microbiome

November 6, 2018

After giving birth, perhaps the last thing most moms likely want to ponder is their vaginal microbiome.

Pregnant woman
November 9, 2018

When babies transition from the womb to the world, they pick up a population of beneficial bacteria, or microbiome, from their mother’s birth canal that would enhance protections from disease. But in the case of C-sections, some moms have been a

July 6, 2018

Most of your gut microbiome, or your intestinal flora, is dominated by two classes of bacteria—firmicutes and bacteroidetes—and research has shown that obese people typically have a significantly higher ratio of the former to the latter.

February 7, 2018

Each year about 45 million Americans go on a diet, but many have no idea that they could be changing their microbiome in the process.

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February 6, 2018

Some 45 million Americans go on a diet each year. Most don't realize that, in doing so, they are changing their microbiomes.

September 27, 2017

Certain species of the gut microbiome seem to borrow a page from mercenaries in feudal Japan in their quest for supremacy.

August 31, 2017

People whose digestive tract harbors a bacteria called c. Difficile can suffer from diarrhea for weeks or months, and in some cases, years.

A growing body of evidence indicates that the trillions of microbes that live on and inside our bodies—what’s called our "microbiome"—affect our health.

Pesticide exposure in farmworkers from agricultural communities is associated with changes in the mouth microbiome. The first study to demonstrate such a correlation in humans was published Nov.

The livers of children and adults often react quite differently to therapeutic drugs, displaying radically dissimilar responses to the same pharmaceuticals for reasons that have remained mysterious. 

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