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 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Changing Our Microbiome: Probiotics in Dermatology Changing Our Microbiome: Probiotics in Dermatology
This review investigates the role of the gut and skin microbiome in dermatology. Might oral and/or topical probiotics be useful for treating certain dermatological diseases?The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 23, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could a probiotic prevent or reverse Parkinson's?
Scientists recently tested probiotics in a roundworm model of Parkinson ’s. A particular bacterium had a protective effect and improved symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Could a probiotic prevent or reverse Parkinson's?
Scientists recently tested probiotics in a roundworm model of Parkinson ’s. A particular bacterium had a protective effect and improved symptoms. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 23, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Could this pill packed with 'good bacteria' really fight your flab?
MIRANDA LEVY: Imagine my excitement when I heard about a new probiotic supplement called ShapeLine, which promised to help people - particularly 'midlifers' like me. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Online information about probiotics often misleading
The internet contains reams of information on probiotics. A new study tests the claims of popular websites and conclude that many are misleading. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Online Information on Probiotics Often Inadequate, Misleading Online Information on Probiotics Often Inadequate, Misleading
Most websites that provide information about probiotics are unreliable and often tout unproven health benefits, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Probiotics: Don't Buy the Online Hype
The research found that of 150 websites that came up with a search of probiotics, most were commercial sites, hoping to sell a product. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics information online often inadequate, misleading
Most websites that provide information about probiotics are unreliable and often tout unproven health benefits, a new study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Probiotic drink could combat bugs by 'blocking DNA molecules that carry antibiotic-resistant genes
The drink would work by targeting DNA molecules inside bacterial cells which help bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics, researchers at the University of Birmingham said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics: Don't Buy the Online Hype
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- Many people turn to the internet with health questions, but how reliable is the information you find? When it comes to probiotics, a new study urges caution. The research found that of 150 websites that came up with a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Online Information About Probiotics Often Unreliable
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- Probiotics information available online is often from commercial sources, and most webpages do not refer to scientific literature, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in Frontiers in Medicine. Marie Neunez, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Probiotic drink could offer new way to combat antibiotic resistance
(University of Birmingham) A probiotic drink could become a promising new weapon in the battle against antibiotic resistant bacteria, after a team of scientists at the University of Birmingham engineered and patented a key genetic element that can tackle the genetic basis of resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Parkinson's hope as scientists find probiotic bacteria can stop and even REVERSE toxic clumps
Researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee found bacillus subtilis blocked the formation of alpha-synuclein that starve the brain of dopamine in people with the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could probiotics benefit cats?
With the growing popularity of probiotics, some researchers are asking whether they might benefit felines. A recent, small-scale study investigates. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Regulatory Considerations for Probiotic Path-to-Market, Upcoming...
The probiotics market is expected to grow to $76 billion by the year 2024, creating new opportunities for stakeholders within the pharmaceuticals, fermentation, probiotics and nutraceuticals...(PRWeb January 09, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/regulatory_considerations_for_probiotic_path_to_market_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb16822687.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Understanding the "gut-brain axis" – Can people with anxiety benefit from probiotic foods and supplements?
(Natural News) Anxiety is linked to various mental and physical disorders, especially those caused by stress. Many natural therapies offer relief, but a recent study suggests that maintaining a healthy gut microbiota as a novel treatment for anxiety. In a review, a team of scientists from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China examined the relationship between the gut... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: A guide to the best probiotics
There are many types of probiotic, and each has a different set of health benefits. In this article, learn about the best probiotics for various situations. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Even 'dead,' this probiotic may be effective against inflammation
A new study in roundworms and elderly mice suggests that even the inactivated form of a probiotic bacterium could reduce inflammation and promote health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Probiotic yeast may offer an effective treatment for drug-resistant fungal infections
(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)& the Central Food Technological Research Institute in India are studying the effect of probiotic yeast in preventing fungal infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Probiotics: Benefits for immunity may depend on sex
New research in piglets suggests that the immune systems of males and females respond differently to pre- and probiotics as early as in infancy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Could gut health be the key to understanding lupus?
(Natural News) New research published in the journal Annals of Rheumatic Diseases has identified an interesting link between lupus and imbalanced gut bacteria, suggesting that probiotic optimization may be one of the keys to better managing this debilitating illness. After investigating the microbial makeup of 78 female participants, 61 of whom had previously been diagnosed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics and prebiotics work differently in girls and boys according to piglet study
Baby boy's and girl's immune systems respond differently to prebiotics and probiotics, according to new research. The paper published in Frontiers in Immunology today [9 December] suggests that differences in male and female immunity begin much earlier than previously thought. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 9, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Dead probiotic strain shown to reduce harmful, aging-related inflammation
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) Scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine have identified a dead probiotic that reduces age-related leaky gut in older mice. The study is published in the journal GeroScience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Probiotics and prebiotics work differently in girls and boys according to piglet study
(University of Bristol) Baby boy's and girl's immune systems respond differently to prebiotics and probiotics, according to new research. The paper published in Frontiers in Immunology today [9 December] suggests that differences in male and female immunity begin much earlier than previously thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Empowering mucosal healing with an engineered probiotic
(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) Harvard Wyss Institute researchers developed a living material approach that uses a strain of genetically engineered E.coli Nissle bacteria as a locally acting probiotic. The engineered bacteria produce a network of nanofibers that directly binds to mucus to fill inflamed areas like a patch, shielding them from gut microbes and environmental factors. This probiotic-based therapeutic strategy protected mice against the effects of colitis induced by a chemical agent and promoted mucosal healing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How do you cultivate a healthy plant microbiome?
(University of California - Berkeley) Crops today never see their parents' microbiome, so how do they develop a leaf microbial community that's healthy and resistant to invasion by pathogens? UC Berkeley biologists sequenced the microbiomes of tomatoes through four generations and saw three-quarters of the bacteria disappear, leaving a core community that proved resistant to random invaders. The findings show it's possible to cultivate a robust plant microbiome, and suggests that probiotic additions could survive on crops, providing lasting benefits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 6, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Probiotic Reduces Crying Time in Colicky Infants Probiotic Reduces Crying Time in Colicky Infants
A probiotic reduced crying time, increased sleep duration, and improved stool frequency and consistency in infants with colic, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Probiotic drops could help treat colic in newborn babies
Daily crying halved in up to 80 per cent of the 40 infants in the study at the University of Naples. The probiotic drops contain the strain BB-12. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotic may help treat colic in infants
(Wiley) Probiotics -- or 'good bacteria' -- have been used to treat infant colic with varying success. In a new trial published in the journal Alimentary Pharmacology& Therapeutics, investigators have shown that drops containing a particular probiotic strain (Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB-12) reduced the duration of daily crying by more than 50% in 80% of the 40 infants who received the probiotic once daily for 28 days, with beneficial effects on sleep duration and on stool frequency and consistency. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Probiotics can help treat anxiety and depression, according to research
(Natural News) The state of microbial communities present in the gut greatly impacts overall health. A well-balanced microbial composition leads to surprising health benefits, while an imbalanced one triggers inflammation, which is the root cause of most diseases. To fix this imbalance, supplementation with probiotics — live bacteria that can restore gut microbial equilibrium — is the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syngulon and Eppen sign a MOU for the development of a new generation...
Eppen and Syngulon have signed a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) for the development of a new generation of feed probiotics leveraging bacteriocins as a natural alternative to antibiotics to enhance...(PRWeb November 21, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/syngulon_and_eppen_sign_a_mou_for_the_development_of_a_new_generation_of_feed_probiotics_leveraging_bacteriocins_as_a_natural_alternative_to_antibiotics/prweb16736756.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can taking probiotics mean you stay ill for longer?
Last week, an expert warned that fermented foods such as sauerkraut - often consumed because of their probiotic effect - may trigger bloating, headaches and allergies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fecal transplantation to treat patients with Parkinson's disease: Hope or hype?
(IOS Press) Amsterdam, NL, November 15, 2019 - Constipation is a common complaint in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Fecal microbiome transplantation (FMT) and pre- and probiotics are potential options for treating constipation and restoring the microbiome of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), but scientists warn that clinical data are scarce, and more research is needed before supporting their use. They present their findings in a review article in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Colic Calm ® Launches Colic Calm Probiotic – a new product for the...
Colic Calm expands product offering to include a specially formulated five-strain probiotic with guaranteed live active cultures and 5 billion CFU per serving. The product is available in early...(PRWeb November 14, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/colic_calm_launches_colic_calm_probiotic_a_new_product_for_the_digestive_wellness_of_infants/prweb16716826.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Some complementary and alternative therapies to treat colic show promise
A review of the evidence on the use of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies to treat babies with colic has shown some that some treatments - including probiotics, fennel extract and spinal manipulation - do appear to help, but that overall the evidence on the use of these therapies is limited so should be treated with caution. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Beware probiotics in ICU patients
(Boston Children's Hospital) A collaborative study published in Nature Medicine sounds a note of caution in using probiotics in the ICU. In a small percentage of cases, the live bacteria in the probiotic formulations can cause bloodstream infections. An investigation began when the Infection Prevention and Control group at Boston Children's Hospital began noticing cases of bacteremia in the ICU caused by Lactobacillus, a genus of bacteria commonly found in probiotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Understanding the gut-brain axis: Can a probiotic help reduce stress levels?
(Natural News) Scientists have long believed that bidirectional communication exists between the gut and the brain. In fact, evidence suggesting that the gut microbiota — the diverse community of microbes living in the human gut — interacts with the central nervous system (CNS) and influences brain function has increased over the years. Recent studies even propose that this... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yogurt, Fiber Consumption May Be Associated With Decreased Risk for Lung Cancer
The probiotics and prebiotics of yogurt and fiber consumption is associated with decreased risk of lung cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 1, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Seth Augenstein Source Type: news

Harnessing the Power of Microbes to Fight Cancer Harnessing the Power of Microbes to Fight Cancer
New evidence suggests probiotics may do more harm than good, but the inherent potential of the microbiome in cancer remains considerable.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - October 25, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Fiber and Yogurt Tied to Lower Lung Cancer Risk
By promoting a healthy gut microbiome, a high-fiber diet and foods like yogurt may lower lung cancer risk, even among smokers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Lungs Lung Cancer Smoking and Tobacco Yogurt Microbiology Probiotics Source Type: news

Human Health Is in the Hands of Bacteria
In the beginning, there were single-cell bacteria. They were the only life on earth for billions of years, then larger cells evolved, then multicellular organisms, and then plants and animals. But the bacteria never went away, and all organisms, including us humans, have had to learn to live with them. Today, the lessons they are teaching us could change the trajectory of human health for generations. When bacteria were first discovered more than three centuries ago, most attention was on the ones we fought, which caused diseases like cholera, typhoid and tuberculosis. Through vaccines and antibiotics, we have made amazing...
Source: TIME: Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Martin J. Blaser Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

Probiotics and Prebiotics as Treatment for NAFLD Probiotics and Prebiotics as Treatment for NAFLD
This article explores different microbiota modulation strategies for the treatment of NAFLD-NASH.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Are There Benefits to Drinking Kombucha?
If by “benefits” you mean being wildly popular and sometimes unpredictably alcoholic, then yes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dawn MacKeen Tags: Kombucha your-feed-selfcare Probiotics Diet and Nutrition Microbiology Soft Drinks Alcoholic Beverages Research Bacteria Dr. Walton Sumner Annals of Epidemiology Source Type: news