Fibromyalgia Linked to Gut Bacteria for the First Time

Fibromyalgia

New research has developed linking fibromyalgia and bacteria found in the gut. The latest study shows that there are changes to the bacteria level in the patients. This could be the breakthrough for people suffering from the disease, and their doctors have been waiting for; with future testing, it could provide information on the cause, diagnosing, and even prevention. The connection currently is not precisely clear to what the meaning is, but the future is hopeful from the newfound discovery.

Fitbit is launching a study to test the validity of its algorithm for detecting AFib

Fitbit

The Alphabet-owned wearables developer is taking a leaf out of competitor Apple’s book with the launch of a virtual study to validate the use of its heart rate monitoring tech in detecting atrial fibrillation (AFib) — a prevalent type of irregular heartbeat. Fitbit is preparing to enroll “hundreds of thousands” of participants.

Gut bacteria may have impact on mental health, study says | Science | The Guardian

Gut bacteria may have impact on mental health, study says | Science | The Guardian 1

Microbes that set up home in the gut may have an impact on mental health, according to a major study into wellbeing and the bacteria that live inside us.

Researchers in Belgium found that people with depression had consistently low levels of bacteria known as Coprococcus and Dialister whether they took antidepressants or not.