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microbiome

Could antibiotics spur childhood obesity?

Changes in the gut microbiome might alter the way a developing body stores and burns calories, leading to long-term weight problems.

Curious about probiotics? Tread carefully

Supplements have their place—but steer clear of online sources touting sham benefits.

Coffee—a magic microbiome machine?

Your gut instinct to enjoy that favorite cup of java may positively influence your overall health.

Red wine—a microbiome fertilizer?

The occasional glass of your favorite vintage could help diversify the good bacteria in your gut.

Artificially sweet? A genuine problem

A host of artificial sweeteners are linked to higher risk of heart troubles, stroke and dementia, researchers say.

Could antibiotics up heart disease risk?

Researchers find women 60 and older are more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke if they used antibiotics for two months or longer.

It’s all about the gut

Explore the link between digestive health and chronic disease.

We’re all Pig-Pens

We all trail a personal cloud of bacteria, viruses, fungi, plant particles, chemicals and even microscopic animals.

Patient Story

A good start for baby

Nutrition and exercise classes for new parents help ensure their little ones are born healthy.

Gut bacteria may hold clues to chronic fatigue syndrome

Intestinal colonies differ in those with this condition, bolstering the notion that the disorder isn't a psychological problem.

Probiotics: Just what the doctor ordered

Along with diet changes and medications, probiotics can bring relief from inflammatory bowel disease.

Contact lens wearers may have different eye bacteria

Finding may explain why they're more prone to infection.

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