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Scientists Sniff Out Origins of Body Odor

Posted 19 days ago by

MONDAY, March 30, 2015 – There's new hope for people plagued by body odor, with researchers pinpointing bacterial genes that play a major role in the malodorous scent. The findings might someday lead to new ways to control the problem, the researchers suggested. As the researchers explained, body odor occurs when bacteria on the skin break down molecules in sweat. In the new study, the researchers found the DNA in Staphylococcus hominis bacteria that produce the proteins that break down sweat molecules. These proteins are responsible for breaking the sweat molecules into compounds that play a major role in body odor, the researchers said. These compounds are pungent in tiny amounts – as little as one part per trillion. One of the genes found in S. hominis was also found in two other species of staph bacteria linked to body odor, according to the study. The new research was to be ... Read more

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Health Tip: If You Sweat Excessively

Posted 29 Jun 2010 by

-- Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests these possible treatment options: Prescription or over-the-counter antiperspirants. Immersing hands and feet into cool water and adding a special medical device that delivers very low-voltage electrical current (iontophoresis). Injection of diluted botulinum toxin type A at appropriate spots on the body. Oral medication to help suppress overactive sweat glands. A surgical treatment that interrupts the nervous system's interaction with the sweat glands (sympathectomy). Read more

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