Effectiveness of Probiotics on Infections in Older People Effectiveness of Probiotics on Infections in Older People
Might probiotics reduce the occurrence of infections in older adults?Age and Ageing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

How Beef Jerky Might Affect the Risk of Mania
Scientists are learning that certain foods — either because of their natural ingredients or because of added chemicals — can have significant effects on health. One way in which food can exert this influence health is through inflammation, which is triggered by the immune system and may have an impact on the risk of developing a number of chronic conditions. Plenty of foods contribute to inflammation, from sugar to saturated fat. But in a new study, cured meats are under scrutiny. They usually contain nitrates, a group of chemicals used as a preservative to cure meats like jerky, meat sticks and hot dogs, and...
Source: TIME: Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Health Of Mom ’ s Gut May Affect Child ’ s Risk Of Autism, Study Suggests
BOSTON (CBS) – The health of a mother’s gut may affect her child’s risk of developing autism. That’s according to a new study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. The microbiome is the collection of organisms that live in all of us, like in our guts and on our skin. In recent years, scientists have discovered that having a healthy microbiome not only helps keep your gut healthy but also supports your immune system and can help prevent a variety of disorders. Now based on studies in rodents, researchers believe that an unhealthy microbiome in a mom’s gut while pregnant can make a...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Autism Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Microbiome Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Concerns raised over prebiotic and probiotic safety
Probiotics and prebiotics are becoming ever more popular. A new study asks whether we know enough about the safety of these new interventions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

It's Called Kombucha. But Is It Good for You?
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- Fizzy, fermented kombucha tea is the hot new health drink. But experts say it's not clear whether the bacteria-laden beverage lives up to all of its health claims. Proponents say kombucha's powerful probiotics can help... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Jury Still Out on Probiotics
Title: Jury Still Out on ProbioticsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/17/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 18, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Jury Still Out on Probiotics
Probiotics are trendy for sure, but they could harm some patients, and researchers have done a poor job tracking their safety, a new review argues. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jury Still Out on Probiotics
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- Probiotics have become a trendy dietary supplement, with more and more people popping bacteria-laden capsules to try to improve their gut health. But these supplements could harm some patients, and researchers have done a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Few Studies on Probiotics Assess Potential Harms
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Few Studies on Probiotics Assess Potential Harms Few Studies on Probiotics Assess Potential Harms
Despite rapidly increasing research into the use of probiotics and prebiotics to alter the gut microbiome, most trials report safety data inadequately or not at all.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Harms Reporting Limited in Trials of Prebiotics, Probiotics, Synbiotics
MONDAY, July 16, 2018 -- A considerable number of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of probiotics, prebiotics, or synbiotics do not report harms-related data and/or safety results, according to a review published online July 17 in the Annals of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Meta-analysis shows probiotics reduce colic in breastfed babies
(Natural News) A meta-analysis published in the journal Pediatrics, the flagship publication of the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP), revealed that the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri (L. reuteri) may hold potential in reducing the frequency of crying in exclusively breastfed babies with colic under three months old. The analysis was carried out by researchers at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia and 11... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More data needed to determine safety of probiotics and prebiotics
(American College of Physicians) Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the efficacy of probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics often fail to report potential harms. Without safety data, experts warn that they cannot broadly conclude that these interventions are safe. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: What is kefir?
A yogurt-like drink that is believed to have originated in the Caucasus Mountains of eastern Europe has become a popular product in natural health communities around the world. Kefir, a cultured dairy product, is favored by some because of its?probiotic?properties, and?scientists?are working to better understand its possible nutritional benefits. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

DuPont Nutrition & Health and Eurofins Bring Higher Level of...
Eurofins Will Use DuPont Assays to Identify Probiotics at the Strain Level(PRWeb July 12, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/07/prweb15622431.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fermented turmeric prevents memory loss caused by oxidative stress and inflammation
(Natural News) Turmeric is a pretty powerful superfood on its own. As a fermented food product, it gains the power of probiotics as well. A Korean study showed that fermented turmeric can prevent memory loss that stems from oxidative stress and inflammation of key brain cells. Alzheimer’s disease is just one of the many neurodegenerative... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Probiotics could halve bone density loss study shows
ARTHRITIS pain can be triggered by a reduction in bone density, which causes severe back pain, loss of height and an increased risk of fractures. However, a new study has revealed taking probiotics could drastically reduce the speed of bone density loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 7/7/18
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 7/7/18 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast,?Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, an infectious disease specialist at Mayo Clinic, explains?antibiotic resistance?and?antibiotic allergies. Also on the podcast, Dr. Robert Jacobson, a pediatrician at Mayo Clinic, discusses whether children should take probiotics.?And?Dr. J. Taylor Hays, director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, has a warning [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Probiotics REMOVE heavy metals from your body
(Natural News) The beneficial effects of probiotic bacteria are boosted by the addition of prebiotics that promotes their growth. This synbiotic combination was investigated by Iranian scientists for potential protective properties against acute cadmium poisoning. Cadmium is a heavy metal that naturally occurs in low amounts in soil and drinking water. It is also produced... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics May Be Good for Your Bones
Older women who took a probiotic supplement had less weakening of bones than women who didn ’ t take the supplements. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Bones Probiotics Women and Girls Source Type: news

Investigating the influence of two probiotics in preventing cadmium toxicity
(Natural News) Iranian scientists constructed a rat model to study the effect of two probiotics plus a prebiotic on cadmium (Cd), a heavy metal that is harmful to humans. They reported that the synbiotic – a synergistic combination of probiotics and prebiotics – protected rats against the toxic effects of cadmium, which includes oxidative stress on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics and prebiotics: What you should know
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Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics and a healthy diet hasten weight loss
(Natural News) Looking for a new strategy to lose weight faster? Adhere to a healthy diet and take probiotics. A study published in the journal Scientific Reports found that a healthy diet together with probiotic treatment could speed up weight loss. In the study led by the National Taiwan University, researchers aimed to determine if... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking probiotics can reduce symptoms of depression
(Natural News) Depression is becoming all too common, and so, too, are antidepressants. In today’s instant-gratification-obsessed world, doctors and patients alike are tempted by the lure of a “quick fix” like a drug that can tackle this serious problem. Unfortunately, antidepressants aren’t terribly effective, and the side effects can be even worse than depression itself.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elderly people should take probiotics to preserve their bones!
University of Gothenburg researchers believe the findings open the door for a new way to prevent fractures among the elderly. The study was published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dynamic modeling helps predict the behaviors of gut microbes
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) A new study provides a platform for predicting how microbial gut communities work and represents a first step toward understanding how to manipulate the properties of the gut ecosystem. This could allow scientists to, for example, design a probiotic that persists in the gut or tailor a diet to positively influence human health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Probiotics can protect the skeletons of older women
For the first time in the world, researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have demonstrated that probiotics, dietary supplements with health-promoting bacteria, can be used to affect the human skeleton. Among older women who received probiotics, bone loss was halved compared to women who received only a placebo. The research opens the door to a new way to prevent fractures among the elderly. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

No Scientific Proof That Probiotics Improve Anxiety Symptoms In Humans, Finds Study
Probiotics are one of the hottest nutritional products around, but a new study finds zero proof that they're effective for treating anxiety symptoms in humans. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

No Scientific Evidence That Probiotics Improve Anxiety Symptoms In Humans, Finds Study
Probiotics are one of the hottest nutritional products around, but a new study finds zero proof that they're effective for treating anxiety symptoms in humans. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

Probiotics can protect the skeletons of older women
(University of Gothenburg) For the first time in the world, researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have demonstrated that probiotics, dietary supplements with health-promoting bacteria, can be used to affect the human skeleton. Among older women who received probiotics, bone loss was halved compared to women who received only a placebo. The research opens the door to a new way to prevent fractures among the elderly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

No clear evidence probiotics can help with human anxiety, study finds
But beneficial bacteria do appear to reduce anxiety in rodents with various problemsThere is no clear sign that taking probiotics can help dampen feelings of anxiety in humans, according to new research, despite evidence that it works for rodents.A wide range of conditions, from obesity to asthma, have been linked to themicrobes living in our guts, with a number of studies suggesting a link to mood and behaviour. As a result, there is a burgeoning interest in psychobiotics: using beneficial bacteria known as probiotics to tinker with the gut ’s microbes to affect brain health.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Microbiology Science Anxiety Source Type: news

No more oopsy daisies: Taking a probiotic drink can prevent diarrhea
(Natural News) Good news for yogurt lovers and people who consume probiotic drinks: A recent study has revealed that taking a probiotic drink can prevent diarrhea. In the study, published in the journal Nutrients, researchers from Canada identified a probiotic yogurt drink called Danactive contains 10 billion colony-forming units (CFU) of Lactobacillus casei sp. Paracasei CNCM I-1518, which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Use of 'alternative' supplements on the rise for teens
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses a new study that shows using probiotics, digestive aids and other non-vitamin supplements has doubled in recent years among teens. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Use of 'alternative' supplements doubled in teens: Study
Use of digestive aids, probiotics, energy, non-vitamin substances increasing. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Should healthy people take probiotics?
By many accounts, probiotics can improve the number and diversity of 'good' gut bacteria that help to keep the digestive system healthy, experts from two Australian universities claim. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics Prevent Cholera in Animal Models
Two different types of bacteria-one genetically engineered and one from cheese-defend animal intestines from Vibrio cholerae infection. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 13, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Daily News,News & Opinion Source Type: news

Evolve BioSystems Announces $40 Million Series C Financing to Expand its Flagship Infant Probiotic Product Evivo
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Li Ka Shing Foundation Lead New Funding Round to Expand Groundbreaking Progress in Restoring Infant Gut Microbiome and to Lay a Global Foundation for Long-Term Nutritional and Immune Health DAVIS, Calif., June 13, 2018 -... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, Venture Capital Evolve BioSystems, microbiome, gut microbiome, Evivo (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Turning the tables on the cholera pathogen
(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) Researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, the Massachusetts Institutes of Technology (MIT) and Boston University, led by James J. Collins are reporting a two-pronged probiotic strategy in Science Translational Medicine that is able to suppress V. cholerae's colonization of the intestinal tract in mice and to indicate their presence by simple stool sampling. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A new vaccine and probiotic combat cholera in animal models
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) In a pair of studies, scientists have devised new vaccine-based and probiotic interventions that help prevent severe cholera infections in animal models. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

MIT engineers recruit microbes to help fight cholera
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT engineers have developed a probiotic mix of natural and engineered bacteria to diagnose and treat cholera, an intestinal infection that causes severe dehydration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Probiotics might make us immune to stress
New research shows that a specific probiotic called Mycobacterium vaccae reduces the brain's inflammatory response to stress in rodents. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

WATCH: How probiotics and protein powders can help your skin
Dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe discusses how what you put in your body is just as important for your skin as what you put on your face. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Probiotics, gut bacteria and weight -- is there a connection?
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I?ve read some research that indicates one possible contributing factor to obesity is the balance of bacteria in a person?s gut. In someone who is obese, is it possible to right that balance by taking a probiotic supplement, such as Lactobacillus gasseri, in conjunction with a balanced diet and exercise? ANSWER: It [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

PTSD vaccine? Scientists discover probiotic that triggers long-lasting resistance to trauma
Scientists at the University of Colorado, Boulder found injections of a probiotic found on the shores of Uganda can have a long-lasting effect on the brain, making it more resilient to stress and depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Efficacy of Probiotics in Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases
Deaths from infectious diseases and deep concerns about increases in microbial resistance make it necessary for scientists to develop innovative therapeutic solutions and complementary therapies. Growing evidence is available on the therapeutic effects of probiotics. There are also documents about the beneficial effects of probiotics, but it is difficult to draw a definitive conclusion regarding the results of these studies because of the small sample size, the limitations of the study methods, and the use of different strains of probiotic bacteria. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - June 7, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Farzaneh Mohammadzadeh Rostami, Hadis Mousavi, Morteza Rabi Nezhad Mousavi, Milad Shahsafi Source Type: news

Lower your blood pressure naturally with kefir
(Natural News) Yogurt is a popular probiotic-rich food, but did you know that kefir, a cultured and fermented beverage, is also good for your gut? According to a study, kefir can even help lower blood pressure. A team of researchers from Auburn University worked together with researchers from the University of Vila Velha to study the effects of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking probiotics with herbal supplement could help you live longer
A team from McGill University found fruit flies lived an extra 60% longer if they were fed a mix of probiotics and herbal supplements. It's hoped the results could be applied to humans (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut microbes can fight parasites: Probiotics may reduce infections, and severity of infections, in developing countries
(Natural News) Your ability to fight off parasitic worms may be aided by your gut microbiota. This was the conclusion that researchers from Washington University in St. Louis reached in their study, published in Microbiome. Studying the guts of people from Liberia and Indonesia revealed that their gut microbiomes were remarkably similar, regardless of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking probiotics alongside a herbal supplement could help you live longer
A team from McGill University found fruit flies lived an extra 60% longer if they were fed a mix of probiotics and herbal supplements. It's hoped the results could be applied to humans (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news