Tag Archives: Bugs

Green tea compound could help in the battle against super bugs

Antibiotic resistant bacteria are one of the biggest threats to global health. As researchers scramble to find solutions, a recent study concludes that a compound found in green tea might boost existing drugs. A recent study investigated epigallocatechin, which is a compound in green tea. Antibiotics have proven essential for treating bacterial infections since doctors… Read More »

New coating to help fight hospital bugs

A new antimicrobial coating that rapidly kills bacteria for some of the most common infections including E-coli and ‘staph’, could be the key to the fight against hospital-acquired bugs, scientists say. It is hoped the coating for steel could be used on surfaces such as toilet flush handles, bed rails and metal medical equipment. The… Read More »

How to Find Bed Bugs in Your Car—and How to Get Rid of Them

Everyday Wellness Mattresses and sofa cushions are among the most obvious places to check for bed bugs. But these sneaky creatures can also find some unexpected hideouts—including your own car. Bye-bye, bed bugs! Akos Nagy/Shutterstock A bed bug infestation in your car, although rare, is no minor inconvenience. These many-legged hitchhikers can easily access every… Read More »