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Secret To Fighting Sickness Is….Panda Blood!

Filed under: HealthScience!PandaCrazzzzy

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Does this mean we all get to be the next Dragon Warrior?!!?

No…but researchers may be close to finding a SUPER antibiotic that comes from pandas!

Chinese scientists have found a peptide in giant panda blood that when synthesized, has shown the ability to fight and kill a wide variety of cooties such as bacteria and fungi.

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Your Belly Button Is Filled With Over 2,000 Types Of Bacteria!

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Ewwwww!

We knew belly buttons weren't the cleanest parts on our bodies, but now scientists revealed that we have over 2,000 different types of bacteria living in our navels.

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15 Ways To Help Prevent Colds!

Filed under: HealthAdviceSick

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It's flu and cold season already, and we're sure many of you are feeling the effects.

Whether you've got the sniffles or full blown flu, these tips should help you feel better quicker!

To help prevent getting sick:

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Beagle Being Trained To Sniff Out Bacterial Infection!

Filed under: InspirationHealthPetsCuteness!DogCrazzzzyBeagle

He may be only two years old, but Cliff is turning into a real doggie doctor!

In the Netherlands, Cliff the beagle is learning to diagnose Clostridium difficile, a deadly bacterium that takes labs 48 hours to detect.

Cliff can detect the naughty bugs IMMEDIATELY and can alert the proper people….

The only bad part…

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Nelson Mandela May Have Pneumonia!

Filed under: Super SeniorsHealthSick

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Nelson Mandela is currently being treated for a lung infection, which is basically pneumonia.

South African officials said that Mandela's infection is "recurring."

He is 94-years-old and at that age, it's very easy for fluid to build up in the lungs.

The cough response is decreased in the elderly, making it easy to breathe in some saliva and just have it sit in your lungs, growing bacteria.

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Flesh-Eating Bacteria Survivor Aimee Copeland Interviewed!

Filed under: InspirationHealthScary!

One of the scariest yet inspirational stories of 2012 has to be Aimee Copeland's.

If you remember, earlier this year she was infected with flesh eating bacteria from a simple zip-lining accident that left her with multiple amputations. Then she persevered. She fought back.

Now she has her own smart-wing to her parents house, she's becoming more and more independent, and has done interviews explaining just how all of it feels (above).

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New Class Of Antibiotics Tested Against Resistant Bacteria!

Filed under: Tech TalkHealthScience!

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We all know how terrifying antibiotic-resistant bacteria is. There's just no good way of fighting it, and it can lead to some seriously horrible things. The worst part is that the mutated bacteria is super easy to pick up — even at hospitals.

Luckily, there's a company called Galapagos that is testing a new class of antibiotics that will combat this type of super bacteria!! Though, it's only a matter of time until the bacteria mutates even stronger, right…?

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