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You could sanitize your hands at every opportunity - and you probably should - but what if you could remove these microbes before they have a chance to get on the hands and faces of your loved ones?
Jamie Lynn Ridd had pleaded guilty in June to buying insulin, E. coli., and other bacteria on the dark web that she allegedly used to inject into her roommate, potentially causing staph infections.
In the United States, around seven human plague cases are recorded every year,
Bubonic plague is a potentially deadly disease caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis.
The findings suggest that keeping our mouths clean may help keep the germs at bay, co-author Daniel J. Slade of Virginia Tech told Newsweek.
The discovery could shed light on the mysterious formation of strange, metallic balls that have been documented on the seafloor across many parts of the world.
In Mongolia, at least one person dies from plague every year, despite public health campaigns warning people to avoid eating or coming into contact with marmots.
The plague is caused by the Yersinia pestis bacteria.
It is currently not clear how the individual became infected.
A technique developed by Purdue University scientists could allow doorknobs and other metal surfaces to be modified in a way that would kill bacteria on contact.
Tests in mice and humans suggest too much salt can dampen the body's response to infection. A healthy diet, sleep, exercise and reducing stress may help the immune system function.
The bacteria were found at Loki's Castle—a field of active marine hydrothermal vents.
"This groundbreaking work signifies a paradigm shift in antibiotic discovery and indeed in drug discovery more generally," said researcher Roy Kishony.
Toxic shock syndrome is a rare but life-threatening condition.
"Vaping is often quoted as being less harmful than smoking. But less harmful isn't the same as safe," Dr. Deirdre Gilpin of the School of Pharmacy at Queen's University Belfast told Newsweek.
The process was discovered following an infection of one patient, who had to undergo four amputations during a life-saving procedure after the disease turned deadly.
In their efforts to make their homes more clean or sterile, city dwellers may be making their living spaces more prone to certain kinds of fungi and bacteria.
Tip Top Poultry has expanded its recall list due to concerns over listeria, a bacterium that can cause serious health problems for the infected, including stillbirths for pregnant women.
This enables germs to go under the radar and avoid being picked up by drugs.
Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare, potentially fatal infection caused by several different types of bacteria which move rapidly through the body, attacking the skin and soft tissue.
Scientists were inspired by fecal transplants which restore the balance of gut bacteria.
According to an online poll of 2,000 men and women, 13 percent say they've worn the same pair for a week or more.
The bacteria, known as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, is found widely in the environment although infections usually occur in hospitals among people with weakened immune systems.
Cryptosporidium infection (cryptosporidiosis) is an illness caused by tiny, cryptosporidium parasites that live in water.
Did you know that your eyes host a unique menagerie of microbes?
This subterranean "wood wide web" underpins much of life on Earth and could play a crucial role in limiting climate change.
"The bacteria explosively eats away at the patients cornea in a matter of days," the doctor warned.
The masses of plastic could starve deep-sea ecosystems and hard animals, scientists fear.