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Bacteria (Overview)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are also called 'prokaryotic' organisms.


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What are oral bacterias ?

What are oral bacterias ?

Germs: If you want a list there are too many to fit in this space, but most due not cause disease. ...Read more

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Bacteria (Overview)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are also called 'prokaryotic' organisms.


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Are all bacteria bad?

No: Not all bacteria are bad; many are important some of the body's most basic processes, including digestion. Bacteria is also a necessary in the formation of certain foods such as cheese. Lastly, we need the normal flora bacteria to compete against the "bad" bacteria in our body, preventing the bad bacteria from overtaking our body. ...Read more

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Taking Antibiotics (Tip)

Taking Antibiotics

Exposure to unnecessary antibiotics is increasing bacterial resistance in the world. ...See more

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What is the difference between good and bad bacteria?

What is the difference between good and bad bacteria?

Not so fast....: Bad bacteria have characteristics that can cause severe illness and death. However, it's not all black and white... What can be good bacteria in certain settings in our body (for example, e coli, is a bacteria that is found in our colon), can be considered "bad" bacteria - since it is found in a body site that should be otherwise sterile (eg. E coli from urine in a pt with burning on urination). ...Read more

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Do all bacteria normally cause disease?

Do all bacteria normally cause disease?

No: Bacteria are ubiquitous. Our skin is covered with bacteria and the lining of our gastrointestinal tract harbor numerous strains of bacteria that coexist peacefully with us, their hosts. Some of them actually help us with processes like digestion, and fighting infections. Only a fraction of bacteria that exist on earth are harmful to humans. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bacteria?

What is the definition or description of: bacteria?

Single celled life: Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are also called 'prokaryotic' organisms. ...Read more

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What kills bacteria?

Disinfectants, antiseptics: All disinfectants (used on inanimate object) and most antiseptics (used on humans) when used iin their appropriate way, will kill bacteria. Many, but not all antibiotics kill bacteria (bacteriocidal - penicillin is an example); some classes weaken bacteria, and require our immune system to finish them off. An example of this "bacteriostatic" effect is tetracycline. ...Read more

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Why do some bacteria make us ill while others help us stay healthy?

Why do some bacteria make us ill while others help us stay healthy?

Bacteria.: Opportunistic infections occur when pathogens that usually don't make us sick - do so because our immune system is not working well. Some bacteria are essential to good health such as many gut bacterial. On the other hand - there are some bacteria that our bodies are not equipped to deal with. ...Read more

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What yogurt has the most bacteria in it? Thank you!

What yogurt has the most bacteria in it? Thank you!

HealthFood Store: I don't know that you are going to find a yogurt expert on healthtap. A good idea might be to go to local healthfood store and ask a clerk to help you chose. Most yogurts with active cultures will say so. Some i've even seen will say how many bacteria they purport to have. ...Read more

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Can good bacteria cause disease?

Can good bacteria cause disease?

NO: No; they assist us with digestion, produce b12, they produce natural antibiotics that keep other bacteria, fungus and parasites out of the systems. So keeping the gut well flourished with probiotics is ideal. I recommend 2 caps three times daily till gas, bloating and odor are eliminated then reducing to 1-2 caps daily for maintenance. Repeat as often as needed www.Medac4u.Com. ...Read more

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