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Bloating could be a sign of this terrible illness: Women warned to visit doctor
WOMEN could be buying probiotic yoghurts instead of seeking medical health for a key symptom of cancer, a charity has warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women with ovarian cancer who think they're just bloated
Despite persistent bloating being one of the main signs of the disease, half of women say they would try measures like eating more probiotic yoghurts or going gluten-free before visiting a doctor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All the health benefits of durian fruit without having to eat it – researchers have discovered its promise as a probiotic
(Natural News) It may soon be possible to enjoy the health benefits of the King of Fruits without the accompanying stench of rotten eggs or the need to actually eat it. Thanks to a joint study by Chinese and Singaporean researchers, a new non-dairy probiotic drink based on fermented durian pulp could be in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digestive problems? These 5p a day supplements could cure bloating
CONSTIPATION pain and bloating can make your stomach feel stretched and uncomfortable. But, taking these cheap probiotic supplements everyday could help to boost your immune system and help with digestion. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics May Improve Pediatric AD Symptoms
(MedPage Today) -- Probiotics may also reduce need for topical corticosteroids (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - February 11, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Healthy Carrot Cake
I designed my healthy carrot cake recipe when I opened The Healthy Chef Café in Avalon Beach in Sydney, Australia. It was a hangout for moms, kids, yogis, supermodels and pro surfers — a place where a variety of people could get nourished and feel great. This cake has over one pound of fresh grated carrot, so it’s packed with goodness and fiber. The large amount of carrots in this recipe also helps to keep the cake moist, which is important due to the longer baking time. When making gluten-free cakes, I find ground almonds make a great replacement for the usual white refined flours that you’ll find...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food healthytime Recipes Teresa Cutter The Healthy Chef Source Type: news

Heal and nourish your gut with fermented foods: A beginner’s guide to making your own
(Natural News) Eating fermented foods has numerous benefits, such as protecting the body from harmful bacteria including salmonella and E. coli. Probiotics generally refer to live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your digestive system. These “good bacteria” are found in a variety of foods such as cheese, yogurt, chocolate, wine, and beer. It’s possible... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotic milk may reduce pre-eclampsia and premature birth risk
According to a Scandinavian study inBMJ Open, pregnant women who drink probiotic milk are less likely to suffer some pregnancy complications. Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Probiotic milk tied to lowered risk of some pregnancy complications
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who drink milk containing probiotic “friendly” bacteria are less likely to have premature births or pre-eclampsia, a serious complication of pregnancy, suggests a Scandinavian study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Good gut health: Probiotic use during pregnancy helps both mom and baby avoid obesity
(Natural News) According to a recent study, both pregnant women and infants can benefit from probiotics because these “good” bacteria can help prevent obesity. The findings, which were published in the European Journal of Nutrition, revealed that when breastfeeding women take probiotics, it helps “alter gene expression by decreasing DNA methylation” of the 37 gene promoters linked... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics may lower pre-eclampsia and premature birth risk
Probiotics taken during pregnancy might help lower the risks of pre-eclampsia and premature birth, but timing may be crucial, a study has suggested. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Probiotic Lactobacillus sp. inhibit growth, biofilm formation and gene expression of caries-inducing Streptococcus mutans.
J Cell Mol Med. 2018 Jan 8. doi: 10.1111/jcmm.13496. [Epub ahead of print]AbstractStreptococcus mutans contributes significantly to dental caries, which arises from homoeostasic imbalance between host and microbiota. We hypothesized that Lactobacillus sp. inhibits growth, biofilm formation and gene expression of Streptococcus mutans. Antibacterial (agar diffusion method) and antibiofilm (crystal violet assay) characteristics of probiotic Lacobacillus sp. against Streptococcus mutans (ATCC 25175) were evaluated. We investigated whether Lacobacillus casei (ATCC 393), Lactobacillus reuteri (ATCC 23272), Lactobacillus plantaru...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 24, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Gut Bacteria Less Diverse in PCOS; Could Probiotics Be a Therapy? Gut Bacteria Less Diverse in PCOS; Could Probiotics Be a Therapy?
Hyperandrogenism in PCOS shows a strong correlation with reduced diversity of gut microbiota. Although more work is needed, the findings raise the possibility that probiotics could play a role in treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Probiotics May Lower Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Probiotic milk intake tied to lower preeclampsia risk in late pregnancy (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - January 24, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Investigating the Safety of the Probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri in Infants With Colic
Recent research, funded in part by NCCIH, suggests that the probiotic strain Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 may be safe for use in infants with colic. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 23, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Probiotics
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Infections, Psychiatry, FYI, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Probiotics
-- Probiotics are live microorganisms (such as bacteria) that are sold as supplements, included in topically-applied skin creams and added to food products such as yogurt. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved any health claims for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Probiotics
Title: Health Tip: Understanding ProbioticsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/23/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/23/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 23, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Food giant Nestlé, maker and promoter of baby formula, will soon be marketing a probiotic supplement for breastfeeding mothers
(Natural News) A license agreement between Nestlé and Spanish biotech firm Biosearch SA will see the food giant using a breast milk probiotic strain in one of its supplements, a Nutra Ingredients article reported.  According to the report, Biosearch SA recently licensed Nestlé group subsidiary Nestec SA to take hold of the global marketing of Biosearch Life’s Lactobacillus fermentum LC40... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics fight depression: Healthy gut bacteria found to reduce symptoms
(Natural News) Taking probiotics to improve intestinal health may come with a bonus, as a new animal study revealed that the beneficial gut bacteria may also reduce depressive tendencies. A team of researchers at the Aarhus University in Denmark examined the effects of lactic acid bacteria in rat models as part of the study. The rats... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could this experimental 'recipe' fight colon cancer?
A cocktail of engineered probiotics and cruciferous vegetables could help to prevent and treat colorectal cancer in the future, researchers suggest. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Manipulating Gut Microbiome to Improve Immunotherapy Response Manipulating Gut Microbiome to Improve Immunotherapy Response
The finding that the gut microbiome influences patients'response to immunotherapy opens intriguing opportunities, which could include fecal transplants and use of probiotics.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

With these special bacteria, a broccoli a day can keep the cancer doctor away
(National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine) NUS Medicine researchers have engineered bacteria that specifically targets colorectal cancer cells and converts a substance in some vegetables into an anticancer agent. The system reduced the number of tumors by 75 percent and shrank the remaining tumors by threefold in a mouse model of colorectal cancer. Published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, the study suggests that the probiotics taken together with a diet rich in cruciferous vegetables could help prevent colorectal cancer and its recurrence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study shows probiotics help reverse gastrointestinal distress and symptoms of depression
(Natural News) Depression, a leading cause of disease and injury the world over, may have met its match in probiotics. This benefit, based on a study conducted by researchers from McMaster University, does not only apply to depression, but it also extends to gastrointestinal upset, a condition that can mean anywhere from diarrhea to gastrointestinal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lactobacillus Reuteri Effective for Breastfed Infants With Colic Lactobacillus Reuteri Effective for Breastfed Infants With Colic
The probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri DSM17938 is effective for treating colic in breastfed infants, but there ’ s not enough evidence to recommend it for formula-fed infants with colic, according to a meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Best supplements for bloating: THIS is a WASTE of money unless you store it in fridge
BLOATING is likely to be a frequent issue this Christmas, and taking probiotic supplements could help - just remember to store them in the fridge. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Sore Throat, Xylitol and Probiotics Offer No Benefits Over Placebo
Researchers could find no difference in pain or swallowing problems between those chewing xylitol-sweetened gum, taking probiotics or using a placebo. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Artificial Sweeteners Xylitol Probiotics Placebos Sorbitol Throat Pain Source Type: news

Arthritis symptoms: £1 a day supplements could reduce joint pain and inflammation
Arthritis symptoms include joint pain and inflammation. But, supplements with these probiotics - ‘good bacteria’ - may help to reduce inflammation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics and xylitol don ’t help sore throats
(Reuters Health) - - Two potential remedies for bacterial infections, probiotics and xylitol, didn ’t ease sore throat symptoms in an experiment designed to see whether these options might be used to curb overuse of antibiotics. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Will These 2 Home Remedies Help Your Sore Throat?
Neither sugarless gum nor probiotics help to treat the symptoms or speed up recovery from a sore throat caused by bacterial infection, a new clinical trial reports. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two OTC Remedies No Help for Sore Throat
Neither xylitol chewing gum nor probiotic capsules appear to relieve symptoms of pharyngitis, according to a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Researchers first... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Neither Sugarless Gum nor Probiotics Good For Sore Throat
MONDAY, Dec. 18, 2017 -- Down go another two worthless home remedies for strep throat. Neither sugarless gum nor probiotics help to treat the symptoms or speed up recovery from a sore throat caused by bacterial infection, a new clinical trial... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Will These 2 Home Remedies Help Your Sore Throat?
MONDAY, Dec. 18, 2017 -- Down go another two worthless home remedies for strep throat. Neither sugarless gum nor probiotics help to treat the symptoms or speed up recovery from a sore throat caused by bacterial infection, a new clinical trial... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New RCT shows no benefit from probiotics, xylitol chewing gum in alleviating sore throats
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) The use of probiotics and xylitol chewing gum to alleviate sore throat symptoms -- as an alternative to antibiotics -- appears to have no effect, according to a randomized controlled trial (RCT) published in CMAJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is DIOS?
Discussion Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane receptor (CFTR). It is found in the epithelium of the bronchi, intestine, pancreatic duct and biliary tree. It regulates chloride, bicarbonate and water secretion. The heterozygous state helps prevent against secretory diarrhea, but the homozygous state causes thickened secretions in the hollow tubes of the lungs and digestive tract. There are multiple mutations (> 2000) which have been currently classified into classes depending on their protein production and activity. CF patients generally are l...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Lactic acid bacteria can protect against Influenza A virus
Lactic acid bacteria, commonly used as probiotics to improve digestive health, can offer protection against different subtypes of influenza A virus, resulting in reduced weight loss after virus infection and lower amounts of virus replication in the lungs, according to a study led by Georgia State University. Influenza virus can cause severe respiratory disease in humans. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Early Probiotics to Prevent Eczema or Asthma? No Luck So Far Early Probiotics to Prevent Eczema or Asthma? No Luck So Far
A promising strategy doesn't pan out, but is this the final word on probiotics to prevent childhood atopic disease?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Lactic acid bacteria can protect against Influenza A virus, study finds
(Georgia State University) Lactic acid bacteria, commonly used as probiotics to improve digestive health, can offer protection against different subtypes of influenza A virus, resulting in reduced weight loss after virus infection and lower amounts of virus replication in the lungs, according to a study led by Georgia State University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How Probiotics Can Affect Your Body From Head to Toe
From the surface of your skin to the inside of your stomach, the human body is home to trillions of bacterial cells. Research (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Probiotics Protect Kids From A Downside Of Antibiotics?
Many marketing claims about the potential benefits of probiotics have raced ahead of the science, say researchers who are now trying to catch up. One NIH study is investigating kids' gut microbes.(Image credit: Rob Stein/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

PROBIOTICS as medicine: Proper yeast balance in the gut microbiome found to help schizophrenia sufferers
(Natural News) Schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder wherein a person displays abnormal social behavior and a failure to differentiate between reality and fantasy. More often than not, schizophrenic individuals have yeast infections, but researchers still do not know why. These yeast infections, caused by Candida albicans found in human gut flora, do not cause mental... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A meta-analysis of the use of probiotics to alleviate depressive symptoms - Ng QX, Peters C, Ho CYX, Lim DY, Yeo WS.
INTRODUCTION: Some preclinical and clinical studies have demonstrated the positive impact of probiotic supplementation on depressive symptoms. This paper aims to provide an updated meta-analysis on the topic. METHODS: Using the keywords [probiotics... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Feed your baby one probiotic a day to lower asthma risk
Being born by cesarean or prematurely changes a baby's gut bacteria, as may antibiotics given to their mother in pregnancy. Scientists in California have found a way to combat that change. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating Cheese Daily May Be Good For You, Study Finds
CBS Local — Cheese fans around the world, rejoice! The study you’ve been waiting for has arrived. Researchers have found that eating cheese every day is good for your health and may decrease your chance of developing heart disease. The findings, published in December’s European Journal of Nutrition, looked at 15 separate studies that followed over 200,000 people in the U.S. and Europe. Researchers say people who ate large amounts of cheese lowered their risk of developing heart disease by 14 percent and were 10 percent less likely to have a stroke compared to people who didn’t eat cheese. “Che...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cheese Chris Melore Heart Disease Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Feed your baby one probiotic a day to lower cancer risk
Being born by cesarean or prematurely changes a baby's gut bacteria, as may antibiotics given to their mother in pregnancy. Scientists in California have found a way to combat that change. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotic painkiller: A new study has found that certain gut bacteria produce GABA which combines with lipoproteins to act as a potent painkiller
(Natural News) You would think that we’ve pretty much explored our own bodies, but we’re still learning more things every day — just look at your gut. Scientists were able to discover that a probiotic bacteria living in your intestinal microbiota (the microorganisms living in your gut) can be used to treat pain caused by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure diet: Taking THIS 14p supplement could PROTECT against salty foods
HIGH blood pressure is often caused by a diet that is rich in salty foods, however taking a probiotic supplement could protect your body. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for digestion: Brush your teeth with THIS after dinner to STOP bloating
DIGESTION is a delicate process that could easily leave you with diarrhoea, constipation or bloating. However, taking probiotic supplements can ensure everything functions smoothly. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBS diet cure: Sufferers whose main symptom is diarrhoea should take THIS supplement
IBS affects millions in the UK, with some suffering from IBS-D, where diarrhoea is the main symptom. However, taking a probiotic supplement could help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics Mix May Curb Atopic Dermatitis Severity, Topical Steroid Use in Young People Probiotics Mix May Curb Atopic Dermatitis Severity, Topical Steroid Use in Young People
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news