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Next generation pollen monitoring and dissemination

By |2018-08-15T18:03:02+00:00August 15th, 2018|

Abstract Although pollen allergy is the most frequent allergic disease in countries with a western life style (1), knowing “the enemy” i.e. the current pollen exposure, is still a neglected scientific topic. This is remarkable, as pollen levels predict allergy symptoms in allergic individuals (2). In addition, higher pollen exposure results in more allergic sensitizations [...]

Dietary stearic acid regulates mitochondria in vivo in humans

By |2018-08-15T18:02:40+00:00August 15th, 2018|

Abstract Since modern foods are unnaturally enriched in single metabolites, it is important to understand which metabolites are sensed by the human body and which are not. We previously showed that the fatty acid stearic acid (C18:0) signals via a dedicated pathway to regulate mitofusin activity and thereby mitochondrial morphology and function in cell culture. [...]

The Deadliest Being on Planet Earth – The Bacteriophage

By |2018-08-15T18:02:29+00:00August 15th, 2018|

A war has been raging for billions of years, killing trillions every single day, while we don’t even notice. This war involves the single deadliest being on our planet: The Bacteriophage. Created with scientific advice and editing by James Gurney. Source  

Caribbean Warned To Prepare For Possibility Of Severe Outbreak Of Dengue Fever

By |2018-08-15T18:02:28+00:00August 15th, 2018|

While Chikungunya and Zika which swept the region in 2014 and 2016 are not expected back anytime soon, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning residents to “gear-up for the possibility of a major outbreak of dengue fever in 2018.” It says that’s because the pre-conditions of abundant mosquito vector levels still exist and [...]

Germs of thrones – spontaneous decolonization of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) in Western Europe: is this myth or reality?

By |2018-08-15T18:02:15+00:00August 15th, 2018|

Background In France, Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) are considered as Extensively Drug-Resistant (XDR) bacteria. Their management requires reinforcement of hospital’s hygiene policies, and currently there is few consistent data concerning the spontaneous decolonization in XDR colonized patients. Our aim is to study the natural history of decolonization of XDR carriers over time [...]

Best Parenting Approach: Focus on Your Teen’s Health, Not Weight

By |2018-08-14T17:52:41+00:00August 14th, 2018|

For teens who struggle with their weight, it can be easy for them — and their parents — to fret about the number they see on the bathroom scale. But a new set of guidelines says parents can help their teens by taking the focus off what they weigh and instead encouraging good eating habits. The American [...]

Health Benefits of Cardamom

By |2018-08-14T17:52:08+00:00August 14th, 2018|

Once prized in the East Indies for its medicinal benefits, cardamom is now typically used as a spice to add flavor to foods. Each 2-tablespoon serving contains just 36 calories but imparts rich flavor — a bonus when you’re counting calories and want to avoid bland “diet” foods. To top it off, cardamom offers a [...]

Caribbean Warned To Prepare For Possibility Of Severe Outbreak Of Dengue Fever

By |2018-08-14T17:51:32+00:00August 14th, 2018|

While Chikungunya and Zika which swept the region in 2014 and 2016 are not expected back anytime soon, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning residents to “gear-up for the possibility of a major outbreak of dengue fever in 2018.” It says that’s because the pre-conditions of abundant mosquito vector levels still exist and [...]

Gastrointestinal Infections Can Be Transmitted to Humans Through Viral Clusters

By |2018-08-14T17:51:32+00:00August 14th, 2018|

Norovirus and rotavirus are dangerous, hard-to-treat viruses that affect millions of individuals each year. These viruses are known to cause widespread outbreaks in various settings due to how contagious they are. While there is a vaccine available against the rotavirus, there is still a need to determine more about how the viruses are spread. It [...]