People may need to take long-term antibiotics for a range of conditions.
Our gut microbiome is connected to almost every aspect of our health – including brain health.
While the gut microbiome has gotten much of the spotlight, the microbes in the lungs also play an important role in health.
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Disruptions to the lung microbiome are linked to a number of respiratory conditions in both children and adults.
No matter its cause, diarrhea is uncomfortable.
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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.
Research from Japan has found that a certain type of gut bacteria appears to lower the rate of COVID deaths.
When not hibernating, ground squirrels need to feast to store energy.
Months not eating or moving don’t result in muscle wasting and loss of function for animals that hibernate. New research found gut microbes help their hosts hold onto and use nitrogen to build proteins.
New research dispels the myth that gut bacteria causes autism. Rather, changes in the gut bacteria of some people with autism are driven by restricted diets or ‘picky eating’.
The complex and fascinating community of ‘bugs’ that live in the vagina have just been linked to a groundbreaking new test to identify the risk of preterm birth.
People who lost weight had higher levels of certain beneficial bacteria in their gut.
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We have trillions of microbes in our gut – and each do something different for our body.
Mice given a faecal transplant from young mice, rejuvenated their brains and were better able to complete a maze task.
Potatoes have been given a hard time.
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Potatoes contain many vitamins and nutrients which are essential for good health.
Glaciers aren’t sterile wastelands – they’re chock-full of microscopic life.
Invisible to the eye, the microbial life in the air around us can vary depending on our environment.
Hand sanitisers are everywhere.
During a raging pandemic it is obviously worthwhile to use hand sanitisers, particularly when we are unable to wash our hands. But we should minimise their use when cases drop.
Rather than focusing on single foods for ‘gut health’, we’re better off having a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Children’s early interactions with their environment are essential for the immune systems to learn to differentiate between safe versus dangerous disease-causing microbes.
COVID-19 prevention measures are at odds with guidelines for healthy development of children’s immune systems. The result may be a cluster of youth with more allergies, asthma and autoimmune disease.
Fungi make up a small but important part of gut microbiomes.
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Fungi are a small but important part of the gut microbiome. A new study in mice shows that how much weight mice gain on a processed food diet depends on this fungal microbiome.
Being a good mother depends on many factors, including the the bacteria in the mouse mother’s gut.
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Microbes can alter the minds of mouse mothers and disrupt their natural instinct to nurture their young.
The gut is filled with microbes that can affect human health.
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Whether or not you respond to a certain medicine or therapy doesn’t just depend on you. The microbes in your gut play a role in the success or failure of various drugs, including cancer therapies.
Parent beetle regurgitating liquefied carrion to its young.
If you think only humans engage in disinformation, think again. Here is a stunning example of a beetle manipulating the odors emitted from a rotting corpse to keep it hidden from competitors.
The microbes living in the gut are key to good health.
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The microbes in your gut influence how your immune system reacts to bacteria and viruses. A severe immune reaction is deadly; a small one lets the virus win. The right balance may depend on your diet.