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Missing Microbes:How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues

Martin J. Blaser, MD

The Director of NYU's Human Microbiome Program wants you to know you are making yourself sick. Important bacteria living inside the human body are disappearing as overmedication, cesarean births, and hand sanitizers dimish the chance for good microbes to do their work. The lack or alteration of important microbiomes can be the cause of gastrointestinal problems, diabetes, asthma, and even some types of cancer. Blaser covers a hot topic in the health field.