How our children’s guts can affect their adult health

A baby’s gut bacteria shape her health, and may partly explain rising rates of asthma, allergies and obesity
Giulia Enders (Photographs by Dillan Cools)

The new era of gut research

Scientist Giulia Enders on the gut’s power to alter our immune system, weight, moods and memory
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Giant bug census

Trillions of bacteria live in the human body. How do they affect gut health?
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The brain-gut connection

Treatments usually prescribed for mental illness are now being used for physical pain
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Feeling the burn

Afflicting millions— even babies—chronic reflux is becoming the epidemic of our times
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Gut wrenching

Millions suffer from gastrointestinal problems—reflux, bloating, diarrhea. There’s a lot more at stake than a sore stomach.
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Eradicating a bad bacteria

Will we be better off when H. pylori is gone for good?