Tag: fungus

How to Kill Fungal Infections

Do you suffer from chronic sinus infections? Respiratory infections? Gum disease? Ear infections? Digestive problems? Chances are you are suffering from an overgrowth of Candida, the most prevalent fungal infection. There are four types of infections we suffer from: bacterial, viral, parasitic, and fungal (though an argument could be made that fungal infections are parasitic)….


Lawn Pests and Fungus

Question: Lately I’m finding small clumps of lawn grass, roots and all, dug out and laying there. The clumps are only an inch or two across. At first, I thought it was a mole or gopher, but I don’t see any tunnel beyond the removed clump. I read that moles prefer areas that have a…


Fungus That Causes Fatal Bat Disease Found in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS—A fungus that has killed millions of bats nationwide has been found in Louisiana, but no bats in the state have been sickened by it so far. The disease it causes is called white-nose syndrome because bats develop fuzzy white patches of fungus on their noses, wings, and other hairless areas. The disease also…


CSIRO to Release Foreign Fungi to Control Coastal Invasive Weed for Penguin Nests

The CSIRO announced that it will be releasing the Venturia paralias fungi to attack the invasive coastal weed called sea spurge that is threatening nesting sites of native Australian little penguins as well as coastal vegetation. “Our research found that the fungus is highly specific towards sea spurge. Based on our results, the fungus was…


Incredible Photos Show Bioluminescent Fungus Illuminating Driftwood During Lunar Eclipse

Thwarted by cloud cover while trying to capture a lunar eclipse on film, a Washington photographer ended up with something incredibly magical. He turned his camera toward the ocean and snapped neon green bioluminescent fungus glowing on nearby driftwood, and the resulting images are spectacular. Photographer Mathew Nichols, 28, who works in forest restoration by…


‘Superbug’ Fungus Spread in Two Cities, Health Officials Say

NEW YORK—U.S. health officials said Thursday they now have evidence of an untreatable fungus spreading in two hospitals and a nursing home. The “superbug” outbreaks were reported in a Washington, D.C, nursing home and at two Dallas-area hospitals, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. A handful of the patients had invasive fungal infections…


Rare and Deadly ‘Black Fungus’ Increasingly Seen in COVID-19 Patients in India: Reports

A rare but potentially deadly infection dubbed “black fungus” by Indian doctors appears to be more frequent among CCP virus patients in the world’s second most populous nation, according to reports. The infection, called mucormycosis, is caused by a group of molds called mucormycetes found particularly in soil and is associated with decaying organic matter such…