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Bacteria Mix in Guts of Babies Predicts Obesity

PSA Test Affected By Obesity, Hide Prostate Cancer

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) — The mix of bacteria in a baby’s gut may predict whether that infant will become overweight or obese later in life, a new study suggests. Babies with high numbers of bifidobacteria and low numbers of Staphylococcus aureus may be protected …

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Bacteria May Be a Player in Diabetes Among Very Obese

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THURSDAY, March 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Bacteria may play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes in severely obese people, researchers report. They analyzed bacterial genetic material in blood and tissue samples taken from 40 severely obese people during weight-loss surgery. Half of the patients had type …

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‘Nightmare’ Bacteria Spreading in U.S. Hospitals, Nursing Homes: CDC

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Latest Infectious Disease News By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) — A “nightmare” bacteria that is resistant to powerful antibiotics and kills half of those it infects has surfaced in nearly 200 U.S. hospitals and nursing homes, federal health officials reported Tuesday. The U.S. Centers …

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Common Strep Bacteria May Be Morphing Into ‘Superbug’

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Latest Infectious Disease News By Brenda GoodmanHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Doctors warn that a garden-variety type of bacteria, which is normally present in the human intestinal tract, may be morphing into a tough-to-treat superbug. A new report from physicians in New York, New …

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With Acne, Bacteria Strain on Your Skin May Be Culprit

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By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) — Your odds of having acne may depend on whether the “good” strain of a particular type of bacteria lives on your skin, a new study suggests. “People never think of wanting to have good bacteria on their skin,” said …

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Doctors’ Germ-Laden Stethoscope May Spread Nasty Bacteria

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Latest Infectious Disease News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Stethoscopes help diagnose and heal, but this primary tool of physicians also has significant potential to spread germs from patient to patient, a new study reports. The diaphragm of a stethoscope — the …

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High-Fat Diets Do No Favors for Your Gut Bacteria

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By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Has a high-fat meal ever left you feeling bloated and sluggish? It turns out that a heavier fat diet may keep the many bacteria that live in your digestive system from doing their best, too. New research found that …

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1 in 5 Sore Throats Tied to Scary Bacteria, Study Finds

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A potentially deadly bacteria is responsible for one in five sore throats in young adults, a new study suggests. Patients with this bacteria — Fusobacterium necrophorum — can get negative results on a strep test, but be at risk …

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Science Puzzling Out Differences in Gut Bacteria Around the World

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THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say nearly 2,000 previously unknown types of bacteria in the human gut have been identified. The human gut hosts many species of microbes, collectively referred to as the gut microbiota. Scientists are working to identify the individual species and understand the roles …

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C-Section, Formula May Disrupt ‘Good’ Gut Bacteria in Babies

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By Amanda GardnerHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) — Being born by cesarean section has been tied to higher risks for various health problems in children, and now a new study finds these babies also have fewer “good” bacteria in their digestive tract. Similarly, babies who were exclusively or …

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