Taking multiple showers a day can affect your immune system, digestion and heart

Researchers from Genetic Science Centre at University of Utah say over-cleaning can damage human microbiome –  a collection of bacteria, viruses and other microbes that live in and on your body

Taking multiple showers a day can affect your immune system, digestion and heartIf you think that taking shower everyday can keep you healthy and hygienic then give it a second thought, as a study reveals that over-cleaning can damage the human microbiome, thereby affecting the immune system, digestion and even heart. Not bathing for a few days can leave you a bit smelly, but showering too often […]

Pregnant women who eat more fibre may lower child’s celiac disease risk, finds study

Mothers who eat a high-fibre diet in pregnancy may lower the risk of celiac disease in their children, a new study suggests

Pregnant women who eat more fibre may lower child’s celiac disease risk, finds studyThe study researchers analysed information from more than 88,000 Norwegian children and their mothers, who gave birth between 1999 and 2009. The mothers were asked about their fibre and gluten intake in their 22nd week of pregnancy, and the children were followed for about 11 years for a diagnosis of celiac disease. The researchers found […]

Keeping livestock in the yard just might help your baby’s immune system, reveals study

Getting up close, and a little dirty, with farm animals just might help us fend off illness, say researchers who’ve further demonstrated the benefits of early exposure to a wide variety of environmental bacteria

Keeping livestock in the yard just might help your baby’s immune system, reveals studyScientists from The Ohio State University found that bacteria and other microbes from rural Amish babies was far more diverse – in a beneficial way – than what was found in urban babies’ intestines. And, in a first-of-its-kind experiment, they found evidence of how a healthier gut microbiome might lead to more robust development of […]

Vaginal bacteria linked to ovarian cancer, reveals study

Having too few ‘friendly’ vaginal bacteria may increase a woman’s chance of ovarian cancer, and swabs can be used to spot this, say researchers

Vaginal bacteria linked to ovarian cancer, reveals studyThe team, led by University College London, hope the finding could be used to identify women at high risk of the cancer, which has no screening test. However, they say that more work is needed to explore this. It is too soon to recommend women should be given protective doses of the good bacteria, they […]

Fish slime could be a potential source of antibiotics, finds study

With the advent of multi-drug resistant bacteria and lack of new antibiotics, researchers have been on the lookout for new molecules that can fight these pathogens. A team of researchers have now identified a slimy mucous coating of young fish as a potential source for antibiotics that could fight resistant infections such as MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus)

Fish slime could be a potential source of antibiotics, finds studyThe results of the study were presented at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Spring 2019 National Meeting & Exposition. Lead researcher Sandra Loesgen from the Oregon State University, in a statement said, “We believe the microbes in the mucus add chemistry to the antiseptic power of the mucus and that new bioactive compounds might be […]

High-fat diets do no favours for your gut bacteria, finds study  

New research found that when people boosted their fat intake to 40 percent of their daily diet for six months, the number of ‘good’ gut bacteria decreased while ‘unhelpful’ bacteria amounts increased

High-fat diets do no favours for your gut bacteria, finds study  Has a high-fat meal ever left you feeling bloated and sluggish? It turns out that a heavier fat diet may keep the many bacteria that live in your digestive system from doing their best, too. Results of the study were published online Feb. 19 in the journal Gut. “The study result showed that a high-fat […]

Oral antibiotics linked to kidney stones formation, cautions study

Cases of kidney stones are increasing all over the world and new research suggests that oral antibiotics might be a trigger. The study, published in The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, found that exposure to five classes of antibiotics significantly increased the risk for kidney stones

Oral antibiotics linked to kidney stones formation, cautions studyChildren and adults who take five commonly prescribed types of antibiotics may be more likely to develop kidney stones than people who don’t use these medicines, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined electronic health records collected from 1994 to 2015 for 25,981 people who developed kidney stones and a control group of 259,797 similar individuals […]

‘Dialysis is a painful expensive process with scarcely available resources’

This World Kidney Day, Centaur Pharmaceuticals and Kibow Biotect have tied up to market Renadyl in India, a strategic therapeutic drug for healthy kidneys. In an opening address, Gregory Taevs thanked Centaur and Kibow for inviting him to the occasion and wished the strategic alliance a grand success

‘Dialysis is a painful expensive process with scarcely available resources’Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in India is 17.2% and rising Dialysis is a painful expensive process with scarcely available resources The US patented and clinically tested product helps maintain healthy kidney functions Centaur Pharmaceuticals and Kibow Biotect tied up to market Renadyl in India. Starting this March 8th, on the eve of World […]

Breast cancer: Bacterial deficiency linked with onset

Previous studies have also examined the link between gut microbiota and the development of breast cancer. These studies have suggested that the microbes in the gut may regulate estrogen levels, leading to estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer

Breast cancer: Bacterial deficiency linked with onsetThe human microbiome, or the total number of bacteria living in the human body, is known to play a key role in the development of many diseases. In particular, the bacteria living in our gut have been linked to numerous conditions, ranging from type 2 diabetes to Parkinson’s disease, and even multiple sclerosis. Previous studies […]

Crosstalk between intestinal microbes and immune system reveals new information

Gut microbes engage in an intricately choreographed conversation with the immune system, stimulating it just enough to keep disease-causing invaders at bay, while at the same time reining it in so it doesn’t mistakenly launch an attack on the body

Crosstalk between intestinal microbes and immune system reveals new informationThe human gut is home to some 100 trillion bacteria, comprising between 250 and 500 species. This astounding array of organisms, collectively known as the gut microbiome, is a powerful regulator of disease and health and has been implicated in conditions ranging from inflammatory bowel disease to multiple sclerosis. Gut microbes engage in an intricately […]