bacteria

Conceptual image of Lactobacillus acidolphus that occurs naturally in the gastrointestinal tract and mouth

Want to feel better? Be kind to your bugs

27 August 2016 9:00 am

There are more bacteria in your gut than there are stars in our galaxy. Ed Yong’s book explaining their possibilities is as wondrous as a sacred text, says Kate Womersley

I voted Leave for my children. They’ll thank me one day

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Junior elitists Sir: In response to Andrew Peters’s reminder that in many cultures it is the older and more experienced…

Guest room: we each play host to 100 trillion microbes

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

20 February 2016 9:00 am

Scientists hope the body’s trillions of bacteria can help us beat disease says Dr Trisha Macnair

Incline your upper body slightly forward and place your feet on a low foot rest. Then all the angles are correct

Digesting all the facts — without getting bogged down

16 May 2015 9:00 am

Funnily enough, after my editor sent me these three books to read, my guts started playing up. Suddenly, food seemed…

Your immune system’s war isn’t Saving Private Ryan — it’s Homeland

6 December 2014 9:00 am

Before I read this book, I imagined the immune system as a defensive force, like the Germans on the beaches…