Probiotics May Be Good for Your Bones
Older women who took a probiotic supplement had less weakening of bones than women who didn ’ t take the supplements. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Bones Probiotics Women and Girls Source Type: news

Investigating the influence of two probiotics in preventing cadmium toxicity
(Natural News) Iranian scientists constructed a rat model to study the effect of two probiotics plus a prebiotic on cadmium (Cd), a heavy metal that is harmful to humans. They reported that the synbiotic – a synergistic combination of probiotics and prebiotics – protected rats against the toxic effects of cadmium, which includes oxidative stress on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics and prebiotics: What you should know
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics and a healthy diet hasten weight loss
(Natural News) Looking for a new strategy to lose weight faster? Adhere to a healthy diet and take probiotics. A study published in the journal Scientific Reports found that a healthy diet together with probiotic treatment could speed up weight loss. In the study led by the National Taiwan University, researchers aimed to determine if... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking probiotics can reduce symptoms of depression
(Natural News) Depression is becoming all too common, and so, too, are antidepressants. In today’s instant-gratification-obsessed world, doctors and patients alike are tempted by the lure of a “quick fix” like a drug that can tackle this serious problem. Unfortunately, antidepressants aren’t terribly effective, and the side effects can be even worse than depression itself.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Elderly people should take probiotics to preserve their bones!
University of Gothenburg researchers believe the findings open the door for a new way to prevent fractures among the elderly. The study was published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dynamic modeling helps predict the behaviors of gut microbes
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) A new study provides a platform for predicting how microbial gut communities work and represents a first step toward understanding how to manipulate the properties of the gut ecosystem. This could allow scientists to, for example, design a probiotic that persists in the gut or tailor a diet to positively influence human health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Probiotics can protect the skeletons of older women
For the first time in the world, researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have demonstrated that probiotics, dietary supplements with health-promoting bacteria, can be used to affect the human skeleton. Among older women who received probiotics, bone loss was halved compared to women who received only a placebo. The research opens the door to a new way to prevent fractures among the elderly. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

No Scientific Proof That Probiotics Improve Anxiety Symptoms In Humans, Finds Study
Probiotics are one of the hottest nutritional products around, but a new study finds zero proof that they're effective for treating anxiety symptoms in humans. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

No Scientific Evidence That Probiotics Improve Anxiety Symptoms In Humans, Finds Study
Probiotics are one of the hottest nutritional products around, but a new study finds zero proof that they're effective for treating anxiety symptoms in humans. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

Probiotics can protect the skeletons of older women
(University of Gothenburg) For the first time in the world, researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have demonstrated that probiotics, dietary supplements with health-promoting bacteria, can be used to affect the human skeleton. Among older women who received probiotics, bone loss was halved compared to women who received only a placebo. The research opens the door to a new way to prevent fractures among the elderly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

No clear evidence probiotics can help with human anxiety, study finds
But beneficial bacteria do appear to reduce anxiety in rodents with various problemsThere is no clear sign that taking probiotics can help dampen feelings of anxiety in humans, according to new research, despite evidence that it works for rodents.A wide range of conditions, from obesity to asthma, have been linked to themicrobes living in our guts, with a number of studies suggesting a link to mood and behaviour. As a result, there is a burgeoning interest in psychobiotics: using beneficial bacteria known as probiotics to tinker with the gut ’s microbes to affect brain health.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Microbiology Science Anxiety Source Type: news

No more oopsy daisies: Taking a probiotic drink can prevent diarrhea
(Natural News) Good news for yogurt lovers and people who consume probiotic drinks: A recent study has revealed that taking a probiotic drink can prevent diarrhea. In the study, published in the journal Nutrients, researchers from Canada identified a probiotic yogurt drink called Danactive contains 10 billion colony-forming units (CFU) of Lactobacillus casei sp. Paracasei CNCM I-1518, which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Use of 'alternative' supplements on the rise for teens
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses a new study that shows using probiotics, digestive aids and other non-vitamin supplements has doubled in recent years among teens. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Use of 'alternative' supplements doubled in teens: Study
Use of digestive aids, probiotics, energy, non-vitamin substances increasing. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Should healthy people take probiotics?
By many accounts, probiotics can improve the number and diversity of 'good' gut bacteria that help to keep the digestive system healthy, experts from two Australian universities claim. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics Prevent Cholera in Animal Models
Two different types of bacteria-one genetically engineered and one from cheese-defend animal intestines from Vibrio cholerae infection. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 13, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Daily News,News & Opinion Source Type: news

Evolve BioSystems Announces $40 Million Series C Financing to Expand its Flagship Infant Probiotic Product Evivo
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Li Ka Shing Foundation Lead New Funding Round to Expand Groundbreaking Progress in Restoring Infant Gut Microbiome and to Lay a Global Foundation for Long-Term Nutritional and Immune Health DAVIS, Calif., June 13, 2018 -... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, Venture Capital Evolve BioSystems, microbiome, gut microbiome, Evivo (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Turning the tables on the cholera pathogen
(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) Researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, the Massachusetts Institutes of Technology (MIT) and Boston University, led by James J. Collins are reporting a two-pronged probiotic strategy in Science Translational Medicine that is able to suppress V. cholerae's colonization of the intestinal tract in mice and to indicate their presence by simple stool sampling. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A new vaccine and probiotic combat cholera in animal models
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) In a pair of studies, scientists have devised new vaccine-based and probiotic interventions that help prevent severe cholera infections in animal models. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

MIT engineers recruit microbes to help fight cholera
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT engineers have developed a probiotic mix of natural and engineered bacteria to diagnose and treat cholera, an intestinal infection that causes severe dehydration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Probiotics might make us immune to stress
New research shows that a specific probiotic called Mycobacterium vaccae reduces the brain's inflammatory response to stress in rodents. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

WATCH: How probiotics and protein powders can help your skin
Dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe discusses how what you put in your body is just as important for your skin as what you put on your face. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Probiotics, gut bacteria and weight -- is there a connection?
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I?ve read some research that indicates one possible contributing factor to obesity is the balance of bacteria in a person?s gut. In someone who is obese, is it possible to right that balance by taking a probiotic supplement, such as Lactobacillus gasseri, in conjunction with a balanced diet and exercise? ANSWER: It [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

PTSD vaccine? Scientists discover probiotic that triggers long-lasting resistance to trauma
Scientists at the University of Colorado, Boulder found injections of a probiotic found on the shores of Uganda can have a long-lasting effect on the brain, making it more resilient to stress and depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Efficacy of Probiotics in Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases
Deaths from infectious diseases and deep concerns about increases in microbial resistance make it necessary for scientists to develop innovative therapeutic solutions and complementary therapies. Growing evidence is available on the therapeutic effects of probiotics. There are also documents about the beneficial effects of probiotics, but it is difficult to draw a definitive conclusion regarding the results of these studies because of the small sample size, the limitations of the study methods, and the use of different strains of probiotic bacteria. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - June 7, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Farzaneh Mohammadzadeh Rostami, Hadis Mousavi, Morteza Rabi Nezhad Mousavi, Milad Shahsafi Source Type: news

Lower your blood pressure naturally with kefir
(Natural News) Yogurt is a popular probiotic-rich food, but did you know that kefir, a cultured and fermented beverage, is also good for your gut? According to a study, kefir can even help lower blood pressure. A team of researchers from Auburn University worked together with researchers from the University of Vila Velha to study the effects of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking probiotics with herbal supplement could help you live longer
A team from McGill University found fruit flies lived an extra 60% longer if they were fed a mix of probiotics and herbal supplements. It's hoped the results could be applied to humans (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut microbes can fight parasites: Probiotics may reduce infections, and severity of infections, in developing countries
(Natural News) Your ability to fight off parasitic worms may be aided by your gut microbiota. This was the conclusion that researchers from Washington University in St. Louis reached in their study, published in Microbiome. Studying the guts of people from Liberia and Indonesia revealed that their gut microbiomes were remarkably similar, regardless of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Taking probiotics alongside a herbal supplement could help you live longer
A team from McGill University found fruit flies lived an extra 60% longer if they were fed a mix of probiotics and herbal supplements. It's hoped the results could be applied to humans (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergic to peanuts? Probiotics found to be effective at ending the threat – naturally
(Natural News) Due to the growing number of genetically modified foods and use of pesticides, more people – especially children – are developing allergies to different types of food. Among these types, peanut allergy is one of the most prevalent cases across the U.S. More than three million Americans are reportedly suffering from peanut allergy.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics in the Management of Lower GI Symptoms Probiotics in the Management of Lower GI Symptoms
This review presents the latest evidence for the use of probiotics in the management of specific lower gastrointestinal symptoms, updating the prior 2013 international guidelines.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

The secret to longevity is in the microbiome and the gut
(McGill University) McGill University scientists fed fruit flies with a combination of probiotics and an herbal supplement called Triphala that was able to prolong the flies' longevity by 60 percent and protect them against chronic diseases associated with aging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Treatments for Phenylketonuria Aim to Loosen Reigns on Strict Diet
Biotechs have developed enzyme replacements and genetically modified probiotics to treat patients with the rare metabolic disorder. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 29, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News Analysis Source Type: news

New Treatments for Phenylketonuria Aim to Loosen Reins on Strict Diet
Biotechs have developed enzyme replacements and genetically modified probiotics to treat patients with the rare metabolic disorder. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 29, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News Analysis Source Type: news

Probiotics are also good for your liver
(Natural News) Probiotics are good for the liver, according to a study presented at the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting. A team of researchers looked at the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG), which is a species common in many over-the-counter probiotic formulations. In the study, the research team fed mice with food containing LGG for two... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An ingestible bacterial-electronic system to monitor gastrointestinal health
Biomolecular monitoring in the gastrointestinal tract could offer rapid, precise disease detection and management but is impeded by access to the remote and complex environment. Here, we present an ingestible micro-bio-electronic device (IMBED) for in situ biomolecular detection based on environmentally resilient biosensor bacteria and miniaturized luminescence readout electronics that wirelessly communicate with an external device. As a proof of concept, we engineer heme-sensitive probiotic biosensors and demonstrate accurate diagnosis of gastrointestinal bleeding in swine. Additionally, we integrate alternative biosensor...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mimee, M., Nadeau, P., Hayward, A., Carim, S., Flanagan, S., Jerger, L., Collins, J., McDonnell, S., Swartwout, R., Citorik, R. J., Bulovic, V., Langer, R., Traverso, G., Chandrakasan, A. P., Lu, T. K. Tags: Engineering, Molecular Biology reports Source Type: news

Nationwide Children's spinoff fighting infection in premature babies raises $1.8M
A Nationwide Children's Hospital spinoff that's developing a probiotic treatment for the leading cause of death from gastrointestinal disease in premature infants has raised $1.8 million from a group of funds including Rev1 Ventures. Indianapolis-based Scioto Biosciences Inc. raised the round with Indiana-based BioCrossroads and Elevate Ventures, along with Columbus-based Rev1. It previously had $380,000 in grants from the National Institutes of Health and the state of Indiana. The Columbus pediatric… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

New Study Reveals How Electronic Health Records can Benefit Clinical Trials
The study entitled "Long term extension of a randomised controlled trial of probiotics using electronic health records" led by researchers in the Swansea University Medical School and the College of Human and Health Sciences, was published in Scientific Reports. The findings demonstrate the potential of using anonymised routinely collected electronic health records, such as those linked in SAIL, for more complete trial results. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 22, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Texas A & M, USDA research aimed at nitrite poisoning leads to methane mitigation
(Texas A&M AgriLife Communications) Two government researchers and a college graduate student aiming at one issue in the cattle industry are finding they can address two issues -- nitrite poisoning and methane emissions -- with an animal probiotic they are developing. The new probiotic is now on its way to commercialization. The science behind the patent-pending technology, developed by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, occurred over a seven-year period. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Probiotics to protect bees from an infection associated with colony collapse disorder
(Universit é Laval) Adding probiotics to bees' food helps make them more resistant to nosemosis, a fungal infection associated with colony collapse disorder that has been observed in Europe and North America over the past 20 years. Probiotics can decrease the mortality rate of this infection in bees by up to 40 percent, report researchers at Universit é Laval in the most recent edition of Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Kimchi is one of the most powerful probiotic foods you can eat
(Natural News) Kimchi, the spicy, salted and fermented vegetables staple in Korean cuisine, is so much more than a side dish. In a comprehensive review of 130 studies, researchers in Korea looked at its health benefits as a probiotic. Probiotics in general are the good bacteria populating the gut. The human gut has more than... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You know probiotics are essential to gut health, but did you know they DETOXIFY your system too?
(Natural News) Probiotics do a lot of good things for your body. Among other things, they help you shed weight and fat, boost your immune system, and improve your digestion. And now, according to an article on GreenMedInfo.com, it turns out that probiotic bacteria can also cleanse toxic chemicals from your body. There are numerous... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics can prevent bacterial diarrhoea in hospital patients receiving antibiotics
This NIHR Signal gives commentary on an updated Cochrane Review. It provides new evidence suggesting probiotics may be beneficial for hospitalised patients at risk of C. Difficile infection. Probiotics may be suitable for use in high-risk patients needing antibiotics, for example, older adults with underlying illness. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Next Steps for Research on Probiotics and Microbial-Host Keystone Organisms
Could discoveries aboutprobiotics and the microbiome eventually help us to eat healthier, live longer, and even eliminate some chronic  diseases? (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 8, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Differentiating between probiotics and "postbiotics"
(Natural News) So what’s in a name? For scientists, it’s the chance to learn more about a new compound that carries potential benefits to human health. In a study published in the journal Trends in Food Science & Technology, the team looked at how “postbiotics” – defined as soluble factors that are released by probiotics –... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Probiotics Effective for Primary Prevention of C. Diff Probiotics Effective for Primary Prevention of C. Diff
Probiotics are effective for preventing Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in patients treated with antibiotics, according to findings from two research groups.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Probiotics Fail in Kids' Acute Gastroenteritis
(MedPage Today) -- Two studies yield markedly similar results (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 7, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Probiotics for baby: Infants lacking in good gut bacteria are more susceptible to bad bacteria
(Natural News) Infants who lack good gut bacteria are more susceptible to bad bacteria, according to a review of studies. The review, published in the journal mSphere, found that the lack of the good bacteria in infants caused changes in the pH level of their feces. In the review of studies, researchers at the University... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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