What foods are good and bad for the microbiome?
Diverse communities of microorganisms live all over the human body – both inside and outside.1 These microbial cells exist in almost equal proportions to human cells, with an estimated total number of 38 trillion.1 In the human gastrointestinal tract, the resident bacteria of the gut microbiome help with digestion and are influenced by the types […]
White House’s Covid coordinator urges people to get vaccinated ahead of holidays
White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Ashish Jha at the White House in Washington, October 25, 2022. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters As Covid and flu hospitalizations have climbed in the weeks since Thanksgiving, White House’s Covid-19 coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha said families will be safer at upcoming holiday gatherings if they get their updated vaccines. This year, […]
FDA scientists strike favorable tone on J&J Covid booster shots ahead of vote this week
The staff of the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday struck a more favorable tone on Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 booster shots, saying there may be a benefit to administering a second dose two months after the initial shot. The staff acknowledged, however, the data to support boosters was limited and the agency hasn’t verified […]