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Diet Changes Can Help Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Modifications restore gut bacteria symbiosis

By | 2018-01-23T19:15:27+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|

Diet modifications aimed at restoring and sustaining beneficial gut mycobacterial flora can improve clinical results in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), says Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute nephrologist Priya Kalahasti, MD. The human gut is home to a complex ecosystem of host cells and bacteria coexisting in a balanced, symbiotic relationship in healthy [...]

Multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter species: a seven-year experience from a tertiary care center in Lebanon

By | 2018-01-23T19:07:49+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|

Abstract Background Acinetobacter species have become increasingly common in the intensive care units (ICU) over the past two decades, causing serious infections. At the American University of Beirut Medical Center, the incidence of multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii(MDR-Ab) infections in the ICU increased sharply in 2007 by around 120%, and these infections have continued to cause a serious [...]

7 Fruits That Can Help You Lose (Or Maintain Your) Weight

By | 2018-01-23T18:50:07+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|

Weighing your options: Are you making the best selections in the produce section? According to the World Health Organization, eating at least five 80-gram serving portions of a variety of fruits and vegetables every day lowers the risk of serious health problems. Recent studies have also proven that eating certain fruits can help with weight loss. [...]

H3N2 exhibiting troubling tendencies as epidemic worsens and young, healthy people die

By | 2018-01-23T18:40:31+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|

One of the key differences between seasonal flu and pandemic flu is panflu's atack on the healthiest people. Whereas seasonal flu largely takes its aim on very young children and very old adults, pandemic flu sets its sights on teenagers through adults in their prime. The reason for this is what was first detected in [...]

Drug resistant tuberculosis in Saudi Arabia: an analysis of surveillance data 2014–2015

By | 2018-01-23T18:29:16+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|

Abstract Background There is limited data that investigates the national rates of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) in Saudi Arabia. This study aimed to estimate the rates of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis (RR-TB), and monoresistance (MR) in Saudi Arabia. Methods A retrospective cohort study was conducted on all TB cases reported to the National TB Control [...]

Does Nutrition Change Your Vitality and Work Performance?

By | 2018-01-23T18:25:23+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|

One item is on my wishlist for health researchers each and every time they perform a study: Directly work with people and see what they feel and how they suffer.  Work to improve life quality for these people. Sure, we can look at numbers like blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, glucose, immune markers, electrolytes; all important things. But [...]

Laundry Detergent Pod ‘Challenge’ Risks to Teens Talk to kids about these health risks

By | 2018-01-23T18:12:42+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|

Laundry detergent pods, with their colorful, bright swirls, look like candy, so a young child might wonder if they taste like candy too. Parents know to keep these pods away from kids under age 5. What’s more surprising is a recent trend among some teens who are biting into the rounded pods as some kind [...]