Medical research

Microbes aren't the enemy, they're a big part of who we are

We have long believed that "good" immune cells recognise and defend against "bad" invaders. That's why a large proportion of medicine has been directed at killing microbial enemies and conquering microbial infections.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Probiotics effective in combating antibiotic-associated diarrhea

In four different studies presented at the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 76th Annual Scientific meeting in Washington, DC, researchers explored the effectiveness of probiotics for antibiotic-associated diarrhea; ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Seven ways stress impacts our bodies

WUSTL physicians say chronic stress is linked to a host of health problems, from diabetes to acne to cardiovascular disease.

Medical research

Research identifies gut gas linked to diarrhea

Cedars-Sinai investigators have for the first time identified a gas produced in gut that could improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with two common intestinal illnesses—small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Weethinking the role of bacteria in incontinence

We all know that feeling of suddenly needing to pee, and the agonizing worry that we might not find a toilet in time or make it that far. Sadly, for many people this is a regular occurrence and wetting themselves uncontrollably ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Immune profile differs during symptom flare, free in IBS-D

(HealthDay)—For patients with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D), interferon-γ concentrations and THELPER cells are inhibited during symptom flare, according to a research letter published online June 10 in ...


Excessive exercise may damage the gut

A review of published studies has found that people who exercise excessively may be prone to acute or chronic gut issues.

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