The filthiest things in your office are right under your nose

Your 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 […]

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Seaweed extract may help design new drugs, state researchers

Many people think of microbes as organisms that cause disease, but humans host billions of microbes that are essential to our life. Microbes include bacteria, protozoa, fungi, algae, amoebas, and molds. Microbes produce compounds that scientists use to develop many of the medicines available today. Over recent years, the growing issue of drug resistance has […]

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Exercise boosts well-being by improving gut health, finds US study

Exercise boosts well-being by improving gut health, finds US study

Both bacterial diversity in the gut and regular exercise are important when it comes to health. But how are the two related? Though this may seem strange, human bodies are actually made, according to recent estimates, of about as many bacteria and other microorganisms as regular human cells. In the colon alone, the tract that […]

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Antimicrobial resistance: A pressing concern for healthcare

Antimicrobial resistance: A pressing concern for healthcare

Antimicrobial resistance happens when microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites) change when they are exposed to antimicrobial drugs (such as antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals, antimalarials, and anthelmintics). Microorganisms that develop antimicrobial resistance are sometimes referred to as ‘superbugs.’ As a result, the medicines become ineffective and infections persist in the body, thereby increasing the […]

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