Monthly Archives: May 2019

Are feminine hygiene products really necessary?

Are intimate hygiene products, such as ‘feminine’ washes and douches, safe to use? Why or why not? In this Spotlight feature, we investigate. …read more

Fat in soil bacteria may protect against stress

The discovery of an anti-inflammatory, stress-protective fatty acid in a soil bacterium sheds light on why contact with dirt can be good for our health. …read more

Autism and the gut microbiome: Further evidence strengthens link

New research in rodents finds additional evidence that the microbiome may influence the likelihood of developing autistic behaviors. …read more

What to know about urinary urgency

Urinary urgency is the urgent need to urinate despite not having a full bladder. It may occur alongside frequent or painful urination. Learn about the possible causes and treatment options here. …read more

This new compound could fight potent ‘superbugs’

The emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is creating a global crisis, but a newly developed compound offers fresh hope in addressing this issue. …read more