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  • Sumanta 6:45 PM on September 20, 2013 Permalink |
    Tags: Bacteria, , Dental caries, Dentistry, , Lactic acid, Mouthwash, tooth, Tooth brushing   

    Can dental cavities protect from cancer? 

    Who doesn’t love carries free healthy teeth? Most dental health conscious people tend to use various methods to keep their teeth plaque free, for example tooth brushing, flossing, using mouthwashes etc. But did you ever think, if the dental cavities can be beneficial to our health in any way? Well, recent studies show that tooth cavities can decrease the risks of developing certain head and neck cancers. The possible scientific basis is that, the lactic acid produced by bacteria, which causes the dental plaque has certain cancer protective roles. More insight is expected to reveal in future.


    The report was published Sept. 12 in the online edition of JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery.

    via Tooth Cavities Linked to Lower Risk of Head, Neck Cancer in Study: MedlinePlus.

    For all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider and not this blog. 
  • Sumanta 8:41 AM on September 9, 2013 Permalink |
    Tags: Bacteria, , , , , , ,   

    Fecal therapy to treat obesity 

    Today, we will glance to something new about obesity. This stubborn problem seems like never solvable and many million dollar industries run all around the world just because of this one health problem. Currently in the market following are available- exercise tips and tools, slimming oil, slimming tea, slimming surgeries, slimming capsules and lot more.

    But something which is yet not available and may be introduced in future is probably stool transplant therapy. If you are wondering about what is that, here are some hints- doctor’s will take some of the faeces from a thin person and will introduce it into the gut of a fat person. Such may be done because, gut bacteria of a fat person is also alleged for his/her fatness. However, it’s not important immediately wether you are ready to take another person’s poop in your body or not, since the experiment is still in the level of mice in the laboratory, so it may take some time to finally get approved for humans, if at all it gets approval. In labs, mice received stool transplant from thin individuals and were fed with all sort of unhealthy junk food, but they didn’t become obese. It seems that thin people have good bacteria in their gut which are more efficient in handling body fat. Well, if you are obese you may have the right now to feel jealous on a thin guy eating in front of you, your favourite junk diets but gains little pounds just merely because of harbouring some good microbes.

    Picture of an Obese Teenager (146kg/322lb) wit...

    For all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider. Please cross check information from other sources too. Reference: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_140393.html
  • Sumanta 7:30 PM on August 4, 2013 Permalink |
    Tags: Bacteria, , , Odor,   

    Why do our foot stink? 

    In hot and humid days you might have noticed that your feet smelling awfully and may make your presence cumbersome with other people because people tend to look for the origin of that stinky smell. Well, whom to blame? It’s the bacteria that feed on your skin which produce this bad smell. The bacterias eat up the dead cells of your foot and leave a acidic substance which produces the foul smell. The name of the bacteria is Micrococcus sedentarius.

    Next question is, how can you get rid of this smell. Although, achieving a complete freedom may not be possible but few steps can decrease it significantly. Washing foot regularly is important. Besides that you may wear cotton socks so that your feet stay dry and try avoiding the use of same socks or shoe everyday. For more insight in this issue you may talk to your skin doctor, who are generally expert in dealing with such problems.

    English: Micrococcus luteus bacteria Gram stain

    Micrococcus luteus bacteria

    Please cross check information from other sources too. For all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider. References-http://kidshealth.org/kid/talk/yucky/feet_stink.html#

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