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AHA: Some Gut Germs May Help Recovery After Heart Attack

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The tiny microbes located inside the intestines could play a critical role in heart attack recovery, according to a new study that found gut bacteria helpful in repairing the damage after…

Can a 'Noah's Ark' of Microbes Save the World's Health?

THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- To safeguard human health in the future, researchers envision creation of a "Noah's Ark" of beneficial human microbes. The human microbiome includes trillions of microscopic organisms that live…

Probiotics: Don't Believe the Hype?

THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- They're sold everywhere, but can probiotics -- the good bacteria found in some foods like yogurt and in supplements -- really help restore digestive health? Maybe, but only for some people, new…

Is a Health Secret Hiding in Your Infant's Diapers?

FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Could baby poop hold the key to a healthy gut? A new study suggests that might be the case. An analysis of fecal samples collected from the diapers of 34 healthy infants identified 10 strains of…

What Makes Up the American Gut?

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Want a healthy gut? New research suggests you should eat plenty of fruits and veggies, avoid antibiotics and take care of your mental health. These are the latest findings from The American Gut, part…

You and Your Pooch May Have Similar Tummy Bacteria

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The makeup of bacteria in your dog's digestive tract may be more like your own than you think, researchers say. In a new study, investigators analyzed gut bacteria populations ("microbiomes") in…