Is your skin overloaded? Call in the probiotics
Fermentation and ‘good bacteria’ are beauty’s new buzz ingredients. We look at the yeast you can do  (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

LabTalk Podcast - Bugs with Drugs: Repurposing a Pathogenic Bacteria ’s Weapon
Cammie Lesser describes her research developing designer probiotics to deliver protein-based therapeutics to the gut. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 16, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Podcasts Source Type: news

Perils and pitfalls of probiotic quasi-experimental studies for primary prevention of Clostridioides difficile infection: A review of the evidence, American Journal of Infection Control
Quasi-experimental studies (QES) are valuable when RCTs are not feasible. • We review QES of probiotics given to high-risk patients to prevent CDI. • Probiotics were given either hospital-wide or only at a ward-level. • 50%-60% of probiotic studies found significantly reduced CDI rates. Primary prevention of Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile infections (CDI) is an important but challenging infection control goal for hospitals and health care facilities. Enhanced infection control protocols have reduced CDI rates, but the problem persists and administration of probiotics to patients at risk could be very...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotic benefits: Three things to make that are amazing for your health, says Dr Mosley
PROBIOTIC has become a health buzzword with sauerkraut, kombucha and kimchi becoming extremely trendy of late. With the numerous health benefits its easy to see why. Dr Michael Mosley discusses three things you can make at home which is a powerful probiotic to improve your overall health. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ben-Gurion University researchers developing probiotic yogurt-based drugs
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) " This is the first demonstration that virulence of human pathogenic bacteria can be mitigated by molecules secreted in probiotic milk products, such as yogurt or kefir, " said BGU Prof. Jelinek. " Our research illuminates the mechanism by which milk fermented probiotics can protect against pathogenic infections and aid the immune system. We look forward to administering these drug candidates to patients who are experiencing a cytokine storm due to COVID-19 infection, or people suffering from acute inflammatory bowel pathologies, such as Crohn's disea...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers engineer probiotic yeast to produce beta-carotene
(North Carolina State University) Researchers have genetically engineered a probiotic yeast to produce beta-carotene in the guts of laboratory mice. The advance demonstrates the utility of work the researchers have done to detail how a suite of genetic engineering tools can be used to modify the yeast. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 12, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Probiotics keep calves healthy, too!
(Hokkaido University) Scientists in Japan have developed and tested a novel probiotic formulation to control severe diarrhea in calves, ensuring their health and reducing mortality, and in turn reducing economic loss. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can the right probiotic work for breast milk-fed babies?
(University of California - Davis) A new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis, finds that in breast milk-fed babies given the probiotic B. infantis, the probiotic will persist in the baby's gut for up to one year and play a valuable role in a healthy digestive system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Best supplements for eczema: Probiotics and prebiotics shown to help ease sore skin
ECZEMA flare-ups can lead to itchy, red and sore skin. It can seemingly occur out of nowhere, but there's always a trigger. Aside from avoidance, is there anything else that can be done to prevent the skin condition from appearing? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Modern medicine is WEAKENING the immune system with chemicals, antibiotics and C-section births
(Natural News) One of the most, if not the most, important facets of the human immune system is a healthy gut microbiome. Thanks to modern life and chemical medicine, however, many people’s guts are all but dead, leaving them defenseless against illness. The probiotic flora that lives inside the human digestive tract is critical both... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Floral probiotics reduce apple disease
(American Phytopathological Society) Researchers found that treating apple flowers with a probiotic spray reduced incidence of fire blight. They sprayed blooming trees with different strains of bacteria isolated from apple flowers and then exposed the same blooms to the fire blight pathogen. After this inoculation, they sampled the floral microbiomes and observed the development of fire blight symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 9, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researchers explore relationship between maternal microbiota and neonatal antibody response
(Virginia Tech) The goal of the research, Luo said, is to better understand the benefits of microbes in order to recommend solutions, such as probiotics, that could strengthen the neonatal immune system. These efforts could lead to new strategies in medicine -- and healthier babies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Probiotics supplements can boost immunity and aid digestion - full list of benefits
PROBIOTICS are live microorganisms that can be consumed through fermented foods or supplements, and increasing amounts of research are displaying their benefits. From digestion to exercise, nutritional advisor Kim Plaza details how they could aid your health. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Microbiome boost may help corals resist bleaching
(King Abdullah University of Science& Technology (KAUST)) Providing corals with cocktails of natural probiotics could enhance their tolerance to stress and reduce mortality in coral bleaching events. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 23, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Can a bacteria toothpaste really fight tooth decay? 
Probiotic products used to come mainly in capsules and yoghurts, but now you can get snacks, toothpastes and drinks, too. We asked experts to assess a selection and we then rated them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antioxidants and probiotics for better oral health: Natural remedies for gingivitis
(Natural News) Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease. It typically occurs due to the buildup of plaque on teeth. Gingivitis can be so mild that it may not cause symptoms. But if left untreated, it may eventually progress into a more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis. Gingivitis may also... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study reports activated B. infantis EVC001 improves health outcomes in preterm infants
(Coyne PR) The new study, Impact of probiotic B. infantis EVC001 on the gut microbiome, nosocomially acquired antibiotic resistance, and enteric inflammation in preterm infants reports probiotic supplementation with EVC001 substantially reduces inflammation, diaper rash and antibiotic use in preterm infants. The paper was published in Frontiers in Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How gut bacteria can protect us from post-stroke brain damage
Probiotics are used by many citizens as a means to preserve or restore the 'good' bacteria in the gut. The EU-funded MetaBiota project has gone one step further by demonstrating how these beneficial bacteria - the microbiota - also have a positive impact on helping stroke patients make a better recovery. This could open the door to a number of new and exciting treatment options. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 15, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

A narrative review of relationship between gut microbiota and neuropsychiatric disorders: mechanisms and clinical application of probiotics and prebiotics - Yang H, Liu Y, Cai R, Li Y, Gu B.
The gut microbiota is a kind of fixed-value bacteria in the human intestine, characterized by a large quantity, a wide variety and interdependence with each other and with the host. The gut microbiota is considered to be an important link in maintaining he... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Smectite promotes probiotic biofilm formation in gut for cancer immunotherapy
(Nanjing University School of Life Sciences) Orally administrating probiotics is ineffective due to the poor inhabitation of exogenous bacteria in host intestines. Chinese scientists report that smectite, a type of mineral clay and classical anti-diarrhoea drug, can promote the expansion of probiotics in the murine gut that subsequently elicits anti-tumor immune responses. Their findings suggest a novel approach to specifically enrich probiotics in the body, with high translational potential for cancer immunotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 10, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Investigating the removal of dry biofilm with probiotic cleansers
(University of Huddersfield) A research project between the University of Huddersfield and Genesis Biosciences has received funding from the National Biofilms Innovation Centre to understand the form and function of dry biofilms whilst generating a test method to assess preventative probiotic surface cleansers (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 3, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Series of dialogues to bring together scientific and cultural ways of knowing about fermented foods
(International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics) To deepen our collective knowledge of fermented foods, four UC Davis experts are holding a series of interdisciplinary dialogues between January and March, held virtually. The series is organized by ISAPP board member and UC Davis Professor Maria Marco, with collaborators Drs. Aviaja Hauptmann (project leader at Greenland Center for Health Research at the University of Greenland, Ilisimatusarfik), Jessica Perea (Native American Studies, UC Davis), and Stephanie Maroney (Program Manager at UC Davis Humanities Institute). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bentham Science announces the launch of journal, 'Current Probiotics'
(Bentham Science Publishers) Bentham Science announces the launch of the subscription-based journal, Current Probiotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can Kombucha Help With Crohn ’s Disease?
Some people with Crohn’s disease try kombucha to prevent or ease symptoms. Kombucha is made of tea and is high in probiotics. But will it help or hurt? (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best hair supplements: Probiotics shown to stimulate hair growth without adverse effects
BEST hair supplements: It is important to have realistic expectations when experimenting with natural hair loss products because full regrowth is unlikely. That said, studies have alighted upon a number of promising products, including probiotics. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts agree on new global definition of 'fermented foods'
(International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics) Interdisciplinary scientists have come together to create the first international consensus definition of fermented foods. Their paper, published inNature Reviews Gastroenterology& Hepatology, defines fermented foods as: " foods made through desired microbial growth and enzymatic conversions of food components " . (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research shows a few beneficial organisms could play key role in treating type 2 diabetes
(Oregon State University) Researchers have found that a few organisms in the gut microbiome play a key role in type 2 diabetes, opening the door to possible probiotic treatments for a serious metabolic disease affecting roughly one in 10 Americans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is Kombucha Good for Rheumatoid Arthritis?
If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you may have thought about trying kombucha to boost the “good” bacteria in your digestive tract. But experts advise caution with the probiotic drink. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Multivitamins and probiotics may have a 'protective effect' against covid
CORONAVIRUS vaccine rollout starts in less than 24 hours, marking the beginning of the end of the pandemic. While the long and arduous process of inoculation gets underway, data suggests taking multivitamins and a couple of other supplements may offer some protective benefits. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can we improve our health with doses of safe, live microbes on a daily basis?
(International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics) A group of scientists recently published a review paper in The Journal of Nutrition, covering evidence to date on the link between live dietary microbes and human health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 3, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Evaluation of an immunomodulatory probiotic intervention for veterans with co-occurring mild traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder: a pilot study - Brenner LA, Forster JE, Stearns-Yoder KA, Stamper CE, Hoisington AJ, Brostow DP, Mealer M, Wortzel HS, Postolache TT, Lowry CA.
BACKGROUND: US military Veterans returned from Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) with symptoms associated with mild traumatic brain injury [mTBI; i.e., persistent post-concussive (PPC) symptoms] and posttra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Probiotic Blend May Help Patients With GI Symptoms Probiotic Blend May Help Patients With GI Symptoms
A combination of five probiotics improves a variety of symptoms related to gastrointestinal (GI) disorders at 30 days, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

New Formula for Milk-Allergic Infants Has Pre- and Probiotics New Formula for Milk-Allergic Infants Has Pre- and Probiotics
A new formula for cows-milk-allergic babies who can't be breastfed mimics human breast milk and improves their gut microbiome.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Genetic analysis of B. infantis strains reveal functional superiority of activated EVC001 in infants
(Coyne PR) When it comes to infant probiotics the strain matters. Thegenetic analysis of a key infant gut bacteria B. infantis, reveals superiority of activated EVC001 strain to provide health benefits to babies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are Probiotics Good For?
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Scientists create Spanish e-book on fermented foods and their health benefits
(International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics) Three scientists and fermentation aficionados have created a new e-book titled 'Fermented Foods: microbiology, nutrition, health and culture, currently available only in Spanish. It tells the stories of many types of fermented foods around the world and adds a scientific perspective on their health benefits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pathogens in the mouth induce oral cancer
(PLOS) Pathogens found in tissues that surround the teeth contribute to a highly aggressive type of oral cancer, according to a study published 1st October in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Yvonne Kapila of the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues. In addition, the study showed that oral cancer formation mediated by the pathogens is inhibited by a bacteriocin - an antimicrobial and probiotic peptide that is produced by bacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 1, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bacteria therapy improves eczema in children
An experimental probiotic treatment for eczema safely improved symptoms and increased quality of life for children 3 to 16 years of age. (Source: NIH Research Matters)
Source: NIH Research Matters - September 21, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Probiotic Might Help Ease Children's Eczema
Title: Probiotic Might Help Ease Children's EczemaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/15/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 16, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Probiotic Might Help Ease Children's Eczema
TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2020 -- Applying a type of " good " bacteria to the skin may relieve children of the itch and discomfort of eczema, a new, small study suggests. Eczema is a chronic inflammatory condition that causes dry, itchy skin and scaly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could Probiotics Help Tackle Childhood Obesity? Could Probiotics Help Tackle Childhood Obesity?
The weight and metabolism of children and young adults may improve through supplementation with probiotics, although treatment has to be tailored to the individual, say Italian researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Probiotics may help children with obesity lose weight
Probiotics taken alongside a calorie-controlled diet may help children and adolescents with obesity lose weight, according to research presented at the European Society of Endocrinology’s digital Congress, e-ECE 2020.CNN (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Probiotic skin therapy improves eczema in children, NIH study suggests
Experimental treatment to modify the skin microbiome may offer long-term benefits. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 9, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Probiotics 'could reduce obesity in children' and reduce their risk of serious diseases
The study, by researchers in Italy, followed 100 obese children who were either put on a calorie-restricted diet or one that included probiotics. It found that those receiving probiotics lost more weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics may help manage childhood obesity, study finds
A healthy gut is crucial for regulation of our weight, digestion and immune system. A certain probiotic strain may help manage childhood obesity, new research has found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics may help manage childhood obesity
(European Society of Endocrinology) Probiotics may help children and adolescents with obesity lose weight when taken alongside a calorie-controlled diet, according to a study being presented at e-ECE 2020. The study found that obese children who were put on a calorie-restricted diet and given probiotics Bifidobacterium breve BR03 and Bifidobacterium breve B632, lost more weight and had improved insulin sensitivity compared with children on a diet only. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global gut health experts guide growth of synbiotics
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Chances are you've heard of probiotics: supplements delivering 'good microbes' to the gut, providing a wide range of health benefits. You may also be aware of prebiotics: supplements designed to fuel the good microbes already living in our guts. The next wave of gut-health supplements, known as synbiotics, essentially combine pre- and probiotics. To keep research and development on the right track, an expert panel recently redefined the term and developed guidelines on scientific investigation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Group of international scientists align on a definition for 'synbiotic'
(International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics) To address the scientific ambiguity around synbiotics, a group of 11 leading international scientists formed a panel to create a consensus definition and to clarify the evidence required to show synbiotics are safe and effective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Supplement Plus Probiotic May Improve Depressive Symptoms Supplement Plus Probiotic May Improve Depressive Symptoms
Unlike conventional antidepressants, which often don't work in mild depression, combining S-adenosylmethionine and a probiotic may be both efficacious and safe for these patients, research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Probiotics Not Recommended for Most Digestive Conditions
TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2020 -- Probiotics are not recommended for most digestive conditions, according to a clinical practice guideline issued by the American Gastroenterological Association and published online June 9 in Gastroenterology. Grace L. Su,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news