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Medical News Today: Probiotics may help to prevent and treat colon cancer
A new study looks at the effect of Lactobacillus reuteri, a probiotic, on colon cancer development. In mice, it reduced tumor growth and inflammation. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

New research on probiotics in the prevention and treatment of colon cancer
(Elsevier) In an innovative approach to colorectal cancer (CRC) prevention and treatment, scientists are studying ways to replace missing metabolites in patients prone to gut inflammation and CRC. A new study describes how administration of histamine-producing gut microbes to mice lacking the enzyme histidine decarboxylase (HDC) reduced inflammation and tumor formation. These results suggest that alteration of the gut microbiome with probiotics may become a new preventative or therapeutic strategy for patients at risk for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-associated CRC. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The Efficacy of Probiotics in Inflammatory Bowel Disease The Efficacy of Probiotics in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
This study examined the efficacy of probiotics in inducing and maintaining remission in ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease, as well as preventing relapse in post-operative CD.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Are probiotics and prebiotics important for health?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are gut microbes really a panacea, or just overhyped? | Mo Costandi
We are beginning to unravel lines of communication between gut and brain. But don ’t hold your breath for the probiotic that will lift your moodHistorically, microbes have been associated with deadly diseases such as bubonic plague, smallpox and malaria. But they have had a bad press: only a tiny minority are pathogenic (capable of causing disease), and in fact many of the microbes that live on and in our bodies – especially the trillions of bacteria residing in our gut – may be beneficial, or indeed essential, for human health.Related:Organisms created with synthetic DNA pave way for entirely new life fo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mo Costandi Tags: Microbiology Science Society Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Reducing Provider Turnover / Probiotics & Eczema / Arizona EM Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Catalyst: Case Study: Find out how a community health … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 1, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Certain probiotics found to improve athletic performance
(Natural News) If you’ve been training for marathon after marathon only to find that you struggle to keep up with the rest of the pack, it could be that you lack a certain gut bacteria that is giving the winners an edge. High-profile athletes across a wide range of disciplines, from Usain Bolt to Roger... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swiss cheese found to contain powerful probiotic that promotes longevity
(Natural News) Researchers have found that cheese can now be considered a superfood – as long as it’s Swiss cheese. The bacterium Propionibacterium freudenreichii, which is used in the fermentation of Emmentaler – the proper name of Swiss cheese, because it came from the Emmental region of Switzerland – is found to be beneficial to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics for Gastrointestinal Conditions Probiotics for Gastrointestinal Conditions
Which is the most effective probiotic for a specific gastrointestinal condition? What should be the duration of therapy? Sort out the options with this primer.American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Intestinal Microbiota in Patients With Colon Cancer Intestinal Microbiota in Patients With Colon Cancer
Could the microbial dysbiosis observed in patients with colorectal cancer be beneficially modified by probiotic intervention?BMJ Open Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Probiotic prevents infant infections in rural India
A probiotic preparation reduced the risk of sepsis in a large study of newborns in rural India. The low-cost approach might help reduce sepsis in newborns around the world. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synlogic finalizes Mirna Therapeutics merger
Synlogic said today that it finished its merger with Mirna Therapeutics after the deal won approval from Mirna’s stockholders last week. The merged company, which will trade on the Nasdaq market under the symbol “SYBX”, is slated to advance Synlogic’s Synthetic Biotic medicines. The company’s platform uses synthetic biology to reprogram probiotic bacteria to treat metabolic and inflammatory diseases. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Synlogic finalizes Mirna Therapeutics merger appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat mirnatherapeutics synlogic Source Type: news

Science Is Showing How Gut Bacteria Affect The Brain, But Don't Bother Taking Probiotics Yet
Research is getting closer to identifying how gut bacteria affect the brain -- but claims made for probiotic supplements improving mental health don't match the evidence. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

Peanut Allergy: Is Oral Immunotherapy With Probiotic a Cure? Peanut Allergy: Is Oral Immunotherapy With Probiotic a Cure?
Four years after treatment stopped, some patients treated with adjuvant probiotics plus oral peanut immunotherapy in a small randomized trial continued to be unresponsive to peanut proteins.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Tolerogenic T cells need probiotics
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - August 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: Immunology twis Source Type: news

Colorado's Ian Orme: Trendy probiotics do not work
Supplements do not provide enough 'good' bacteria to replace the 'bad' bacteria, says a Colorado professor. Studies suggest synbiotics - probiotics combined with prebiotics - are beneficial. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trendy probiotics do NOT work says mcrobiologist
Supplements do not provide enough 'good' bacteria to replace the 'bad' bacteria, says a Colorado professor. Studies suggest synbiotics - probiotics combined with prebiotics - are beneficial. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supplement warning: Taking THIS for digestion may be a waste of money for health
SUPPLEMENTS like probiotics can help digestion by improving gut bacteria. However, there may be an alternative - synbiotics - that is more effective. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chloe Madeley  reveals what worked to solve 'pregnant' tum
Fitness fanatic Chloe, 30, shared her swollen tummy on Instagram last year but now says a probiotic supplement has helped her combat the severe and painful bloating she's had since she was a teenager. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Potential Long-Term Cure For Deadly Peanut Allergies Could Be Around The Corner
Children with peanut allergies are aided by the inclusion of probiotics in their normal treatment regimen, new research suggests. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Potential Long-Term Cure For Deadly Peanut Allergies Could Be Around The Corner
Children with peanut allergies are aided by the inclusion of probiotics in their normal treatment regimen, new research suggests. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Potential Long-Term Cure For Deadly Peanut Allergies Could Be Around The Corner
Children with peanut allergies are aided by the inclusion of probiotics in their normal treatment regimen, new research suggests. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Health: How to Prevent Deadly Infection in Babies? Good Bacteria
A one-week dose of a probiotic isolated from a healthy infant ’ s diaper lowered rates of deadly sepsis in babies by 40 percent, researchers report. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Probiotics Babies and Infants Nature (Journal) Digestive Tract Bacteria Sepsis Clinical Trials Health Foods India Panigrahi, Pinaki Source Type: news

Probiotics the key to CURING nut allergies for life
(Natural News) Peanut allergies are one of the most common food allergies, and one that children are often unable to grow out of. Though a recent study may be set to change that. Led by allergist and immunologist Professor Mimi Tang, a team of Australian researchers have uncovered a successful treatment for children with peanut... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BREAKTHROUGH as certain probiotics are found to produce powerful antibiotics that kill superbugs
(Natural News) Scientists at the Baylor College of Medicine are saying that next-generation probiotics can reduce the risk of becoming infected with the bacterium Clostridium difficile, also known a C. difficile or C. diff. This is a common bacterial infection which causes gastrointestinal issues such as bowel discomfort and diarrhea. Treatment for the condition usually... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotic May Ease Depression in IBS Patients Probiotic May Ease Depression in IBS Patients
Dr Alan Jacobs reviews a pilot study's intriguing results.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Peanut allergy could be cured with probiotics
The vast majority of children in a large clinical trial continued to tolerate peanuts for 4 years after it had ended, new research shows. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Scientists tout positive findings in peanut allergy pill study
The pill is a mix of probiotics and tiny amounts of peanut to build tolerance. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Scientists tout positive findings in peanut allergy pill study
Scientists in Australia report success with trials of a pill filled with a mix of probiotics and tiny amounts of peanut to build tolerance to peanut allergies. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Probiotic Mix Fed to Indian Infants Cuts Newborn Sepsis Risk by 40% Probiotic Mix Fed to Indian Infants Cuts Newborn Sepsis Risk by 40%
Many infant sepsis cases in developing countries could be prevented by administering an oral treatment that costs $1 US per baby, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Benefits of Immunotherapy-Probiotic Combo for Peanut Allergy Sustained at 4 Years (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Use of peanut immunotherapy combined with a probiotic is associated with long-lasting peanut tolerance in allergic children, according to a follow-up study in the Lancet Child … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Probiotic Bacteria Could Protect Newborns From Deadly Infection
Each year more than 600,000 babies die of sepsis. Researchers have found a simple way to prevent it: Feed babies probiotic bacteria that are common in kimchi, pickles and other fermented vegetables.(Image credit: Matt Twombly for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michaeleen Doucleff Source Type: news

Where do we stand on probiotics?
How exactly has our understanding of probiotics changed over time? Here's a look at probiotics' steady rise in popularity, from Europe to America, and where health experts now stand on their benefits. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are probiotics safe?
How exactly has our understanding of probiotics changed over time? Here's a look at probiotics' steady rise in popularity, from Europe to America, and where health experts now stand on their benefits. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seeding the Gut Microbiome Prevents Sepsis in Infants
An oral mix of a pre- and probiotic can decrease deaths from the condition, according to the results of a large clinical trial conducted in rural India. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 16, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating? Eat more of THIS food group in your diet to boost gut health
STOMACH bloating can be down to an imbalance in your gut bacteria. While probiotic foods and supplements are well known for helping boost “good” bacteria, adding more fibre to your diet can help too. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Do probiotics for eczema work?
Eczema is one of the most common skin conditions in the United States, and research into treatment is ongoing. Learn about using probiotics to treat eczema (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eczema / Psoriasis Source Type: news

Probiotics help poplar trees clean up toxins in Superfund sites
(University of Washington) Researchers from the University of Washington and several small companies have conducted the first large-scale experiment on a Superfund site using poplar trees fortified with a probiotic -- or natural microbe -- to clean up groundwater contaminated with trichloroethylene, or TCE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could probiotics help to fight multiple sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis, a debilitating autoimmune disease, is difficult to treat. New research looking at the role of gut bacteria offers new hope. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Research opens possibility of reducing risk of gut bacterial infections with next-generation probiotic
(Baylor College of Medicine) In laboratory-grown bacterial communities, the co-administration of probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri and glycerol selectively killed C. difficile. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Probiotics in Infancy Do Not Reduce Incidence of Eczema
Probiotics in first six months of life do not reduce incidence of eczema at age 2, asthma at age 5 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could probiotics replace antibiotics in wound healing?
Antibiotics are increasingly failing to keep serious infections at bay. Research indicates that probiotic bacteria might help, but more evidence is needed. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

New Probiotic Beer Could Boost Gut Health and Immune System ...
2 hours ago ... Learn about health discoveries, explore brain games and read great articles like, '18 Quirky Summer Health Tips' in the AARP Health  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 28, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Probiotics: Novel biosynthetic tool to develop metallic nanoparticles
(Bentham Science Publishers) Probiotics, being live microbes, exert numerous beneficial health effects on the host cells. Such probiotics are commercially available as dietary supplements, foods, pharmaceutical formulations. Yakult, Activia yogurt, DanActive fermented milk provide health benefits like boosting up the immune system, treating digestive problems, mental illness, neurological disorders, cancer, etc. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Mom shares how she incorporates probiotics into her family's daily meals
A chef and mom of two discusses the health benefits of probiotics and share tricks for how she adds it to her family's meals. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Probiotics and Weight Loss Probiotics and Weight Loss
Not surprisingly, there has been a lot of interest in manipulating the gut microbiota to facilitate weight loss. How might probiotics play a role?Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Health effects of probiotics: Where do we stand?
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cranberries boost good bacteria in the gut, say scientists
Xyloglucans, the special sugars found in cranberry cell walls, encourage a certain type of probiotic in the gut say Massachusetts experts. But xyloglucans are  indigestible in the fruit itself. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news