Do you want to disrupt some scientific paradigms? Research gut microbiota!

The notion that the state of our gut governs our state of mind dates back more than 100 years. Many thinkers and scientists believed, that accumulating wastes in the colon triggers a state of “auto-intoxication,” at which the poisons emanating from the gut produced infections, that could be linked to depression, anxiety or psychosis. But is it really true? Do we have a cumulative scientific evidence backing the hundreds of on-line articles presented on popular health-and-diet portals? What are the other diseases related affected by lower quality of gut microbiota?

The word “microbiota” represents an ensemble of microorganisms, located in a previously established environment. Human beings have clusters of such bacteria in different parts of the body – on the surface and deep layers of skin (skin microbiota), in the mouth (oral microbiota), or in vagina (vaginal microbiota). Gut microbiota (also called gut flora) is the name given to specific microbe population living in our intestines.

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HIV never walks alone! See the deadliest complications killing our patients.

On 26th  March 2015, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana declared an emergency in Scott County due to what was being described as the worst HIV outbreak in the state’s history. The cases were all caused by intravenous drug use, but some health officials fear that a rapid, short-term response will not be enough in the face of a large drug abuse problem. HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. The virus attacks the immune system, and decreases your ability to fight infections and disease. There are no treatments for people with HIV yet, but researchers are doing their best to develop effective therapies. We already have rather successful disease management programs, based on the control of HIV phase development via chemical medication, so people with HIV are living longer nowadays than ever. However, in the past years scientists start to observe the fact, that HIV patients are more likely to develop other health complications, such as cardiovascular, respiratory or even neurocognitive diseases. More shokingly,these are the most frequent causes of death in HIV patients. Let’s take a closer look on effects, these secondary diagnoses have on HIV-positive patients.

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