An ingestible bacterial-electronic system to monitor gastrointestinal health
Biomolecular monitoring in the gastrointestinal tract could offer rapid, precise disease detection and management but is impeded by access to the remote and complex environment. Here, we present an ingestible micro-bio-electronic device (IMBED) for in situ biomolecular detection based on environmentally resilient biosensor bacteria and miniaturized luminescence readout electronics that wirelessly communicate with an external device. As a proof of concept, we engineer heme-sensitive probiotic biosensors and demonstrate accurate diagnosis of gastrointestinal bleeding in swine. Additionally, we integrate alternative biosensor...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mimee, M., Nadeau, P., Hayward, A., Carim, S., Flanagan, S., Jerger, L., Collins, J., McDonnell, S., Swartwout, R., Citorik, R. J., Bulovic, V., Langer, R., Traverso, G., Chandrakasan, A. P., Lu, T. K. Tags: Engineering, Molecular Biology reports Source Type: news

Nationwide Children's spinoff fighting infection in premature babies raises $1.8M
A Nationwide Children's Hospital spinoff that's developing a probiotic treatment for the leading cause of death from gastrointestinal disease in premature infants has raised $1.8 million from a group of funds including Rev1 Ventures. Indianapolis-based Scioto Biosciences Inc. raised the round with Indiana-based BioCrossroads and Elevate Ventures, along with Columbus-based Rev1. It previously had $380,000 in grants from the National Institutes of Health and the state of Indiana. The Columbus pediatric… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

New Study Reveals How Electronic Health Records can Benefit Clinical Trials
The study entitled "Long term extension of a randomised controlled trial of probiotics using electronic health records" led by researchers in the Swansea University Medical School and the College of Human and Health Sciences, was published in Scientific Reports. The findings demonstrate the potential of using anonymised routinely collected electronic health records, such as those linked in SAIL, for more complete trial results. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 22, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Texas A & M, USDA research aimed at nitrite poisoning leads to methane mitigation
(Texas A&M AgriLife Communications) Two government researchers and a college graduate student aiming at one issue in the cattle industry are finding they can address two issues -- nitrite poisoning and methane emissions -- with an animal probiotic they are developing. The new probiotic is now on its way to commercialization. The science behind the patent-pending technology, developed by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, occurred over a seven-year period. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Probiotics to protect bees from an infection associated with colony collapse disorder
(Universit é Laval) Adding probiotics to bees' food helps make them more resistant to nosemosis, a fungal infection associated with colony collapse disorder that has been observed in Europe and North America over the past 20 years. Probiotics can decrease the mortality rate of this infection in bees by up to 40 percent, report researchers at Universit é Laval in the most recent edition of Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Kimchi is one of the most powerful probiotic foods you can eat
(Natural News) Kimchi, the spicy, salted and fermented vegetables staple in Korean cuisine, is so much more than a side dish. In a comprehensive review of 130 studies, researchers in Korea looked at its health benefits as a probiotic. Probiotics in general are the good bacteria populating the gut. The human gut has more than... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You know probiotics are essential to gut health, but did you know they DETOXIFY your system too?
(Natural News) Probiotics do a lot of good things for your body. Among other things, they help you shed weight and fat, boost your immune system, and improve your digestion. And now, according to an article on GreenMedInfo.com, it turns out that probiotic bacteria can also cleanse toxic chemicals from your body. There are numerous... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics can prevent bacterial diarrhoea in hospital patients receiving antibiotics
This NIHR Signal gives commentary on an updated Cochrane Review. It provides new evidence suggesting probiotics may be beneficial for hospitalised patients at risk of C. Difficile infection. Probiotics may be suitable for use in high-risk patients needing antibiotics, for example, older adults with underlying illness. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Next Steps for Research on Probiotics and Microbial-Host Keystone Organisms
Could discoveries aboutprobiotics and the microbiome eventually help us to eat healthier, live longer, and even eliminate some chronic  diseases? (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 8, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Differentiating between probiotics and "postbiotics"
(Natural News) So what’s in a name? For scientists, it’s the chance to learn more about a new compound that carries potential benefits to human health. In a study published in the journal Trends in Food Science & Technology, the team looked at how “postbiotics” – defined as soluble factors that are released by probiotics –... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics Effective for Primary Prevention of C. Diff Probiotics Effective for Primary Prevention of C. Diff
Probiotics are effective for preventing Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in patients treated with antibiotics, according to findings from two research groups.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Probiotics Fail in Kids' Acute Gastroenteritis
(MedPage Today) -- Two studies yield markedly similar results (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 7, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Probiotics for baby: Infants lacking in good gut bacteria are more susceptible to bad bacteria
(Natural News) Infants who lack good gut bacteria are more susceptible to bad bacteria, according to a review of studies. The review, published in the journal mSphere, found that the lack of the good bacteria in infants caused changes in the pH level of their feces. In the review of studies, researchers at the University... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chloe Madeley reveals her crippling IBS made her feel unattractive
Before discovering her passion for health and fitness, London-based Chloe Madeley, 30, dismissed her symptoms as part of life, until her then boyfriend recommended she give probiotics a try. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chloe Madeley reveals her crippling IBS made her feel unattractive and too uncomfortable to work
Before discovering her passion for health and fitness, London-based Chloe Madeley, 30, dismissed her symptoms as part of life, until her then boyfriend recommended she give probiotics a try. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegan and traditional kimchi have same microbes, study finds
(Brown University) Brown University researchers have found that kimchi made without seafood products has the same 'probiotic' bacteria as more traditional kimchi. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 1, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

People raised in cities without pets at risk from mental illness
The authors in Colorado and Germany insist they can say with certainty that city-dwellers would benefit mentally from eating more probiotics, spending more time outdoors, getting a pet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics For Babies and Kids? New Research Explores Good Bacteria
Sales of probiotics are soaring. While some studies on this beneficial bacteria show it can treat specific health issues in children, scientists are exploring how it may help gut health more broadly.(Image credit: Paige Vickers for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

Medical News Today: High blood pressure? Drinking kefir could lower it
Kefir, a fermented milk drink, is known for its probiotic properties that help to rebalance gut bacteria. But how can this influence blood pressure? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Probiotics useful in the fight against infection prevention
(Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America) Probiotics may be a relatively safe, simple, and low-cost solution for preventing Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) in hospital settings, according to two studies published today in Infection Control& Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Both studies show that treating patients who received antibiotics with multi-strain probiotics, cut down on CDI incidence rates over time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Heavy Drinking Could Increase ‘ Bad ’ Bacteria In Mouth, Study Finds
CBS Local – People who drink more than the recommended daily limit of alcohol may harbor an unhealthy mix of bacteria in their mouths, a new study suggests. Researchers found that compared with nondrinkers, those who drank heavily had fewer “good” bacteria in their mouths. They were also hosting more “bad” bacteria — including bugs that have been linked to gum disease, heart disease, and cancer. The study is one of the latest to look at what factors influence the human “microbiome” – the trillions of bacteria and other microbes that naturally dwell in the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Drinking Gum Disease Local TV Microbiome talkers Source Type: news

Researchers attempt to develop a probiotic-rich feta cheese
(Natural News) Tired of eating yogurt to improve your gut health? Researchers are now working on feta cheese full of probiotics. According to this study, there are certain probiotic strains that might work well with Greek feta cheese. Soon, “functional feta” could be on store shelves in a bid to address the growing demand for healthy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Foods Filled With Probiotics
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. One of the most crucial parts of our body when it comes to health is our microbiome—the trillions of bacteria that live in our gut. Scientists are learning that the bacterial communities we live with are linked to everything from body weight to asthma to acne. Having the right balance of bugs may keep us well in the long term. Some bacteria in the gut are good for our health, while other strains raise our risk for disease. We shape our microbiome makeup thr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

UAS Laboratories LLC, The Probiotic Company ® , Announces Agreement...
UAS Labs strengthens their position within the probiotics industry with the acquisition of probiotic contract manufacturer, Nebraska Cultures(PRWeb April 04, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/03/prweb15375306.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Probiotics found to offset the detrimental effects of stress on the immune system
(Natural News) Given stress is bad for health while probiotics are good for the gut, Argentinean researchers decide to determine whether or not the latter can offset the former. Their experiment on stressed mice revealed that probiotic supplements could boost the immune system of the gut against infection. Stress conditions disrupt the natural balance of the body. These... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Housecall: Prebiotics, probiotics and your health
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES? ? Prebiotics, probiotics and your health? You are what you eat. Or more accurately, you are what you feed the trillions of little critters that live in your gut. These organisms create a micro-ecosystem called the microbiome. And though you don't really notice it's there, it plays an oversized role in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Meghan Markle's facialist credits a probiotic for saving her life
EXCLUSIVE London-based mother-of-two Nichola Joss, who counts Kate Moss as a client, went into septic shock in January last year after enduring exhaustion due to a mysterious abscess. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digestive pain? These 5p supplements could prevent constipation and stomach bloating
CONSTIPATION pain and stomach bloating can be uncomfortable and painful. But, taking these cheap probiotic supplements could help to get rid of digestive problems and boost your immune system. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digestive pain? These 5p supplements could prevent constipation and bloating
CONSTIPATION pain and stomach bloating can be uncomfortable and painful. But, taking these cheap probiotic supplements could help to get rid of digestive problems and boost your immune system. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnancy vitamins are for baby too: Probiotic and fish oil supplement use during gestation reduce risk of childhood food allergies, eczema
(Natural News) Many a parent of an allergic child lives in fear of their little one being stung by a bee or accidentally being exposed to peanuts, eggs or shellfish. For allergic kids, such exposure can mean a reaction ranging in severity from coughing, sneezing, an itchy throat or a runny nose, to trouble breathing,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics During Pregnancy Tied to Lower Eczema Risk for Kids Probiotics During Pregnancy Tied to Lower Eczema Risk for Kids
Women who take probiotics while they ’ re pregnant and breastfeeding could be less likely to have children with eczema than mothers who don ’ t, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 19, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Probiotics help reduce risk of asthma in children
(Natural News) To say that all kinds of bacteria do more harm than good is to do these microorganisms an injustice. Yes, horror stories of how bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus can enter bones, joints, lungs and heart valves and have fatal results. Meningitis, which can deteriorate to brain damage, even death, comes from bacteria, viruses and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics during pregnancy tied to lower eczema risk for kids
(Reuters Health) - Women who take probiotics while they ’re pregnant and breastfeeding could be less likely to have children with eczema than mothers who don’t, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Some probiotics can improve muscle health and protein absorption: A scientific review
(Natural News) Certain probiotics, such as Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086, can enhance muscle health and protein absorption, according to a review of studies published in the journal Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins. According to the review authors, data obtained from an in vitro gut model showed that the probiotic could break down protein and a large... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBS bloating symptoms: 83p a day supplements CURED woman’s 10-year chronic diarrhoea
IBS symptoms include bloating, constipation and stomach cramps. This patient cured her chronic diarrhoea from irritable bowel syndrome by taking these cheap probiotic supplements everyday. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics and Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Curb Allergies in Kids
Omega-3s and probiotics during pregnancy and breast-feeding may reduce risk for food allergies and eczema in early childhood. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Probiotics Food Eczema Allergies Children and Childhood Breastfeeding Oils and Fats Omega-3 Fatty Acids Source Type: news

New company brings together microbes & genomics to improve health, agriculture & industry
(Center for Genomic Regulation) Microomics is a new CRG spin-off wholly devoted to offering metagenomics solutions. Among its proposals are the development of activities linked to such diverse solutions as reducing the use of antibiotics on animals raised for human consumption, exploring the relationship between pre- and probiotics and obesity, colon cancer and other pathologies, or proposing more efficient, environment-friendly fertilizers for agriculture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Probiotics for your heart: Eat yogurt twice a week to reduce risk of heart attack in those with high blood pressure by up to 30%
(Natural News) Results from a recent study reveal that probiotic-rich yogurt can help reduce the risk of a heart attack by at least 30 percent in individuals who have high blood pressure. The study reveals that consuming at least two servings of yogurt weekly will help lower the risk of women with hypertension suffering a cardiovascular event,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Mom ’ s Diet Could Affect Child ’ s Risk Of Allergy, Eczema
BOSTON (CBS) – In one of the largest reports of its kind, researchers in London find that a mom’s diet can affect her baby’s risk of allergies. Researchers from Imperial College London analyzed more than 400 studies involving 1.5 million people and found that when moms took fish oil supplements during late pregnancy, and while breastfeeding, their children had a 30% lower risk of having an egg allergy at age 1, and when moms took probiotics, there was a 22% lower risk of their children developing eczema. Fish oil supplements helps reduce the chance of a mother’s baby cy getting a food allergy if tak...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Diet Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Source Type: news

Fish Oil And Probiotics During Pregnancy May Slash Childhood Allergies
Taking fish oil and probiotics during pregnancy may help to calm the developing immune system, preventing childhood egg allergy and eczema (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Helen Thomson, Contributor Source Type: news

Diet During Pregnancy May Cut Offspring Allergy Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Probiotics linked to reduced eczema risk; fish oil to lower risk of egg allergy (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - February 28, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Inhibition of Oral Pathogens Adhesion to Human Gingival Fibroblasts by Wine Polyphenols Alone and in Combination with an Oral Probiotic
Lots of you will enjoy this research! MJ J. Agric. Food Chem., Article ASAPDOI:10.1021/acs.jafc.7b05466Publication Date (Web): February 21, 2018 AbstractSeveral benefits have been described for red wine polyphenols and probiotic strains in the promotion of colonic metabolism and health. On the contrary, knowledge about their role in the management of oral health is still scarce. In this work, the antiadhesive capacity of selected red wine polyphenols and oenological extracts against the oral pathogensPorphyromonas gingivalis,Fusobacterium nucleatum, andStreptococcus mutans in an in vitro model of human gingival f...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 27, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Prebiotics, probiotics and your health
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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