Bacteria

The Insidious Yeast Infection We All Have—and How to Treat It

Functional medicine expert Dr. Amy Myers’s Austin-based practice is largely devoted to solving women’s health issues that are common but extremely …

Microbiome

Dangerous Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Are Spreading

Two new studies out this week highlight the growing danger of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to global health.<p>The most alarming finding was that one …

Flu

6 Ways To Boost Your Nutrient Absorption By Improving Your Gut Health

You work hard to take care of yourself, so what's the missed connection?...

Wellness

The Travel Bug You Really Don't Want to Catch - Bloomberg

Smallpox, syphilis, plague, cholera – some of the planet’s most notorious scourges dramatically expanded their reach thanks to unsuspecting …

Public Health

Moth gut bacterium defends its host by making antibiotic

Nearly half of all insects are herbivores, but their diets do not consist of only plant material. It is not uncommon for potentially harmful …

Microbiome

A (Simple) Cure for Autoimmune Disease?

Autoimmune diseases like lupus, Crohn’s, MS, rheumatoid arthritis, and colitis are some of the most frustrating diagnoses, in part because of …

Microbiome

Bacteria Apparently Send eVites to Each Other Throughout the Body

We have a two-sided relationship with bacteria. On one hand, these single-celled organisms are the source of disease. On the other, each of us hosts …

Life Sciences

How Probiotics Can Ease Your Anxiety, And 4 Other Benefits That Have Nothing To Do With Digestion

Five ways probiotics can benefit your health, from a positive outlook to lower cholesterol<p>While we typically think of bacteria as a bad thing, certain microorganisms, in the right doses, may actually help keep us healthy. For years doctors have been suggesting probiotics as a way to help an …

Wellness

Lower gut flora diversity associated with three risk factors for metabolic syndrome

Researchers from the University Medical Centre of Groningen in the Netherlands have found that decreased gut microbial diversity is strongly …

Microbiome

Mother to Infant Transmission of Microbes Confirmed Using Newly Devised Technology

Vertical transmission of microbes from mother to child were confirmed using shotgun metagenomics, showing distinct microbes between mother and infant.

Microbiome

5 Ways Technology Will Make You Healthier In 2017

1/5 Shutterstock<p>Your Fitness Tracker Will Help Keep Tabs on More Than You Ever Imagined<p>First there were GPS Watches, and then devices that track your steps and heart rate. That was a good start.<p>But soon we’re all going to have access to “medical-grade, wearable sensors” that can monitor more …

Microbiome

How To Manipulate Your Gut Flora To Finally Lose Weight: A Doctor Explains

Happy gut flora, happy life....

Wellness

Gutfather – Capsule to transfer “Abdominal Feeling”

Created Stefan Schwabe in collaboration with Fraunhofer CeRRI and Sebastian Kletzander, Gutfather is a speculative design project comprising a …

Microbiome

Signs you need to give your gut a makeover

<b>If you ranked the sexiness of your body parts, your poor intestines would be waaaaay down the list. But while your guts might not be glamorous,</b> …

Wellness

Uncovering the deeper secrets of every mother's breast milk

ShutterstockInvestigating the make up and composition of breast milk has been a critical part of understanding how newborn babies build their immune …

Babies

Why Should You Care About the Microbiome?

Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about the term microbiome, which refers to a collection of microorganisms or “good bacteria” that live inside your …

Microbiome

You're Probably Showering Way Too Often

Did you shower this morning? Yeah?<p>Gross.<p>Ok, I confess, I showered this morning too. But I feel pretty weird about it.<p>That's because of surprisingly …

Microbiome

Boost your intake of resistant starch to help your gut thrive

If you’re like most Canadians, you don’t eat enough fibre. And even if you are meeting your daily fibre target, you might be focused on getting lots of one particular kind, such as wheat bran to prevent constipation, or psyllium to lower blood cholesterol.<p>Either way, you’re likely shortchanging …

Nutrition

Microbiome: Evolution and Revolution

Posted 11th January 2017 by Laura Berry<p><b>Life started with unicellular microorganisms</b><p>They weren’t complex but they reproduced fast – adapting to the …

Microbiome

Teaching Computers to Recognize Sick Guts: Machine-Learning and the Microbiome

By Tiffany Fox<p><i>San Diego, Calif., Jan. 12, 2017 —</i> A new proof-of-concept study by researchers from the University of California San Diego succeeded in …

Microbiome

Are Prebiotics the Answer for Lactose Intolerance?

For most of us, lactose is one of the first things that we consume – whether in the form of breast milk or formula. But as we age, our bodies express …

Nutrition

Researchers collect poop from Inuit for microbiome study

'People were generally surprised and taken aback about what I study, but they thought it was funny'<p>A Canadian researcher, referred by some in Nunavut …

Microbiome

The four bugs that protect us from asthma

<b>Something about modern living</b> sends asthma rates soaring. In Western countries we saw it happen from the 1960s to the 1990s. Now we’re seeing the …

Microbiome

Microbiome Monday: How Do We Build Our Microbiomes?

<i>Did you know that our microbiomes—the population of microbes living in and on each of us—are mostly formed by age 3? Before the Museum’s upcoming</i> …

Microbiome

Think You Know Everything About The Microbiome? Here's Your Gut Health Checklist For 2017

Here's to a healthier gut in 2017....

Microbiome

Parkinson’s disease researchers shed light into the mysteries of the microbiome

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have discovered a possible link between gut bacteria in patients with Parkinson’s disease and …

Life Sciences

Resistance to the Antibiotic of Last Resort Is Silently Spreading

Just over a year after they were discovered in China, bacteria that can fend off colistin are being found all across the world.<p>The alarm bells sounded on November 18, 2015.<p>Antibiotic resistance is usually a slow-moving crisis, one of the reasons its danger can be hard to convey. One by one, over …

Flu

Bad Vaginal Bacteria Linked To Increased HIV Risk

Vaginal health isn't just important for reproductive purposes; it plays an important role in the overall health of a woman — so it's important to pay …

Health

Research Team Reveals More About How Body Copes With Gut Bacterium

BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 16, 2015 – Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute’sCenter for Modeling Immunity to Enteric Pathogens have …

Microbiome