Bacteria (/bækˈtɪəriə/; singular: bacterium) constitute a large domain of prokaryotic microorganisms. Typically a few micrometres in length, bacteria have a number of shapes, ranging from spheres to rods and spirals. Bacteria were among the first life forms to appear on Earth, and are present in most of its habitats. Bacteria inhabit soil, water, acidic hot springs, radioactive waste, and the deep portions of Earth's crust. Bacteria also live in symbiotic and parasitic relationships with plants and animals. They are also known to have flourished in manned spacecraft.There are typically 40 million bacterial cells in a gram of soil and a million bacterial cells in a millilitre of fresh water.
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    • What are the Potential Complications of Bite Injuries?

      According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA [1]), there are an estimated 70 to 80 million dogs owned in the United States. While dog ownership provides many benefits to humans and our canine companies alike, dogs also have the potential to cause serious injury when they bite.

      Gabriel Levin/ 9 readers -
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis & Medical Malpractice

    …Necrotizing enterocolitis is a serious condition that affects premature infants, and is often fatal if not treated quickly. The important thing is for parents to recognize the potential signs in order to seek treatment as soon as possible. While full recovery is possibly with prompt treatment, the condition can become fatal if not treated promptly…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 17 readers -
  • Birth Injuries to the Mother

    … accepted standards of practice in the medical community and this results in an injury, by law, they have committed medical malpractice and open themselves up to a lawsuit. Evidence isn’t easy to find if you’re not working with an experienced Texas birth injury attorney, so it is important to choose your legal representative carefully by asking…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 30 readers -
  • Dog Bites can Lead to Infections

    … treatment. Because dog bite infections can be so dangerous and costly if they go untreated, it is always best to have your dog bite checked out by a medical professional even if the wound does not seem serious. Why Infections Develop Whenever a dog bite breaks through the skin, bacteria has a path into the body through the wound. Bacteria…

    Gabriel Levin/ 9 readers -
  • Can I sue a restaurant for food poisoning?

    …Answer: If you became sick after eating food at a restaurant, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. With the proliferation of dangerous bacteria such as salmonella and E. Coli in the restaurant industry, we could be one meal away from falling ill due to the negligence of a restaurant or food supplier. Restaurants are obligated to ensure…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 37 readers -
  • Contact Lens Use Increases Risk for Bacterial Infections

    … By Greg Webb, June 9, 2015 I have been wearing contact lenses for 35 years now. Although as I age, I tend to gravitate more to my comfortable glasses. I am in good health I think, I have not had any troublesome eye infections recently (but have before), but apparently I am a prime candidate to get one because I put contact lenses in my eyes…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 7 readers -
  • Drug Shortage Tied to Quality Control Problems

    … of different brands of medicine are simply not available today; medications such as chemo drug and antibiotics. According to the Journal, some drugs don’t have alternatives that are equally effective meaning patients are at risk. Chemo drug BCG is a common medication used to treat certain types of cancer. It is only made by two companies. Sanofi SA…

    Due Diligence- 10 readers -
  • Lyme Disease Misdiagnosis

    … Only in recent years have doctors become aware of just how common chronic Lyme disease can be. Unfortunately, there is still so much about this disease that we do not know, which leads to misdiagnosis. Since Lyme disease has such nonspecific symptoms, including fatigue, stiff neck, headaches, light and sound sensitivity, anemia, dizziness, joint…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 33 readers -
  • Restaurant Related Injuries

    … member present trained to deal with a choking emergency? Food poisoning. Is your food fresh, clean, stored properly, and then cooked to the appropriate temperature to kill any bacteria? Have all utensils, surfaces, equipment, and plates been adequately cleaned and sanitized? Cuts and wounds. Have you been warned about sharp or pointy utensils…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 29 readers -
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