Two Foods supercharge normally ineffective antibiotics

Two Foods supercharge normally ineffective antibiotics We look at two separate studies: Cranberries join forces with antibiotics to fight bacteria “But when we simultaneously treated the bacteria with an antibiotic and the cranberry extract, no resistance developed.” Manuka honey to kill drug-resistant bacteria found in cystic fibrosis infections The results showed that it was effective…

Soap and toothpaste ingredient may be linked to liver tumors and fibrosis

Soap and toothpaste ingredient may be linked to liver tumors and fibrosis Cleaning yourself to death? -Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in personal hygiene products, causes liver fibrosis and cancer in mice -Study suggests triclosan may do its damage by interfering with the constitutive androstane receptor, a protein responsible for detoxifying (clearing away) foreign chemicals in…

Bacteria adapt and evade nanosilver’s sting

08 May 2013 Researchers from UNSW have cautioned that more work is needed to understand how micro-organisms respond to the disinfecting properties of silver nano-particles, increasingly used in consumer goods, and for medical and environmental applications. Although nanosilver has effective antimicrobial properties against certain pathogens, overexposure to silver nano-particles can cause other potentially harmful organisms…