Probiotics 'aid memory in people with Alzheimer's disease'
Conclusion This randomised controlled trial looked at whether probiotic supplements help improve cognitive function in patients with Alzheimer's disease over 12 weeks. It also investigated the effect of probiotics on biomarkers for inflammation and metabolism in the body. It found treatment with probiotic supplements resulted in a small improvement in cognitive function compared with the control group. But everyone remained severely cognitively impaired, and it's not clear if the change in score was clinically important in terms of function. Although these are interesting findings, there are a few things to bear in mind...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Food/diet Source Type: news

Probiotics Improve Memory in People with Alzheimers Disease
Effect of probiotic supplementation on cognitive function and metabolic status in Alzheimer's disease: a randomized, double-blind, and controlled trial (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - November 11, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Probiotics Source Type: news

5 Reasons You Absolutely Must Add Probiotics To Your Diet
One of the most overlooked aspects of healthy eating is incorporating probiotics into one's diet. The fact that probiotics are technically a form of bacteria tends to turn people off. However, there is bad bacteria and good bacteria, and probiotics are the latter. By recognizing that they are good bacteria and having a better understanding how probiotics work, you will see how useful they can be for your overall health. Here is a closer look at five of the many benefits of making probiotics a regular part of your diet. 1. Soothes Indigestion Probiotics have been shown to play a role in preventing and relieving various ty...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics company with Colorado plant to be bought for $105 million
Nutraceutix Inc. — a company based near Seattle that make probiotic supplements in Lafayette, Colorado — is being bought by a Swedish probiotics company, Probi AB, in a $105 million cash deal. Redmond, Washington-based Nutraceutix, which was founded in 1983, manufactures probiotics, a type of bacteria that live in the digestive tract and may play a role in fending off infections and other health problems. Nutraceutix makes its probiotics strains in Redmond, freeze-dries them and then ships… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 7, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rachel Nielsen Source Type: news

Probiotics company with Colorado plant to be bought for $105 million
Nutraceutix Inc. — a company based near Seattle that make probiotic supplements in Lafayette, Colorado — is being bought by a Swedish probiotics company, Probi AB, in a $105 million cash deal. Redmond, Washington-based Nutraceutix, which was founded in 1983, manufactures probiotics, a type of bacteria that live in the digestive tract and may play a role in fending off infections and other health problems. Nutraceutix makes its probiotics strains in Redmond, freeze-dries them and then ships… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 7, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rachel Nielsen Source Type: news

No evidence probiotics are beneficial for healthy adults
Conclusion This review finds no evidence that probiotic supplements have beneficial effects on the composition of gut bacteria in healthy adults. The review has strengths in that it pre-specified exactly which trials would be eligible – that is, only RCTs in healthy adults, comparing probiotics with placebo, that assessed changes in gut bacteria levels as the main outcome. This should aim to reduce diversity between the trials and try to find a definitive answer on the effect in a specific population. However, despite this, the seven trials were still highly variable in their methods and design, such...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Medical practice Food/diet Source Type: news

Do Probiotic Products Live Up to Their Promises?
By: Amy Gorin A daily dose of good bacteria can boost your health, but not all foods containing probiotics are created equal. Find out which are the best to add to your diet. You've probably heard the term "probiotics" thrown around in your doctor's office or grocery store, especially regarding some staple foods in your kitchen, including yogurt, kefir, and kimchi. You might've also caught wind that probiotics are living microorganisms (including common bacterial strains like Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium as well as yeast), but not the scary kind that make you sick. It's the opposite: Probiotics support pro...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotic supplements 'could help prevent menopause-associated bone loss'
Bone loss associated with the menopause could potentially be addressed through the use of probiotic supplements.This is according to new research from the Emory University School of Medicine and Georgia State University in the US, which conducted an experiment with mice and discovered evidence that probiotic bacteria may have potential as an affordable treatment for postmenopausal osteoporosis.Encouraging results The study involved the use of mice that had had their ovaries removed, meaning the animals underwent the same hormonal changes that occur when women reach the menopause.It was shown that the resulting loss of oest...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 3, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Well: Probiotics Are Common in Hospitals, but Evidence Is Lacking
Many hospitals give probiotics to patients, even though there is little evidence that these so-called “beneficial bacteria” are safe and effective. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Probiotics Alternative Medicine Live Clostridium Difficile (Bacterium) Featured Source Type: news

Well: Probiotics Are Common in Hospitals, but Evidence Is Lacking
Many hospitals give probiotics to patients, even though there is little evidence that these so-called “beneficial bacteria” are safe and effective. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 3, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Probiotics Alternative Medicine Live Clostridium Difficile (Bacterium) Featured Source Type: news

Feature Review: Probiotics for the prevention antibiotic-associated diarrhea in children
Should kids taking antibiotics also take probiotics?Antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) occurs when antibiotics disturb the natural balance of "good" and "bad" bacteria in the intestinal tract, causing harmful bacteria to multiply beyond their normal numbers. The symptoms of AAD include frequent watery bowel movements and crampy abdominal pain. Probiotics are found in dietary supplements or yogurts and contain potentially beneficial bacteria or yeast. Probiotics may restore the natural balance of bacteria in the intestinal tract and prevent AAD. A team of Cochrane authors based in Canada and the U...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 14, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Well: Many Probiotics Taken for Celiac Disease Contain Gluten
More than half of the 22 top-selling probiotic supplements that researchers analyzed contained gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye that is harmful to people with celiac disease. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 19, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: ANAHAD O'CONNOR Tags: Probiotics Body Celiac Disease Gluten Alternative Medicine Featured Source Type: news

Well: Many Probiotics Taken for Celiac Disease Contain Gluten
More than half of the 22 top-selling probiotic supplements that researchers analyzed contained gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye that is harmful to people with celiac disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANAHAD O'CONNOR Tags: Probiotics Body Celiac Disease Gluten Alternative Medicine Featured Source Type: news

Probiotics Could Help Defeat Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
By: Cari Nierenberg Published: May 04, 2015 01:09pm ET on LiveScience. Probiotics, or "good bacteria," may be helpful to people with seasonal allergies, a new review suggests. Researchers analyzed the results from more than 20 previous studies and found that hay fever sufferers may get some benefits from using probiotics, improving their symptoms and quality of life. But the jury is still out about whether probiotics are actually an effective treatment for people with seasonal allergies, said lead author Dr. Justin Turner, an ear-nose-and-throat surgeon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville,...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Probiotic yoghurts 'may help' hay fever
Conclusion This review has identified 23 trials investigating the effect of probiotics upon allergic rhinitis, which most people experience as hay fever. Overall, it found some evidence that taking probiotic yoghurts or supplements could improve the quality of life of people with allergic rhinitis, compared to taking placebo. However, it didn't find a direct effect on overall symptoms, or on levels of IgE in the blood. The review of the data showed some of the problems with research into probiotics in relation to allergies. Many different strains of probiotic organisms were used in the study, although most were from the f...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Food/diet Source Type: news

Probiotics May One Day Be Used To Treat Depression
What you eat can have a major impact on how you feel emotionally. A diet rich in probiotics -- which support the growth of "healthy" bacteria in the gut -- is known to boost digestive health and can even improve a person's immune system. But now an increasingly robust body of evidence suggests that gut bacteria may exert a significant effect on brain function and mental health. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeast that can be found in your body, as well as in supplements and foods fermented with live active cultures such as some yogurts, kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi, and kefir. These "good" bacteri...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Peanut allergy researchers say they may have found key to a cure
Melbourne-based study of children given nut protein with probiotic has transformed the lives of 80% of those who took part in clinical trialAustralian researchers have found a possible key to a cure for people with potentially fatal peanut allergies.A Melbourne-based study has already transformed the lives of many of the children who took part in the clinical trial.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 28, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Australian Associated Press Tags: Medical research Allergies Health Science Melbourne Australia news World news Source Type: news

'Sweet Peach' Probiotic, Developed By Two Men, Will Make Women's Vaginas Smell Like Peaches
Two science startup dudes introduced a new product idea this week: a probiotic supplement that will make women's vaginas smell like peaches. Austin Heinz and Gilad Gome, the founders of biotech startups Cambrian Genomics and Personalized Probiotics respectively, previewed their plans for a line of customer-specific probiotics, including the "Sweet Peach," at the Nov. 19 DEMO conference. The probiotic is designed to prevent yeast infections and UTIs, but will also make women's genitals smell like ripe fruit. "The idea is personal empowerment," Heinz said during the presentation, according to Inc.'s Jef...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 21, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Psychosocial Benefit Seen With Probiotic, Peanut Oral Immunotx
Sustained positive psychosocial impact for food allergy at 3 and 12months after end - of - treatment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Model Estimates Effect of Probiotics on Costs for Flu - Like Illnesses
Cost savings could include reductions in respiratory tract infections, antibiotic prescriptions, sick days (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

UP4 Probiotics Partners with The National Network to End Domestic...
UP4 Probiotics will be donating a portion of their sales of UP4 WOMEN’S probiotic to The National Network to End Domestic Violence...(PRWeb October 01, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12210206.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 1, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Probiotics: how each fared and what they contain
As a study suggests that probiotic drinks and supplements are likely to have no health benefits, we list the probiotics under scrutiny and the "good bacteria" they contain (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - September 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: probiotics actimel Bio-Kult yakult Probio7 probiotic drinks good bacteria Bio Balance Align Source Type: news

Yogurt and probiotic-rich foods can help lower blood pressure
(NaturalNews) A simple way to help keep your blood pressure in check is to consume plenty of probiotic-rich foods like yogurt and kefir, suggest the findings of a new scientific review. While not necessarily a cure for people with heart issues, probiotics have been shown in a multitude... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: Probiotics May Reduce Blood Pressure
Consuming probiotics has a small but significant effect in lowering blood pressure, a large review of studies has found. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 28, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Probiotics Body Blood Pressure medicine and health Featured Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Well: Probiotics May Reduce Blood Pressure
Consuming probiotics has a small but significant effect in lowering blood pressure, a large review of studies has found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Probiotics Body Blood Pressure medicine and health Featured Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Well: Probiotics May Reduce Blood Pressure
Consuming probiotics has a small but significant effect in lowering blood pressure, a large review of studies has found. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 28, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Probiotics Body Blood Pressure medicine and health Featured Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Probiotics 'may improve blood pressure'
ConclusionThis systematic review and meta-analysis has found that probiotic consumption results in moderate reductions in blood pressure.The results of a systematic review depend on the included studies, and the researchers point out that there were some weaknesses in the studies they included. They say that “more randomised, controlled studies with larger sample groups, longer durations and adequate blinding of conditions trials are needed to confirm the effect of different probiotic species and products on BP [blood pressure] and hypertension.”Analysis of subgroups of studies led the researchers to conclude t...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Food/diet Source Type: news

Personal Health: Probiotic Logic vs. Gut Feelings
Like all over-the-counter dietary supplements, probiotics undergo no premarket screening for safety, effectiveness or even truth in packaging. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 21, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By JANE E. BRODY Tags: Probiotics Personal Health Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Research Digestive Tract Antibiotics Featured Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Personal Health: Probiotic Logic vs. Gut Feelings
Like all over-the-counter dietary supplements, probiotics undergo no premarket screening for safety, effectiveness or even truth in packaging. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By JANE E. BRODY Tags: Probiotics Personal Health Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Research Digestive Tract Antibiotics Featured Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Personal Health: Probiotic Logic vs. Gut Feelings
Like all over-the-counter dietary supplements, probiotics undergo no premarket screening for safety, effectiveness or even truth in packaging. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 21, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By JANE E. BRODY Tags: Probiotics Personal Health Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Research Digestive Tract Antibiotics Featured Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Do Probiotics Protect Newborns Against Eczema and Allergies?Do Probiotics Protect Newborns Against Eczema and Allergies?
Probiotic treatments had little to no effect in preventing eczema in newborns in a recent study, but they may still reduce some food allergies, researchers suggest. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 10, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

UAS Labs Donates Over $46,000 of Probiotic Supplements
UAS Laboratories has announced that they have donated over $46,000 of probiotic supplements to charity. The donation offers 187,534 servings of probiotics and will be given to populations in over 50...(PRWeb June 25, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/06/prweb11967419.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 25, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can Probiotics Banish Colic?Can Probiotics Banish Colic?
A double-blind study finds some compelling differences in colic symptoms in infants treated with probiotic drops. Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 6, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Are Probiotics Effective and If So, For What Problems?
Discussion Colic is often defined by Wessel’s rule of threes: crying 3 or more hours/per day, 3 or more days per week, for 3 weeks or more. Colic is a diagnosis of exclusion based upon through history and physical examination in a healthy growing child being fed properly. It usually starts at 1-2 weeks of age, stops around 3-4 months and has no predictable long-term outcomes such as behavioral, tempermental or psychological problems. Parental and caregiver support is the most important treatment for excessive crying and colic as these infants can be very intense individuals who require a great deal of attention. For...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 2, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

European Commission-mediated health claims confusion and probiotic olives
We look at the confusion emerging from EC’s €1.5 million funding of probiotic olive research seen from the perspective of the EU’s Nutrition and Heath Claims Regulation (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - May 14, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: antioxidant Bert Schwitters europe generic descriptors health claims international NHCR nutrition olive oil polyphenols olives PROBIOLIVES probiotic superfood yeast Source Type: news

Probiotics 'no good' at treating infant colic
“Probiotics 'don't ease' baby colic,” the Mail Online reports. A small, though well-conducted, study suggests that probiotics – commonly touted as “friendly bacteria” – could actually make symptoms worse. Colic is a poorly understood condition in which otherwise healthy babies cry excessively and frequently. While not a serious threat to a baby’s health, colic can be extremely distressing for parents – especially those of the sleep deprived variety (is there any other kind?). The study included 167 young babies with colic and looked at whether giving them daily drop...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Well: Probiotic Eases Ills in Children
Researchers testing children in Mexico City found that those who took a probiotic had fewer instances of diarrhea than those in a placebo group.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Probiotics Family Antibiotics medicine and health Featured Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Well: Probiotic Eases Ills in Children
Researchers testing children in Mexico City found that those who took a probiotic had fewer instances of diarrhea than those in a placebo group.     (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 17, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Probiotics Family Antibiotics medicine and health Featured Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Best Probiotic Supplements Review Revealed by Health Nutrition News
Health Nutrition News discusses the benefits of probiotics and what to look for when finding the best probiotic supplements.(PRWeb March 14, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/probiotics/best-probiotic-supplement/prweb11671898.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 15, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is it safe to give my baby probiotics for colic?
Having a colicky, inconsolable baby can be one of the toughest parts of parenthood. Seeing your newborn cry and scream—without the slightest clue as to how you can help—is enough to make most moms and dads want to curl up and cry right along with the child. Making things worse, science isn’t really sure what causes colic, making a quick and simple treatment hard to find in many cases. “There are a lot of ideas about what makes colicky babies cry like they do, but no one can say for sure what causes it,” says Elizabeth Hait, MD, MPH, of Boston Children’s Division of Gastroenterology,...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 24, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tripp Underwood Tags: All posts Parenting colic Gastroesophageal reflux disease Pediatric Gastroenterology probiotics Source Type: news

Well: Probiotics May Ease Stomach Upset in Babies
In a new clinical trial, babies who got took a probiotic showed a decrease in crying time and an increase in frequency of bowel movements after one month.     (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 16, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Probiotics Family Babies and Infants Parenting Featured Source Type: news

Prophylactic Probiotics Reduce Infantile Colic and Reflux Prophylactic Probiotics Reduce Infantile Colic and Reflux
A large randomized controlled trial has shown benefits of probiotic treatment in an unselected general population of neonates. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 15, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Probiotics may help in the treatment of depression
Probiotics are not new, but their status as a nutritional buzzword is. Most folks have now heard and seen the term countless times in commercials and advertisements, as yogurt, dietary supplement, natural food product, and even cosmetic companies promote their probiotic-containing products.But what are they, and why are they important? Probiotics are live bacteria that help maintain a healthy digestive system. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Probiotics - Treatment for Stress and Depression?
Probiotics are not new, but their status as a nutritional buzzword is. Most folks have now heard and seen the term countless times in commercials and advertisements, as yogurt, dietary supplement, natural food product, and even cosmetic companies promote their probiotic containing products. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - November 14, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Probiotics Source Type: news

Probiotics reduce piglet pathogens
(American Society for Microbiology) Piglets fed probiotic Enterococcus faecium showed reduced numbers of potentially pathogenic Escherichia coli strains in their intestines, according to a team of German researchers. The research is important, because in 2006 the European Union prohibited the feeding of antibiotics to livestock as growth promoters. Therefore, the research team sought to investigate whether probiotics could substitute for antibiotics, by reducing pathogen populations in the intestines. The study was published ahead of print in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Are probiotics a promising treatment strategy for depression?
(Elsevier) Probiotics are not new, but their status as a nutritional buzzword is. Most folks have now heard and seen the term countless times in commercials and advertisements, as yogurt, dietary supplement, natural food product, and even cosmetic companies promote their probiotic-containing products. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Probiotics for protecting premature infants from common, life-threatening illness
Treating premature infants with probiotics, the dietary supplements containing live bacteria that many adults take to help maintain their natural intestinal balance, may be effective for preventing a common and life-threatening bowel disease among premature infants, researchers at UC Davis Children's Hospital have found. The study, "A comparison of two probiotic strains of bifidobacteria in premature infants," recently was published online in the Journal of Pediatrics... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news