Herd Immunity Explained With 500 Mousetraps Shows Why Vaccines Work was reported by Derya Ozdemir for InterestingEngineering.com, 12 February 2021.  Those of us touched by Type 1 diabetes are on high alert to stay healthy in these times of Covid … and staying safe until enough people get the Covid vaccine and herd immunity protects the whole population.  

How much do you understand about HERD IMMUNITY?  Here is a fabulous video which explains herd immunity with 500 mousetraps and ping pong balls.  Enjoy, learn and share with others!

Intimate links between diet, gut microbes, and health identified was reported by James Kingsland for MedicalNewsToday.com, 19 January 2021.  

  • An international team of scientists found associations between particular bacterial species and metabolic risk factors for conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.
  • They were surprised to discover that the gut microbiota — the community of microorganisms living in our intestines — was more strongly associated with a person’s risk of certain illnesses than their genetics.
  • The research suggests that it could be possible to create an individualized diet that adjusts the community of organisms living in a person’s gut to optimize the person’s health.
  • The team also identified links between the food that people ate and their gut microbiota.  In particular, people who ate a diverse diet that was rich in healthful plant-based foods and healthful animal-based foods, such as oily fish, had high levels of health-promoting, “good” microbes in their gut.

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