Specialized cells in the lining of the gut may provide a key to preventing an infectious brain disease caused by misfolded proteins.
News: We've Finally Developed a Test for Mysterious Prion Diseases— Parkinson's & Alzheimer's Could Be Next
Prion diseases are a group of infectious brain diseases that causes extensive tissue damage, resulting in sponge-like spaces in brain tissue. Prions include Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (often called mad cow disease), and chronic wasting disease in hoofed ruminant mammals.
The beauty of southern Europe won't protect it from invasions of disease-carrying ticks and mosquitoes—in fact, the Mediterranean climate and landscape may be part of the reason the bloodsuckers are expanding there, bringing unique and terrifying diseases in their wake.
News: Bloodsucking Flies Act as 'Flying Syringes' to Detect Malaria & Other Emerging Diseases in Wild Animals
Researchers have been studying the blood meals of flies to understand the flow of infectious pathogens in wild animals.
You may not have heard of visceral leishmaniasis, onchocerciasis, or lymphatic filariasis, and there is a reason for that. These diseases, part of a group of infections called neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), impact more than a billion people on the planet in countries other than ours. Despite the consolation that these often grotesque illnesses are "out of sight, out of mind," some of these infections are quietly taking their toll in some southern communities of the US.
Ecosystem changes caused by agricultural choices in Brazil are creating a dangerous microbe mix in exploding populations of vampire bats and feral pigs.
As many as 700 species of bacteria live on our teeth and in our mouth, and just like the microbiomes inhabiting other parts of our bodies, they change in response to diseases and other health conditions.
John White (Doña Ana County Extension Agent) talks to Natalie Goldberg (Extension Plant Pathologist) about Powdery Mildew that affects many plants. They look at a Japonica that is heavily infested. Powdery Mildew is enhanced by shaded condition despite the dry climate. It starts with a spot spore infection that will easily spread by the wind or by rubbing. Control methods are difficult and involves a lot of routine applications of chemicals (ornamental fungicide) to keep it in check once the ...
In this clip, learn all about kelation therapy. Kelation therapy is a simple procedure administered in a qualified physician's office that may reverse and even slow the progression of age-related and degenerative diseases such as atherosclerosis. In this tutorial, Francesca will explain all about this procedure so you can help decide if it is the right choice for you.
In this tutorial, learn how to prevent ticks from getting on your dog or cat. If prevention doesn't work, Dr. Lauren will also teach you how to check your pet for ticks and remove them. Ticks carry a lot of diseases for both people and animals, so it is important to get rid of them right away. Once you remove the tick, make sure you flush it down the toilet so it can't come back again.
Check out this instructional science video that demonstrates how to detect disease using Nanotechnology. From the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, this is a demonstration about a new technology that lets us detect diseases earlier and faster than we could before. Science has invented this new technology that can test for several diseases at the same time.
Ticks. They're everywhere, and they're a pet owner's worst nightmare. Ticks can spread deadly diseases to your dogs and cats, even to people, so it's important to know all the tick prevention tips. Learn how to care for your pet with help from VetVid, and see how to prevent ticks from spreading disease in dogs and cats with this video tutorial.
When you have an infection, a doctor prescribes antibiotics to make the bacteria that causes it disappear. Sounds like a good idea, but the disappearance of microorganisms that have inhabited humans for millennia could be driving rising numbers of serious illness and debilitating conditions.
In the US, ticks can spread several pathogens in one bite. A new test offers physicians the ability to identify what infections ticks are carrying and can detect if one of the pathogens could be the spreading Powassan virus.
News: New Study Unveils the True Story of Kuru, a Fatal Brain Disease Spread by the Cultural Practice of Eating the Dead
Kuru is called the shaking disease, its name derived from the Fore word for "to shake." Caused by an organism that infects the part of the brain that controls coordination, people afflicted with kuru shake uncontrollably.
A sometimes serious disease spread by fleas is making inroads in Texas, quietly doubling case numbers since 2008, and beginning to encroach on larger metropolitan areas.
News: Teeny Sponges Being Created to Float in Your Blood, Sop Up Bacterial Toxin & Prevent Flesh-Eating Disease
It's not the bacteria itself that takes lives and limbs during invasive flesh-eating bacteria infections. It's the toxins secreted by the group A Streptococcus bacteria invading the body that causes the most damage.
When you think ticks, one of the first things to come to mind is Lyme disease. However, as terrible as Lyme disease is, there's another threat from ticks rising in rank in Connecticut and the Northeast — one that is spreading and that hospitals are not prepared for — the Powassan virus.
Lyme is a growing threat as we move into warmer weather in the US. Researchers have said this year could be one of the worst for this tick-borne disease, as a skyrocketing mouse population and warmer temperatures increase the risk.
The ability of one microbe to adapt is giving it a whole new career as a sexually transmitted disease. Usually content with the back of the throat and nose of those who carry it, the dangerous pathogen Neisseria meningitidis has adapted to cause an illness that looks a lot like gonorrhea.
It's an unspoken rule that diseases are not things that you want to purposely consume. So if anyone ever offers to cook you something made out of a disease, just kindly say no... unless it's huitlacoche.
If you decide to grow apples, you should be prepared to combat the insects and diseases that can prey on or otherwise afflict apple trees. Join Bill Tietjen as he describes some common apple diseases and insect problems in this horticultural how-to. Grow healthy, disease and insect-free apple trees.
Breast cancer is one of the most deadly and tragic diseases afflicting women today. If you are interested in spreading breast cancer awareness and also in 3D modeling, then this video is a must-watch. It will teach you how to create a 3D model of the pink ribbon synonymous with breast cancer awareness, which you can then use on your website or in any other digital locale you wish.
Herbalists have been prescribing snake wine to patients for centuries. It is said to cure everything from a low libido to back pain. Don't bother flying to Vietnam to buy a bottle in Ho Chi Minh City for $25. Make your own.
This step-by-step video will show the proper technique of phlebotomy, which means drawing a sample of venous blood. Everyday, nurses take blood cultures from hospitalized patients, so standard tests can be run for diagnosing conditions and diseases. Venipuncture is necessary for obtaining the blood sample.
There's no shortage of ice cream recipes out there, but one ice cream shop in London has found a unique recipe to sell to its customers, and of course it's controversial—breast milk ice cream.
Fries are such a killer food. They're beloved as the favorite "vegetable" of kids and adults everywhere, yet they are one of the absolute worst foods you can eat if you want to, you know, live past 40, containing high levels of saturated and trans fats that clog your arteries and lead to lots of gnarly diseases.
In this clip, Dr. Ray Sahelian, MD will tell you all about the trendy supplement, Mangosteen. There has been a lot of talk about this herb curing diseases like cancer, heart disease and even arthritis. In this clip, Dr. Sahelian will tell you all about the mysterious fruit (that grows in Thailand and other South Eastern Asian countries) and what it really does. He will then tell you about any possible side effects or warnings so you can make an informed decision.
Weeping willows, globe willows, corkscrew willow, cotton wood are all prone to bores than other diseases. They grow in fertile soil with lots of moisture. Never treat tree chemical. Prune as necessary, take out dead diseased limbs, water and fertilize regular. This ensures the tree lasts longer and that the tree is less attractive to insects. Where tomatoes are concerned to avoid sunburn ensure that they are slightly covered with the folding of the plant. High salt level of water or chemicals...
Tired of sniffing your health away? Are your sinuses driving you mad? Well this video will show you how to create a Master Tonic to live for. This stuff fixes cold, flu, respiratory problems, immune booster, anti allergy, anti bacterial, anti fungal, anti anything that can hurt you... MASTER TONIC...
Being overweight puts people at risk for all sorts of nasty diseases and generally makes living a physically active life more difficult. If your partner has gained weight and you're worried about their health, watch this video for ideas on how to talk to them and help them lose weight.
Mental illness is a disease like any other, and like other diseases, comes with symptoms. Know how to spot the warning signs so you can recognize mental illness in a friend. Observe your friend so you can identify problems and make sure they get help.
If you have an apple tree growing in your yard, it's important to know that pruning it is a very important part of keeping it alive and growing. Pruning helps fight off certain diseases and helps maintain or improve the overall health of a plant.
A veterinarian explains one of the most commonly encountered respiratory diseases affecting horses. Find out what horses get it, what it is and how to recognize symptoms of strangles. Watch this video veterinary tutorial and learn how to detect strangles in a horse.
Play the new co-operative game Pandemic with tips from this how-to video (no, the game Pandemic has nothing to do with Valentines Day, but don't hearts and flowers always remind you of communicable diseases?).
Today's word is "panacea". This is a noun which means a remedy to cure all diseases or a solution for all difficulties.
Massage has been around for a very long time. It has been proved that massage can help reduce stress, improve circulation, and create a feeling of well being. 54% of doctors recommend massage therapy. 85% of all diseases are believed to be stress related. Giving massages is fun and helps build muscle strength in the legs and arms. First you want to remember fiber direction when giving a massage. Start by warming the muscles up by kneading the tissue rather than using any techniques to really ...
It may not bother you so much, but think about your significant other, or your children, your mother… your dog. You may be keeping them all up with your noisy nose. Snoring is no joke, especially if you're the one trying to sleep on the other side of the bed. Here's author and leading ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Jordan Josephson with some tips to stop snoring. If you want to stop snoring, these tips are your best best. Get more information at Howdini.
More than one in ten people in the US have type 2 diabetes — that's over 29 million people. It's characterized by excessive sugar (glucose) in the blood due to the development of resistance to insulin, the hormone that normally metabolizes glucose.
In this tutorial, we learn how to prevent mice from living in your house. To start, you will need to inspect around your home and see if there are any holes that mice can get in and out of. Also, look for signs of their waste laying around. Get on the roof and make sure it's secure, with no holes in it where mice can get into your attic. If there are small holes, cover them up using small pieces of wire that they cannot push their way through. After you do this, your home will be safe from mi...