Simple way to avoid the flu and common colds: Consume more probiotics
(Natural News) If you’ve shut yourself inside your house this winter in hopes of avoiding catching a cold or the flu, you’ll be glad to know that there’s a simple and natural way you can reduce your risk so you can get out and enjoy the holiday season. Recent research published in the Journal of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics could help millions of patients suffering from bipolar disorder
(American College of Neuropsychopharmacology) About 3 million people in the US are diagnosed every year with bipolar disorder, a psychiatric condition characterized by dramatic shifts in mood from depression to mania. Currently, the standard treatment includes a combination of psychotherapy and prescription medications such as mood stabilizers and antipsychotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The influence of probiotics on the intestinal flora of premature infants
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) The University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz start a Germany-wide clinical study regarding the efficacy of probiotics for premature infants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cannabis May Help UC Patients: Gastro Endo News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, probiotics associated with adverse GI effects (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - December 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Probiotics for your anxious mind? Study shows a certain strain of bacteria could significantly reduce anxiety
(Natural News) There is no doubt that the hectic pace and demands of modern society foster anxiety. In fact, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue in the United States, affecting more than 40 million people – that’s 18.1 percent – of the population, each year. Statistics indicate that people suffering from anxiety... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How safe are probiotics?
Products that contain probiotics are more popular than ever. A recent article asks if they are safe and whether the evidence backs up their claims. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Join NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Milliner as one of the panelists for the ALSC webinar: Leadership in Youth Services Part 2: Leadership in Action on December 11 at 2:00 PM ET. Working with children in a library setting provides vast opportunities to create and hone leadership skills if you know where to find them. By cultivating these skills in yourselves and others, you will elevate your profession and your community by creating and implementing beneficial programs and services. This webinar wi...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Effect of probiotic interventions on depressive symptoms: a narrative review evaluating systematic reviews - Nadeem I, Rahman MZ, Ad-Dab'bagh Y, Akhtar M.
Depression is one of the most prevalent mental illnesses and is often associated with various other medical disorders. Since the 1980s, the primary pharmacological treatment has been antidepressants, but due to the recent discovery of the association betwe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Probiotics not helpful for young children with diarrhea
A probiotic treatment did not show any benefit for young children brought to the hospital with acute gastroenteritis, which involves diarrhea and other symptoms. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

December 2018
Plan Your Plate : Shifting to a Healthy Eating Style Safe Sleep for Baby : Reducing the Risk of SIDS Inspire Others to Move More and Eat Better Probiotic May Stop Staph Personal Stories (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The key element to producing healthy breast milk is probiotics
(Natural News) Breast milk is essential to the nourishment of babies, thanks to its wide range of life-sustaining compounds, such as vitamins, minerals, antibodies, enzymes, hormones, healthy fats, and even beneficial bacteria. If you want to produce healthy and high-quality breastmilk, you will need to watch what you eat, including the level of probiotics you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The key element for producing healthy breast milk is probiotics
(Natural News) Breast milk is essential to the nourishment of babies, thanks to its wide range of life-sustaining compounds, such as vitamins, minerals, antibodies, enzymes, hormones, healthy fats, and even beneficial bacteria. If you want to produce healthy and high-quality breastmilk, you will need to watch what you eat, including the level of probiotics you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can probiotics cause side effects?
Taking probiotics can help restore the natural balance of bacteria in the gut and may help treat a number of health issues. Some people experience side effects from probiotics, though they are generally safe. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Does your gut need probiotics after antibiotics?
If you take antibiotics, there's a good chance you'll also get diarrhea. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics Do Not Ease Stomach Flu
Treatment with probiotics did not speed recovery from gastroenteritis in children. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Antibiotics Probiotics Bacteria Digestive Tract Diarrhea Stomach Source Type: news

Probiotics Show No Benefits for Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis
MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 -- For children with acute gastroenteritis, probiotics show no significant benefit versus placebo, according to two studies published in the Nov. 22 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. David Schnadower, M.D., M.P.H.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Peanut Allergy Tx; Probiotics and Gastroenteritis: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics also include teens'personality characteristics and mortality risk, and chronic disease outcomes with different provider types (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - November 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Study highlights the importance of diverse gut microbiota in gastrointestinal health
(Natural News) By now, you’re familiar with probiotic foods that increase the number of beneficial bacteria living in your gastrointestinal system. However, you may not be aware of the related “prebiotics,” which provide gut microbiota with the nutrition they need to flourish. An article in the Sanford Burnham Prebys news page explained the importance of pairing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prebiotics, Probiotics, Synbiotics and Antibiotics for IBS Prebiotics, Probiotics, Synbiotics and Antibiotics for IBS
This review examined current evidence for the efficacy of antibiotics, probiotics, or other related interventions to improve IBS symptoms by modulation of the gut microbiome.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

One more reason to supplement: Probiotics reduce cadmium toxicity
(Natural News) Taking probiotic supplements can help reduce cadmium toxicity, according to a study in the Journal of Medicinal Food. Researchers at the University of Belgrade in Belgrade, Serbia and the University of Al Jabal Al Gharbi in Libya found that probiotics can help eliminate cadmium in the body by binding to their bacterial cell... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study reveals probiotics do not help children with intestinal infections
Probiotics are a multibillion-dollar industry with marketing claims of being an effective treatment for a multitude of ailments, including diarrhea. However, findings from a new study from the University of Calgary show the popular product has no effect on gastroenteritis, commonly yet erroneously called the stomach flu, in children. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Probiotic Disappoints in Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis
(MedPage Today) -- Lactobacillus rhamnosus no better than placebo for preventing diarrhea and vomiting at 14 days (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 22, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Two studies find probiotic therapy ineffective against stomach flu, diarrhea
(Reuters Health) - A widely-used probiotic therapy is ineffective against the diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain of gastroenteritis, two large studies in the U.S. and Canada have concluded. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Probiotics No Better Than Placebo for Gastroenteritis Probiotics No Better Than Placebo for Gastroenteritis
Probiotics were no better than placebo for treating gastroenteritis in children, two studies have found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Probiotics Show No Effect on Kids' Tummy Upsets
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 -- When young children have a bout of " stomach flu, " parents often turn to probiotics for help. But two new clinical trials suggest they are wasting their money. Researchers found that probiotic formulas showed no benefit... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Probiotics no help to young kids with stomach virus
(Washington University in St. Louis) A major US study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that a commonly used probiotic is not effective in improving symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting in young children with gastroenteritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Agave and gut health: Research finds freeze dried stems are an effective prebiotic
(Natural News) The agave plant (Agave salmiana) has potential prebiotic benefits, according to a study published in the journal LWT – Food Science and Technology. The Mexican plant is found to contain fructooligosaccharides, a prebiotic sugar that can be food for the beneficial bacteria in our gut called probiotics, which in turn provide us with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Live probiotics can re-balance the gut microbiome and modify immune system response
(Cello Health PR) New research published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics demonstrates that 'good' bacteria in the live probiotic SymproveTM can successfully reach and colonise the gut, where they go on to change the existing gut flora. They are also capable of modifying immune response. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A New Peanut Allergy Drug Could Be a Promising Treatment for Children
A new drug could become the first-ever protective treatment for the more than one million children in the U.S. who suffer from peanut allergies. In a phase-three trial, the results of which were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the peanut-derived drug AR101 helped some children with severe peanut allergies tolerate the equivalent of two peanut kernels without serious side effects. Prior to taking the drug, none of these children could safely ingest more than the equivalent of one-tenth of a kernel. AR101, which is manufactured by Aimmune Therapeutics (the company also designed and funded the study), delive...
Source: TIME: Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Osteoporosis: Could probiotics protect bone health?
According to a new study that scientists carried out in rodents, probiotics might be an effective way to prevent the bone loss that leads to osteoporosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Osteoporosis Source Type: news

Probiotics can increase bone volume and could lead to new treatments for those with osteoporosis 
A new study from Emory University School of Medicine, has found that a commonly-used probiotic can create a chain reaction that ends in the secretion of a protein critical for bone health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Probiotics Trend: Should We Be All In or Call Time Out? The Probiotics Trend: Should We Be All In or Call Time Out?
Dr David Johnson on new evidence that may change how we view probiotics'efficacy and safety.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Adding probiotics to your fruit salad is a delicious way to enjoy a nutrient-dense meal
(Natural News) If you swear by eating fruits, you’re in luck: According to researchers from Brazil, you can add probiotics to your fruit salad to make a delicious and nutrient-packed alternative to functional foods. In their study, published in Food Science and Technology, the team investigated the potential of fruit salads to be used as carriers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the difference between prebiotics and probiotics?
Prebiotics and probiotics work together to encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria that can improve digestion and support the immune system. Both prebiotics and probiotics occur naturally in many foods. Here, learn more about the differences between them, their benefits, and how to incorporate them into the diet. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Probiotics: When good bacteria turn bad
Using advanced techniques, researchers have investigated how gut inflammation develops. They come to a worrying conclusion about probiotics. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Probiotics found to mitigate the effects of salt on blood pressure
(Natural News) It is a well-known fact that certain kinds of bacteria can be found in your gut. Rather than trying to get rid of them, it would actually benefit you to keep them since these bacteria are able to help you in so many ways — even if you don’t know how they do... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics are not always 'good bacteria'
(University of Texas at Austin) Researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering were able to shed light on a part of the human body - the digestive system -- where many questions remain unanswered. Using their 'gut inflammation-on-a-chip' microphysiological system, the research team confirmed that intestinal barrier disruption is the onset initiator of gut inflammation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Deconstructing probiotics
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Balasubramani, A. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Probiotic bacteria block harmful microbe
Researchers identified how Bacillus bacteria, which are used in many probiotic formulations, can prevent the growth of harmful Staphylococcus aureus, or “staph,” bacteria. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The New Health Care: The Problem With Probiotics
There are potential harms as well as benefits, and a lot of wishful thinking and imprecision in the marketing of products containing them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Probiotics Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Diet and Nutrition Preventive Medicine Research Digestive Tract Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Antibiotic plus probiotic combination may kill off superbugs
A combination of antibiotics and probiotics has successfully wiped out MRSA and Pseudomonas aeruginosa — two drug resistant bacteria. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: MRSA / Drug Resistance Source Type: news

Multi-strain probiotic reduces chemotherapy-induced diarrhoea [ESMO 2018 Press Release]
(European Society for Medical Oncology) A high concentration of multi-strain probiotic helps to reduce mild to moderate episodes of chemotherapy-induced diarrhoea (CID) in cancer patients, according to results of a phase II/III study in India. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Replacing antibiotics in meat production: Feeding pigs probiotics found to improve gut health, nutrient use, growth
(Natural News) The notion that antibiotics are a silver bullet for better health, both for humans and animals, is slowly losing its weight. In meat production, this is reflected in the current restrictions placed on antibiotic growth promoters. In line with the need for ideal alternatives to in-feed antibiotics to fill the gap, scientists from the Mississippi State University and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bloating stomach: Four probiotic-enriched foods to eat to help reduce a bloated tummy
BLOATING is a common problem many people experience after eating as the body reacts to different foods. While some foods promote bloating others have been found to reduce it, like probiotics. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bloating: Four probiotic-enriched foods to eat to help reduce a bloated stomach
BLOATING is a common problem many people experience after eating as the body reacts to different foods. While some foods promote bloating others have been found to reduce it, like probiotics. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A natural treatment for colitis: Red ginseng powder fermented with probiotics
(Natural News) The anti-inflammatory properties of red ginseng (Panax ginseng) have been documented in many studies. So have the beneficial activities of fermented foods loaded with probiotic bacteria that improve gut health. Korean researchers reported that fermenting red ginseng and adding probiotics to it made it a very effective means of remedying the inflammation caused... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Culture Republick: Can ice cream be good for your gut?
Ice cream has practically become a health food, with brands touting high protein and low calories achieving huge popularity.   Now Unilever (NYSE:UL), a consumer-products giant once rumored to be in talks to buy Halo Top, has formulated a new frozen concoction with probiotic cultures to promote gut health. Called Culture Republick, the premium light ice cream is “on a mission to support culture both inside and out,” the company says, and it’s coming soon to a freezer near you. In addition… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Study: Antiobitics, probiotics together eradicate bacteria that infects wounds
By combining antibiotics and probiotics, researchers developed a one-two punch to eradicate two strains of drug-resistant bacteria that often infect wounds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy
No one ever had fun visiting the cardiologist. ­Regardless of how good the doc might be, it’s always a little scary thinking about the health of something as fundamental as the heart. But there are ways to take greater control—to ensure that your own heart health is the best it can be—even if you have a family history of cardiovascular disease. Although 50% of cardiovascular-disease risk is genetic, the other 50% can be modified by how you live your life, according to Dr. Eugenia Gianos, director of Women’s Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “This means you can greatly ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Lombardi and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Baby Boomer Health heart health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Which yogurts contain Lactobacillus acidophilus?
Some yogurt manufacturers add Lactobacillus acidophilus, a healthful probiotic, to their products. In this article, we look at the yogurt brands that contain L. acidophilus and consider its potential health benefits. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news