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.
Probiotics have been proclaimed by many as the answer to all sorts of health issues and conditions. But what exactly are probiotics? And, more importantly, should you be taking them?
Triclosan is found in thousands of personal care products from toothpaste to soap. New research links it to inflammation and cancer in the gut in mice, by disrupting their microbiome.
In the largest citizen science experiment to date, 11,336 people sent poop samples to this San Diego lab so that microbiologists could figure out how the microbes in our guts make us healthy or sick.
There are some interesting animal studies on kombucha but the jury is still out on whether it's any healthier than tea.
A study of middle-aged British women shows that omega-3 has beneficial effects on gut health.
Trillions of microorganisms living inside your digestive system may influence your health and even your weight. Here's how your gut may communicate with your brain, bone marrow and immune system.
Here's what happened to a professor of genetic epidemiology's 'microbiome' when he lived with the Hadza.
The composition of bacteria in our gut regulates our immune system. Modifying it - through poo transplants for example - can control cancer risk, as well as response to treatment.
Upping your intake of vegetables and fruits can do more than just reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer – it could also help you breathe easier.
When we can't lose weight, we tend to want to blame something outside our control. Could it be related to the mictobiota – the bacteria and other organisms – that colonise your gut?