  Sorry it will never happen. The reason is that bacteria are everywhere. Some are harmless, some are beneficial and some are dangerous. Think about this. Your body is comprised of about 30 trillion cells. That is a big number, but it is estimated that there are about 39… Read More »

How bacteria and breastmilk could be our best allies against allergy and asthma

Credit: University of Manitoba There’s a photo of a bright-eyed baby in a knitted owl toque. Another shows a toddler plunked down between Halloween pumpkins. And then there’s the awkward smiles of the first school portraits. The images posted to the walls of the lab at the Manitoba site of the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal… Read More »

Showered in Bacteria

If you consider yourself to be a pretty good housekeeper, then you probably focus a lot of your effort on certain areas of your home. Chances are, you are familiar with the places germs can lurk, particularly around the kitchen and bathroom. And let’s face it, the bathroom can be especially challenging, between scrubbing the… Read More »