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Household Dog Protects Children Against Allergies, Asthma

By | Mon, 12/16/2013 - 17:55

A pet dog allowed indoors protects against asthma and allergies by promoting healthy gut bacteria.

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Gut Bacteria From Obese People Make Lab Mice Fat: Could Changing Your Stomach Microbiome Make You Skinny?

By | Thu, 09/05/2013 - 14:01

A Washington University study identifies human bacterial species that promote leanness and metabolic health.

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C-Section Babies At Risk For Allergies Later In Life

By | Thu, 08/08/2013 - 14:16

A c-section birth may leave a baby susceptible to low immunity due to lack of healthy gut bacteria.

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Viruses May Be The Secret Weapon Helping Superbugs Survive Antibiotic Treatment

By | Tue, 06/11/2013 - 11:04

Bacteriophages, or viruses that infect only bacteria, could transfer antibiotic resistance genes between bacteria and make them resistant to drugs they have never been exposed to before.

Mood-Altering Yogurt? Probiotic Health Benefits Change Brain Function Along with Gut Bacteria

Mood-Altering Yogurt? Probiotics Change Brain Function With Gut Bacteria

By | Tue, 05/28/2013 - 20:08

Probiotic yogurt’s health benefits may include altering brain function, suggests new research. Changing the composition of your gut bacteria can affect mood, anxiety, stress, and pain sensitivity.

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Poop In The Water: CDC Finds Fecal Matter In Public Swimming Pools

By | Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:02

A new CDC report suggests that more than half of public swimming pools in the US are contaminated with human waste.

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New Treatments Using Gut Bacteria Could Ease Obesity-Related Health Problems

By | Mon, 05/13/2013 - 18:18

Increasing the number of the Akkermansia muciniphila bacteria in mice can treat metabolic disorders brought on by an unhealthy diet, new research has found.

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Surprising Gut Bacteria Health Benefit: Regulating Blood Pressure

By | Wed, 02/27/2013 - 21:13

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.

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Abnormal Gut Bacteria Linked to Severe Malnutrition in African Children

By | Wed, 01/30/2013 - 20:47

New research on young twins in Malawi in sub Saharan Africa has identified a new culprit of severe acute childhood malnutrition: gut bacteria.

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Gut Microbes Linked to Diabetes

By | Wed, 09/26/2012 - 13:13

New research has found that microbes living in a person's gut may indicate whether or not the person has diabetes.

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Sugary Drinks Increase Bad Bacteria in Gut, Risk of Diabetes

By | Mon, 09/03/2012 - 10:21

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.