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Viruses May Be Harmful, Helpful, or Passengers

One of the best estimates we have for the average total number of cells in the human body is 37.2 trillion. It sounds like a lot, until you consider that the average number of microbes in an adult human is estimated at 20 times the number of cells in the body. That would equal approximately 744 trillion microorganisms. In other words, we humans are vastly more microbial than cellular in nature. Each of us is, essentially, one giant germ.

The “Silent Epidemic” of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

The “Silent Epidemic” of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

A study published in the journal Surgical Neurology International in 2015 highlighted a growing trend in the onset of dementia among people under 65 years of age. The study, authored by Colin Pritchard and Emily Rosenorn-Lanng of Bournemouth University in England, found that dementia and other neurological diseases…

Sneaky Lyme Bacterium Avoids Detection, Defies Treatment

Sneaky Lyme Bacterium Avoids Detection, Defies Treatment

Lyme disease has been around for thousands of years. The tenacious bacteria were found in the 5,300-year-old mummy known as “Ötzi” or the “Iceman,” and Lyme is widely regarded as the most common tick-borne illness in North America. Despite pervasiveness of Lyme, currently…

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