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Covid-19: gut microbiota in the dock

The gut microbiota may influence the severity of Covid-19, with a gut imbalance thought to persist even after the virus is eliminated. These results nonetheless remain preliminary and require confirmation.   From the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, some patients have reported digestive s...
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Can healthy eating habits strengthen immunity?

Regardless of whether the world is in a pandemic situation or not, a healthy diet is good for the immune system, serving its functional needs and shaping the gut microbiota to produce an adequate immune response.   Against the current pandemic backdrop, everyone would want a stronger immu...
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Flu: does taking care of your gut microbiota prevent complications?

French researchers have discovered that influenza disrupts the balance of intestinal flora, thereby weakening pulmonary immune defenses and increasing the likelihood of bacterial superinfections.   Each winter, millions of French people catch the flu1. Despite vaccination campaigns and tr...
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Microbiota

The human microbiota corresponds to all the microorganisms that have colonized your body and with which you cohabitate: mainly bacteria, but also viruses, fungi, yeast and protozoa. Its composition differs according to the surfaces colonized:  cutaneous microbiota, vaginal microbiota, urinary m...
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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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