How intestinal bacteria can affect your blood sugar and lipid levels

Comparison of sugar and lipid concentration fluctuations in blood in a dysbiosis mouse model and non-antibiotic administered mice. Both sugar and lipid concentrations decreased in mice that received antibiotics only. Credit: Professor Sumio Ohtsuki Comparison of sugar and lipid concentration fluctuations in blood in a dysbiosis mouse model and non-antibiotic administered mice. Both sugar and […]

The emotions we feel may shape what we see

Our emotional state affects what we perceive. Credit: © vladimirfloyd / Fotolia Our emotional state affects what we perceive. Credit: © vladimirfloyd / Fotolia Close Our emotional state in a given moment may influence what we see, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. In two experiments, […]

How many times a day should a person pee?

Healthy urinary frequency Urination during pregnancy Symptoms of peeing too often or not enough What factors affect urinary frequency? Underlying medical conditions Medications Fluids Advancing age Treatment Tips for managing urinary frequency Takeaway Many people wonder how often they should pee. While no set number is considered normal, people on average urinate six or seven […]

Researchers discover how intestinal bacteria can influence blood glucose and lipid concentrations

Intestinal bacteria have attracted recent attention since they were discovered to influence various physiological functions and diseases in humans. Researchers from Kumamoto University in Japan analyzing the influence of changes in intestinal bacteria on sugar and lipid metabolism have found that secondary bile acids produced by the bacteria can influence blood glucose and lipid concentrations […]

Rats, cats, and people trade-off as main course for mosquitoes in Baltimore, Md.

Understanding how neighborhood dynamics regulate mosquito bites is key to managing diseases like West Nile virus and Zika virus. Today in Parasites & Vectors, researchers report that in Baltimore, Maryland, socioeconomic differences between neighborhoods influence bite risk, with rats being a primary blood meal source in lower income neighborhoods. Shannon LaDeau, a disease ecologist at […]