Probiotic Might Help Ease Children's Eczema
Title: Probiotic Might Help Ease Children's EczemaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/15/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 16, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Probiotic Might Help Ease Children's Eczema
TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2020 -- Applying a type of " good " bacteria to the skin may relieve children of the itch and discomfort of eczema, a new, small study suggests. Eczema is a chronic inflammatory condition that causes dry, itchy skin and scaly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could Probiotics Help Tackle Childhood Obesity? Could Probiotics Help Tackle Childhood Obesity?
The weight and metabolism of children and young adults may improve through supplementation with probiotics, although treatment has to be tailored to the individual, say Italian researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Probiotics may help children with obesity lose weight
Probiotics taken alongside a calorie-controlled diet may help children and adolescents with obesity lose weight, according to research presented at the European Society of Endocrinology’s digital Congress, e-ECE 2020.CNN (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Probiotic skin therapy improves eczema in children, NIH study suggests
Experimental treatment to modify the skin microbiome may offer long-term benefits. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 9, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Probiotics 'could reduce obesity in children' and reduce their risk of serious diseases
The study, by researchers in Italy, followed 100 obese children who were either put on a calorie-restricted diet or one that included probiotics. It found that those receiving probiotics lost more weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics may help manage childhood obesity, study finds
A healthy gut is crucial for regulation of our weight, digestion and immune system. A certain probiotic strain may help manage childhood obesity, new research has found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics may help manage childhood obesity
(European Society of Endocrinology) Probiotics may help children and adolescents with obesity lose weight when taken alongside a calorie-controlled diet, according to a study being presented at e-ECE 2020. The study found that obese children who were put on a calorie-restricted diet and given probiotics Bifidobacterium breve BR03 and Bifidobacterium breve B632, lost more weight and had improved insulin sensitivity compared with children on a diet only. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global gut health experts guide growth of synbiotics
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Chances are you've heard of probiotics: supplements delivering 'good microbes' to the gut, providing a wide range of health benefits. You may also be aware of prebiotics: supplements designed to fuel the good microbes already living in our guts. The next wave of gut-health supplements, known as synbiotics, essentially combine pre- and probiotics. To keep research and development on the right track, an expert panel recently redefined the term and developed guidelines on scientific investigation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Group of international scientists align on a definition for 'synbiotic'
(International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics) To address the scientific ambiguity around synbiotics, a group of 11 leading international scientists formed a panel to create a consensus definition and to clarify the evidence required to show synbiotics are safe and effective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Supplement Plus Probiotic May Improve Depressive Symptoms Supplement Plus Probiotic May Improve Depressive Symptoms
Unlike conventional antidepressants, which often don't work in mild depression, combining S-adenosylmethionine and a probiotic may be both efficacious and safe for these patients, research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Probiotics Not Recommended for Most Digestive Conditions
TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2020 -- Probiotics are not recommended for most digestive conditions, according to a clinical practice guideline issued by the American Gastroenterological Association and published online June 9 in Gastroenterology. Grace L. Su,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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

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

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

This is the brain on probiotics
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Source: ScienceNOW - July 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: VanHook, A. M. Tags: twis Source Type: news

A dynamic mouse peptidome landscape reveals probiotic modulation of the gut-brain axis
Certain probiotics have beneficial effects on the function of the central nervous system through modulation of the gut-brain axis. Here, we describe a dynamic landscape of the peptidome across multiple brain regions, modulated by oral administration of different probiotic species over various times. The spatiotemporal and strain-specific changes of the brain peptidome correlated with the composition of the gut microbiome. The hippocampus exhibited the most sensitive response to probiotic treatment. The administration of heat-killed probiotics altered the hippocampus peptidome but did not substantially change the gut microb...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - July 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Zhang, P., Wu, X., Liang, S., Shao, X., Wang, Q., Chen, R., Zhu, W., Shao, C., Jin, F., Jia, C. Tags: STKE Research Resources Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Probiotics May Help Reduce Mild-to-Moderate Acne Symptoms
FRIDAY, April 17, 2020 -- The use of probiotics as an adjunct therapy may help in the management of acne vulgaris, according to a review published online April 7 in Dermatologic Therapy. Azadeh Goodarzi, M.D., from the Iran University of Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The importance of probiotic names -- and why some of them have changed
(International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics) A global group of scientists has published a paper announcing name changes for some of the bacteria that were historically grouped under the category of Lactobacillus. Members of the Lactobacillus genus are among the most popular bacteria found in consumer probiotic products and fermented foods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How probiotic Bifidobacteria could help celiac disease patients
(American Chemical Society) Gluten is enemy No. 1 for those with celiac disease, and it's hard to avoid. Episodes of this chronic autoimmune illness can be triggered by ingesting gluten, a key protein in wheat and some other grains. Researchers have been exploring how gut bacteria, especially Bifidobacteria, could be used as a treatment. Now, scientists publishing the results of laboratory experiments in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry report how specific types of Bifidobacteria work. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 15, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

'Dead' Probiotic Bacteria Could Help Ease Irritable Bowel
Title: 'Dead' Probiotic Bacteria Could Help Ease Irritable BowelCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/9/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/10/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - April 10, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

' Dead' Probiotic Bacteria Could Help Ease Irritable Bowel
THURSDAY, April 9, 2020 -- Probiotic supplements containing " killed " bacteria might help some people with irritable bowel syndrome find relief, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings add to evidence that certain probiotics can help some... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

' Dead' Probiotic Treatment May Help Reduce Irritable Bowel Symptoms
THURSDAY, April 9, 2020 -- Probiotic treatment with dead bacteria is better than placebo at alleviating symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a study published online April 8 in The Lancet Gastroenterology& Hepatology. Viola... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Not just for the gut: Probiotics can destroy cancer cells and prevent their spread
(Natural News) The probiotic effects of metabolites produced by certain microbes have attracted scientific interest in recent years. Called bioactive postbiotic metabolites (PM), these compounds are said to promote gut health, relieve gastrointestinal disorders and enhance innate immunity. Some studies have reported the anti-cancer effects of different components of bacteria like Lactobacillus gasseri and L.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's in it? Probiotic product labels need to be more detailed so consumers can make informed decisions, suggest researchers
(Natural News) As probiotic products often contain live microorganisms such as bacteria or yeast, it’s important that people know exactly what they’re getting when they buy probiotic supplements. However, a study has found that most probiotic product labels are sorely lacking in the information that consumers need in order to make informed decisions about them.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers look at the benefits of probiotic supplementation in elderly
(Natural News) Immune function declines with age, and this decline is said to be largely influenced by the composition of a person’s gut microbiota. The gut microbiota protects the digestive system from external pathogens by modulating immune responses. However, aging reduces the diversity of the gut microbiota, and this leads to unfavorable conditions, such as frailty, increased... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prebiotics May Slow Skin Cancer Tumor Growth In Mice, Study Finds
BOSTON (CBS) – A new study published in the journal Cell Reports finds that prebiotics could help fight the deadliest form of skin cancer. Probiotics are live strains of bacteria, but prebiotics are the food for bacteria and stimulate bacterial growth. Scientists in California looked at two prebiotics: mucin, which is found in the gut and inulin, found in plants like asparagus and onions. They found that when mice with melanomas were fed these prebiotics, the growth of the tumors was slowed by boosting the immune system’s ability to fight cancer. They say this is further evidence that gut microbes influence the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Designer probiotic treatment for cancer immunotherapy
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Columbia Engineers have engineered probiotics to safely deliver immunotherapies within tumors, including nanobodies against two proven therapeutic targets -- PD-L1 and CTLA-4. Continuously released by bacteria, the drugs continue to attack the tumor after just one dose, facilitating an immune response resulting in tumor regression. The versatile probiotic platform can also be used to deliver multiple immunotherapies simultaneously, enabling the release of effective therapeutic combinations within the tumor for more difficult-to-treat cancers like colorectal ca...
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: Strain of gut bacteria found in probiotics could improve symptoms
PARKINSON'S DISEASE is a condition which slowly damages parts of the brain over many years, but currently there's no cure. A recent study however has linked gut health to the condition, suggesting a certain strain of bacteria found in probiotics could help improve symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet rich in probiotics and prebiotics such as onions eases symptoms in IBD sufferers
Massachusetts researchers set strict meal plans - rich in pre and probiotics - and monitored patients over two months. By the end, two-thirds reported dramatic decline in symptom severity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news