Taking Antibiotics Can Change the Gut Microbiome for Up to a Year

Doctors and patients alike should be thoughtful about starting antibiotics—not only because of the well-publicized resistant bacteria that are proliferating thanks to overuse of those drugs, but also because, a new study illustrates, there could be serious consequences for the individual. As well as for, you know, humanity in general.

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The Effects of Nutrition on Health and Well-Being

Whilst it is useful to managers to be able to spot the signs of symptoms of stress, take the pressure off, and refer workers to the right kind of psychological help if needs be, a lot of the ‘health structures’ that are needed to create a good foundation for wellbeing and health are missing in the construction industry. Poor working structures force workers into poor lifestyle choices that contribute to stress and pressure.

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How our children’s guts can affect their adult health

It’s a modern medical mystery: Across the Western world, a growing number of people—especially children—are suffering from asthma, and nobody can really say why. In barely one generation, “we’ve seen rates triple or quadruple,” says Dr. Stuart Turvey, a professor of pediatrics at the University of British Columbia and B.C. Children’s Hospital.

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Probiotics May Be The New Vaccine

Probiotics have been getting quite a bit of attention of late. By definition, they are “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host.” This rather vague definition has led to a host of potential benefits ranging from better digestion to improved weight management and even better mental health. But until recently, no one has mentioned vaccines. Yet, a probiotic oral vaccine may one day be our route to protection against infection.

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Here’s What’s So Special About Breast Milk

It’s been shown that breast milk provides nutrients and antibodies that are important for infants’ development and their immune systems. But a new study published Wednesday in the journal Mucosal Immunology reports that human breast milk has bio-molecules that can combat inflammation and infection.

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