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?
If you have a ten-month-old baby, what do you need to know? What do you need to ask your GP about the benefits and risks of antibiotics?
You gotta have guts to succeed at Rio 2016 – and very healthy ones, at that.
There’s more to fermented foods than a good meal. Scientists are learning just how such foods encourage the growth of probiotics and how this keeps people healthy.
Shoppers have had it with supermarket science and instead are embracing more holistic styles of eating.
No wonder scientists love it.
Why are some new parents wiping vaginal fluid all over their baby’s mouth, eyes, and skin?
The human gastrointestinal tract harbours trillions of microorganisms, with up to 1,000 or so different bacterial species.
The secret to longevity – take a look at your poo to find out.
Yo-yoing between eating well during the week and bingeing on junk food over the weekend is likely to be just as bad for your gut health as a consistent diet of junk.
Your thoughts, moods and behaviours are the product of your brain. What you eat affects the chemicals in your brain, and thus your moods and behaviours.
PPI drugs are widely used to suppress gastric acid, but they could come with some risk to our 100 trillion gut microbes.
Two of the most common antibiotic-resistant bacteria circulating in hospitals can be wiped out by transplanting faeces from a healthy animal into the gut of an infected one, a study on mice has found.
Severe allergies are on the rise – could our diet be to blame?
Supersize me too: how junk food decimates thousands of friendly microbe species.
New research shows the best way to treat hospital infections caused by C. difficile may be with more of the bacteria.