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The first thing people think about when the good bacteria that live in you are mentioned: their digestive tract. These bacterial colonies play such a strong role in things like weight, digestive function, and how likely you are to get food poisoning that the strong correlation seems natural. Skin colonies get some attention, too, since […]

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It’s not an increase in the number of colonoscopies being done. Death rates are going up too, meaning serious, advanced stages of colorectal cancer are suddenly turning up in more people. And here’s the kicker: young people are more at risk. Born in the 90s? You have double the risk of colon cancer, and FOUR […]

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The more you take antibiotics, the more you kill off the diversity of your protective good bacteria, and a new study suggests that doing so will later increase your risk of developing pre-cancerous bowel polyps. The study didn’t look at how many polyps went on to become cancer, and correlation isn’t definitive causation. But numerous […]

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The weather is hot, then it’s cold, then warm, then clouds come and really let us have it. This cold and flu season has been hard to predict, and as counties continue to report that they’re experiencing all the hallmarks of a bad flu season that’s still growing, it’s not too late to do something […]

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You may not remember, but you probably first heard about Chromium-6 in 2000, when the movie Erin Brockovich came out; Chromium-6 is the cancer-causing water contaminant that she fought against in California. Chromium-6 is back in the headlines because a new report found that 200 million—that’s about two-thirds—of Americans have more Chromium-6 in their drinking […]

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