Many drugmakers have been reluctant to spend the money needed to develop new antibiotics, preferring to use their resources on medicines for cancer and rare diseases that command very high prices and lead to much larger profits. https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-sees-first-case-bacteria-resistant-antibiotics-211653637.html
Daily consumption of probiotics may help reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, according to a new study. The researchers found that the participants who took the prebiotic had reduced levels of cortisol in their saliva than did those who took the placebo. That's noteworthy because research has shown high cortisol levels to be linked with stress, anxiety and depression.
In recent years, new research suggests that in addition to genetic predisposition and lifestyle (physical inactivity/diet), microbes in our gut may play a role in the development of Type 2 diabetes. Some microbes form toxins that enter the gut and cause inflammation in the body, which affects liver and fat cells. As a result, insulin sensitivity and overall metabolism can be altered.
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