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Gut bacteria might increase obesity risk in adults

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 14:23

A new study has suggested that microbes found in the gut might cause metabolic changes that increase the risk of obesity in adulthood.

Gut microbes respond differently to diet based on gender

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 11:54

A new study has revealed that gut microbes of males and females react differently to diet, even when the diets are identical.

Caesarean babies have weaker immunity

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:17

Children born through a caesarean section procedure have different intestinal microbes than children born normally, says a study.

Diet variation may lower gut bacteria diversity

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 19:56

A rainbow of dishes may satiate your taste buds but they may lower the diversity of bacteria in your gut - making your body vulnerable to a plethora of diseases.

Wave to say hello as handshake may carry microbes

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 14:08

A study has asked for the popular handshake to be replaced by a new gesture as the practice is an dangerous as smoking in public - especially in hospitals.

`Dirt` microbes essential for urbanites` health

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 13:54

Those who left their rural settings in search for a better livelihood in metros and lost the opportunity to “play in the dirt”, read this again and again.

Gut bugs may spur development of bowel cancer

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 15:40

Microbes living in the gut may help drive the development of intestinal tumours, scientists have found.

New `groundbreaking` breakthrough links autism symptoms to gut microbes

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 13:45

Researchers have shown that feeding mice a beneficial type of bacteria can ameliorate autism-like symptoms.

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