Intestinal bacteria can predict the risk of pulmonary hypertension

A team of researchers found that bacterial microflora in the human intestine could contribute to the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The study, entitled “Altered gut microbiome profile in pulmonary arterial hypertension patients,” in the latest issue of the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. Normal flora of the small intestine, Lactobacillus bacteria, 3D illustration. […]

The latest spread of COVID-19 is ‘worrying’

Indications that COVID-19 could pass from person to person without symptoms were described as “worrying” by experts on Monday. Italy has experienced a surge in cases of the new coronavirus. Several Venetian and Lombard communities were in “blockade” as the authorities tried to limit the spread of the virus. The Venice carnival was interrupted. Elsewhere, […]

Microbiome: what if obesity is contagious?

WORLD: When people get sick, their microbiome can change. For which diseases is this particularly noticeable? Finlay: Microbial changes are associated not only with obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and chronic intestinal inflammation, but also with certain types of cancer, asthma and neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia and especially Parkinson’s. WORLD: They now say: […]