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April 5, 2016
Seeding after C-Section: The Fast Track to a Better Microbiome?
Modern day surgical procedures are performed under the most stringent aseptic practices. And for good reason. Postoperative infections, before the practice of sterile technique, were often the cause of greater morbidity than the condition being treated. But there’s one increasingly common surgery that has the potential to get a lot dirtier. Delivering a baby by … Read more
January 29, 2016
Can Yogurt Make You Happier?
If cultured yogurt can make a despondent mouse find the will to live, researchers are hoping that someday probiotics could possibly be a substitute for Prozac. As scientists gain insight into the role of our gut microbiome, they are finding more and more evidence of what’s been termed the “gut-brain axis” and its bidirectional … Read more