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Man’s body brews its own beer after yeast take over his gut microbiome

By Alice Klein In rare cases, someone’s gut can make its own alcohol from carbohydratesJack Andersen/Getty Images A man in the US has started producing beer in his gut after it accidentally became colonised by high levels of brewer’s yeast. The normally healthy 46-year-old began to experience mental fogginess, dizziness and memory loss in 2011… Read More »

Kiwi medicos hope measles on decline

The number of New Zealanders to have contracted measles continues to rise, but health officials are cautiously optimistic the trend-line will head south. As of Thursday, 1850 Kiwis had contracted the infectious, but preventable, disease this year. That number, which includes 1495 in Auckland alone, puts the 2019 outbreak in the same bracket as the… Read More »