microbiome

7.15.19

The Vaccine That Could Prevent Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

As mental health disorders run rampant, scientists are trying to make an immunization from bacteria that could help.

5.8.19

Did the FBI Seize My Vagina Cultures?

When the FBI raided the offices of at-home microbiome testing startup uBiome, it likely took with it data about my own health.

4.11.19

A Look at the Trillions of Microorganisms That Live in and on You

Scientists are continuing to learn what the microbiome does for our health, and how certain diseases and disorders are associated with changes in your microbes.

1.25.19

This Is Why You Can't Tickle Yourself

"It actually feels better when someone else is touching you."

12.7.18

Tortoise DNA Might Hold the Answers to Living Longer

The scientists used the DNA of Lonesome George, the last known Pinta Island tortoise.

11.16.18

Researchers Found Bacteria in the Human Brain

The brain was thought to be a sterile place. What are they doing there?

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10.22.18

I Took an At-Home Poop Test

Who wouldn't want a snapshot of what's going on in their digestive system?

10.9.18

There Are More Than 380 Trillion Viruses in Your Body at Any Time

Viruses on your skin? Check. Viruses in your lungs? Check. Viruses in your pee? Check.

9.26.18

Popular Weed Killer May Be Responsible for Global Bee Deaths

An ingredient in the popular herbicide, Roundup, may be related to colony collapse disorder, say scientists.

9.11.18

The 'Three and Three' Rule of Pooping Tells You If You're Normal or Not

Five experts weighed in on what's considered healthy and normal when it comes to pooping frequency.

8.10.18

The Connection Between Ayahuasca, Your Stomach, and Your Mind

Could changing your gut bacteria alleviate depression and anxiety?

7.18.18

Beef Jerky and Other Processed Meats Might Be Linked to Manic Episodes

People hospitalized for mania were three times more likely to have recently eaten meats like beef jerky, salami, hot dogs, or bacon.

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