Tagged: infection

Gut bacteria byproduct protects against Salmonella

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a molecule that serves as natural protection against one of the most common intestinal pathogens. Propionate, a byproduct of metabolism by a group of bacteria called...

How good bacteria control your genes

Scientists from the Babraham Institute near Cambridge in collaboration with colleagues from Brazil (here and here) and Italy have discovered a way that good bacteria in the gut can control genes in our cells. The work, published in Nature Communications, shows...

5 common tongue problems

Your tongue helps you taste, chew, swallow, talk, and sometimes even show affection or annoyance. It’s made largely of muscle and extends farther back than you may realize. Helping it perform its jobs are...

About cyst

Skin cysts are noncancerous, closed pockets of tissue that can be filled with fluid, pus, or other material. Cysts are common on the skin and can appear anywhere. They feel like large peas under...

Sexy Dr Pimple Popper

Sandra Lee, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Society for...

Hepatitis A, B, and C: How They Differ

Types of hepatitis Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. It impairs the ability of the liver to carry out its normal functions and, if it becomes chronic, can lead to cirrhosis (extensive scarring) of...