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Poor digestive health could lead to depression
Bacteria found in the gut as a result of poor digestive health could be linked to depression, a new study has suggested.
You only have a few more genes than a lowly Nematode worm!Fun fact: Before the Human Genome Project, expert scientists expected humans to have 125,000 genes. In actual fact, we have 25,500, which is only 1500 more than a lowly nematode worm.
Britain rolls out bowel cancer screening programme
Bowel cancer is also known as colon, rectal or colorectal cancer. The lining of the bowel is made of cells that are constantly being renewed. Sometimes these cells grow too quickly, forming a clump known as a bowel polyp or an adenoma. Polyps are usually benign. Although they are not bowel cancers they can change into a malignant cancer over a number of years. A malignant cancer is when cancer cells spread beyond the original site and into other parts of the body.
Gut bacteria balance may affect your appetite
Over the last half decade, it has become increasingly clear that the normal gastrointestinal (GI) bacteria play a variety of very important roles in the biology of human and animals. Now Vic Norris of the University of Rouen, France, and coauthors propose yet another role for GI bacteria: that they exert some control over their hosts' appetites.
One Simple Step for Younger Looking Skin – EGFEpidermal Growth Factor (EGF) in skin care activates the body's natural healing power to the degree that many call this remarkable peptide a natural “beauty factor”.
Olive oil in diet could prevent stroke
Health-conscious people who eat a nutritious diet containing olive oil could limit the chance of a stroke, a new study has claimed.
Probiotics protect cancer patients from radiation effects
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that taking a probiotic before radiation therapy can protect the intestine from damage — at least in mice.
The new study suggests that taking a probiotic also may help cancer patients avoid intestinal injury, a common problem in those receiving radiation therapy for abdominal cancers. The research is published online in the journal Gut.
Scientists come closer to defining benefits of probiotics
The digestive health benefits offered by probiotics are now better understood following the publication of new research from University College Cork.