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salmonella sushi

Salmonella Sushi Outbreak Sickens 200

At least 200 Americans have now been infected with Salmonella in 21 states and the District of Columbia from raw tuna used for making sushi according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. There are two strains of Salmonella that have been found...

oral probiotics and candida

Oral Probiotic Stops Yeast Infections

New research from Japan’s Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology has determined that Streptococcus salivarius K12, an oral probiotic, inhibits the growth and colonization of Candida albicans. The researchers tested the probiotic, Streptococcus salivarius K12 by first applying it to Candida albicans using...

dental caries and UVB

Sunshine Reduces Tooth Decay

Research from San Francisco’s Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center has determined that vitamin D produced from UVB sun rays reduces dental caries. The research studied the health and dental records of military personnel in 1918, 1934 and 1943, cross-referencing their dental histories...

H. pylori and obesity

Obesity Linked to Bacteria Infection

New research from New York University’s School of Medicine has determined that obesity and lack of blood sugar control are associated with overgrowths of Helicobacter pylori, a species of bacteria that colonizes in the stomach. The research, led by Yu Chen, Ph.D., MPH,...

antibiotics and probiotics

WHO: Antibiotics Losing Effectiveness

Director General of the World Health Organization Dr. Margaret Chan has announced that due to bacteria becoming increasingly resistant, nearly all antibiotics, even those used for treating tuberculosis and malaria, are quickly becoming useless. Dr. Chan was a keynote speaker at a Copenhagen...

lettuce and E. coli

Coring Lettuce Increases E. coli Risk

Recent research from the University of Illinois and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service has determined that field coring lettuce – the practice of removing the lettuce core in the field – dramatically increases the risk of the lettuce harboring E....

Shiga and probiotics

Manganese Stops Deadly Shiga Toxin

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have confirmed that manganese, a trace element found in mineral-rich foods and produced by probiotics, neutralizes the lethal Shiga toxin, a deadly toxin produced by infective bacteria. Currently, the Shiga toxin is responsible for infections of about 150...

GMOs and DHA

DHA Algae Not GMO, Martek Says

After several health blogs published articles claiming that a microalgae source of DHA oil is genetically modified, the DHA-algae harvester, Martek announced that its DHA microalgae and algal oils are not genetically modified. Genetic modification of an organism takes place when a gene...

prebiotics and immunity

Prebiotics Reduce Colds and Flu

Researchers from the University of Florida have found that supplementation with galactooligosaccharides, a type of prebiotic, resulted in fewer days of colds and flu, and less intestinal upset in general. The study enlisted 427 healthy university students, and they were given either placebo,...

infections and micronutrients

Micronutrients Increase Immunity

Hospital nutritional researchers have discovered that micronutrient supplementation significantly increases immunity and decreases infections among people with type-2 diabetes. The research, carried out by the Department of Nutrition of Beijing’s PLA General Hospital, studied 196 type 2 diabetic outpatients, who were randomly divided...

colon cancer and bacteria

Bacteria Implicated in Colon and Rectal Cancers

Two recent studies by independent research groups have found that colorectal tumors contain significantly high concentrations of Fusobacterium, an invasive anaerobic bacterium known for causing inflammatory issues around the body. The first study, by researchers from the BC Cancer Agency and the Michael...

bags and bacteria

Reusable Bags Harbor Bacteria

New research has determined that few people wash their reusable grocery shopping bags, 8% of reusable bags harbor E. coli, and nearly all unwashed bags harbor other pathogenic bacteria. The research, published in Food Protection Trends, the journal of the International Association for...

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