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Microbiome

Our research in China's estuaries offers glimpses of a dire future: a world without effective antibiotics

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.02.2017 | Science
The Conversation Global

Estuaries are natural filtering points between freshwater and the ocean where pollutants tend to accumulate. Stephane Mahe/Reuters Michael Gillings, ...

Researchers Are Studying Fecal Transplant As A Potential Treatment For Autism

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.01.2017 | Healthy Living

To treat brain disorders like autism, scientists increasingly are targeting a different part of the body: the gut. Imbalances in the gut microbiome ...

What We've Learned From Studying Microbiomes

Dr. Bill Van Bonn | Posted 01.27.2017 | Science
Dr. Bill Van Bonn

What is a microbiome you ask? It's the tiny living community that surrounds us all and is the subject of investigation by human and veterinary health ...

The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain

Richard E. Cytowic | Posted 01.26.2017 | Science
Richard E. Cytowic

The world is so much bigger and more interesting than we can see with our naked eyes. If we could, we could watch cells grow, morph, and split again o...

Your Microbiome May Determine Whether Your Diet Succeeds Or Fails

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.05.2017 | Healthy Living

A gut bacteria makeover may not be at the top of your list of resolutions for 2017, but you’d be wise to consider it if your goals have anything to ...

Does Diet Soda Cause Weight Gain?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 12.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Artificial sweeteners were designed to keep food and drinks' sweet taste while doing away with excess sugar's unwanted effects, such as weight gain, d...

What The Latest Research Really Means For Crohn’s Disease

Dr. Raphael Kellman | Posted 11.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Raphael Kellman

A recent study came out this month identifying specific fungus and bacteria that were linked to cases of Crohn’s disease. While E coli had previousl...

How 'Psychobiotics' Use Gut Bacteria To Treat Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.10.2016 | Healthy Living

Researchers have long known that the bacteria living in your gut can “talk” to your brain. Gut microbes, which collectively make up what’s calle...

Your Poop Contains Clues About Your Obesity Risk

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.26.2016 | Healthy Living

Scientists in Britain have found a new link between the diversity of bacteria in human poo ― the human fecal microbiome ― and levels of harmful ty...

These researchers want you to mail them your gut bacteria

ResearchGate | Posted 09.23.2016 | Science
ResearchGate

UC San DiegoMost of the DNA in your body isn't yours; it belongs to the bacteria that comprise your personal microbiome. This bacterial make-up has si...

Critical But Overlooked: ICU Patients' Gut Bacteria

ResearchGate | Posted 09.06.2016 | Science
ResearchGate

Paul Wischmeyer Our bodies are full of bacteria, and when we get sick, those microbial populations change. Hospitals monitor patients' bloodwork and v...

Shedd Aquarium's World of Water: What It Takes to Keep a Quality Environment for Animals

Dr. Bill Van Bonn | Posted 09.01.2016 | Green
Dr. Bill Van Bonn

At Shedd Aquarium caring for the quality of water animals live in and depend on does not stop at the front doors.

The Power Of The Gut

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 08.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Rose Kumar, M.D.

As an integrative medicine physician, I stay current with scientific research relevant to patient health in my clinical practice. Over the past two de...

Leaky Gut: Signs, Symptoms And Healing

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

Leaky gut. It's a term that has earned much debate in the medical community over the last decade. Does it really exist? Did someone just make it up? L...

Watch This Doctor Reveal Game Changers For A Healthy Diet

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 07.15.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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'Bad' Bacteria In The Breast Could Influence Cancer Risk

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Sara G. Miller, Staff Writer Published: 06/30/2016 11:29 AM EDT on LiveScience There are bacteria living in women's breast tissue, and these micr...

E.T., We Know You're Home: The Search For Our Own Alien Life

Dr. Bill Miller | Posted 06.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Bill Miller

Everybody has an opinion about the possibility of alien life. In the movies, contact commonly starts with a violent encounter. Sometimes, the story in...

Restoring the Microbiome in C-section Babies

Medical Discovery News | Posted 06.08.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

There are many pros and cons for a woman when choosing either a caesarian C-section or natural birth. Sometimes medical circumstances push the mother...

Making Peace with Bacteria--for Good Health

Lauren Walker | Posted 06.03.2016 | Science
Lauren Walker

With the recent confirmation of the first U.S. case of truly antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection, public health officials' concerns regarding ove...

The Zoo We Bear

Medical Discovery News | Posted 05.17.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog, Medical Discovery News Bacteria and viruses live on and in us as part of our normal flora or microbiome. In...

Do Probiotic Products Live Up to Their Promises?

Sonima.com | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonima.com

A daily dose of good bacteria can boost your health, but not all foods containing probiotics are created equal. Find out which are the best to add to your diet.

4 Science-Backed Reasons to 'Eat Dirt'

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS People have been eating dirt for thousands of years--until now. An obsession with germ-free homes and a ster...

The Hidden Health Factor Everyone Is Talking About

Sonima.com | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonima.com

Read on for a more detailed look at how your diet can influence your health from the inside out, including the foods that should regularly find their ways to your belly.

Should You Be Eating More Fermented Foods?

Sonima.com | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonima.com

From kimchee in Korea to kvass in Russia to dosas in South India, fermented foods are enjoyed almost daily in traditional societies, and now health professionals and enthusiasts are taking interest in the unique health benefits these foods offer.

Hacking Gut Bacteria Could Be The Next Major Class Of Medicines

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.11.2016 | Science

The human gut microbiome -- which includes the community of trillions of bacteria living within our intestines -- has been called one of the next big ...