Could bad gut bacteria be responsible for thousands of heart attacks each year?

Could gut bacteria be to blame for thousands of heart attacks each yearStudy has found that bugs in gut are responsible for converting food into harmful compound called TMAOTMAO is a compound responsible for cholesterol building up on artery walls and hardening the arteriesAdds to research that bacteria, both on and inside the body, play vital role in our health By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 15:57 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:57 GMT, 25 April 2013 Gut bacteria may be responsible for thousands of heart attacks – particularly in people who have no obvious risk factors for heart disease, such as high cholesterol.

Parasite in eyeball: Teenage girl Ashley Hyde nearly loses sight after infection from contact lens

Teenage girl nearly loses her sight after parasite grows on her contact lens and begins eating through her eye By Paul Thompson PUBLISHED: 18:02 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:15 GMT, 29 March 2013 A teenager has told how she almost lost her eyesight after a parasite grew on her contact lens and began eating through her cornea.

Teenage girl nearly loses her sight after getting eye infection from contact lens

Teenage girl nearly loses her sight after parasite grows on her contact lens and begins eating through her eye By Paul Thompson PUBLISHED: 18:02 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 07:54 GMT, 28 March 2013 A teenager has told how she almost lost her eyesight after a parasite grew on her contact lens and began eating through her cornea.

Could a transplant of gut bacteria be the key to tackling obesity?

Could a 'gastric bypass in a pill' spell an end to diets and be the key to tackling obesity Surgery to transplant different bacteria into the gut promoted slimmingScientists say gastric bypasses also trigger different levels of bugs in the gut, which aid weight loss By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 19:56 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:49 GMT, 28 March 2013 Shedding the pounds without dieting, exercising or resorting to surgery sounds impossibly far-fetched.

You won"t bee-lieve it! Could manuka honey beat drug-resistant superbugs?

You won't bee-lieve it! Could manuka honey beat drug-resistant superbugs By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 01:53 GMT, 16 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:55 GMT, 17 March 2013 Strong stuff: Manuka honey could fight drug-resistant superbugs It is a natural medicine used for thousands of years to clean wounds and fight bacteria.

Why some people get spots and others don"t: Scientists discover the "bad" bacteria that gives us blemishes

Why some people get spots and others don't: Scientists discover the 'bad' bacteria that gives us blemishesEveryone's skin carries acne-causing bacteria, of which there are 'good' and 'bad' strainsHaving too much 'bad' bacteria is what causes acneFindings could pave the way for new treatments By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 11:29 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:29 GMT, 1 March 2013 Even celebrities cannot escape the acne-causing bacteria: Cameron Diaz succumbs to an outbreak of spots They are the bane of many a teenager's life.

Infants born by C-section are five times more likely to develop allergies

Caesarean babies at higher risk of allergies: Infants born by C-section are five times more likely to suffer common reactions Babies left vulnerable by avoiding natural journey through birth canalThe journey would normally expose the baby to their mother's bacteriaBy the age of two, C-section babies more likely to have developed allergies By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 22:55 GMT, 24 February 2013 | UPDATED: 23:55 GMT, 24 February 2013 Caesarian birth greatly increases a baby’s chances of developing allergies, a study has found.

Babies delivered by Caesarean section at higher risk of asthma and allergies

Babies delivered by Caesarean section at higher risk of asthma and allergies Researchers found significant differences in the gut bacteria found in infants born surgically and naturallyExclusively bottle-fed babies also had significant differences in their gut bacteria Previous research found children born surgically are at double the risk of obesity in childhood By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 17:37 GMT, 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:43 GMT, 11 February 2013 Babies delivered by Caesarean miss out on protective bugs that could help prevent a host of disorders in childhood and later life, warn researchers.

Are giant pandas the latest weapon against superbugs? Scientists discover powerful antibiotic in their blood

Are giant pandas the latest weapon against superbugs Scientists discover powerful antibiotic in their blood Scientists find that substance produced by pandas killed bacteria in less than an hour, while other antibiotics took more than six hoursPlans to develop the antibiotic either as a new drug to fight superbugs or as an antiseptic for cleaning surfaces and utensils | UPDATED: 17:37 GMT, 31 December 2012 Scientists have discovered a powerful antibiotic in the blood stream of giant pandas that can destroy fungi and bacteria.

Obesity could be caused by gut bacteria rather than over-eating

It's not your fault you're fat: Obesity could be caused by gut bacteria rather than over-eating Study suggests the bacteria plays a larger role than eating too much or not exercising enoughResearchers found diet that altered gut bacteria caused dramatic weight loss | UPDATED: 13:58 GMT, 19 December 2012 Worried about your weight Chinese researchers claim a diet that reduces enterobacter bacterium could help Obesity may be caused by a certain kind of bacteria rather than eating too much or exercising too little, researchers claim.