Antibiotics & Sinus Infections

Oh! Looking for a little health news, are you? Or perhaps back for more! Well today’s big story, new guidelines might have us cutting back on our antibiotic use. A good thing? Well, I’ll tell you next on InsidersHealth News. Well, the FDA works hard to get the level of antibiotics and hormones down in […]

How Bacteria Rule Over Your Body – The Microbiome

Microbes are everywhere, on your phone, in your water bottle, on your hands before you wash them, on your hands after you wash them, and literally everywhere else on top of you too. Microbes are omnipresent at any moment, and there is nothing we can do about it So, millions of years ago we made […]

Disease! Crash Course World History 203

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course World History, and today we’re going to talk about a subject that makes me profoundly uncomfortable: disease. This is a tough subject for me personally because I’m a bit of a hypochondriac, but to be fair, my fears are kind of rational. I am afraid that my […]

A new weapon in the fight against superbugs | David Brenner

So … we’re in a real live war at the moment, and it’s a war that we’re truly losing. It’s a war on superbugs. So you might wonder, if I’m going to talk about superbugs, why I’m showing you a photograph of some soccer fans — Liverpool soccer fans celebrating a famous victory in Istanbul, […]

Antibiotics & Sinus Infections

Oh! Looking for a little health news, are you? Or perhaps back for more! Well today’s big story, new guidelines might have us cutting back on our antibiotic use. A good thing? Well, I’ll tell you next on InsidersHealth News. Well, the FDA works hard to get the level of antibiotics and hormones down in […]

How antibiotics work

How do antibiotics work? Pathogenic bacteria in the body cause infections, which can be treated by antibiotics Bacteriostatic antibiotics slow the growth of bacteria by interfering with the processes the bacteria need to multiply These processes include: DNA replication Metabolism e.g. enzyme activity Protein production Bactericidal antibiotics kill the bacteria, for example by preventing the […]

Antibiotics & Sinus Infections

Oh! Looking for a little health news, are you? Or perhaps back for more! Well today’s big story, new guidelines might have us cutting back on our antibiotic use. A good thing? Well, I’ll tell you next on InsidersHealth News. Well, the FDA works hard to get the level of antibiotics and hormones down in […]

Dragon’s Blood Could Save Your Life

When you think medicine, chances are that these come to mind rather than these. What you might not realize is that a lot of times, potential drugs and other really useful compounds come from some truly bizarre places in nature. Today we’re looking at why these three unlikely animals might just save your life one […]

Injecting Yourself with Killer Bacteria

Whether they’re talking about people or animals, looks can be deceiving. The most innocent-looking critters can pack a huge punch. Take this tiny fish. Pretty cute, right? Or maybe it’d look like a tasty snack if you were a predator in a reef. At least, until it reveals a pair of sharp fangs in its […]