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Cigarette smoke makes MRSA superbug bacterium more drug-resistant

Cigarette smoke can make MRSA bacterial strains more resistant to antibiotics, new research from the University of Bath has shown. In addition cigarette smoke exposure can make some strains of Staphylococcus aureus — a microbe present in 30-60% of the global population and responsible for many diseases, some fatal — more invasive and persistent, although… Read More »

Have Kids, Buy More Produce?

TUESDAY, July 9, 2019 — Could having kids prompt you to eat healthier foods? Apparently so, a new study suggests. Americans buy more fruits and vegetables after they become parents, researchers found. “Although adult food preferences are considered relatively stable, major life events such as becoming parents may serve as a cue to behavior change,”… Read More »