Germs Can Cause Colon Cancer

It is estimated that 15% of all cancers are caused by infectious organisms. The HPV virus causes cancers of the cervix, anus, and the head and neck. Hepatitis B and C viruses can cause cancer of the liver and the bacteria Helicobacter pylori can cause cancer of the stomach. Recently, it was discovered that there is…

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Meat and Poultry Harbor Staph

The staphylococcus aureus bacteria (also known as Staph) is a common cause of skin infections in the United States. This germ causes painful, red, swollen boils that drain thick pus. Under some circumstances, Staph can invade deeper into the body and cause infections of internal organs, heart valves, and even death. Staph is increasingly becoming resistant to…

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Farm Kids are Protected from Asthma?

European researchers have found that children who grow up on farms have a much lower risk of asthma than others. The conclusion of two large cross-sectional studies is that the exposure to a larger range of bacteria and fungi confers this benefit. Perhaps the diversity of microbes assists in the maturation of a child's immune…

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Swimming Related Illnesses

There are several different illnesses you can get from swimming in contaminated water such as diarrhea eye, ear, skin, and respiratory infections. These are coming from germs in the water. To make sure that you are not spreading these germs: always shower before entering a pool; don’t go swimming when you have diarrhea; deposit your…

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