Monday, February 11, 2013

Clearing Ear Infections

"Dr. Goldberg [oversees sinus surgery at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center] just laughed uncomfortably at the man's explanation back then. But today, he believes the patient was right: By putting earwax from one ear into the other, he was also transferring the bacterial colonies from the healthy ear into the sick one, and that probably cured his persistent infections.

This strange story is now a legend in the fast-growing field known as the human microbiome -- the study of the trillions of bacteria that live inside us and the critical role they play in our health and in many of our diseases."

Bacteria inside us studied as key to health - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette