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Is the bladder microbiota responsible for recurrent urinary tract infections in postmenopausal women?

Why are postmenopausal women more susceptible to recurrent urinary tract infections? Is there an alternative to antibiotics, which give unsatisfactory results? To answer these questions, American researchers unveil a promising avenue: the bladder microbiota (or urinary microbiota).   Lowe...

Antibiotics during the first year of life increase risk of developing celiac disease

Children who are exposed to antibiotics early in life have a higher risk of developing celiac disease, an intestinal disorder triggered by the absorption of gluten, according to a large study conducted in Denmark and Norway.   Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease caused ...

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...
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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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