Microbiome

Florida Clinic Uses Poop Transplants For Health

And they aren't the only ones.<p>A clinic in Florida is using a treatment largely banned by the FDA that it claims cures ailments from diarrhea to HIV: poop. Yes, poop transplants. But as strange as the idea sounds, there is some evidence that the procedure can help with at least one ailment.<p>According …

Medicine

Bacteria from POO has been found in the 'ice in Starbucks, Caffe Nero and Costa'

Grim.<p>Faecal bacteria has been found in ice from three of the biggest UK coffee chains, according to an investigation by the <i>BBC</i>. That's bacteria from <i>poo</i>, just in case you needed it clarifying.<p>BBC1's consumer series <i>Watchdog</i> has reportedly discovered varying levels of the bacteria in samples of iced …

Pregnancy

The future of sports ‘doping’ may be faecal transplants

ATHLETES enhance their performance in all sorts of different ways: swallow pills, inject drugs, or even get transfusions of their own blood.<p>But one …

Sport (Australia)

The Effects of White vs. Whole-wheat Bread May Vary Greatly Between Individuals

It’s become a convention now that when we reach for carbohydrates it is always better to choose the complex variety found in whole grain products, …

Bacteria

Faecal bacteria found in ice from Costa, Caffè Nero and Starbucks

BBC Watchdog investigation of iced water from the three major coffee chains found faecal coliform bacteria in samples<p>Ice from three major coffee chains in the UK has been found to contain faecal bacteria.<p>An undercover investigation revealed that iced water obtained from high street outlets Caffè …

Bacteria

NASA keeps a close eye on tiny stowaways

Wherever you find people, you also find bacteria and other microorganisms. The International Space Station is no exception.<p>That generally is not a …

NASA

Meet The People Doing Poop Transplants The Government Doesn’t Want Them To

The FDA has banned doctors from performing poop transplants for most illnesses. But a Tampa clinic is teaching the procedure to desperate patients with a variety of gut troubles — even kids with autism.<p>Posted on June 28, 2017, 09:01 GMT<p><b>One afternoon in</b> October, a skinny 6-year-old boy in navy Crocs …

Medicine

There may be fecal bacteria in your Starbucks iced coffee, investigation finds

Before you take another sip of that iced coffee, be warned: There may be bacteria from feces in it.<p>The BBC’s Watchdog team conducted an investigation into U.K. coffee chains and found that samples of ice from Starbucks (SBUX) Costa Coffee and Caffe Nero drinks contained “varying levels of the …

Coffee

5 Questions I Always Ask My Patients Who Want To Lose Weight

When patients first enter my office, one of the most common goals they have is to shed pounds. They soon find out, however, that it's easier said …

Wellness

Bacteria joins the fight against skin conditions

Your skin is a tapestry of ecosystems roughly the size of three bath towels. Complex societies of bacteria, viruses and fungi live in these diverse habitats – from the oil fields of the face and back, to the damp caverns of the nose, to the parched and hairless palms.<p>For decades researchers have …

Biology

What's on your skin? Archaea, that's what: Study on human skin microbiome finds archaea abundance associated with age

Study on human skin microbiome finds archaea abundance associated with age<p>It turns out your skin is crawling with single-celled microorganisms -- and …

Bacteria

The rogue protein behind Parkinson’s disease may also protect your gut

The hallmark brain damage in Parkinson’s disease is thought to be the work of a misfolded, rogue protein that spreads from brain cell to brain cell …

Neuroscience

The dust storm microbiome

Israel is subjected to sand and dust storms from several directions: northeast from the Sahara, northwest from Saudi Arabia and southwest from the …

Dust Storms

The dust storm microbiome

The airborne dust carried in sand storms affects the health of people and ecosystems alike. New research suggests that part of the effect might not …

Bacteria

A stomach doctor reveals what's probably causing your bloating

Just in time for your holiday<p>With the holiday season officially upon us, it is common for many people to step-up their exercise routines and healthy …

Wellness

Poop doping could be the latest performance enhancement craze

Evidently you can be full of the wrong shit. A cyclist, by testing her friends fecal output, determined she needed better critters up in herself to …

Bacteria

Why Do Some Animals Eat Their Own Poop?

Why do some animals poop, and then turn around and eat their own droppings?<p>It may appear icky to humans, but the practice of eating poop, known as …

Bacteria

High-intensity exercise may be bad for the bowels

When it comes to stomach discomfort during exercise, forget that old adage "no pain, no gain." New research suggests that excessive strenuous exercise may lead to gut damage.<p>"The stress response of prolonged vigorous exercise shuts down gut function," said lead author Ricardo Costa.<p>"The …

Bacteria

Are fermented foods as good for you as the headlines say? - delicious. magazine

Sales of fermented foods and products that contain live bacteria and yeasts known as probiotics are now worth billions of pounds a year. But is this …

Bacteria

Chemical transformation of xenobiotics by the human gut microbiota

The human gut is packed with actively metabolizing microorganisms. These have a transformative effect on what we ingest—whether food, drugs, or …

Bacteria

12 Intriguing Facts About the Intestines

<i>The human body is an amazing thing. For each one of us, it's the most intimate object we know. And yet most of us don't know enough about it: its</i> …

Bacteria

Our gut talks and sometimes argues with our brain. Now we know how.

Scientists finally have a better idea why certain meals send you running for the bathroom. The discovery provides insight into the connection between your gut and brain and may point toward new therapies for intestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome.<p>The team behind this is led by Holly …

Neuroscience

Implications of the gut microbiota in vulnerability to the social avoidance effects of chronic social defeat in male mice.

2017 Jun 16. pii: S0889-1591(17)30198-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2017.06.009. [Epub ahead of print]<p>1The Royal's Institute of Mental Health Research, …

Bacteria

Move Over, Blood Doping; Cyclists Might Be 'Poop Doping' Soon

Anything to get an edge...<p>To be a professional cyclist, one must have guts, microbiologist Lauren Peterson says, and she doesn't just mean that in …

Bacteria

Do Probiotics Really Work?

Walk into any grocery store, and you will likely find more than a few “probiotic” products brimming with so-called beneficial bacteria that are …

Bacteria

Parkinson's May Begin In Gut Before Affecting The Brain

New research in mice and human cells indicates a brain-gut connection.<p>Parkinson’s disease, which involves the malfunction and death of nerve cells in the brain, may originate in the gut, new research suggests, adding to a growing body of evidence supporting the idea.<p>The new study shows that a …

Neuroscience

To debug your gut (and maybe your brain, too), make nice to the bugs that live inside it

Each of us is carrying about 100 trillion microbes in our gut. They’re tiny and squirmy, but if you could line them all up end to end and convince …

Bacteria

Teeny Bee Probiotics Can Help Prevent Colony Collapse

Researchers found that probiotics helped protect against infection and heat stress.<p>Beekeepers in the US reported a 33 percent loss of bees last year, according to preliminary survey results. It's part of an ongoing trend in which honeybees—which pollinate roughly a third of the food we eat—are …

Bees

Penn study details impact of antibiotics, antiseptics on skin microbiomes

Results show antibiotic effects can linger, antiseptic impact not as strong as expected<p>PHILADELPHIA - The use of topical antibiotics can dramatically …

Medicine

The One Thing Missing From Your Gut Health Routine

Let's say you pop a probiotic every morning, drink kombucha instead of soda, and fill up on sauerkraut. That means your gut should be all good, right?<p>According to Mahmoud A. Ghannoum, PhD, EMBA, probiotic supplements actually may not be enough for some people—especially those who continue to …

Health