The potentially deadly bacterium that’s on everyone’s skin

Bacteria is literally everywhere; it’s on your skin, your pet’s skin, the surfaces in your home, the sidewalks outside – everywhere. This is typically not that big of a deal. In fact, before you reach for the disinfectant, remember that some bacteria (and other microorganisms) are beneficial, and that any attempts to wipe them all out only lead to them developing immunity from things like disinfectants.

But based on the results of this new study, the researchers urge doctors to take extra precautions for those at high risk of infection – for example, after surgery. In the study, the team took samples from patients who had suffered infections following operations, and compared them with samples from the skin of healthy volunteers.

What are the symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis?

  • The first symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis may not seem serious. Your skin may become warm and red, and you may feel as if you’ve pulled a muscle. You may even feel like you simply have the flu.
  • You can also develop a painful, red bump, which is typically small. However, the red bump doesn’t stay small. The pain will become worse, and the affected area will grow quickly.
  • There may be oozing from the infected area, or it may become discolored as it decays. Blisters, bumps, black dots, or other skin lesions might appear. In the early stages of the infection, the pain will be much worse than it looks.

Sepsis and Antibiotic Resistance

There has been much in the news over the past few years about antibiotic resistance, infections caused by bacteria that can’t be treated with traditional antibiotics. Antibiotic resistance is a concern to those who work with patients who have infections because infections can trigger sepsis. According to the World Health Organization, antibiotic resistance is an increasingly serious threat to global public health.

Sometimes called blood poisoning, sepsis is the body’s often deadly response to infection or injury. Sepsis kills and disables millions and requires early suspicion and treatment for survival.

Sepsis and septic shock can result from an infection anywhere in the body, such as pneumonia, influenza, or urinary tract infections. Worldwide, one-third of people who develop sepsis die. Many who do survive are left with life-changing effects, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain and fatigue, and organ dysfunction or amputations.

Anonymity dulls our moral outrage

The reason there wasn’t a post yesterday is simple. The night before, I was feeling a bit under the weather. As a result, I went to bed early, neglecting my blogly responsibilities.
According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of South Florida, people are more likely to insult and threaten others using digital platforms – such as social media platforms – and see the recipients as lesser victims than those suffering abuse offline.

About anonymiti dulls our

In a study aiming to understand responses to abuse in different contexts, Curtis Puryear, a graduate student at the University of South Florida, studied reactions to malicious comments made face-to-face, and online with and without anonymity. This involved four separate studies, including insults directed at a woman making a comment about infrastructure (283 participants) and at people engaging in nerd culture (270 participants).
Most people who are trying to get healthier often find it hard to start. It is in the first few steps that they tend to falter. For instance, they may not be equipped with as much knowledge as needed to do whatever it is that they have to do to get on the right track to a healthier self. This is a page that is aimed towards helping these people. It will be so much easier for them to go through the transition process if they are equipped with all the information and the knowledge that they need.


Shaping digital platforms to ensure that users are perceived as individuals could help others retain a sense of their humanity and feel empathetic when they are attacked, the researchers suggest.

New treatment to protect people with peanut allergies ready for FDA review

The final research results for a new treatment for protection against accidental exposure to peanut was presented today at the American College of Allergy.
Peanut allergies can be one of the most terrifying ailments to live with — just being around the legume, not even eating it, can trigger a life-threatening reaction for those with a severe sensitivity. It’s become so prevalent in recent years that parents have had to be more and more careful about exposing their children to peanuts at young ages.
Study participants ranged in age from 4 to 55 years, most were 4 to 17, and all had peanut allergy. One third of the participants were given a placebo, while the remaining two-thirds were given peanut protein powder in increasing amounts until reaching the “maintenance dose” – the dose they stayed on for the remainder of the study. The maintenance does was the equivalent of one peanut daily.

Spoiler alert, they hoped right.

The team worked with participants ranging from 4 to 55 years old, all of whom were allergic to peanuts. The treatment is currently under review with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and researchers are hopeful for approval. That said, if you suffer from peanut allergies, don’t start dreaming of all the PB and J sandwiches you’ve missed out on quite yet. Allergist and study co-author Jay Lieberman
There are currently no approved treatment options for peanut allergy. If this treatment is approved by the FDA, it will be available by prescription, and people with peanut allergy will need to remain on it to stay protected against accidental consumption. Once someone stops the treatment, there is no longer a protective effect.
The approach was also met with fewer side effects than the team anticipated. Only six percent of participants dropped out of the study due to such complications. One-third of patients completed the study without experiencing anything more than mild side effects along the way.

Foods to eat for better sex

Ever wonder what foods make for better sex?
15 Foods for Better Sex
Watermelon, Chili Peppers, Apples, Wild Salmon, Garlic.
If you want to put some sizzle back into your sex life, food can help you set the mood. There’s nothing better than a romantic, home-cooked dinner, featuring some R-rated foods to help turn up the heat. “There’s a growing body of evidence that some of the vitamins and components in foods can enhance sexual function and sexual experience,” says Jennifer R. Berman, MD, the director of the Berman Women’s Wellness Center, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
These five surprising foods will help keep your eyes healthy and your vision sharp.
Viagra + Dapoxetine + Good foods.

Foods to better sex

Experts estimate that stress and performance anxiety account for up to 20 percent of all erection problems. Rather than letting you and your partner down because you’re down in the dumps, consider eating foods that can counteract stress—like dark chocolate. According to researchers, cacao increases levels of the mood-boosting hormone serotonin. In one 30-day trial, participants who consumed a daily chocolate drink reported feeling calmer than subjects who didn’t sip the beverage. A Journal of Sex Medicine study also found that sexual desire and sexual pleasure increased in women after eating dark chocolate. So next time you’re on a date, skip the calorie-laden ice cream sundae and nosh on some dark chocolate and a plate of fresh fruit back at your place.

Can Viagra permanently damage vision?

Side effects can be even from the most innocuous pills, didn’t you know? But who would have thought that the beloved men “Viagra” can do harm instead of good.

What do you know about Viagra? The drug called sildenafil, it is “Viagra”, is used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. In simple terms, it helps in problems with erection. Also, this drug can help in the treatment of gastroparesis and such a serious disease, as arterial hypertension. Not bad, if you do not take into account the fact that there may also be side effects, and quite serious ones.

Viagra: blindness instead of erection?

Science World Report recently revealed that researchers at the University of New South Wales have discovered that Sildenafil has a negative effect on human vision. The fact is that this drug hinders the normal functioning of the enzyme, which plays a decisive role in the transportation of light signals from the eye to the human brain. Particularly susceptible to people who have eye disease that can lead to blindness or with retinitis pigmentosa.

But also people with good eyesight are exposed to negative effects, because without knowing it, they can be carriers of the gene that causes retinitis pigmentosa. By the way, such a mutation can occur in 2% of the human population, that is, every 50th. Retinitis pigmentosa can develop due to mutations in the gene that produces the PDE6 enzyme. Patients who have two copies of an altered gene can get this disease. In simple terms, the man does not realize that he may have some problems with his eyesight, but if the entanglement of stars rewarded him with the wrong combination of genes, then taking Viagra, he can be awarded with visual illness.

The study conducted experiments on mice. Healthy and sick people were given a single dose of sildenafil for such a gene mutation. After it, even in healthy mice, there was a temporary loss of vision, not to mention mice with mutations. In the pupils of animals, scientists noticed signs of cell death. Thus, retinal disease carriers are affected by significant degeneration.

It is worth noting that before this study, scientists knew about temporary violations of the quality of vision in healthy people in the case of receiving high doses of their beloved Viagra. So, high sensitivity to bright light, as well as color disturbance, a kind of blurred vision is prescribed in such effects of this drug. Therefore, now scientists believe that the appointment of “Viagra” doctors should keep in mind that the consequences for the eye can be much more serious than temporary blurred vision. Another thing is that usually men take this drug without a prescription. So, it makes sense to think about the consequences of such “self-treatment”.

Newborn babies’ brain responses to being touched on the face measured for the first time

A newborn baby’s brain responds to being touched on the face, according to new research co-led by UCL. Babies use this sense of touch – facial somatosensation – to find and latch onto their mother’s nipple, and should have this ability from birth.

Premature babies often have difficulty feeding, and underdevelopment of their facial sensitivity may be one of the main causes. Researchers from UCL, Imperial College London, UCLH and Universitá Campus Bio-Medico di Roma developed a new method to study this sense of touch in babies and how their brains reacted using electroencephalography.

Current methods of evoking brain activity in response to touch aren’t suitable for a newborn’s face, so academics have developed a device – based on a transducer – worn on the fingertip, covered by a clinical glove. The baby can be lightly tapped on the cheek, and then brain responses are measured as well as the force of the tapping.

The report, “A novel sensor design for accurate measurement of facial somatosensation in pre-term infants”, is published in the journal PLOS ONE.


The new Climax Professor of Clinical Therapeutics will join the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences at the Medical Sciences Division and St Hilda’s College in February 2019 to lead Oxford’s answer to a key global challenge – how to determine quickly which potential new therapies have the properties to become important medicines.

Old penis – erectile dysfunction

Old penis is associated with many unpleasant things. Unfortunately, some of them are true. Probably, this list may help you to get ready for these changes. Also, you may think of how you can make things better. For example, there are quite a lot of possibilities to fight erectile dysfunction at any age.
Maybe, this evidence proving that genetic erectile dysfunction exists, will make you happy. According to the newest study, a certain part of the DNA might affect impotence in men. Good for you? Bad for you? Anyway, the news seem fantastic!

Irreversible reduction in size (most likely)

Not just cringing, like after swimming in a cool pool. This is an irreversible, progressive reduction in the size of the penis. Because normal cells, used to be strong and healthy, are replaced by inelastic tissues as you age.
In the course of twin studies conducted in 2004, scientists have established that ED and impotence may be associated with the genetics of the patient. In fact, the connection was noted in a third of cases.
Researchers at the University of California at San Francisco and the University of Washington Medical School collected a “risk group” that included 14 thousand men with a clinical diagnosis of erectile dysfunction. In addition, they were able to study the DNA of 222 thousand people from the UK Biobank.