bacteria

C-section babies face higher risk of obesity in later life

Babies delivered by caesarean section are more likely to be obese, according to new research by the Harvard TH Chan…

Most of what we eat is ‘processed’ food. Here’s why we should be worried

Don’t panic, but each time you eat a bacon sandwich it is estimated you reduce your life by half an…

Study hints at power of gut bacteria to protect against cancer

Several studies have suggested that bacteria in the gut could be used to reduce the risk of certain types of…

Guest room: we each play host to 100 trillion microbes

What’s bugging you now? The amazing potential of our bodies’ own bacteria

Scientists hope our trillions of resident microbes can help us beat disease and improve mental health

Will Britain ever embrace fermented food?

These foods don’t have to include a fungus that looks like it has been in the airing cupboard for weeks

The big fat Greek diet: how to lose weight while eating stacks of feta and guzzling olive oil

I have lived in Athens for the last six months. I have eaten mountains of feta cheese and consumed whole…

‘Post-antibiotic’ world looms as drug-resistant bacteria emerges in China

We are on the verge of a ‘post-antibiotic’ world, according to a report published in The Lancet. Researchers in China…

Why the bacteria in your intestines could be making you depressed

The bacteria in your intestines could be inducing anxiety and depression, according to new research carried out by scientists at…