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Research Says Exercise Also Improves Your Gut Bacteria

If you needed another reason to exercise, try this. Exercise can change the composition of your gut microbiome.<p>There are trillions of microscopic …

Microbiome

Depression Is Actually a Physical Illness Caused by Inflammation, Scientist Suggest

For years, the scientific community focused almost exclusively on brain chemistry as the likely cause of depression; but new research upends this …

How Gut Health and Depression Could Be Connected

The Connection Between Gut Health and Depression<p>Got the blues? Your gut bacteria could be to blame.<p>November 29, 2017<p>In the world of medicine and …

A scientist explores the mysteries of the gut-brain connection

<i>Sacha Vega/iStock</i><p>The brain in your head and the one in your gut are always exchanging info. But how do they do it? Neuroscientist Diego Bohórquez is …

PTSD linked to changes in gut bacteria

An exploratory study has identified a link between gut bacteria and post-traumatic stress disorder that could bring us closer to fathoming the …

Medical Research

Take a Shower Today? Science Says That Might Have Been a Mistake

Research on immunology suggests showering daily isn't the best for you.<p>Personally, I love to take a shower to start the day. A nice, warm one where I can stay, half asleep, as I think about mostly nothing. But it turns out we all might need to rethink that part of the morning routine if we want to …

Microbiology

Gut microbiome plays role in multiple sclerosis, studies show

In the Lab<p>Gut germs play role in multiple sclerosis, studies show. Are probiotics for MS next?<p>T<p>wo teams of scientists have found the strongest …

Feeling anxious? Your gut bacteria might be to blame

All of us experience anxiety at one point or another; whether down to a job interview or a first date, that nervous feeling in the gut often takes …

Gut bacteria influence the brain indirectly, study shows

A new study has found that there is a three-way relationship between a type of gut bacteria, cortisol, and brain metabolites. This relationship, the …

Children are the key to solving a 2000 year old philosophical mystery

Developmental psychologist Alison Gopnik has published countless studies in prestigious journals. Her work covers how children are more open-minded than adults (and often learn better, as a result), and how they approach the world (in much the same way as scientists). Each finding is significant on …

Pediatrics

Tiny gut organisms may influence food cravings and what our bodies do with fat

A universe of organisms living inside you may affect every part of your body, from your brain to your bones, and even your thoughts, feelings and your attempts to lose weight.<p>This is a universe of trillions of micro­organisms — or what we biologists call microbiota — that live in your gut, the part …

Wellness

The brain and the gut talk to each other: how fixing one could help the other

It’s widely recognised that emotions can directly affect stomach function. As early as 1915, influential physiologist Walter Cannon noted that …

Wellness

When is stress good for you?

The subtle flows and toxic hits of stress get under the skin, making and breaking the body and brain over a lifetime<i>By Bruce McEwen</i>Read at Aeon

Neuroscience

Could A Fecal Transplant Help You Lose Weight And Treat Stomach Ailments?

Tina Baker says it's embarrassing to talk about her fecal transplant experience, but she's willing to discuss it because "it cured me of this horrible thing I had."<p>That horrible thing was a recurrent <i>Clostridium difficile</i> infection—a type of colon infection that causes severe belly pain, diarrhea, …

Study finds evidence that gut microbiome regulates brain response to fear

The community of microorganisms living in your gut may influence anxiety disorders. New research suggests that the gut microbiome plays an important …

Everything You Need to Know About Your Second Brain: The Gut

The digestive system is responsible for a large part of your well-being<p>Gut health is linked to weight control, mental health, and even a healthy …

Treating Autism By Targeting the Gut

Researchers report therapies that help change the bacteria in the gut could be beneficial in treating autism.The post Treating Autism By Targeting …

Medical Research

Exercising for more than two hours is bad for your gut

Studies released recently show that, despite good intentions, those who regularly exercise for two hours or more could be doing more harm to their …

Science Is A Hoax, Man Types On Small Electronic Device That Can Do Everything

Science is an elitist fraud, a man has typed on a 150 gram device that can take photos, make phone calls, pinpoint his location, tell him when the …

Electronics

The Role Food Plays in Anxiety and Inflammation

<i>Our friends at PaleoHacks help us understand the link between anxiety and inflammation.</i><p>Anxiety is one of the most common mental disorders in the …

Is your diet making you depressed?

Of all the problems that people face today, depression proves one of the hardest to pinpoint. People often suffer in secret, not wanting to burden others or admit that they need professional help. Those same people continue with their normal routines and, many times, unhealthy eating habits. Now, …

Healthy Eating

Vitamin D deficiency and depression: is there a link?

Everyone's talking about the sunshine vitamin. But could it be good for our minds too?<p>Sunshine is something most Brits only get to enjoy fleetingly …

What Everyone Should Know about the Infant Microbiome

For years, people have been talking about the microbiome, probiotics, and gut health. Yet, most parents (and even some doctors) are unaware of the …

How Life (and Death) Spring From Disorder

Life was long thought to obey its own set of rules. But as simple systems show signs of lifelike behavior, scientists are arguing about whether this …

11 New Facts Science Has Revealed About The Body

We're just scratching the surface.<p><b>1.</b> Hundreds of genes spring to life after you die - and they keep functioning for up to four days. Together with an …

Diabetes Is Linked To This Invasive Gut Bacteria

While genetics and environmental factors such as diet both contribute to type 2 diabetes, the exact cause remains unknown. However, new research …

How Probiotics May Help Depression

It’s common for people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to also struggle with depression. Now, a small study published in the journal</i> …

A Traumatic Experience Can Reshape Your Microbiome

I’m not disputing the scientific soundness of the whole brain-gut connection, but it really does sound a little bit like something out of a …

Microbiology

9 physical symptoms you didn't realise were caused by depression

Depression might be a mental illness, but it can also have physical manifestations.<p>Depression is a mental health issue that can take over a person's …