Can probiotics treat depression? This study suggests yes

Probiotics could relieve the symptoms of depression, according to research published in the journal Gastroenterology. The study, at McMaster University…


Adding good bacteria to the gut lifts mice out of depression

‘How YOGURT can treat depression,’ ran the headline at Mail Online. Similar stories popped up elsewhere. Most readers no doubt…

hay fever

Probiotics can ease the symptoms of hay fever

Taking a probiotic combination could reduce hay fever symptoms, according to a study at the University of Florida. The researchers…


No, a yoghurt a day won’t help to beat Alzheimer’s

Probiotics found in yoghurt and supplements could improve the cognitive skills and memory in people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to…

The best of biotech

Young British entrepreneurs are changing the world with inventions that boost health and save money

5 May 2016

Study hints at power of gut bacteria to protect against cancer

Several studies have suggested that bacteria in the gut could be used to reduce the risk of certain types of…

How do we know if supplements actually make a difference?

Vitamin and mineral supplements have been around for over a century now and, for some, they have become an integral…

30 Mar 2016
Guest room: we each play host to 100 trillion microbes

What’s bugging you now? The amazing potential of our bodies’ own bacteria

Scientists hope our trillions of resident microbes can help us beat disease and improve mental health

18 Feb 2016