bacteria

Mice and rats can be infected with a range of bacteria and viruses, and they can transmit disease through their feces, urine and saliva

By Ask the Doctors • May 4, 2022

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is not something often heard, but just as alarming as IBS

By Ask the Doctors • May 2, 2022

Single-celled organisms live in warm freshwater areas throughout the world, but also can be found in public water systems that have not been adequately disinfected, where it travels through the pipes and into homes

By Ask the Doctors • September 6, 2021

A new piercing requires care and attention during the healing process

By Ask the Doctors • August 9, 2021

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 showed negative. Thank Dr. Ma for being with me [...]

By yacchan • April 13, 2017

Many physician-scientists have ideas for research that could lead to [...]

By • 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,  researchers isolated a bacterium called Lactobacillus johnsonii 456, which is [...]

By Enrique Rivero • May 30, 2016