While you're resting, your armpit bacteria are hard at work pumping out stinky thioalcohols. But when the bacteria show up, they can make a stink. That's because when some kinds of bacteria encounter sweat they produce smelly compounds, transforming the armpit from a neutral oasis to the mothership of body odor. And one group of bacteria is to blame for the stink, researchers say. The researchers took bacteria commonly found in the armpit and added an odorless molecule found in human sweat. When the bacteria break down the sweat they form products called thioalcohols, which have scents comparable to sulfur, onions or meat. So we're not that popular. The thioalcohol molecules evaporate from the underarm, which is what makes the armpit smelly. So Bawdon and his advisor Gavin Thomas , a senior lecturer in microbiology at the University of York, measured how much thioalcohol each bacteria species produced. In the end, they could point to Staphylococcus hominis as one of the worst offenders.
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In the first video, Teigen bites on a towel, anticipating pain from the needle headed into her underarm. According to board-certified dermatologist Dr. Julia Carroll , you might experience pain during this procedure but only for a few minutes. Carroll said that for people who suffer with excessive sweating, also known as hy perhidrosis , the treatment can be life-changing. People with hyperhidrosis produce more sweat than is necessary to keep themselves cool. The Canadian Dermatology Association estimates that around three per cent of Canadians, or about , people, have hyperhidrosis. Youwen Zhou, a dermatology professor at the University of British Columbia.
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The Guardian recently launched a Hollywood column written by an anonymous actress, and its second installment , about the Oscars, is a doozy. Of course, this raises the pressing question: Who was the nominee who got her armpits cleaned up by Meryl, and was it Kate Winslet? Here are our clues:. Per her bio, our author has been nominated for both an Oscar and a Golden Globe. Still, that leaves off people like Emily Blunt, a prime candidate whom we swore had an Oscar nomination. Kate Winslet has been nominated for seven Oscars winning one and 10 Golden Globes over the course of her career. She got an Oscar nomination in a year Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated as well. The anonymous nominee remembers Meryl giving her a post-armpit cleaning tip: Bet on Leo.