Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cross-respiration between oral bacteria leads to worse infections

Researchers determined that two bacterial species commonly found in the human mouth and in abscesses, cooperate to make the pathogenic bacterium, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, more infectious. Key to the cooperation ...

Immunology

Study: Toys, books, cribs can harbor bacteria for long periods

(Medical Xpress)—Numerous scientific studies have concluded that two common bacteria that cause colds, ear infections, strep throat and more serious infections cannot live for long outside the human body. So conventional ...

Pediatrics

Don't be quick to toss your toothbrush after a sore throat

Word on the street has it you should replace your toothbrush after suffering from a cold, the flu or a bout of strep throat. That may not be necessary—at least when it comes to sore throats, according to a study to be presented ...

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