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1 HOUR AGO - Yahoo! News

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Superbug threat prompts West to revisit Soviet-era virus therapy

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Alarmed by rising resistance to antibiotics scientists and governments are taking a fresh look at bacteria-chomping viruses first isolated a century ago from the stools of patients recovering from dysentery. Bacteriophages, which attack bacteria but leave human cells unscathed, are still used in Russia, Georgia and Poland, but fell by the wayside in the ...

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22 HOURS AGO - Futurity

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Urine acidity may influence odds of U.T.I.

The acidity of urine—as well as the presence of small molecules related to diet—may influence how well bacteria can grow … Continued The post Urine acidity may influence odds of U.T.I. appeared first on Futurity.

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JUN 30, 2015 - Futurity

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‘Cage match’ forces bacteria to give up chemicals

There are an estimated five million trillion trillion bacterial cells on Earth. They come in an astounding variety and represent a … Continued The post ‘Cage match’ forces bacteria to give up chemicals appeared first on Futurity.

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JUN 30, 2015 - Huffington Post

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How Eating Foods With Healthy Bacteria Can Help Bust A Bad Mood

When a bad mood strikes, it's tempting to lean into the emotions and just ride it out. But there are ways to take a more proactive approach -- even with what you eat. Emerging research suggests that the bacteria living in your gut may be impacting your mood, and changing what you eat can be the bad-mood-buster you've been looking ...

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JUN 30, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Can We Wean Our Future Food Off Antibiotics?

Poultry probiotics may help wean chickens off regular doses of antibiotics. (Getty) Each year, at least 23,000 Americans die from drug-resistant infections carried by so-called superbugs -- pathogens that were once easily treatable but that can now withstand modern medicine's full arsenal of antibiotics. And if recent forecasts are correct, it could get a lot worse. Superbugs could in fact ...

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