Are Onions and Garlic Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Garlic and onions are staples for many home cooks. But do these plants actually add any health benefits to your dishes? Or are they purely for flavor? People who try to eat colorful fruits and vegetables in order to get a wide range of vitamins and minerals may think that pale foods like onions and garlic don’t offer many nutrients. But although they may not look like nutritional powerhouses, experts say they are. Onions of all colors (including white) are good sources of vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium and folate, while garlic is rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, thiamin, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, copper and ma...
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Probiotics for the prevention of paediatric antibioticassociated diarrhoea
Review (33 RCTs; n= 6352) concluded that the overall evidence suggests a moderate protective effect of probiotics for preventing antibiotic ‐associated diarrhoea (NNTB 9, 95% CI 7 to 13). The likelihood of serious adverse events is very rare. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of a multistrain probiotic on cognitive function and risk of falls in patients with cirrhosis: a randomized trial - Rom án E, Nieto JC, Gely C, Vidal S, Pozuelo M, Poca M, Juárez C, Guarner C, Manichanh C, Soriano G.
Probiotics can modulate gut microbiota, intestinal permeability, and immune response and could therefore improve cognitive dysfunction and help avoid potential consequences, such as falls, in patients with cirrhosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Expert panel calls for increased transparency so consumers can identify quality probiotics
(International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics) Probiotics are increasingly being researched and marketed as functional ingredients to enhance health. With the aim of bringing consumers certainty about what's in their probiotic product, an expert opinion paper was recently published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology that provides recommendations to the probiotics industry on standards and ways to communicate quality to end-users. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Transplanting gut bacteria alters depression-related behavior, brain inflammation in animals
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Scientists have shown that transplanting gut bacteria, from an animal that is vulnerable to social stress to a non-stressed animal, can cause vulnerable behavior in the recipient. The research reveals details of biological interactions between the brain and gut that may someday lead to probiotic treatments for human psychiatric disorders such as depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Promising Peanut Allergy Treatment May Not Work So Well After All, Research Review Says
In a new review published in the Lancet, researchers came to a disappointing conclusion about recent studies on treating peanut allergies. They found that treating children by exposing them to small amounts of peanuts, which has shown success in several studies, is actually associated with an increased risk of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. This approach, called oral Immunotherapy, involves repeated controlled exposure to whatever is causing an allergic reaction — in this case peanut allergens — to retrain the immune system. Allergic reactions occur when the immune system treats benign substances, l...
Source: TIME: Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Probiotics May Reduce Rehospitalization in Bipolar Disorder Probiotics May Reduce Rehospitalization in Bipolar Disorder
Dr Drew Ramsey on a small yet striking randomized controlled trial linking the microbiome to episodes of mania in this population.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

This Is The Difference Between Probiotics And Prebiotics
Plus, how to make sure you're getting enough of each so you're healthy. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics not only address digestive issues, they can also boost your heart health and strengthen your immune system
(Natural News) Are you getting your daily dose of probiotics? Many people think probiotics are only necessary after a round of antibiotic medication, but the truth is that you can benefit from probiotic and prebiotic foods on a daily basis. Probiotics have long been known for their ability to support and improve digestive health, but... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cancer: Are probiotics making immunotherapy less effective?
Probiotic supplements could be having a detrimental effect on this particular form of cancer treatment, according to new research. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Probiotics may be good for your gut but bad for your immune system, study suggests
Taking probiotics may actually make the gut microbiome less diverse, and in turn prevent immunotherapy from fighting cancer, new research from the Parker Institute suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patent-pending probiotic could disrupt Crohn's disease biofilms
(Case Western Reserve University) Probiotics typically aim to rebalance bacteria populations in the gut, but new research suggests they may also help break apart stubborn biofilms. Biofilms are living microbial communities -- they provide a haven for microbes and are often resistant to antibiotics. A new study describes a specific probiotic mix that could help patients with gastrointestinal diseases avoid harmful biofilms that can worsen their symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What to D.O.: Evidence Backs Giving Probiotics with Antibiotics
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - April 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: What to D.O. Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could probiotics evolve in the gut and cause harm?
New research shows how bacteria adapt inside the gastrointestinal tract of mice and suggests that the effectiveness of probiotics might change over time. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Probiotic yoghurts could be harmful because 'good bacteria could EVOLVE'
In a study on mice by a team at Washington University, bacteria in the probiotics ate the protective coating of the intestines - which can lead to irritable bowel syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former P & G president to help guide wellness firm
Former Procter& Gamble Co. president Tim Penner has been appointed to the board of Jamieson Wellness, which claims to be Canada ’s No. 1 manufacturer and marketer of branded vitamins, minerals and supplements. Penner, 62, rose to be president of P&G Canada during 33 years with the Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods such as New Chapter brand vitamins and Align probiotic supplements (NYSE: PG). He was president of P&G ’s Canadian operations from 1999 to 2011, when he retired.  Penner joined… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 28, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Here ’s Everything You Need to Know About Gut Health
It’s hardly news that the gastrointestinal tract is important to human health: It transports food from the mouth to the stomach, converts it into absorbable nutrients and stored energy, and shuttles waste back out of the body. If you don’t properly nourish yourself, you don’t live. It’s that simple. But in recent years, scientists have discovered that the GI system has an even bigger, more complex job than previously appreciated. It’s been linked to numerous aspects of health that have seemingly nothing to do with digestion, from immunity to emotional stress to chronic illnesses, including can...
Source: TIME: Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Easy ways to detoxify naturally
(Natural News) Every day you are exposed to chemical toxins through food, air, and water. High exposure to these substances could get you sick, so it is important to flush out toxins from your body. Here are simple and effective ways to detoxify naturally. Take probiotics: Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that help break down foods... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists revealed how probiotics influence human gut bacteria
(ITMO University) A group of researchers from ITMO University and Knomics company studied how gut microbiota of 150 volunteers changed after a month of regular consumption of yogurt fortified with probiotics. The study showed that such diet increases the proportion of beneficial gut bacteria, which, in turn, can positively affect state of the whole organism. The work was supported by the company PepsiCo R&D Inc, the results are published in Nutrients journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Probiotic Stimulates Bone Growth in Mice
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - March 17, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Snapshot Source Type: news

Major concern over 'probiotics for migraines' research
Bio-Kult has, according to the manufacturer, been ‘scientifically developed to target the digestive tract and the head’ with 14 different bacteria, but experts have criticised the research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are probiotic supplements for your gut really good for you?
Here’s what we know about the potential effect they have on our health. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Consumer Reports Source Type: news

New therapy for IBD includes antifungals and probiotics for treating Crohn’s disease
(Natural News) A new study that was recently published in the journal Digestive and Liver Disease has revealed that there may be a new way to treat chronic intestinal inflammation disorders. It involves the use of antifungals and probiotics, making them work together in order to promote what can only be a healthy balance of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of Custom-made Probiotic Chocolates on Streptococcus mutans, Plaque pH, Salivary pH and Buffering Capacity in Children - A Randomised Controlled Trial
Conclusion: Chocolates can serve as a vehicle for delivering probiotics with the added advantage of making them tooth-friendly. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Probiotic Sanitation Cuts Antimicrobial Resistance in Hospitals
THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 -- An environmental intervention of probiotic sanitation can effectively alter hospital microbiota, helping to limit the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in health care-associated infections (HAIs), according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nebraska food science professor releases second edition of fermented foods textbook
(International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics) An updated edition of the textbook Microbiology and Fermentation of Foods, a definitive resource in food science, has now been published by Wiley-Blackwell, USA. The author Dr. Robert Hutkins, professor at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and member of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics, says when he started writing the first edition, fermentation was considered an old science. Since then, some universities have seen increased enrollment in studies specific to fermentation within food science programs. (Source: EurekAlert...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Study Suggests Diet May Affect Response To Cancer Immunotherapy Drugs
Could diet affect whether cancer patients respond to potentially life-saving immunotherapy drugs? A new study suggests that fiber intake may be a positive influence, whereas probiotics may have the opposite effect. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

For expectant moms: Avoid gestational diabetes by consuming this particular probiotic
(Natural News) Pregnancy can be a tough time for expectant mothers. They have to take extra care of their health, otherwise, there could be serious consequences for their baby. Fortunately, scientists from New Zealand were able to find a way to prevent gestational diabetes, one of the most common health problems in pregnant women. Their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overall health starts in your gut, and gut health starts with probiotics and fiber, according to Chinese study
(Natural News) Numerous studies have shown that having a healthy, balanced diet is something that most people should strive for. After all, a good diet is the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle that will help prevent most diseases and conditions. Now there’s a new study from China that shows how the effects of a good... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ComboCap, Inc. and Lallemand Health Solutions Announce Exclusive...
The companies to launch an innovative new global probiotics product category using dual-chamber capsule technology(PRWeb February 21, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/combocap_inc_and_lallemand_health_solutions_announce_exclusive_partnership/prweb16114048.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Good bacteria modify our immune response by changing existing gut flora
(Natural News) Most people are familiar with the benefits of probiotics on digestive health. However, not as many people know about its effects on the immune system. Your gut contains up to 80 percent of your body’s entire immune system. This highlights the crucial role of gut health in the body’s immune response. A study published in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enterovirus associated with risk of coeliac disease
Early childhood infection with enterovirus – but not adenovirus – linked to later coeliac disease Related items fromOnMedica Probiotics in newborns might lower diabetes risk Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets Send children with suspected diabetes to hospital immediately, GPs urged Scans show severe brain damage in Zika-affected babies Many overweight teens don ’t realise they’re too heavy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Poultry probiotic to tackle global disease in anti-biotic fight
(University of Lincoln) A new probiotic for poultry which aims to eliminate a disease which costs the world poultry industry $6 billion a year is being developed by scientists in Lincoln and China in the fight against the global antibiotic crisis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is Kombucha Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Kombucha has a golden reputation in the beverage world. It’s everywhere: from supermarket shelves to workplace refrigerators and even on tap in cafés. As this fizzy fermented tea rose in popularity, so did claims of its health benefits, from improved digestion, metabolism, immunity, liver function, heart health and more. But are these claims backed by science — and is kombucha good for you? Here’s what nutrition experts have to say. What is kombucha? Kombucha is a fermented tea drink made from green or black tea (or both), sugar, yeast and bacteria, and is believed to have originated in China about...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Beth Krietsch Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Beneficial bacteria in the breasts can protect women from cancer
(Natural News) Probiotics promote digestive health. But according to a study, probiotics can also help lower your risk of developing breast cancer. The study results were published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology in collaboration with the American Society for Microbiology. Probiotics and breast cancer prevention Probiotics are associated with an improved digestive and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics for kids: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Probiotics. They are marketed as popular health supplements. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,??Dr. Robert Jacobson, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician addresses the idea of?probiotics?for kids. To listen, click the link below. Probiotics for kids (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 4, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Probiotics Work for Kids With AGE, Right? Not so Fast! Probiotics Work for Kids With AGE, Right? Not so Fast!
Older studies suggested that probiotics were an effective strategy for treating acute gastroenteritis in kids. But now two new randomized trials call that conclusion into serious question.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - February 1, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Fecal transplants, probiotics and the microbiome: What you need to know
The microbiome is the full collection of microbial DNA in the digestive tract. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lack of Probiotic Benefit for Acute Pediatric Gastroenteritis Lack of Probiotic Benefit for Acute Pediatric Gastroenteritis
Dr William F. Balistreri on two new trials that show, at least when it comes to one probiotic strain, that treatment may hold no advantages over placebo.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

ESA tipsheet for Jan. 31, 2019
(Ecological Society of America) Get a sneak peek into these new scientific papers, publishing on Jan. 31, 2019, in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment: parks for sharks are most successful when humans aren't around; fisheries management efforts are responsible for recovering fish populations in the Northeast Atlantic; building best management practices for drinking water and air quality; coral reefs can benefit from probiotics, too; why it's harder to manage parakeets than zebra mussels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 30, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Matter: Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They ’ re Saying.
The body ’ s microbial community may influence the brain and behavior, perhaps even playing a role in dementia, autism and other disorders. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL ZIMMER Tags: Animal Behavior Microbiology Alzheimer's Disease Digestive Tract Brain Epilepsy Antibiotics Emotions Bacteria Diet and Nutrition Dementia Mental Health and Disorders Autism Probiotics California Institute of Technology Michig Source Type: news

Science Saturday: One size does not fit all in the world of probiotics
The allure of probiotics can be hard to resist. Popular belief holds that when you take probiotics in pill, powder or food, you boost your gut health with a powerful antidote to digestive diseases. But what exactly are probiotics, and how do you separate truth from theory? What does the research say? Purna Kashyap, M.B.B.S., [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 26, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Breastmilk Sugars Differ in Pregnant Women on Probiotics
The complex sugars found in human breastmilk, long believed to be fixed in their composition, may change in women who are taking probiotics. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

The Bacteria In Your Nose Could Protect You From The Flu
BOSTON (CBS) — Could the bacteria that live in your nose and throat help protect you from the flu? Researchers at the University of Michigan say it’s possible. Researchers collected samples of nose and throat bacteria from people who were living with someone sick with influenza. They found that people with a certain community of bacteria – in other words, a certain microbiome – were more susceptible to catching it. This suggests that the bacteria that live in people’s nasal passages or throat might affect their chances of infections and could perhaps affect how they respond to vaccines. (WBZ-T...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

An anti-ammonia probiotic
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Charneski, C. A. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Not just good for your gut: Probiotics found to eliminate certain bacteria
(Natural News) Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common pathogens in the world. The bacteria have been shown to cause various health problems, including boils, cellulitis, food poisoning, septic arthritis, and toxic shock syndrome, which lead to millions of deaths worldwide. Healthcare professionals often recommend patients suffering from S. aureus infections to take antibiotics. Unfortunately,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is Lactobacillus acidophilus good for health?
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a common probiotic that is available as a dietary supplement and is an ingredient in yogurts and other fermented foods. Research suggests that consuming this probiotic can support digestion and prevent or treat a number of conditions. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

The top 10 immune system KILLERS of all time
(Natural News) Most health-conscious consumers know about all kinds of foods, herbs, and supplements that boost the immune system naturally. From Vitamins D, C, and B12, to turmeric and garlic, and from probiotic-rich foods to medicinal mushrooms, you don’t have to break your wallet or empty your purse just to give your immune system that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics Effective for Functional Abdominal Pain in Children Probiotics Effective for Functional Abdominal Pain in Children
Probiotics can ease pain short-term in children with recurrent abdominal pain (RAP), according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Germ theory: How probiotic products are flying off the shelves
Probiotics gain demand in the new millennium but there is still a lot of grey area around the science of ingesting good bacteria. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news