Items Tagged ‘bacteria’

Ask the Doctors - Do antibiotics increase the risk of colon polyps?

September 24, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do antibiotics increase the risk of colon polyps?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

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 revolutionized medicine, saving countless lives against multiple types of bacterial infections.  However, with antibiotics […]

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Tags: antibiotics, Ask the Doctors, bacteria, colon polyps, colonoscopy, Dr. Robert Ashley


Ask the Doctors - Are electric toothbrushes worth the extra cost?

March 19, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Are electric toothbrushes worth the extra cost?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

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? Can it be both? Research in […]

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Tags: bacteria, brushing your teeth, dentist, dentistry, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, electric toothbrush, gingivitis, gum disease, plaque, teeth, tooth


Health begins at home

February 1, 2018

Health begins at home

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 can multiply quickly and make your loved […]

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Tags: bacteria, bleach, cleaning, cleanliness, contamination, EPA, germ-killing solutions, home cleaning products, hydrogen peroxide, hygiene, natural cleaning products, safer choice label


April 13, 2017

Prescription drug Vancomycin for antibiotic-associated diarrhea

By yacchan yacchan

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 showed negative. Thank Dr. Ma for being with me when I am in desperate condition. […]

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Tags: amoxicillin, bacteria, C. difficile infection, Dr. Mina Ma, internal medicine, patient stories, stool test


Give, gather, fund. Giving circle supports science

June 13, 2016

Give, gather, fund. Giving circle supports science

By Amy Albin amyalbin

Many physician-scientists have ideas for research that could lead to new treatments or cures for the patients they treat. But getting federal funding to support that research isn’t always easy. That’s why a “giving circle” at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA has so much impact. It offers pediatric physician-scientists the opportunity to pitch their ideas, win […]

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Tags: bacteria, Dr. Elizabeth Marcus, Dr. Kalpashri Kesavan, Dr. Katherine Wesseling-Perry, Dr. Noah Federman, Dr. Sherin Devaskar, Ewing Sarcoma, heart health, kidney disease, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, medical research, neonatologist


Some gut microbes are your friends, maybe even cancer-fighting friends

May 30, 2016

Some gut microbes are your friends, maybe even cancer-fighting friends

By Enrique Rivero enriquerivero

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,  researchers isolated a bacterium called Lactobacillus johnsonii 456, which is the most abundant of the beneficial bacteria, […]

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Tags: arthritis, asthma, bacteria, bacterium, beneficial microbes, cancer, cancer risk, celiac disease, environmental health sciences, heart disease, inflammable bowel disease, inflammation