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Colon and Rectal Cancers Rising in Young People

Colon and Rectal Cancers Rising in Young People

Kirsten Freiborg of New Hope, Minn., now 27, learned she had colon cancer at age 22, a month before her college graduation.
What Young People Need to Know About Colon Cancer

What Young People Need to Know About Colon Cancer

Sarah DeBord is undergoing chemotherapy for colon cancer that was discovered when she was 34 and training for a half marathon.
A Baffling Brain Defect Is Linked to Gut Bacteria, Scientists Say

A Baffling Brain Defect Is Linked to Gut Bacteria, Scientists Say

Sandra Gallegos of Santa Fe, N.M., with her son Joel. Both have blood-filled bubbles in their brains that can leak or burst.
A Baffling Brain Defect Is Linked to Gut Bacteria, Scientists Say

A Baffling Brain Defect Is Linked to Gut Bacteria, Scientists Say

Sandra Gallegos of Santa Fe, N.M., with her son Joel. Both have blood-filled bubbles in their brains that can leak or burst.
Are Pets the New Probiotic?

Are Pets the New Probiotic?

Epidemiological studies show that children who grow up in households with dogs have a lower risk for developing autoimmune illnesses like asthma and allergies.
Global Health: How to Prevent Deadly Infection in Babies? Good Bacteria

Global Health: How to Prevent Deadly Infection in Babies? Good Bacteria

Dr. Pinaki Panigrahi, center left, in India. A large clinical trial has found that babies fed a certain strain of probiotic bacteria are much less likely to develop blood infections.
Matter: Gut Bacteria Can Fluctuate With the Seasons

Matter: Gut Bacteria Can Fluctuate With the Seasons

A member of the Hadza in Tanzania. A new study finds that the gut microbiome among the Hadza fluctuates with the season and with diet.
Matter: Gut Bacteria Can Fluctuate With the Seasons

Matter: Gut Bacteria Can Fluctuate With the Seasons

A member of the Hadza in Tanzania. A new study finds that the gut microbiome among the Hadza fluctuates with the season and with diet.