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Is living in buildings that exclude microbes good for health?

Modern buildings, with advanced air conditioning and filtration, are designed to exclude pollutants and microorganisms from buildings. This may not, according to some scientists, be good for our health.

Inside the connection between bacterial toxins and obesity

Scientists have made a connection between bacteria that reside in the human gut (specifically toxic by-products) and obesity. The research adds to the body of work about the microbiome.

Do our bodies really have more microbes than human cells?

Pick up a text book on microbiology or human physiology. Chances are you’ll stumble across a reference to the number of microorganisms in the human body exceeding the number of cells ten-fold. But is this correct?

Men and women deposit different types of bacteria

The types of bacteria found in the home vary according to whether more men or women live in the house, as well as whether household pets are present.

Essential Science: Health effects of antibiotic use

A disturbing, newly issued report suggests just one single course of antibiotics can disrupt the microbial composition in the gut sufficiently to trigger a spate of unintended ill-health effects. Digital Journal gets to the bottom of the issue.

Processed foods alter gut bacteria, trigger inflammatory disease Special

Bethesda - The composition of bacteria in the human gut shapes whether a person is more prone towards obesity. In turn, this gut composition can be affected by diet with processed foods presenting some modern day challenges.

Gut bacteria could prevent type 1 diabetes

Through an investigation of the immune response, researchers have discovered that certain bacteria can protect against the development of type 1 diabetes.

Immune cells help beneficial bacteria triumph over bad

The immune system helps to shape the balance of good or bad bacteria in the human gut. Researchers have found a protein on white blood cells affects the balance of the microorganisms in the gut.

A 10-second kiss transfers 80 million bacteria, study says

A research study from institutes in the Netherlands reports that a couple will share approximately 80 million bacteria during a 10-second kiss!

Study: A 10-second kiss could transfer 80 million bacteria

Amsterdam - According to a new study, kissing for only 10 seconds could transfer up to 80 million bacteria. However gross that might sound, scientists believe that sharing bacteria through kissing helps us stay healthy by boosting the immune system.

Gut bacteria may influence Type 1 diabetes

Gut bacteria in children, with typical diabetes auto-antibodies, differ from those in healthy children. These differences exist before antibodies are detectable in the blood.

How a good diet leads to a healthy gut

According to a leading nutritionist, diet is key for our gastrointestinal health. A good diet can prevent several immune related disorders and ill-health effects.

Gut bacteria linked to Crohn's Disease

A new study has found that the gut microbiomes of patients with Crohn’s disease are markedly different than those of healthy individuals.

Food, bacteria and immunity

Research is starting to show that the food we eat has a huge bearing on the composition of the microbes in the gut, and that these microbes can affect health and immunity.

Gut microorganisms may assist with weight loss

Microorganisms residing in the gut may be responsible for at least part of the fat-shedding effects of gastric bypass surgery, according some controversial research.

Breast milk contains over 700 different bacteria

New research from Spain has examined the range of different bacteria found in breast milk. The study has revealed a larger microbial diversity than originally thought: more than 700 species. This make-up has implications for the developing child.

Study: Intestinal Bacteria May Be Causing Obesity

Recently released results of Scientific research suggests that bacteria in your intestines may be playing an important role in how the body stores foods you eat and how it affects your weight
 

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