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The word “bacteria” doesn’t normally bring up sunny thoughts of spring and puppies. We associate the word with disease and infections, and it’s true that bacteria can cause these unpleasant things. But over the past few decades, we’ve also learned that there are a lot of good bacteria that actually help us live healthier lives.
When you think of your immune system, you may imagine an army of cells deep in your bloodstream working to eradicate any viruses or bacteria you may encounter. You probably don’t imagine similar cells marching up and down your arm, but you could. That’s because the skin is a complex organ that not only provides
Nina was having lunch with her girlfriend when she started to feel a little self-conscious. Her neck was itching and though she’d scratched a couple times it wouldn’t quit. She tried to ignore it but the itch continued until she had to scratch again, harder this time. Her girlfriend asked if she was okay, and
You know that stress isn’t good for you, but it’s hard to avoid. As long as it comes and goes quickly and you’re able to relax again, everything is usually fine, but if it goes on for several weeks or months, it could negatively affect your health. In fact, scientists have linked chronic stress to