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Microbiome: ‘Emerging Medical Science’ Is The New Term For Chasing A Fad

Microbiome: ‘Emerging Medical Science’ Is The New Term For Chasing A Fad

Nestle, the world's largest food company, has decided to embrace optimizing our microbiome, which consists of trillions of bacteria living in the digestive system and which has been linked to depression, multiple sclerosis, autism - you name it, and someone is claiming their product will fix it. read...

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The Politics Of Antibiotic Resistance Factor MCR

The news that the Department of Defense had found a woman in Pennsylvania with a strain of E. coli carrying the gene mcr-1, the first time plasmid-mediated resistance to colistin (MCR) has been found in the United States, should have brought calls to action, because MCR creates resistance against colistin, a powerful antibiotic seldom prescribed due to side effects that remains effective as a...

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Cheese Metabolism Study May Make Lowering Cholesterol Tasty

Though they are catching up nicely in obesity and heart disease rates now, historically the French have been something of a paradox; they drink a lot of booze, they eat a lot of cheese and they don't exercise, but they had lower cardiovascular disease rates than other countries despite all that. While nutritionists claimed dairy was making American people fat - it must be bad for our hearts...

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Want To Consume Cow Feces? Have Some Raw Milk

Would you like some Campylobacter or E. Coli today? Raw milk in 26 U.S. states is now the best place to get it, since most readers of Science 2.0 are not going to have the opportunity to buy chicken from a street vendor in China. read...

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Cyborg Bacteria Can Defeat Bioterrorism

The 21st century promises to bring a kind of science warfare only dreamed about in science fiction. Already it's become clear that it is possible to paralyze a large chunk of America and get policymakers in perpetual crisis mode, even with something as well-known as ebola.(1)That kind of threat is getting mainstream attention now, but it has long been researched by government agencies that...

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Raw Milk Not Worth The Risk – Study

As a kid, I drank raw milk. It didn't kill me. If I got sick from it, I have no idea, kids get sick from lots of things and just want to get back to playing baseball, we weren't thinking about how we got ill. read...

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