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Chronic inflammatory diseases

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Inflammatory bowel disease is one of a variety of unrelated but ongoing gastrointestinal disorders. Inflammatory bowel disease is one of a variety of unrelated but ongoing gastrointestinal disorders. J.B. Hill

Explainer: what is inflammatory bowel disease?

Inflammatory bowel disease is a group of inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine that can cause life-threatening complications and may require surgery. Luckily, current therapies offer…
Antibiotics' ability to kill gut germs could be contributing to the rise of chronic inflammatory diseases. Antibiotics' ability to kill gut germs could be contributing to the rise of chronic inflammatory diseases. Bmramon/Wikimedia Commons

Help or hindrance? Antibiotics' role in chronic inflammatory diseases

We sometimes forget that antibiotics kill beneficial microorganisms as well as those that threaten our health. In fact, the damage they wreak on “good” germs could be responsible for the growth of certain…

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