Arthritis & Rheumatism

How the obesity epidemic is taking a toll on our bones and joints

Deb Baranec wasn't always obese. As a teenager, she carried a few extra pounds but managed it by being active. Her weight crept up, however, and by the time she suffered her first knee injury while skiing at the age of 27, ...

Health

Jury still out on probiotics

(HealthDay)—Probiotics have become a trendy dietary supplement, with more and more people popping bacteria-laden capsules to try to improve their gut health.

Neuroscience

Prebiotics may help to cope with stress

What are some ways you cope with stresses in your life? Do you do yoga? Meditate? Exercise? Perhaps you should add taking prebiotics to that list.

Immunology

Are prebiotics or probiotics effective against dermatitis?

Evidence supporting a key role for an altered gut microbiome in the development of atopic dermatitis (AD) would suggest that the use of probiotics or prebiotics to correct microbial imbalances in the gut could help prevent ...

Medical research

'Gut' bacteria may help put a kink in family obesity cycle

Obesity is a global epidemic and the evidence is clear: if a mother is obese or gains too much weight during pregnancy chances are the child will be at higher risk of being obese throughout its life.

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