Understanding causes, symptoms, treatment of tuberculosis?
Tubercolosis (TB) is a potentially serious infectious bacterial disease that mainly affects the lungs. The bacteria that cause TB are spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
The respiratory system: Cleansing and detoxification of the lungs
The lungs handle the air that goes into the body through the nostrils. This is the air that is loaded with all sorts of bacteria, viruses, various types of particles, pollutants etc.
Cannabis helps fight drug-resistant bacteria, enhance effect of antibiotic
Bacteria are increasingly becoming resistant to antibiotics. By combining antibiotics with the cannabis compound, cannabidiol, researchers have found a way to enhance the antibiotic effect.
Scorpion venom kills TB, other bacteria without poisonous effects
Doctor could use scorpion venom to fight human infections after a study on mice found it can kill bacteria without poisonous effects. The venom contains two chemicals which scientists discovered have antibacterial abilities and were able to kill strains responsible for diseases such as tuberculosis. Taken from the Diplocentrus melici scorpion, which is found in…
Top ways to prevent Urinary Tract Infections
Remember that time when you were running to the bathroom every second to urinate? Oh and remember that most times, there would be a burning painful sensation every time you urinated. But you blamed it on your partner then because you could have sworn that he or she had given you a sexually transmitted infection.…
How insect-derived antibiotic strips bacteria of their defences
New research finds that an insect-derived antibiotic can destroy the protective membrane of some of the most prevalent drug-resistant bacteria. This could pave the way for a new class of antibiotics that could help tackle the current drug resistance crisis. The World Health Organization (WHO) surveyed half a million people and found that the five…
Understanding health effects of listeria - Part 1
What is listeria (1) Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) is a food-borne disease-causing bacteria; the disease is called listeriosis. Listeria can invade the body through a normal and intact gastrointestinal tract. Once in the body, Listeria can travel through the blood stream but the bacteria are often found inside cells. Listeria also produces toxins that damage cells.…
Scientists advance cleaning up crude oil of spills with bacteria, mushrooms
Petrochemical or crude oil spillage in oil rich Niger-Delta Region of Nigeria has been linked to greater risk of developing different types of cancer, congenital heart defects among other ill effects due to exposure of the inhabitants to toxic pollutants. Until now, there have been several efforts and promises by the Federal Government and oil…
Bacteria outbreak kills 36 in South Africa
An outbreak of food-borne listeria bacteria has claimed 36 lives and infected almost 600 people in South Africa, the health minister said Tuesday, warning that newborns and the elderly are particularly vulnerable.