Microbiome

Virginia Tims-Lawson

The juice that promoted healthier aging in just 10 days

Things change with age. But you don’t have to settle for poor blood vessel health, high blood pressure, and senior moments just because a few extra years have passed — not when you know how to kick up production of an important compound that can get things going in the right direction in as little as 10 days.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The harm in not brushing your teeth for just one day

Brush and floss at least twice a day. It’s advice you’ve heard all of your life. But sometimes things get in the way of caring for your mouth the way you should. But if you let your dental hygiene slip, as many habits have during the pandemic, the risk goes beyond gum disease.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

How urinary tract infections can lead to bladder cancer

Pain, burning, urgency — each of these symptoms will sound familiar if you’ve ever suffered from a urinary tract infection. And the likelihood is, you have. And while the pain and symptoms of the infection themselves are bad enough, according to a new study, having a urinary tract infection could be a signal of far worse to come…

Tracey G. Ingram, AuD

Taurine: A natural ‘antibiotic’ and more

Antibiotics are lifesavers. But because we’ve relied on them too heavily, we’ve contributed to a big downside: antibiotic resistance. But scientists are finding promise in a nutrient found in many common foods that may trigger good bacteria in the body to go after disease-causing pathogens.

Virginia Tims-Lawson

How bacteria can provide a barrier against pneumonia

Respiratory infections are serious business. We knew that long before COVID-19. Even with the flu, the difference between a mild case and possible hospitalization is the development of pneumonia. Just in time, researchers have identified one more way to reduce your risks for a lung infection.

Carolyn Gretton

Why your mouth is the gateway to health or disease in your body

We know it’s important to keep our teeth and gums clean, but we often don’t consider how much good oral hygiene is connected with our whole-body health. More and more research is showing just how much our oral health can influence our overall health — and vice versa…