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This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Combat Inflammation

If there's one health topic that's captured our attention this year, it's inflammation. It's nearly impossible to scan health headlines without …

Wellness

A Gut--and Liver--Check to Get a Bead on Alzheimer's

Areas outside the brain may play a role in a chain reaction related to dementia, but the path from gut to head remains elusive

Alzheimer's Disease

Evidence Mounts That Germs May Cause Alzheimer's

In the end it will be microbes—bacteria, viruses and fungus—found to be at the root of all disease and aging, and specifically Alzheimer’s, contends geneticist Dr. Rudolph “Rudy” Emile Tanzi.<p>“The two biggest threats to healthy aging have had to do with dealing with infection,” said Tanzi, who …

Dementia

Good Bacteria Could Be Used to Fight Gut Diseases, New Research Suggests

We’ve been told for years that looking after our gut bacteria is essential to our health. Now, researchers have shed light on how friendly microbes …

Interesting Engineering

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Eating eggs is not linked to higher cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease is a group of diseases that harm the heart or blood vessels.The post Eating eggs is not linked to higher cardiovascular …

Antibiotics Weren’t Used to Cure These Patients. Fecal Bacteria Were.

The bacteria can take over a person’s intestines and be difficult to eradicate. The infection causes fever, vomiting, cramps and diarrhea so severe that it kills 14,000 people a year in the United States alone.<p>The first line of treatment for the attacking microbes, called Clostridium difficile, is …

Controversial antibacterial ingredient now linked to inflammation and cancer

In the early 1970s, the chemical triclosan began to appear in a multitude of products. From soaps and toothpastes to cleaning supplies and …

Research

Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in toothpaste and other products, linked to inflammation and cancer in the gut

The antimicrobial chemical triclosan is in thousands of products that we use daily: hand soaps, toothpastes, body wash, kitchenware and even some …

Antibiotics in Meat Could Be Damaging Our Guts

In 2015, Sandy Lewis, a small-time organic cattle farmer in upstate New York, bought 13 bulls, for around $5,000 each, from a breeder in Oklahoma. A few weeks after the animals were trucked to his farm near the Vermont border, Mr. Lewis discovered that two of the bulls had died. He could see holes …

Eating an Egg a Day May Keep Heart Disease Away, a New Study Says

Eggs have been a taboo food for decades, since they are high in cholesterol, but the latest science suggests that they might not be as unhealthy as …

Want To Prevent Neurodegenerative Disease? Science Says To Start Here

Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's are on the rise in a big way; in fact, Dr. Lisa Mosconi, a neuroscientist and associate …

Hypercholesterolemia: Causes, Prevention and Natural Remedies

Hypercholesterolemia is the medical term for elevated levels of cholesterol in the body; cholesterol is a type of lipid found in every cell the …

A gut bacterium's guide to building a microbiome - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

The mammalian gut is warm, moist, and incredibly nutrient-rich–an environment that is perfect for bacterial growth. The communities of "good …

Gut check: Metabolites shed by intestinal microbiota keep inflammation at bay - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (May 3, 2018)–Researchers at Tufts University have elucidated a mechanism by which the "good" bacteria that reside in our …

Can You Change Your Microbiome? — NOVA Next | PBS

“I can’t believe it—he’s a chatterbox!” Samantha Jones* shrieked with delight.<p>Her autistic son was typically quiet, nearly non-verbal most of his …

The microbiome of a native plant is much more resilient than expected - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Without microorganisms humans would not be able to survive. Especially our gut flora is an extremely densely populated ecosystem that houses billions …

The Diet That Might Cure Depression

Several studies show that healthy eating is connected with better mood.<p>At the turn of the 20th century, prominent physicians who were trying to understand where mental illness comes from seized on a new theory: autointoxication. Intestinal microbes, these doctors suggested, are actually dangerous …

Holistic Medicine

What is the Relationship Between Gut Microbes and Cancer?

Gut microbes perform a variety of functions that are essential to health — and the relationship between gut microbes and cancer is just beginning to …

Bacteria may promote pancreatic cancer by suppressing the immune system - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

<b>Bottom Line:</b> Bacterial load was significantly higher in pancreatic tumor samples from patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma compared with …

Gut bacteria: It can be good, and bad, for health - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

The human microbiome – the trillions of tiny bacteria that live in and on our bodies – is emerging as an increasingly important player in health and …

The Importance of Infants’ Exposure to Micro-Organisms

Many studies have strongly suggested that the trillions of microorganisms that inhabit the human body influence our current and future health and may account for the rising incidence of several serious medical conditions now plaguing Americans, young and old.<p>The research indicates that cesarean …

Gut Microbes Combine to Cause Colon Cancer, Study Suggests

Two types of bacteria commonly found in the gut work together to fuel the growth of colon tumors, researchers reported on Thursday.<p>Their study, published in the journal Science, describes what may be a hidden cause of colon cancer, the third most common cancer in the United States. The research …

Cancer

Why Is This Bacterium Hiding in Human Tumors?

A mysterious bacterium found in up to half of all colon tumors also travels with the cancer as it spreads, researchers reported on Thursday.<p>Whether the bacterium, called Fusobacterium nucleatum, actually plays a role in causing or spurring the growth of cancer is not known. But the new study, …

Cancer

Unlocking the Secrets of the Microbiome

Modern technology is making it possible for medical scientists to analyze inhabitants of our innards that most people probably would rather not know about. But the resulting information could one day save your health or even your life.<p>I’m referring to the trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi …

Exercise Alters Our Microbiome. Is That One Reason It’s So Good for Us?

Exercise may change the composition and activity of the trillions of microbes in our guts in ways that could improve our health and metabolisms over time, a new study finds.<p>The results provide novel insights into how exercise can affect even those portions of our bodies that seem uninvolved in …

Microbiology

Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why.

A diet of fiber-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, reduces the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Indeed, the evidence for fiber’s benefits extends beyond any particular ailment: Eating more fiber seems to lower people’s mortality rate, whatever the cause.<p>That’s why …

Microbiology

Scientists identify immune cells that keep gut fungi under control - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Immune cells that process food and bacterial antigens in the intestines control the intestinal population of fungi, according to a new study from …

Gene/cell connection provides new insight into how our gut microbiome stays healthy - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Jan. 10, 2018) – Paneth cells are like an internal antibiotic that eliminates unwanted microbes that make their way into our small …

Could Probiotics Protect Kids From A Downside Of Antibiotics?

<b>Editor's note, Jan. 17: Some identifying information has been removed from this report to guard the privacy of the family that is part of the probiotics test.</b><p>It's a typical hectic morning at Michele's house in Northern Virginia when she gets a knock on her front door.<p>"Hi, how are you?" she says as …