At least half of us will experience a urinary tract infection at least once, and for many women, this can happen more often. Not only is a UTI painful, but left untreated, it can have some serious consequences on our health. This is not an infection that will simply go away on its own. That’s why it’s important to know what the symptoms are and how to treat them. More
According to new research, no matter how often you clean all of that icky, stuck-on gunk in your bathroom sink, there is probably a slew of mold left behind. Specifically, a fungus in your drain that can cause some pretty nasty infections. More
Coriander is like some sort of Super-Herb, kicking food-borne-illness’s ass. A new Portuguese study reports that coriander oil proved “toxic to a broad range of harmful bacteria,” able to fight food poisoning and even antibiotic-resistant infections when used in foods and medicines. Coriander oil is picking up the slack where antibiotics fail us; score one nutritional/plant-based medicine, yes? More
Rest. Drink lots of fluids. This is pretty much standard get-well advice from doctors and mothers around the world when it comes to the common cold. Getting lots of rest may very well help you feel better sooner, but according to The New York Times, a recent study by a team of Australian scientists argues that drinking extra fluids during a cold may not do much good at all in terms of healing. While they admit that keeping hydrated while sick is important, they believe the “drink more fluids” line needs to be studied more closely to determine its validity. It appears that our well-meaning docs (and moms) may have been dispensing bad medical advice to us all along. So what methods to you use to try to beat the common cold? Take our poll:
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Germs, especially bacteria, have a fairly tarnished reputation among health circles, but according to Martin Blaser, chairman of the department of medicine at New York University Medical School, we might actually need more of them. The former president of the … More