There's a growing push to put more biosolids to use, Darren Olson, a civil engineer at Christopher B. Burke Engineering in Chicago, told Live Science. New York City, for example, is aiming to stop sending biosolids to landfills by 2030, according to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. There's even a push to increase our use of biosolids as fuel. (Imagine a poop-powered home!) … [Read more...] about Where does all our poop go?
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Two molecules were involved in the changes that the researchers observed in the mice. One was interleukin-22, which is an immune molecule that signals cells to increase their levels of the other molecule, called claudin-2 has been shown in earlier studies of diarrhea to increase the permeability of the intestinal wall. … [Read more...] about Here’s Why You Get Diarrhea When You’re Sick
Sometimes, green poop is an indication of a health issue. For example, cancer patients who undergo a donor bone-marrow transplant may develop graft-versus-host disease, which is marked by a number of gastrointestinal symptoms, including watery, green diarrhea, according to the National Cancer Institute. … [Read more...] about Why Is My Poop Green?
In these cases, doctors may see if any experimental drugs are available or may try using combinations of antibiotics, Schaffner said. By combining drugs, it is sometimes possible to kill the bacteria, he said. Another option is to give a patient a higher-than-recommended dose of the antibiotic, he said. … [Read more...] about What the New Superbug Means for the US
What's more, coordinating efforts between hospitals would be even more effective than individual hospitals working by themselves, the study showed. For example, when a patient with an antibiotic-resistant infection is transferred from one hospital to another, workers should notify the new hospital about the bacteria. … [Read more...] about Superbug Forecast: Infections Will Increase in US