A new study indicates that the kinds of microbes living in the gut influence the severity and recurrence of parasitic worm infections in developing countries.
Surviving a critical illness is no small feat, but it’s only half the battle for many patients. Serious complications can still result after an illness appears to have cleared. One of those resulting dangers is brain dysfunction.
Antibiotic use is known to have a near-immediate impact on our gut microbiota and long-term use may leave us drug resistant and vulnerable to infection.
Science continues to peel away layers of the skin microbiome to reveal its protective properties.
The human microbiome -- the trillions of tiny bacteria that live in and on our bodies -- is emerging as an increasingly important player in health and wellness. But, our co-existence with these organisms is complex, and scientists are learning that even minor changes in this relationship can lead to big problems with our health.
Dr. Anne Leonard interviews surfers on a beach in Cornwall, UK. Courtesy of University of Exeter
Cancer patients receive essential medicines, fluids, blood and nutrients through central venous catheters, or central lines.
Brandon Boor, a Purdue University assistant professor of civil engineering and environmental and ecological eng