Tag: infection

NC gears up for coronavirus as infection continues global spread

— North Carolina is taking federal health officials‘ warning about an impending coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. to heart. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that The CDC urged cities, hospitals, businesses and schools to start making preparations. State Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Tilson said North Carolina has been making such preparations for several weeks. A […]

E-cigarettes change mouth bacteria making users more prone to infection – study

Vaping alters the bacteria in the mouth, making e-cigarettes users more prone to inflammation and infection than non-smokers, new research suggests. Researchers say their study is the first to demonstrate vaping changes the oral microbiome – the community of bacteria and other micro-organisms, adding to the limited understanding of the safety of e-cigarettes. While it is widely known that traditional […]