The types of microbes residing in your gut can affect your mental and physical health. Home microbiome tests promise to help consumers improve the composition of their gut microbes.
Two Australians with bipolar have been successfully treated with poo transplants, allowing them to come off, or reduce, their medications. Here’s where the science is up to.
Poop comes in many shapes, sizes and textures. The kind that’s too runny might be the result of wayward germs, Crohn’s disease or lactose intolerance.
Many school lunchbox products are now heavily marketed as promoting gut health. The limited regulation of such claims leaves it to parents and carers to assess whether they really stack up.
Research from Japan has found that a certain type of gut bacteria appears to lower the rate of COVID deaths.
Antibiotics can destroy the good bacteria in your gut. But some foods can help get it back to normal.
You could say there are a ‘crapload’ of viruses in the human gut. Luckily, most of these do not attack our cells, but instead feed on bacteria.
If your gut is healthy to begin with, it will take more to knock it out of whack. Prepare yourself now by making food choices that feed the microbiome and enhance gut health.
Our gut microbes play a key role in sending and receiving signals that influence the brain.
The disease is more severe in people with obesity, diabetes and hypertension — all conditions linked to changes in the gut microbiome.
Evidence from a new study could help scientists develop drugs to neutralise the ‘allergic antibodies’ that cause anaphylaxis.
PODCAST: The second episode of our series on the personalisation of healthcare focuses on your diet.
From dietary supplements to poop transplants, probiotics are now a multi-billion dollar market.
We found that drinking red wine is linked with an increase in gut bacteria diversity.
You want to encourage the growth of good bacteria in your gut to improve health. But which foods should you eat to do that? It turns out that nutritional labels aren’t much help figuring that out.
A number of contradictory studies have found a link between Parkinson’s and having your appendix out.
Probiotics might avert a case of diarrhoea, or they could mean your gut takes longer to return to normal.
Study finds changes to gut microbiome begin as soon as migrants move to the US and continue to change over decades.
Certain gut microbes have been associated with certain diseases, but a new study finds that the pattern of microbes is consistent across a range of diseases.
There may be additional long-term health harms from antibiotic exposure in early life and before birth, including an increased risk of infection, obesity and asthma.