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Vaginal flora, an indicator for the risk of developing an STI

Around a quarter of Caucasian women have vaginal dysbiosis that increases the risk of Chlamydia infection, according to a Dutch study.   Chlamydia trachomatis infections are the most common sexually transmitted infections (STI). Generally symptomless, they can still compromise fertility f...
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Tell me how much Lactobacillus you have in your saliva, and I’ll tell you how likely you are to gain weight!

Low levels of Lactobacillus in the oral microbiota may predict weight gain over time.   According to recent studies, the composition of the intestinal microbiota, particularly the amount of bacteria from the genus Lactobacillus, may play a role in weight management. Danish researchers set...
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Why vaginal douches should be avoided

Cleansing products intended for use in intimate hygiene destroy the “good” bacteria in the vaginal flora, according to the authors of a new study, which warns against vaginal douches, a practice still too widespread.   Although the importance of personal hygiene admits no discussion, the ...
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