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 25, 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

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

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 16, 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