Bacteria amonst us

The human body teems with so many microbes that they outnumber our own cells ten to one. Vast schools of bacteria are in us and around us, like fish nuzzling a coral reef. “They are not simply along for the ride,” says Stanford University microbiologist David Relman. “They are interacting with us.”

Another reason to not use so many antibiotics. I wonder if the high diabetes incidence in Kuwait is at all related to this. I am certain that antibiotics are too available and too over-prescribed.

bookofjoe: BehindTheMedspeak: ‘Each tooth has its own unique bacterial colony’

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