You ’re Missing Microbes. But Is ‘Rewilding’ the Way to Get Them Back?
The science behind the idea of restoring the intestinal microbiome to an ancestral state is shaky, skeptics say, and in some cases unethical. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Hadza Tribe Microbiology Digestive Tract Diet and Nutrition Feces Bowels Obesity Fiber (Dietary) Immune System Sonnenburg, Justin L Leach, Jeff Tanzania Research Probiotics Bacteria Science (Journal) Source Type: news

Fungal Infections Associated With S. boulardii Probiotics Fungal Infections Associated With S. boulardii Probiotics
An association was found between some commonly used probiotics and life-threatening fungal infections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Antibiotic Resistance Crisis: An Update on Antagonistic Interactions between Probiotics and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) havoc is a global multifaceted crisis endowing a significant challenge for the successful eradication of devastating pathogens. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an enduring superbug involved in causing devastating infections. Although MRSA is a frequent colonizer of human skin, wound, and anterior nares, the intestinal colonization of MRSA has greatly increased the risk of inducing MRSA-associated colitis besides creating a conducive environment for horizontal transfer of resistant genes to commensal microbes. On the other hand, staphylococcal resistance to last-resort an...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unlocking the ‘gut microbiome’ – and its massive significance to our health
Scientists are only just discovering the enormous impact of our gut health – and how it could hold the key to everything from tackling obesity to overcoming anxiety and boosting immunityIf you want to learn more about what ’s going on in your gut, the first step is to turn your poo blue. How long it takes for a muffin dyed with blue food colouring to pass through your system is a measure of your gut health: the median is 28.7 hours; longer transit times suggest your gut isn’t as healthy as it could be. We are only now beginning to understand the importance of the gut microbiome: could this be the start of...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Seal Tags: Health Science & wellbeing Society Life and style Food Source Type: news

Probiotic Supplementation Regulates Newborn Immune System Probiotic Supplementation Regulates Newborn Immune System
Supplementing breast milk with bifidobacteria promotes development of a well-regulated immune system in infants, reducing the risk of developing allergies and asthma, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Application of postbiotics science and technology
(Bentham Science Publishers) The scientific literature confirms that a large part of the molecular mechanism of probiotics is related to their derived postbiotics. These biomolecules, due to their unique pharmacokinetic properties, could be used, in their pure form and with high performance in veterinary, medical, and food practice to improve animal growth rate and health status, prevent and/or treat some acute/chronic diseases, and develop functional foods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 25, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Gut Health POSTBiotic Supplement Viscera-3 Now Available for Purchase...
Tributyrin Supplement Viscera-3 for Bloating Relief and Gas, Leaky Gut, IBS, and Bowel Movement is More Powerful than Probiotics and Prebiotics(PRWeb June 21, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/gut_health_postbiotic_supplement_viscera_3_now_available_for_purchase_on_amazon/prweb18021792.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Probiotics benefits: What are probiotics and what do they do?
PROBIOTICS are a buzzword among the health-conscious - but, what are they? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics benefits: From improved immunity to a flatter stomach - nine benefits
PROBIOTICS have become increasingly popular in recent years thanks to the huge range of benefits they offer. From weight loss to help with skin conditions, nutritionist Rob Thorp shares the full list of benefits. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Benefits of probiotics: Do you REALLY need to take probiotics?
PROBIOTICS are supplements that contain ‘good bacteria' to help your gut... but do you REALLY need to take probiotics? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Manipulating the Microbiome to Manage Disease
Cammie Lesser will discuss how she turns a probiotic into a drug-delivering machine, while Andrew Y. Koh will describe the connection between the gut microbiota and cancer immunotherapy efficacy. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 28, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Webinars Source Type: news

Aging: Clinical trial on potential reversal of epigenetic age using a diet and lifestyle
(Impact Journals LLC) Aging published " Potential reversal of epigenetic age using a diet and lifestyle intervention: a pilot randomized clinical trial " which reported on a randomized controlled clinical trial conducted among 43 healthy adult males between the ages of 50-72. The 8-week treatment program included diet, sleep, exercise and relaxation guidance, and supplemental probiotics and phytonutrients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Skip Routine Probiotics for Preemies, AAP Says Skip Routine Probiotics for Preemies, AAP Says
Although probiotics are increasingly given to preterm infants, data on their safety and efficacy are inconsistent, and these dietary supplements are not subject to approval by the FDA, the AAP notes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Probiotics associated with fewer respiratory symptoms in overweight and older people
(Digestive Disease Week) Daily probiotic use was associated with fewer upper respiratory symptoms in overweight and older people, according to a study that suggests a potential role for probiotics in preventing respiratory infections. The study was selected for presentation at Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) 2021. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kefir packs less of a probiotic punch than labels claim
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Gut health is having a moment, with sales of fermented foods such as kefir, kombucha, and kimchi steadily on the rise. The benefits of " good bacteria " in fermented foods and supplements go well beyond the gut, moderating immune responses, heart health, weight, and even mood. But do products hold up to the claims on their labels? (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 12, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UAB spinoff to treat chronic respiratory disease announces $3 million seed funding
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) A biomedical research company founded by a University of Alabama at Birmingham physician-scientist has received $3 million in seed funding. ResBiotic Inc. -- spun off from UAB last year -- will use the money to develop and commercialize groundbreaking probiotic formulations for lung health, says founder C. Vivek Lal, M.D., an associate professor in the UAB Department of Pediatrics. ResBiotic's first product aims to supplement the nutritional needs in chronic lung diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BonchaBio ’s Breakthrough Probiotics Candyceutical Wins Gold at...
Taipei-based biotech company BonchaBio has won Gold at the International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva 2021 (Inventions Geneva) for its breakthrough “symbiotic candyceutical” – a candy-dosage...(PRWeb May 05, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/bonchabios_breakthrough_probiotics_candyceutical_wins_gold_at_inventions_geneva/prweb17902759.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sauerkraut health benefits: Fermented cabbage shown to have anti-cancer properties
SAUERKRAUT is fermented cabbage packed with vitamins, fibre and probiotics. The institute for integrative medicine, at the University of Witten/Herdecke in Germany, investigated what health benefits can be obtained from eating it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotic With Low-Dose Iron Studied in Pregnant Women
MONDAY, April 26, 2021 -- Intake of Lactiplantibacillus plantarum 299v (Lp) from early pregnancy is safe, attenuates the loss of iron stores, and improves iron status in healthy pregnant women, according to a study published online April 21 in Acta... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eating probiotic foods helps improve bone health in women
(Natural News) In 2001, a group of international scientists working on behalf of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO) agreed to change the definition of probiotics. What they came up with became the most widely accepted definition of probiotics — that is, “live microorganisms which, when administered... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The efficacy of a multistrain probiotic on cognitive function and risk of falls in patients with cirrhosis: a protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis - Wang N, Yao W, Ma R, Ren F.
OBJECTIVE: The effect of probiotics on cognitive function and the risk of falling in cirrhosis patients have not been previously evaluated. We perform this protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the effect of a multistrain probiotic o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Dr Arif addresses whether 'simple supplements' can cut risk of Covid
CORONAVIRUS is highly contagious, but data from King's College London suggests that certain supplements - vitamin D, probiotics, multivitamins, and omega 3 - could help ward off an infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Supplements May Lower Risk for SARS-CoV-2 Positivity
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- The use of probiotics, omega-3 fatty acids, multivitamins, and vitamin D supplements is associated with a reduction in the risk for testing positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), at... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Featured Review: Probiotics to prevent gestational diabetes mellitus
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 20, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus shows promise for treating inflammatory bowel disease and other
(Elsevier) A defective intestinal tight junction barrier, sometimes known as " leaky gut, " plays an important role in exacerbating and prolonging intestinal inflammation. New research reported in The American Journal of Pathology, published by Elsevier, shows that the probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus (L. acidophilus) strain known as LA1 can generate a rapid and sustained enhancement of this defective intestinal barrier and effectively treat intestinal inflammation by preserving and restoring the intestinal barrier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 20, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Designing healthy diets - with computer analysis
(Chalmers University of Technology)A new mathematical model for the interaction of bacteria in the gut could help design new probiotics and specially tailored diets to prevent diseases. The research, from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, was recently published in the journal PNAS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can the new cheeses with added probiotics, protein and charcoal really be gouda for your health? 
Sales of cheese - one of the UK's favourite comfort foods - were up by a massive 15 per cent at the height of the pandemic last year, according to market researcher Kantar.  (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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