bacteria

Dear Doctor: A new study said that prolonged antibiotic use is tied to colon polyps. But “prolonged” meant “two weeks or more.” I had a couple of bacterial infections in a six-month timespan. How worried should I be? Antibiotics have undoubtedly [...]
By Ask the Doctors • September 24, 2018
Dear Doctors: My husband, who never met a gadget he didn't like, wants our family to switch from regular toothbrushes to electric ones. He insists it's worth the cost because electric toothbrushes do a better job. Is he right, or is this just an excuse for another fun toy? [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 19, 2018
Keeping your family happy and healthy starts at home – with well-balanced meals, healthy hygiene habits and even clean bathroom sinks. It’s true, yet, many of us underestimate how important cleanliness is to our overall health. Harmful bacteria and other microbes collect in the home. Unchecked, these bugs [...]
By uclahealth • February 1, 2018
When I was diagnosed I had C. difficile infection after I took amoxicillin, Dr. Mina Ma helped me understand the deadly bacteria inside intestine. She even gave me a written explanation. Fortunately my diarrhea stopped and the second stool test [...]
By yacchan • April 13, 2017
Many physician-scientists have ideas for research that could lead to [...]
By Amy Albin • June 13, 2016
Sure, you can hate someone’s guts, but maybe you should go easy on what’s in those guts –microbes that could slow, or even help prevent, the progress of some types of cancer. In a study recently published in PLoS One,  [...]
By Enrique Rivero • May 30, 2016