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C-section may affect type of bacteria baby has

Microbes are with us all our lives, from before the cradle to the grave. And while some are capable of killing us, most of the microbes we carry around — inside and on our skin — are part of a microbial bouquet that makes each of us who we are.

Researchers have been studying the trillions of microbial hitchhikers accommodated by each and every person for decades, but they're still gaining new insight into how they make us tick, or sick.

One study found that there are significant differences in the bacterial colonies of newborns delivered vaginally compared to babies delivered by cesarean section.
 
 

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