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.
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’.
Rather than focusing on single foods for ‘gut health’, we’re better off having a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
If you believe the memes, men spend ages in the toilet. But they’re not always pooing. Here’s what they’re really doing.
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.
Remove the alcohol and calories, and it turns out beer is a drink that has many qualities found in health drinks.
Current research suggests that exercise causes a number of positive changes in our gut microbiome.
Probiotics sold in tablets or capsules don’t need to be refrigerated to work.
Our research found that following a Mediterranean diet was linked with less frailty, inflammation, and maintaining better cognitive function.
Irritable bowel syndrome causes abdominal pain and constipation or diarrhoea. These symptoms overlap with other disorders, so it’s important to get the correct diagnosis and then the best treatments.
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.
New research suggests people who eat organic plant foods have a reduction in risk of common cancers.
Just like a mobile phone, your body needs to be recharged every day. You need to eat food and drink water every day to keep your body going. Some foods are better than others at helping you stay well.
A sanitised environment can mean fewer helpful bacteria. That has some surprising consequences for the health of children.
Many probiotic bacteria don’t manage to colonise the gut, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have positive health benefits.
Clinical trials involving probiotics are failing to report on the safety and harms of these treatments.
Gut microbe metabolites can tell us a lot about our health.