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Infant microbiota: could the drawbacks of a C-section be reduced by breastfeeding?

Although C-sections affect the structure and composition of newborns’ gut microbiota, exclusive breastfeeding could partially restore it, according to a Chinese study published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology.   C-section, infant formula and antibiotics are regularly associated w...

Multi-drug resistant bacteria traveled through space

In March 2015, astronauts discovered 5 antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains in the toilet and the exercise platform of the International Space Station (ISS).   It may sound funny, but NASA researchers took this discovery very seriously. In the BMC Microbiology journal, a team from the p...

Adverse drug reactions caused by interactions with the microbiota?

Antibiotics are not the only therapeutic class to disrupt the intestinal microbiota, according to studies shedding new light on the mechanisms of interaction which may be involved in the adverse effects of many drugs.   “Antibiotics are not automatic”: this slogan, which aims to limit the...
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Gastroenteritis and other types of infectious diarrhea -  When your microbiota is struggling

For example, we are told that antibiotics not only target pathogens. Although antibiotics eradicate pathogenic germs responsible for infections, they can also destroy some beneficial bacteria of the gut microbiota and lead to an imbalance that can in turn cause diarrhea. Between 10% and 30% of patie...
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