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Researchers beginning to understand link between gut bacteria and mental health

Researchers beginning to understand link between gut bacteria and mental health

By Sharon Oosthoek, CBC News Mounting evidence that gut bacteria affect mood and behaviour has researchers investigating just how much power these tiny microbes wield over our mental health. “Many people with chronic intestinal conditions also have psychological disturbances and we never understood why,” says McMaster University gastroenterologist Dr. Stephen Collins. Now, scientists such as Dr. Collins […]

We Are Our Bacteria

We Are Our Bacteria

From The New York Times: A medical researcher’s new book links a rise in diseases and other ailments to the changing composition of microbes in the gut, primarily blaming antibiotics for the connection. By JANE E. BRODY We may think of ourselves as just human, but we’re really a mass of microorganisms housed in a human […]

Drop junk food before pregnancy, women told

Drop junk food before pregnancy, women told

By Rebecca Smith Women trying to become pregnant should avoid a diet high in junk food because it is linked with an increased risk of giving birth prematurely, scientists are warning. Large amounts of fat, sugar and take-away foods have been shown, for the first time, to increase the risk of a baby arriving early. […]