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Wasp and Bee venom to fight antibiotic resistant organisms

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Venomous animals are widely spread all over the globe. Several terrestrial vertebrates (reptiles, birds, insects, and mammals) are also venomous. Major arthropods (scorpions, bees, and wasps) have multicellular glands attached to the stinging apparatus. Bee venom obtained from stepwise fractionation has been reported to contain peptides (Prasasty et al, 2018). It has been known for many years that venom of insects like wasps and bees have compounds that can fight bacteria. Along with that, however, for many humans, these same insect venoms cause toxic reactions so without some kind of refinement was needed. researchers at MIT took the toxin from a South American wasp and created variants of the peptide that are potents against bacterial while nontoxic to human cells. As part of their immune defenses, many organisms produce peptides that can kill bacteria. To help fight the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, many scientists have been trying to adapt these peptides as potential drugs. The study found that the peptide from the venom is believed to kill microbes by disrupting the cell membranes on bacteria (Torres et al, 2018)

Why You Should Join the Keto Coffee Craze and Reap the Health Benefits

Coffee equals energy

The ketogenic diet is taking the world by storm. The ketogenic diet ranked amongst the top of the diet and fitness Google searches of 2016. Keto coffee is receiving high praise from health gurus everywhere. If you don’t want to have more energy or shed some pounds, the keto coffee craze is not for you.

Here’s What Your Brain Really Wants More Than Coffee

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We’ve all been there – the midday crash -- when your energy tanks and you find yourself craving a jolt. Your mind habitually wants to grab a coffee or something chocolate, but when the stimulating effects wear off, coffee ultimately leaves you craving more sweets to get through the day. Making these poor health choices day-in and day-out can take a toll on your health.

Coffee Has A Number: Drinking 3-4 Cups A Day Shows Less Risk Of Heart Disease, Some Cancers

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If you are one to enjoy a few cups of coffee a day, drink up, because there is encouraging news out of England suggesting that not only is drinking coffee good for you, but the optimal number of cups imbibed per day (on average, of course) for leading a more healthy - and more lengthy - existence has been ascertained. Research suggests that drinking three to four cups of coffee daily has numerous health benefits, as opposed to those who abstain from drinking the dark rejuvenator at all.

The Most Dehydrating Thing Vegans and Non-Vegans Do Every Day

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Yes, coffee is vegan, but for vegans and non-vegans alike this daily habit has a downside. While one of the most common of American habits is drinking coffee, we are all different in how we react to it. Studies don't directly say that coffee is dehydrating, yet you may find yourself chugging bottles of water after having your morning cup. Every wonder why?

The One Vegan Beverage That Can Wreck Your Gums

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Many people can’t get a jump-start on their day without having a nice hot cup, or three, of Joe in the morning. In fact, you would be hard-pressed to find any coffee drinker, vegan or non-vegan, who would voluntarily give this morning ritual up, even though this vegan brew, sans the cream and sugar, may be doing some serious damage to your gums.

5 recipes using coffee that will help you live longer

5 recipes using coffee that will help you live longer

It turns out that science has given us another reason to consume our daily, much needed cup of coffee. Scientists found that consuming coffee equals to longevity, so besides having your daily coffee fix in the form of a drink, there are other ways you can use this ingredient. So, here are 5 recipes using coffee that will help you live longer.

Studies show drinking coffee helps you live longer

Coffee helps you live longer

If you’re a busy mom like me, chances are the first thing you do in the morning is grab that cup of coffee to get you going. I have long loved my morning coffee to help me wake up and start my day, but two large studies have just confirmed a much bigger reason to love your morning cup of Joe. It turns out that your morning fix may, in fact, help you to live longer.

Love Coffee? Think about what it could do to your skin

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There were a lot of rewards to working at Starbucks. I got free drinks all day, a free food item, a free pound of coffee per week; not to mention good pay, great benefits, and Starbucks is just a great company to work for. There was an unforeseen benefit though, that I never would have thought of: caffeine can be good for your skin.

The Honest Truth from a Tree-Hugger about What Matters Most When Buying a Coffeemaker

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Here’s the God’s honest truth from a tree-hugger about what matter most when buying a coffeemaker, and the answer is, it’s what is important to the individual consumer. Why? Because we all have our own experiences with coffee that determine our emotional attachment and what coffee maker features we prefer.

Why Your Weight Loss Stalls: When You Think You Are Drinking Sugar Free Frappuccinos with Base

Sugar Free Frappuccino secrets

What you call a sugar free frappuccino at Starbucks, is made with "base," which includes sugar. One Starbucks Barista spoke with me on condition of anonymity and explained the differences between regular and sugar free frappuccinos and what you need to know if you are trying to lose weight. Let's call her Lyssa. Here is what Lyssa told our readers.

The Health Benefit of The Second Cup of Coffee

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Whether you’re a Starbuck’s fan or a Dunkin’ donuts coffee addict, a new study published in the medical journal Circulation authored by Dr. Ming Ding, of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts will interest you. The long term study has shown that drinking moderate amounts of coffee may not be a bad idea. Researchers followed more than 200,000 doctors and nurses for up to 30 years has found that people who drank three to five cups of coffee daily had a 15 percent lower risk of dying prematurely from heart disease, stroke, diabetes, neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s, and suicide. Cancer was not a disease process found to have an improved life expectancy. [1]

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