Here’s What Worms Can Tell Us about Our Gut Microbes

Recent studies have revealed a strong connection between the bacteria in our bodies and our overall health—from obesity, diabetes and…

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Study Links Probiotics with Reduced Stress

Everyday stress can take a toll on our health, which is why many experts recommend stress-relieving activities such as yoga,…

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Constipation May Affect Healthy Kidneys, and Here’s Why

While the occasional bout of constipation is not uncommon, ongoing problems with a sluggish bowel may impact the health of…

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The Link between Diet, Gut Bacteria and Healthy Vision

Using mice, a team of researchers from the University of Montreal has determined that changes in gut bacteria may contribute…

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Gut Bacteria May Help Prevent Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are small, pebble-like objects formed by mineral deposits in the kidneys. They can cause severe pain and sometimes…

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Are Your Microbes to Blame for Your Migraines?

We have more than 100 trillion bacterial cells living in and around our bodies. Collectively, those bacteria make up your…

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CDC Partners with Universities to Study Superbugs

Washington University and the University of Michigan are just two of the schools working in collaboration with the Centers for…

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Even a Short Hospital Stay Affects Your Gut, and Here’s Why it Matters

Being in the hospital is sometimes necessary because of an injury or illness. However, studies have shown that even short-term…

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Is the Key to Fighting Superbugs Right Under Our Noses?

Actually, it might be in our noses. Scientists in Germany have discovered a strain of bacterium hiding in the human…

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Probiotics Becoming More Common in Hospital Treatment Plans

Something interesting is happening in hospitals across the country. According to a recent survey involving more than 140 hospitals in…

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Your Good Bacteria Have a Defense System

By now most of us know a thing or two about the trillions of microbes taking up residence in the…

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Should We Rethink Giving Routine Antibiotics to Preemies?

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis believe it may be necessary—even critical—to change how we…

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How Does a Year in Space Affect the Gut? One Astronaut May Hold the Answer

Recently astronaut Scott Kelly returned home from space. It was the longest trip ever completed by an American astronaut, and…

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Doctors Swab C-Section Babies with Bacteria from Mom

It is widely believed that newborns receive their first dose of bacteria from their mothers as they travel through the…

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Need a Good Reason to Get Out More? Being Social Benefits Your Gut

Not only have previous studies linked frequent social interaction to improvements in heart health, mood and overall quality of life,…

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