Do You Buy Probiotics? New Study Says They May Not Work For You And May Even Be Harmful
A new study suggests that probiotics might not work in half of all people who take them and that in certain situations they may even be harmful. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

Probiotics: Don't Believe the Hype?
THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 -- They're sold everywhere, but can probiotics -- the good bacteria found in some foods like yogurt and in supplements -- really help restore digestive health? Maybe, but only for some people, new research suggests. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Probiotics' Effects on the Microbiome Vary Widely
Experiments in mice and people find that probiotic supplements don't consistently change the composition of the gut microbiome, and may have adverse effects after antibiotics. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 6, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Synthesizing a therapeutic probiotic
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Source: ScienceNOW - September 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alderton, G. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Supplementing with probiotics can cut your risk of age-related bone loss by HALF
(Natural News) Taking probiotic supplements every day can support bone health, as it cut the risk of age-related bone loss by 50 percent, according to a new study. The study, published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, examined the effect of probiotic supplementation on the human skeleton. To conduct the study, the research team from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Cryptosporidiosis worsened in mice on probiotics
(American Society for Microbiology) In an unexpected research finding infections with the intestinal parasite, Cryptosporidium parvum, worsened in mice that had been given a probiotic. The research was published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 31, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Probiotics: What are they and do they really benefit your health?
PROBIOTICS are widely advertised as having various health benefits, especially in relation to problems with your gut and digestion. But what exactly are they and do they really work? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Anti-inflammatory meal plan: 26 recipes to try
For people with chronic inflammatory conditions, diet can have a powerful effect. Certain foods can help to reduce joint pain, stiffness, and other symptoms. These include omega-3s, antioxidants, and probiotics. In this article, we provide 26 anti-inflammatory recipes you can use in a healthful, nutritious meal plan. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Fighting colorectal cancer with gut health: Certain probiotic bacteria, combined with broccoli, found to prevent and reduce tumors
(Natural News) Broccoli has a lot of health benefits and is a known cancer-fighting food, but according to a recent study, combining the vegetable with engineered probiotics can help kill colorectal cancer cells. Even though the five-year survival rates for the earliest stages of colorectal cancer are “relatively good,” the later stages chances of survival... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Triad study finds potential new source of probiotic. And it's (wait for it) baby poop.
Walk down any supermarket aisle these days and there they are.   In yogurt. In kefir. In pickles and bread. Even in kimchi or sauerkraut.  Probiotics are in just about everything.  These naturally occurring bacteria strains are added to all kinds of foods because of their ability to help regulate digestion and support good gut health.  A study recen tly published out of Wake Forest School of Medicine identifies a new source for these cultures that aide in human digestion and that is, in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 24, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

Scientists discover probiotics in baby poop
It's highly unlikely that store shelves will be teeming with 'baby poop yogurt'. But US scientists are excited about finding a new source of the bacteria that could help people with a variety of diseases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby poop may be source of beneficial probiotics
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) Probiotics seem to be everywhere these days -- in yogurt, pickles, bread, even dog food. But there's one place that may surprise you: There are probiotics in dirty diapers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In the Quest for the Very Best, Designs for Health Announces the...
A world first range of carefully selected, boutique probiotic strains offered in three clinically relevant dosages that enhance and maintain immune and digestive health.(PRWeb August 22, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/in_the_quest_for_the_very_best_designs_for_health_announces_the_launch_of_probiomed_setting_a_new_gold_standard_for_probiotics/prweb15707895.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Synthetic Bacteria Help Treat Phenylketonuria in Mice
The genetically engineered probiotic, already in clinical trials, may ease patients' strict dietary regimes. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 17, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Study: You can reshape your gut microbiome for the better by eating more nori
(Natural News) Improve your gut health by eating nori seaweed. In a study published in the journal Nature, the seaweed most commonly used as a wrap for sushi has been found to contain a specific carbohydrate that could help encourage the growth of certain probiotic strains. The study, carried out by a team of researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synlogic data shows 40% reduction in disability-causing disease in mice
As Cambridge biotech Synlogic begins human trials, pre-clinical data released this week shows that a probiotic pill containing a beneficial strain of E.Coli could reduce the root problem of a hereditary disease that causes intellectual disabilities by 40 percent. Synlogic Inc (Nasdaq: SYBX) is developing probiotic medications to treat an array of metabolic disorders, including the hereditary disease phenylketonuria (PKU). The disease causes harmful levels of amino acids to build up, leading to permanent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 14 ways to lose weight without diet or exercise
Strict diets can be challenging to follow, and people may not always have the time or ability to exercise. However, a variety of simple lifestyle changes can help people lose weight and improve their health. These include taking probiotics, getting enough sleep, and thoroughly chewing food. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Models give synthetic biologists a head start
(Rice University) Rice University researchers have developed mathematical models to predict the performance of multi-input synthetic biological circuits that can be used to engineer bacteria and other organisms to regulate cellular systems or perform functions they wouldn't in nature. Applications include biological sensing, chemical production and therapeutics such as probiotics to alter gut bacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 14, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Brewer's yeast, a potential probiotic?
(Natural News) Probiotics are increasingly becoming well-known for their health benefits. Common sources of probiotics include yogurt and kimchi, but one study, published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, provided evidence on the probiotic properties of brewer’s yeast, an essential ingredient to making beer and bread. Researchers at Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improving the immune-enhancing properties of cordyceps mushrooms through fermentation with probiotics
(Natural News) Korean researchers investigated the possibility of improving the immuno-stimulatory activity of cordyceps mushrooms (Cordyceps militaris) by fermenting them with probiotic strains of bacteria. They reported that fermentation improved the boost that cordyceps bestowed upon the immune system and improved the availability of beneficial nutrients. Gachon University supported the study. The findings were published in the journal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It ’s Not Yet Clear How to Boost the Microbiome. But Diet Is the Best Bet
The gut microbiome—the billions of bacteria that live inside the human digestive tract—is the focus of some of today’s most exciting and compelling medical research. Studies have linked microbiome-related imbalances to health conditions ranging from depression and Parkinson’s disease to heart disease. Some researchers have even started referring to the microbiome as a “forgotten organ” because of the indispensable role it plays in human health. It’s fairly clear that the foods a person eats—or doesn’t eat—can affect the composition of his or her microbiome. Resear...
Source: TIME: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could probiotics cause 'brain fog' and bloating?
A small study links probiotic use to brain fog, abdominal distension, bloating, and gas, likely due to too much D-lactic acid and small intestine bacteria. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Probiotics should be classified as a DRUG, warn researchers
University of Augusta researchers admitted probiotics can be beneficial in some scenarios, such as restoring gut bacteria. However, they advised some caution. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Probiotics Safe? We Really Don't Know Are Probiotics Safe? We Really Don't Know
If patients ask about any'drawbacks or downsides'to probiotics, how do we respond?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Probiotic use is a link between brain fogginess, severe bloating
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Probiotic use can result in a significant accumulation of bacteria in the small intestine that can result in disorienting brain fogginess as well as rapid, significant belly bloating, investigators report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Probiotics in Kids: What Is the Evidence? Probiotics in Kids: What Is the Evidence?
Dr Maria R. Mascarenhas reviews the indications for and effectiveness of probiotics in the prevention and treatment of acute and nonacute gastrointestinal and extraintestinal disorders.CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Fruit flies farm their own probiotics
(Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia) A study published in the PLoS Biology offers a new tool to study bacteria-host interaction. A research team from the Gulbenkian Institute of Science (IGC) revealed how the bacterial community colonizes the fruit flies kept in the lab or in the wild, and which may be the impact of this colonization in nature. Understanding these mechanisms of colonization may allow microbiota manipulation in insects responsible for agriculture pests or diseases vectors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 31, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

More Evidence for Gut-Brain Link in Alzheimer's Disease More Evidence for Gut-Brain Link in Alzheimer's Disease
New therapies based on modulation of gut microbiome with drugs or probiotics could emerge as new approaches to the treatment of AD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Agro-chemicals destroy soil microbial biodiversity: Amending soil with probiotics found to improve soil quality and biodiversity
(Natural News) Probiotics, usually discussed in health and diet, take a new form in a study led by researchers from the University of Missouri. In their study, published in the journal Agroforestry Systems, they revealed that probiotics could be used to enhance soil quality. Agricultural practices greatly impact the soil biota – the clearing of land for farmland alone... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fermented soybeans offer probiotic properties that fight bacterial infections and balance cholesterol
(Natural News) Tungrymbai, a fermented soybean product commonly eaten in parts of India, may possess probiotic properties, a study shows. The research, led by the Tezpur University, was published in the journal Acta Alimentaria. Tungrymbai is common to the ethnic tribes of Meghalaya. While its unique texture and flavor may not be palatable to everyone, the dish – as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Do You Recommend Probiotics and Prebiotics to Your Patients? Do You Recommend Probiotics and Prebiotics to Your Patients?
Although many Americans use products that contain live microorganisms, there are few safety data about them.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Effectiveness of Probiotics on Infections in Older People Effectiveness of Probiotics on Infections in Older People
Might probiotics reduce the occurrence of infections in older adults?Age and Ageing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

How Beef Jerky Might Affect the Risk of Mania
Scientists are learning that certain foods — either because of their natural ingredients or because of added chemicals — can have significant effects on health. One way in which food can exert this influence health is through inflammation, which is triggered by the immune system and may have an impact on the risk of developing a number of chronic conditions. Plenty of foods contribute to inflammation, from sugar to saturated fat. But in a new study, cured meats are under scrutiny. They usually contain nitrates, a group of chemicals used as a preservative to cure meats like jerky, meat sticks and hot dogs, and...
Source: TIME: Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Health Of Mom ’ s Gut May Affect Child ’ s Risk Of Autism, Study Suggests
BOSTON (CBS) – The health of a mother’s gut may affect her child’s risk of developing autism. That’s according to a new study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. The microbiome is the collection of organisms that live in all of us, like in our guts and on our skin. In recent years, scientists have discovered that having a healthy microbiome not only helps keep your gut healthy but also supports your immune system and can help prevent a variety of disorders. Now based on studies in rodents, researchers believe that an unhealthy microbiome in a mom’s gut while pregnant can make a...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Autism Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Microbiome Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Concerns raised over prebiotic and probiotic safety
Probiotics and prebiotics are becoming ever more popular. A new study asks whether we know enough about the safety of these new interventions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

It's Called Kombucha. But Is It Good for You?
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- Fizzy, fermented kombucha tea is the hot new health drink. But experts say it's not clear whether the bacteria-laden beverage lives up to all of its health claims. Proponents say kombucha's powerful probiotics can help... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Jury Still Out on Probiotics
Title: Jury Still Out on ProbioticsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/17/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 18, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Jury Still Out on Probiotics
Probiotics are trendy for sure, but they could harm some patients, and researchers have done a poor job tracking their safety, a new review argues. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jury Still Out on Probiotics
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- Probiotics have become a trendy dietary supplement, with more and more people popping bacteria-laden capsules to try to improve their gut health. But these supplements could harm some patients, and researchers have done a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Few Studies on Probiotics Assess Potential Harms
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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Few Studies on Probiotics Assess Potential Harms Few Studies on Probiotics Assess Potential Harms
Despite rapidly increasing research into the use of probiotics and prebiotics to alter the gut microbiome, most trials report safety data inadequately or not at all.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Harms Reporting Limited in Trials of Prebiotics, Probiotics, Synbiotics
MONDAY, July 16, 2018 -- A considerable number of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of probiotics, prebiotics, or synbiotics do not report harms-related data and/or safety results, according to a review published online July 17 in the Annals of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Meta-analysis shows probiotics reduce colic in breastfed babies
(Natural News) A meta-analysis published in the journal Pediatrics, the flagship publication of the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP), revealed that the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri (L. reuteri) may hold potential in reducing the frequency of crying in exclusively breastfed babies with colic under three months old. The analysis was carried out by researchers at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia and 11... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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More data needed to determine safety of probiotics and prebiotics
(American College of Physicians) Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the efficacy of probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics often fail to report potential harms. Without safety data, experts warn that they cannot broadly conclude that these interventions are safe. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: What is kefir?
A yogurt-like drink that is believed to have originated in the Caucasus Mountains of eastern Europe has become a popular product in natural health communities around the world. Kefir, a cultured dairy product, is favored by some because of its?probiotic?properties, and?scientists?are working to better understand its possible nutritional benefits. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

DuPont Nutrition & Health and Eurofins Bring Higher Level of...
Eurofins Will Use DuPont Assays to Identify Probiotics at the Strain Level(PRWeb July 12, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/07/prweb15622431.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fermented turmeric prevents memory loss caused by oxidative stress and inflammation
(Natural News) Turmeric is a pretty powerful superfood on its own. As a fermented food product, it gains the power of probiotics as well. A Korean study showed that fermented turmeric can prevent memory loss that stems from oxidative stress and inflammation of key brain cells. Alzheimer’s disease is just one of the many neurodegenerative... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Probiotics could halve bone density loss study shows
ARTHRITIS pain can be triggered by a reduction in bone density, which causes severe back pain, loss of height and an increased risk of fractures. However, a new study has revealed taking probiotics could drastically reduce the speed of bone density loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 7/7/18
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 7/7/18 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast,?Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, an infectious disease specialist at Mayo Clinic, explains?antibiotic resistance?and?antibiotic allergies. Also on the podcast, Dr. Robert Jacobson, a pediatrician at Mayo Clinic, discusses whether children should take probiotics.?And?Dr. J. Taylor Hays, director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, has a warning [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Probiotics REMOVE heavy metals from your body
(Natural News) The beneficial effects of probiotic bacteria are boosted by the addition of prebiotics that promotes their growth. This synbiotic combination was investigated by Iranian scientists for potential protective properties against acute cadmium poisoning. Cadmium is a heavy metal that naturally occurs in low amounts in soil and drinking water. It is also produced... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news