Animation Corner: Making Resistant Bacteria Irresistible

Is it possible to make learning about bacteria fun? We’re trying.

MedlinePlus released a new animation video on resistant bacteria to go along with the article on page 8.

The engaging animation helps answer questions like: Who are these bad bugs? What can you do to prevent infections? How is NIH research combating this global problem?

To find the video, search “antimicrobial resistance + medlineplus” in YouTube. It’s located in the NLM YouTube Channel under the MedlinePlus playlist.

MedlinePlus Unveils New Cholesterol Pages

Speaking of cholesterol, MedlinePlus added three new topic pages to help you keep it in check. The new pages include Cholesterol Levels: What You Need to Know, LDL: The ‘Bad’ Cholesterol, and HDL: The ‘Good’ Cholesterol.

Learn about differences between good and bad cholesterol, what your cholesterol numbers mean (with a helpful chart), and what factors affect cholesterol.

All of the new topic pages are also in Spanish on MedlinePlus.

NIH’s DASH Diet Tops Charts

U.S. News & World Report named the DASH eating plan the “best diet overall” for the eighth year in a row.

The diet, which was selected from a group of 40, was designed by NIH-sponsored researchers for treating high blood pressure. It can also help lower high cholesterol.

DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. It emphasizes eating fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean protein, and fat-free or low-fat dairy products.

In addition to tying for first place in “best overall diet,” DASH ranked number one in the “healthy eating” and “heart disease prevention” categories.

Photos: Jeff Day, MedlinePlus, AdobeStock

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