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

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

Novel Probiotic for Treating Type 2 Diabetes
Novel Probiotic Shows Promise in Treating Type 2 Diabetes (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Novel Probiotic Shows Promise in Treating Type 2 Diabetes Novel Probiotic Shows Promise in Treating Type 2 Diabetes
Already marketed as a medical food, the formulation which replaces gut bacteria that are deficient in type 2 diabetes appears to lower postprandial blood glucose levels and A1c.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Insights on the gut microbiome could shape more powerful, precise treatment
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) In a recently published study, investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital explore how the dynamics of bacterial species may influence the success of fecal microbiota transplantation in treating recurrent C. difficile infection. In Nature Communications, the team presents an algorithm to design personalized probiotic cocktails for patients with unhealthy gut microbiomes due to rCDI. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

This is the brain on probiotics
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Source: ScienceNOW - July 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: VanHook, A. M. Tags: twis Source Type: news

A dynamic mouse peptidome landscape reveals probiotic modulation of the gut-brain axis
Certain probiotics have beneficial effects on the function of the central nervous system through modulation of the gut-brain axis. Here, we describe a dynamic landscape of the peptidome across multiple brain regions, modulated by oral administration of different probiotic species over various times. The spatiotemporal and strain-specific changes of the brain peptidome correlated with the composition of the gut microbiome. The hippocampus exhibited the most sensitive response to probiotic treatment. The administration of heat-killed probiotics altered the hippocampus peptidome but did not substantially change the gut microb...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - July 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Zhang, P., Wu, X., Liang, S., Shao, X., Wang, Q., Chen, R., Zhu, W., Shao, C., Jin, F., Jia, C. Tags: STKE Research Resources Source Type: news

Which bacteria truly qualify as probiotics?
(International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics) Today, the word probiotic is used to describe all kinds of 'good' microorganisms in foods and supplements. Already, scientists have come up with a specific definition of probiotics, however, they have agreed that for a bacterial strain or strains to be called a probiotic, it should follow four simple criteria. Correct use of the term probiotic, per these criteria, will give consumers better transparency about the benefits when they consume products that contain live microorganisms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Guidelines Reveal Probiotics' Limited Value for GI Conditions Guidelines Reveal Probiotics' Limited Value for GI Conditions
With some exceptions, the evidence to support probiotics is either weak or nonexistent, says Dr David Johnson.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 14, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Can Probiotics Treat Depression?
Title: Can Probiotics Treat Depression?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/8/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/9/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - July 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Can Probiotics Help Ease Depression?
Researchers found that various probiotics seemed to improve symptoms in patients with clinical depression -- at least in the short term. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Probiotics Help Ease Depression?
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 -- Probiotic supplements might help ease depression symptoms in some people, a new research review suggests. Researchers found that across seven small clinical trials, various probiotics seemed to improve symptoms in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Review: Pre/Probiotics May Be Useful for Depression, Anxiety
TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 -- Pre/probiotic therapy may be useful for patients with depression and/or anxiety disorders, according to a review published online July 6 in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention& Health. Sanjay Noonan, from Brighton and Sussex... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can probiotics help with depression? New research suggests a link
A new review of preliminary medical literature has suggested that probiotics -- foods or supplements containing microbes thought to exert a positive influence on our gut -- could help ease depression. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The gut microbiome's role in the development, maintenance, and outcomes of sepsis
The gut microbiome regulates a number of homeostatic mechanisms in the healthy host including immune function and gut barrier protection. Loss of normal gut microbial structure and function has been associated with diseases as diverse as Clostridioides difficile infection, asthma, and epilepsy. Recent evidence has also demonstrated a link between the gut microbiome and sepsis. In this review, we focus on three key areas of the interaction between the gut microbiome and sepsis. First, prior to sepsis onset, gut microbiome alteration increases sepsis susceptibility through several mechanisms, including (a) allowing for expan...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics Reduce Allergic Rhinitis in Children and Adults Probiotics Reduce Allergic Rhinitis in Children and Adults
Probiotics appear to benefit people with allergic rhinitis, two studies show. More clinical trials are needed to look at these products, which are often not considered'real drugs,'an expert says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 18, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Microbes might manage your cholesterol
(Harvard University) Researchers discover a link between human blood cholesterol levels and a gene in the microbiome that could one day help people manage their cholesterol through diet, probiotics, or entirely new types of treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Probiotics Lack Supporting Evidence for Most GI Conditions Probiotics Lack Supporting Evidence for Most GI Conditions
Probiotics have not been shown to be safe and effective for most gastrointestinal conditions, according to new publications from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 15, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Bacteria in Chinese pickles can prevent cavities -- Ben-Gurion University study
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) Prof. Ariel Kushmaro of the BGU Avram and Stella Goldstein-Goren Department of Biotechnology Engineering and the Chinese research team evaluated 14 different types of Sichuan pickles from southwest China. They extracted 54 different strains of Lactobacilli and found that one, L. plantarum K41, significantly reduced the incidence and severity of cavities. K41 was also highly tolerant of acids and salts, an additional benefit as a probiotic for harsh oral conditions. It also could have potential commercial value when added to dairy products. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 11, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New Guidelines Say No to Probiotics for Digestive Woes
Title: New Guidelines Say No to Probiotics for Digestive WoesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/9/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/10/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - June 10, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Probiotics don't do much for most people's gut health, review finds
Whether contained in yogurt or taken in capsules, probiotics are popular among the health conscious, with millions thought to use them. But a new report from the American Gastroenterological Association said they largely don't do much for gut health. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics don't do much for most people's gut health despite the hype, review finds
Whether contained in yogurt or stuffed into capsules and sold on pharmacy shelves, probiotics are popular among the health conscious, with millions of people around the world thought to use them. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Guidelines Say No to Probiotics for Digestive Woes
TUESDAY, June 9, 2020 -- There isn't enough scientific evidence to support using probiotics to treat most digestive disorders, according to a new American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) guideline. Probiotics are living, microscopic organisms... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Infant Gut Microbiome and Probiotics that Work
The gut microbiome is more malleable in the first two years after birth, allowing probiotics to make their mark. Can we exploit this to improve infants ’ health? (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Features Magazine Issue Source Type: news

New review helps translate probiotic science into practical primary care recommendations
(International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics) Probiotic supplements are widely available and are promoted as a general way to support the gut microbiome and promote health. A new publication in the Journal of Family Practice summarizes the latest evidence on using probiotics for a variety of specific health conditions, providing practical recommendations to assist primary care physicians in advising their patients. The article, authored by current International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics board members. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Best supplements: Expert reveals six ways probiotics can benefit your health
PROBIOTICS are live microorganisms you can eat or drink. The health-boosting bacteria can make you feel good, and nutritionist Liz Cooper explained how. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do probiotics promote oral health during orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances? A systematic review
ConclusionsSupplementation of orthodontic patients with probiotics did not affect the development of inflammation in the gingivae and decalcification in the enamel. Additional RCTs, with longer intervention and follow-up periods, and involving different combinations of probiotic strains are required. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 6, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news