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

If 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 […]

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

The 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 […]

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

Scientists 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 […]

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

The 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 […]

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Oral antibiotics linked to kidney stones formation, cautions study

Children 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 […]

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‘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 […]

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Breast cancer: Bacterial deficiency linked with onset

The 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 […]

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Crosstalk between intestinal microbes and immune system reveals new information

The 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 […]

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