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Submission + - 10,000 Germs and a Few Pounds of Bacteria is Healthy (

eedwardsjr writes: From the article "
Now scientists have mapped just which critters normally live in or on us and where, calculating that healthy people can share their bodies with more than 10,000 species of microbes.
They live on your skin, up your nose, in your gut — enough bacteria, fungi and other microbes that collected together could weigh, amazingly, a few pounds."
Some of our little friends have some rather big name names: Lactobacillus crispatus, Streptococcus mitis, Corynebacterium accolens

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10,000 Germs and a Few Pounds of Bacteria is Healthy

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What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.