What are the hazardous health effects of using old make-up products

 Mascara is a breeding ground for bacteria and the last place we want all this bacteria is near our eyes

What are the hazardous health effects of using old make-up productsIt’s a dilemma many women (and some men) are forced to face: When is it time to let go of your favourite makeup products? And although some of us may be guilty of having a lip gloss at the bottom of our makeup bags that’s older than we’d like to admit, in reality, makeup is […]

Eating leftover food could be the reason behind food poisoning

Food poisoning is a condition that occurs by eating food that is contaminated by bacteria. Toxins produced by these bacteria are very harmful for the body. It is caused generally due to salmonella, E. coli, campylobacter and clostridium perfringes infections, food poisoning should be treated immediately

Eating leftover food could be the reason behind food poisoningMany times, people think that leftover food should be thrown out, but the best advice is to understand and learn how to store food, estimate the quantity, keep track on what to eat, what to avoid, and use leftover food correctly. Most of us are very particular on saving leftover food from the previous night, […]

#WorldToiletDay: Use of hand dryers poses a health hazard, reveals study

If you’re a germophobe who wants to use a public bathroom ever again, you might want to stop reading this. Because it turns out, while bathroom hand dryers can be more environmental than paper towels, they can also be a whirlpool of faecal matter

#WorldToiletDay: Use of hand dryers poses a health hazard, reveals studyYou might not know it, but when someone flushes an open toilet, little bits of poop and bacteria can be thrown as high as 15 feet (4.5 metres) into the air. As if that’s not gross enough, now a new study has found that those little bits of poop and bacteria can be sucked up […]

All infectious diseases likely to be seasonal, reveals study

A new study conducted by a researcher from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health suggests that all infectious diseases are driven by seasonal elements

All infectious diseases likely to be seasonal, reveals studyProfessor of Environmental Health Sciences, Micaela Martinez, gathered data for 69 infectious diseases from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and peer-reviewed journal articles. She then mapped the time of year when outbreaks tended to occur, ranging from common infections to rare tropical diseases. As reported in the journal […]

Here are a few personal hygiene mistakes that can affect your health

When it comes to personal hygiene, most of us are pretty well-versed in how often to take a shower or how to properly wash our undergarments. However, it turns out there are a lot of other things to think about, and it's possible we are making some common hygiene mistakes and don't even realize it. No matter how clean we think we might be, a few important practices might be slipping through the cracks. No one's perfect when it comes to personal care, but the more you know, the better you can keep yourself free of unwanted bacteria, breakouts, or even illness

Here are a few personal hygiene mistakes that can affect your healthPoor hygiene can not only increase the risk of sickness but also affect our social and professional life. But even the best of us are bound to make a few errors when trying to keep up with cleanliness. Here are five common mistakes you should avoid. Wearing shoes without socks Wearing shoes without socks to […]

Here’s why it is important to about antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today, antibiotic resistance can affect anyone, of any age, in any country, antibiotic resistance occurs naturally, but misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals is accelerating the process

Here’s why it is important to about antibiotic resistanceAntibiotics are medicines used to prevent and treat bacterial infections. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in response to the use of these medicines. Bacteria, not humans or animals, become antibiotic-resistant. These bacteria may infect humans and animals, and the infections they cause are harder to treat than those caused by non-resistant bacteria. Dr Sanjay […]

Antibiotic plus probiotic combination may kill off superbugs

An innovative approach uses a biocompatible material to encapsulate probiotic bacteria and combines them with antibiotics to tackle treatment-resistant infections

Antibiotic plus probiotic combination may kill off superbugsResearchers are hard at work trying to develop ingenious ways of tackling so-called superbugs – bacteria that have become immune to antibiotic treatment. Lately, researchers have added probiotics to their arsenal against superbugs. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria found in foods, such as yogurt, kefir, or pickles. Only a month ago, for example, a study suggested […]

The filthiest things in your office are right under your nose

Researchers found that the keyboards contained more 7,000 microorganisms, while headphones had more than 2,000. The average keyboard contains more bacteria than the average toilet seat

The filthiest things in your office are right under your noseYour office space is swarming with all kinds of microorganisms. Poor workspace health could be the reason you’re getting sick. At work, your desk is where you spend most of your day. From sending emails and writing reports to taking calls and scheduling meetings. Your keyboard, headphones, mouse, track pad, access card and mobile phone […]

Your mouth bacteria can influence the health of your lungs: Study

These bacteria were found predominantly in seniors with more plaque, more cavities, and fewer teeth. Additionally, the study found more fungi in these seniors' microbiotas, as well as among those who wore dentures

Your mouth bacteria can influence the health of your lungs: StudyThe new study was carried out by a team of Japanese-based scientists affiliated with the Kyushu University in Fukuoka. Dr Yoshihisa Yamashita, from the Division of Oral Health, Growth, and Development in the Faculty of Dental Science at Kyushu, is the corresponding author of the study. As Dr Yamashita and his colleagues explain in their […]

Bacteria in your mouth could be the cause of your migraines

Migraine sufferers had significantly higher amounts of nitrate-reducing microbes than those without migraines

Bacteria in your mouth could be the cause of your migrainesPeople with migraines have higher levels of certain microbes, or germs, in their mouths and digestive systems, new research suggests. Specifically, the analysis of data from the American Gut Project found that migraine sufferers had significantly higher amounts of nitrate-reducing microbes than those without migraines. The project included over 170 oral samples and almost 2,000 […]
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