Breastmilk Sugars Differ in Pregnant Women on Probiotics
The complex sugars found in human breastmilk, long believed to be fixed in their composition, may change in women who are taking probiotics. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

The Bacteria In Your Nose Could Protect You From The Flu
BOSTON (CBS) — Could the bacteria that live in your nose and throat help protect you from the flu? Researchers at the University of Michigan say it’s possible. Researchers collected samples of nose and throat bacteria from people who were living with someone sick with influenza. They found that people with a certain community of bacteria – in other words, a certain microbiome – were more susceptible to catching it. This suggests that the bacteria that live in people’s nasal passages or throat might affect their chances of infections and could perhaps affect how they respond to vaccines. (WBZ-T...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

An anti-ammonia probiotic
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Source: ScienceNOW - January 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Charneski, C. A. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Not just good for your gut: Probiotics found to eliminate certain bacteria
(Natural News) Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common pathogens in the world. The bacteria have been shown to cause various health problems, including boils, cellulitis, food poisoning, septic arthritis, and toxic shock syndrome, which lead to millions of deaths worldwide. Healthcare professionals often recommend patients suffering from S. aureus infections to take antibiotics. Unfortunately,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is Lactobacillus acidophilus good for health?
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a common probiotic that is available as a dietary supplement and is an ingredient in yogurts and other fermented foods. Research suggests that consuming this probiotic can support digestion and prevent or treat a number of conditions. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

The top 10 immune system KILLERS of all time
(Natural News) Most health-conscious consumers know about all kinds of foods, herbs, and supplements that boost the immune system naturally. From Vitamins D, C, and B12, to turmeric and garlic, and from probiotic-rich foods to medicinal mushrooms, you don’t have to break your wallet or empty your purse just to give your immune system that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics Effective for Functional Abdominal Pain in Children Probiotics Effective for Functional Abdominal Pain in Children
Probiotics can ease pain short-term in children with recurrent abdominal pain (RAP), according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Germ theory: How probiotic products are flying off the shelves
Probiotics gain demand in the new millennium but there is still a lot of grey area around the science of ingesting good bacteria. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Probiotics reduce the need for antibiotics, new review concludes
(Natural News) Probiotics are a certain type of “good” bacteria that offers various health benefits when consumed, and some people take probiotics as supplements with the goal of populating their gut with beneficial microorganisms. However, data from a review has determined that probiotics can also be used to reduce the need for antibiotics among infants... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

December Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available.
As the year comes to a close, you can count on NIH News in Health for health information to help you in the new year. In the December 2018 issue learn about the eating style that’s best for health,  discover ways to reduce a baby’s chance of sleep-related deaths, and read about how a probiotic might stop Staphylococcus aureus, or staph. (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - December 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Interest List #Health Sciences List #Public/K-12 List Source Type: news

Why you need both probiotics and prebiotics
(Natural News) The word “probiotic” is a combination of the words “pro,” meaning “for,” and “biotic,” meaning “life.” This essentially means that probiotics are “for life,” an appropriate name considering they help promote proper digestion, nutrient absorption, and healthy immune system function of our bodies. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that live in our digestive tracts. Prebiotics are the food... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioids Flop for Chronic Pain; Probiotics for Bipolar; Binge Eating & Food Insecurity
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the psychiatry world (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - December 19, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Why prebiotics are absolutely essential to gut health
(Natural News) Probiotics are famous for the many health benefits that they provide, such as improving digestion and boosting the immune system. Because of these, more people now include fermented foods like yogurt, kimchi, and sauerkraut in their diets since they are good sources of beneficial bacteria. However, eating these foods is not enough to enjoy the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simple way to avoid the flu and common colds: Consume more probiotics
(Natural News) If you’ve shut yourself inside your house this winter in hopes of avoiding catching a cold or the flu, you’ll be glad to know that there’s a simple and natural way you can reduce your risk so you can get out and enjoy the holiday season. Recent research published in the Journal of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics could help millions of patients suffering from bipolar disorder
(American College of Neuropsychopharmacology) About 3 million people in the US are diagnosed every year with bipolar disorder, a psychiatric condition characterized by dramatic shifts in mood from depression to mania. Currently, the standard treatment includes a combination of psychotherapy and prescription medications such as mood stabilizers and antipsychotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The influence of probiotics on the intestinal flora of premature infants
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) The University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz start a Germany-wide clinical study regarding the efficacy of probiotics for premature infants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cannabis May Help UC Patients: Gastro Endo News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, probiotics associated with adverse GI effects (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - December 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Probiotics for your anxious mind? Study shows a certain strain of bacteria could significantly reduce anxiety
(Natural News) There is no doubt that the hectic pace and demands of modern society foster anxiety. In fact, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue in the United States, affecting more than 40 million people – that’s 18.1 percent – of the population, each year. Statistics indicate that people suffering from anxiety... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How safe are probiotics?
Products that contain probiotics are more popular than ever. A recent article asks if they are safe and whether the evidence backs up their claims. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Join NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Milliner as one of the panelists for the ALSC webinar: Leadership in Youth Services Part 2: Leadership in Action on December 11 at 2:00 PM ET. Working with children in a library setting provides vast opportunities to create and hone leadership skills if you know where to find them. By cultivating these skills in yourselves and others, you will elevate your profession and your community by creating and implementing beneficial programs and services. This webinar wi...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Effect of probiotic interventions on depressive symptoms: a narrative review evaluating systematic reviews - Nadeem I, Rahman MZ, Ad-Dab'bagh Y, Akhtar M.
Depression is one of the most prevalent mental illnesses and is often associated with various other medical disorders. Since the 1980s, the primary pharmacological treatment has been antidepressants, but due to the recent discovery of the association betwe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Probiotics not helpful for young children with diarrhea
A probiotic treatment did not show any benefit for young children brought to the hospital with acute gastroenteritis, which involves diarrhea and other symptoms. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

December 2018
Plan Your Plate : Shifting to a Healthy Eating Style Safe Sleep for Baby : Reducing the Risk of SIDS Inspire Others to Move More and Eat Better Probiotic May Stop Staph Personal Stories (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The key element to producing healthy breast milk is probiotics
(Natural News) Breast milk is essential to the nourishment of babies, thanks to its wide range of life-sustaining compounds, such as vitamins, minerals, antibodies, enzymes, hormones, healthy fats, and even beneficial bacteria. If you want to produce healthy and high-quality breastmilk, you will need to watch what you eat, including the level of probiotics you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The key element for producing healthy breast milk is probiotics
(Natural News) Breast milk is essential to the nourishment of babies, thanks to its wide range of life-sustaining compounds, such as vitamins, minerals, antibodies, enzymes, hormones, healthy fats, and even beneficial bacteria. If you want to produce healthy and high-quality breastmilk, you will need to watch what you eat, including the level of probiotics you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can probiotics cause side effects?
Taking probiotics can help restore the natural balance of bacteria in the gut and may help treat a number of health issues. Some people experience side effects from probiotics, though they are generally safe. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Does your gut need probiotics after antibiotics?
If you take antibiotics, there's a good chance you'll also get diarrhea. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics Do Not Ease Stomach Flu
Treatment with probiotics did not speed recovery from gastroenteritis in children. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Antibiotics Probiotics Bacteria Digestive Tract Diarrhea Stomach Source Type: news

Probiotics Show No Benefits for Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis
MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 -- For children with acute gastroenteritis, probiotics show no significant benefit versus placebo, according to two studies published in the Nov. 22 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. David Schnadower, M.D., M.P.H.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Peanut Allergy Tx; Probiotics and Gastroenteritis: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics also include teens'personality characteristics and mortality risk, and chronic disease outcomes with different provider types (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - November 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Study highlights the importance of diverse gut microbiota in gastrointestinal health
(Natural News) By now, you’re familiar with probiotic foods that increase the number of beneficial bacteria living in your gastrointestinal system. However, you may not be aware of the related “prebiotics,” which provide gut microbiota with the nutrition they need to flourish. An article in the Sanford Burnham Prebys news page explained the importance of pairing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prebiotics, Probiotics, Synbiotics and Antibiotics for IBS Prebiotics, Probiotics, Synbiotics and Antibiotics for IBS
This review examined current evidence for the efficacy of antibiotics, probiotics, or other related interventions to improve IBS symptoms by modulation of the gut microbiome.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

One more reason to supplement: Probiotics reduce cadmium toxicity
(Natural News) Taking probiotic supplements can help reduce cadmium toxicity, according to a study in the Journal of Medicinal Food. Researchers at the University of Belgrade in Belgrade, Serbia and the University of Al Jabal Al Gharbi in Libya found that probiotics can help eliminate cadmium in the body by binding to their bacterial cell... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study reveals probiotics do not help children with intestinal infections
Probiotics are a multibillion-dollar industry with marketing claims of being an effective treatment for a multitude of ailments, including diarrhea. However, findings from a new study from the University of Calgary show the popular product has no effect on gastroenteritis, commonly yet erroneously called the stomach flu, in children. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Probiotic Disappoints in Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis
(MedPage Today) -- Lactobacillus rhamnosus no better than placebo for preventing diarrhea and vomiting at 14 days (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 22, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Two studies find probiotic therapy ineffective against stomach flu, diarrhea
(Reuters Health) - A widely-used probiotic therapy is ineffective against the diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain of gastroenteritis, two large studies in the U.S. and Canada have concluded. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Probiotics No Better Than Placebo for Gastroenteritis Probiotics No Better Than Placebo for Gastroenteritis
Probiotics were no better than placebo for treating gastroenteritis in children, two studies have found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Probiotics Show No Effect on Kids' Tummy Upsets
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 -- When young children have a bout of " stomach flu, " parents often turn to probiotics for help. But two new clinical trials suggest they are wasting their money. Researchers found that probiotic formulas showed no benefit... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Probiotics no help to young kids with stomach virus
(Washington University in St. Louis) A major US study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that a commonly used probiotic is not effective in improving symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting in young children with gastroenteritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Agave and gut health: Research finds freeze dried stems are an effective prebiotic
(Natural News) The agave plant (Agave salmiana) has potential prebiotic benefits, according to a study published in the journal LWT – Food Science and Technology. The Mexican plant is found to contain fructooligosaccharides, a prebiotic sugar that can be food for the beneficial bacteria in our gut called probiotics, which in turn provide us with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Live probiotics can re-balance the gut microbiome and modify immune system response
(Cello Health PR) New research published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics demonstrates that 'good' bacteria in the live probiotic SymproveTM can successfully reach and colonise the gut, where they go on to change the existing gut flora. They are also capable of modifying immune response. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A New Peanut Allergy Drug Could Be a Promising Treatment for Children
A new drug could become the first-ever protective treatment for the more than one million children in the U.S. who suffer from peanut allergies. In a phase-three trial, the results of which were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the peanut-derived drug AR101 helped some children with severe peanut allergies tolerate the equivalent of two peanut kernels without serious side effects. Prior to taking the drug, none of these children could safely ingest more than the equivalent of one-tenth of a kernel. AR101, which is manufactured by Aimmune Therapeutics (the company also designed and funded the study), delive...
Source: TIME: Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Osteoporosis: Could probiotics protect bone health?
According to a new study that scientists carried out in rodents, probiotics might be an effective way to prevent the bone loss that leads to osteoporosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Osteoporosis Source Type: news

Probiotics can increase bone volume and could lead to new treatments for those with osteoporosis 
A new study from Emory University School of Medicine, has found that a commonly-used probiotic can create a chain reaction that ends in the secretion of a protein critical for bone health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Probiotics Trend: Should We Be All In or Call Time Out? The Probiotics Trend: Should We Be All In or Call Time Out?
Dr David Johnson on new evidence that may change how we view probiotics'efficacy and safety.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Adding probiotics to your fruit salad is a delicious way to enjoy a nutrient-dense meal
(Natural News) If you swear by eating fruits, you’re in luck: According to researchers from Brazil, you can add probiotics to your fruit salad to make a delicious and nutrient-packed alternative to functional foods. In their study, published in Food Science and Technology, the team investigated the potential of fruit salads to be used as carriers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the difference between prebiotics and probiotics?
Prebiotics and probiotics work together to encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria that can improve digestion and support the immune system. Both prebiotics and probiotics occur naturally in many foods. Here, learn more about the differences between them, their benefits, and how to incorporate them into the diet. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Probiotics: When good bacteria turn bad
Using advanced techniques, researchers have investigated how gut inflammation develops. They come to a worrying conclusion about probiotics. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Probiotics found to mitigate the effects of salt on blood pressure
(Natural News) It is a well-known fact that certain kinds of bacteria can be found in your gut. Rather than trying to get rid of them, it would actually benefit you to keep them since these bacteria are able to help you in so many ways — even if you don’t know how they do... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics are not always 'good bacteria'
(University of Texas at Austin) Researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering were able to shed light on a part of the human body - the digestive system -- where many questions remain unanswered. Using their 'gut inflammation-on-a-chip' microphysiological system, the research team confirmed that intestinal barrier disruption is the onset initiator of gut inflammation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news