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.

Schoolboy Michael Delaney hours from death after swallowing magnetic tongue studs

Schoolboy nearly died after swallowing magnetic tongue studs designed to look like a piercing Magnets are designed to sit on either side of the tongue to hold stud in place Michael Delaney needed surgery after accidentally swallowing them Magnets ripped through his intestines and acid damaged his bowelTeenager was four hours from death when he had life-saving surgery | UPDATED: 09:15 GMT, 11 December 2012 Michael Delaney was forced to undergo major surgery after swallowing his magnetic tongue studs A fashion craze almost cost a teenage boy his life after he swallowed the magnetic tongue studs he was wearing.

Schoolboy hours from death after swallowing magnetic tongue studs designed to look like a piercing

Schoolboy nearly died after swallowing magnetic tongue studs designed to look like a piercing Magnets are designed to sit on either side of the tongue to hold stud in place Michael Delaney needed surgery after accidentally swallowing them Magnets ripped through his intestines and acid damaged his bowelTeenager was four hours from death when he had life-saving surgery | UPDATED: 12:22 GMT, 10 December 2012 Michael Delaney was forced to undergo major surgery after swallowing his magnetic tongue studs A schoolboy nearly died after swallowing magnetic tongue studs designed to look like a piercing.

Diabetes "may be caused by harmful bugs in the gut"

Diabetes 'may be caused by harmful bugs in the gut' Scientists found people with type 2 diabetes had a higher level of pathogens in their gutsThe next stage is to find whether the chances to the gut can affect the development of diabetes or vice versa | UPDATED: 16:19 GMT, 26 September 2012 A woman tests her blood sugar: Type 2 diabetes causes high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood.

Giving babies antibiotics too early could lead to obesity later in life, say scientists

Giving babies antibiotics early on could lead to obesity later in life, say scientists Children given antibiotics before they were six months were 22% more likely to be overweight by the age of three | UPDATED: 10:45 GMT, 21 August 2012 Treating babies with antibiotics risks making them overweight as they grow up, say scientists.

Michael Mosley: Documentary-maker swallowed a tiny "pill camera" to look at intestines

Through the cakehole! Film-maker becomes a living exhibit at the Science Museum taking spectators on a journey into the dark, dank, private world of his intestines | UPDATED: 21:21 GMT, 30 June 2012 If I’d known what it involved, I would have thought longer before agreeing.

Woman who delayed cancer treatment to save unborn baby, learns she wont see her grow

Woman who delayed cancer treatment to save unborn baby, learns she won’t see her grow. Sarah was diagnosed with bowel cancer. It has now spread to her pancreas, intestines, lungs and up to her neck