Why isn’t there a vaccine for staph?

Staph bacteria, the leading cause of potentially dangerous skin infections, are most feared for the drug-resistant strains that have become a serious threat to public health. Attempts to develop a vaccine against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have failed to outsmart the superbug’s ubiquity and adaptability to antibiotics. Now, a study from Washington University School of…

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Many younger patients with stomach cancer have a distinct disease, Mayo research discovers

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Many people under 60 who develop stomach cancer have a “genetically and clinically distinct” disease, new Mayo Clinic research has discovered. Compared to stomach cancer in older adults, this new, early onset form often grows and spreads more quickly, has a worse prognosis, and is more resistant to traditional chemotherapy treatments, the…

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Six Steps to Mentally Survive the Holidays

The so-called holiday blues do, in fact, exist, and according to a study by the American Psychological Association the most common symptoms are fatigue, stress, irritability, bloating and sadness. Healthy habits can be hard to maintain, because holidays often involve a respite from routine, a time to ignore our budgets, schedules, tolerance for alcohol, allergies…

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Wine Lessons From a Master

Few of the myriad wine books that fill the shelves give an illustrated, step-by-step guide to opening a bottle of wine with a standard waiter’s corkscrew, showing what to do if the cork breaks. “It happens,” says Aldo Sohm, the wine director at Le Bernardin, in his new, very practical book about wine. There’s information…

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Medical News Today: What are the differences between cage-free, free-range, and pasture-raised eggs?

“Cage-free,” “pasture-raised,” and “free-range” describe different methods of egg production. Essentially, these terms refer to the differing levels of animal welfare standards that farmers use on their farms. There are no solid definitions of what constitutes cage, cage-free, free-range, or pasture-raised eggs. Often, certification programs offer the best indication of how farmers keep their hens,…

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