By Christie Rizk | May 16, 2013 12:02 PM EDT
A new CDC report suggests that more than half of public swimming pools in the US are contaminated with human waste.
By Christie Rizk | May 13, 2013 06:18 PM EDT
Increasing the number of the Akkermansia muciniphila bacteria in mice can treat metabolic disorders brought on by an unhealthy diet, new research has found.
By Ashik Siddique | Feb 27, 2013 09:13 PM EST
New research shows an unexpected effect of gut bacteria on blood pressure, which may lead to better treatment of hypertension. The more fiber you eat, the more the bacteria may help you stay healthy.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 30, 2013 08:47 PM EST
New research on young twins in Malawi in sub Saharan Africa has identified a new culprit of severe acute childhood malnutrition: gut bacteria.
By Amber Moore | Sep 26, 2012 01:13 PM EDT
New research has found that microbes living in a person's gut may indicate whether or not the person has diabetes.
By Amber Moore | Sep 03, 2012 10:21 AM EDT
Sugary drinks help bad microbes grow in the human gut. This increase leads to many health complications like obesity and metabolic syndrome, raising risk of diseases associated with metabolic syndrome like diabetes.