Relapse in Crohn's disease patients not prevented by probiotics
Despite previous data showing beneficial effects, the probiotic Saccharomuces boulardii (S. boulardii) does not prevent clinical relapse in patients with Crohn's disease, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. As more people seek natural or non-drug ways to maintain their health, products containing probiotics have flooded the marketplace. While safe and tolerable, this study discovered that the probiotic S... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Probiotics Do Not Reduce Diarrhea Risk in Large Trial Probiotics Do Not Reduce Diarrhea Risk in Large Trial
Probiotic supplements did not decrease the risk of developing antibiotic-associated diarrhea or C difficile diarrhea among elderly patients in a large, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Probiotics do not treat diarrhea, study says
Probiotic supplements do not prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea in elderly patients, according to a study published in The Lancet. Previous research has suggested that probiotic supplements may curb antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD), and many institutions prescribe these as part of normal practice. But researchers at the University of Swansea in the UK have conducted the largest study so far that reveals probiotics may not have any such effect on elderly patients experiencing AAD... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Seniors / Aging Source Type: news

Effects of a Probiotic on Functional ConstipationEffects of a Probiotic on Functional Constipation
What does the latest science tell us about the effectiveness of probiotics for functional constipation? Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Vitamin D Levels Significantly Increased By Probiotic Lactobacillus Reuteri NCIMB 30242
A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism is the first report of an oral probiotic supplement significantly increasing circulating vitamin D levels in the blood. The lead author on the study, Mitchell Jones, MD, PhD, received the Early Career Investigator Poster Presentation Prize from the New York Academy of Sciences and the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at Probiotics, Prebiotics, and the Host Microbiome: The Science of Translation conference in New York City(1)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Probiotics Linked To Lower Risk Of Diarrhea From Antibiotics
Probiotic supplements can prevent or lower the risk of diarrhea caused by antibiotics, according to new research in The Cochrane Library. Scientists from the Cochrane Collaboration suggest that taking probiotics alongside antibiotics can prevent this troublesome side effect. Antibiotics interfere with the beneficial bacteria that live in the gut and permit other dangerous bacteria like C. difficile to take hold. Some people who have C. difficile do not have symptoms, while others are afflicted with diarrhea or colitis... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Probiotics Prevent Diarrhoea Related To Antibiotic Use
Probiotic supplements have the potential to prevent diarrhoea caused by antibiotics, according to a new Cochrane systematic review. The authors studied Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections in patients taking antibiotics and found symptoms of diarrhoea were substantially reduced when patients were also treated with probiotics. Antibiotics disturb the beneficial bacteria that live in the gut and allow other harmful bacteria like C. difficile to take hold. Although some people infected with C. difficile show no symptoms, others suffer diarrhoea or colitis... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Eating probiotic yoghurt relieves anxiety, says study
Eating probiotic yoghurt twice a day could relieve anxiety and stress by reducing activity in the emotional area of the brain, a study has found.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - May 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: yoghurt study probiotic anxiety stress Source Type: news

New Tool For Faster, Specific And Accurate Testing Of Probiotics Products
CosmosID®, a leading data mining solutions company for health and wellness, has reported as part of a collaboration results on analysis of labeling claims for the composition of probiotic products comparing speed, specificity, and accuracy. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CosmosID® conducted side-by-side analysis of a number of commercially available probiotics, four of which have been reported at the American Society for Microbiology... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Really?: The Claim: Probiotic Supplements Can Lower Cholesterol
Probiotics may improve digestive health, but it is not yet clear whether they can reduce cholesterol levels. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ANAHAD O'CONNOR Tags: probiotics Really? Cholesterol Research Body Medicine and Health Alternative Medicine Featured Source Type: news

CADTH rapid review: Probiotics for antibiotic-associated diarrhoea, clostridium difficile infection and irritable bowel syndrome
Source: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) Area: News This Canadian review examines the efficacy and safety of probiotics in antibiotic-associated diarrhoea (AAD), clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).   A total of one health technology assessment, five systematic reviews/meta-analyses, and 25 RCTs were included in this review. Some of the findings reported were as follows:   . There is a lack of assessment and systematic reporting of adverse events in probiotic trials.   . Evidence from two meta-analyses indicated probiotic...
Source: NeLM - News - February 14, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Developing Oral Probiotics From Streptococcus salivariusDeveloping Oral Probiotics From Streptococcus salivarius
S. salivarius, the principal bacterium colonizing the oral cavity, shows promise as a probiotic for control of a variety of infections, from halitosis and dental caries to otitis media and candida. Future Microbiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Shock finding: Most probiotic supplements made with genetically modified flow agents, fillers
A Natural News investigation into the probiotics industry has turned up alarming information about how probiotics are formulated and labeled. We've found that nearly all probiotics available in the U.S. market today are secretly formulated with genetically modified ingredients... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Summary: International Kidney Cancer Symposium
Conclusions VHL/PBRM1 mutations confirmed 3rd subtype identified and under review but appears to be mis-classified tumors.  Shows value of molecular methods rather than new mechanistic insights. Integration with survival outcome—suggests molecular detailing can be prognostic Full integrative analysis in process Preliminary data can be found athttp://tcga-data.nci.hih.gov/tcga/ FoxO Transcription Factors in mTORC1- Activated Renal Tumorigenesis:  Implications for the RCC Treatment Boyi Gan, MD Anderson Cancer Center FoxO Family Transcription Factors:  mammals possess FoxO1, FoxO3, FoxO4 an...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 15, 2011 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news