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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Is bearded man more hygienic?

According to research conducted recently shows that the beard is thought to contain good bacteria which can be developed into new antibiotics. And researchers found shave to clean can make a man stricken with infections, bacteria develop antibiotic resistance, when compared with those who had beards.

As quoted from the Independent on Thursday, January 21, 2016, the study published in the Journal of Hospital Infection, by conducting tests on 408 samples from the face of the hospital staffs (with and without the beard).
(Pictured: Vin Diesel with beards on 'The Last Witch Hunter' movie.) Beards may be more hygienic and bacteria-resistant than shaven skin, study finds. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1NzljgS)
The result showed that people who clean shave beard, three times more susceptible bring a staph bacteria that is resistant to most of antibiotics named 'Methicillin-Resistant Staph Auerus (MRSA)' on their cheeks.

At the same time, 10 percent of men are likely to have colonies of a positive bacterium named 'Staphylococcus Aureus,' which produces a yellow pigment on the face. This bacterium causes skin infections, respiratory and food poisoning.

The scientists also suspect this is causing mikrotrauma resulting from sideburns to the skin, supporting the development of bacterial colonization and proliferation.

The study conclusion noted: "Overall, a similar colonization occurred in health workers with or without a beard, but certain species of bacteria commonly found in workers without a beard."
(Pictured: Staphylococcus Aureus.) Men who shave beards clean, three times more susceptible bring Methicillin-Resistant Staph Auerus (MRSA). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1NzljgS)
Dr. Adams Roberts, a microbiologist from the University College London, was able to breed more than 100 different bacteria from the sample by analyzing the different beard. The result finds the existence of microbes that can kill other bacteria.

Dr. Robert separates microbes and test it with a type of E. coli that cause urinary tract infections. He found that the microbe is able to kill bacteria efficiently. This leads to inventory existing antibiotics become less effective, with the presence of antibiotic-resistant infections that killed at least 700,000 people each year.

Until now, there has been no new antibiotics issued since 30 years ago. Dr Roberts considers this invention is similar to the success of Alexander Fleming who discovered penicillin. The discovery was inadvertently occurs when fungal spores exploded into one of the sample being studied.

At the time, Flemming realized that the bacteria had died he developed only in the area affected by the explosion of spores. However, further research from an accidental moment that led to the penicillin which we know today. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | INDEPENDENT]
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