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Probiotics may prevent antibiotic associated diarrhoea
Probiotics (microbes that protect their host and can prevent disease) can prevent diarrhoea associated with the use of antibiotics, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-06-06)

Probiotics may help treat acne
Acne is caused by chronic inflammation and is often treated with antibiotics. A recent analysis published in Dermatologic Therapy indicates that probiotics may be an effective alternative. (2020-04-08)

Probiotic bacteria don't make eczema better -- and may have side effects
There is no evidence probiotics can relieve the symptoms of eczema, but there is some evidence that they may occasionally cause infections and gut problems. These findings from the Cochrane Library come at a time when use of probiotics to treat eczema is increasing. (2008-10-07)

Probiotics prevent diarrhoea related to antibiotic use
Probiotic supplements have the potential to prevent diarrhoea caused by antibiotics, according to a new Cochrane systematic review. The authors studied Clostridium difficile infections in patients taking antibiotics and found symptoms of diarrhoea were substantially reduced when patients were also treated with probiotics. (2013-05-30)

Taking probiotics in pregnancy or giving them to infants doesn't prevent asthma
Taking probiotics has health benefits but preventing childhood asthma isn't one of them, shows newly published research led by medical scientists at the University of Alberta. (2013-12-06)

Probiotics may add functionality to fruit juices
A new study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists, found that fruit juices could potentially be good carriers for two different kinds of probiotics. (2013-11-13)

'Probiotics and Health Claims'
New title explores the scientific basis for the health benefits of (2011-03-10)

Probiotic without effect against Salmonella
Many tourists traveling abroad go down with diarrhea, which can be caused by salmonella. While probiotics are often cited as the solution to various stomach problems, the probiotic, Lactobacillus plantarum has no effect on salmonella, reveals a new thesis at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (2010-04-19)

Probiotics to protect bees from an infection associated with colony collapse disorder
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 Université Laval in the most recent edition of Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. (2018-05-17)

New review helps translate probiotic science into practical primary care recommendations
Probiotic supplements are widely available and are promoted as a general way to support the gut microbiome and promote health. A new publication in the Journal of Family Practice summarizes the latest evidence on using probiotics for a variety of specific health conditions, providing practical recommendations to assist primary care physicians in advising their patients. The article, authored by current International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics board members. (2020-06-01)

Research reveals zero proof probiotics can ease your anxiety
A study from the University of Kansas appearing Wednesday in PLOS ONE found evidence that probiotics can reduce anxiety in rodents, but not in humans. (2018-06-20)

Probiotics could prevent necrotising enterocolitis in premature babies
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Probiotics affect metabolism, says new study
Probiotics, such as yoghurt drinks containing live bacteria, have a tangible effect on the metabolism, according to the results of a new study published today. The research is the first to look in detail at how probiotics change the biochemistry of bugs known as gut microbes, which live in the gut and which play an important part in a person's metabolic makeup. (2008-01-15)

Probiotics shorten diarrhea episodes
Probiotic bacteria given as therapies for diarrhea reduce the length of time sufferers are affected and lessen the chance of episodes continuing for more than four days. These are the findings of a new systematic review by Cochrane researchers. (2010-11-09)

Study examines probiotics to prevent or treat excessive infant crying
There still appears to be insufficient evidence to support using probiotics (Lactobacillus reuteri) to manage colic or to prevent crying in infants, especially in formula-fed babies, but it may be an effective treatment for crying infants who are breastfed exclusively and have colic, according to a study by Valerie Sung, M.P.H., of the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Royal Children's Hospital, Australia, and colleagues. (2013-10-07)

Probiotics can reduce risk of diarrhea caused by antibiotics, study finds
Taking probiotics -- microorganisms that are believed to improve health by maintaining a normal balance of microorganisms in the human intestines -- can reduce the risk of developing the diarrhea that is a common side effect of taking antibiotics, according to a new study. (2012-05-08)

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. (2018-11-21)

Probiotics improve behavioral symptoms of chronic inflammatory diseases in mice
Probiotics may improve the behavioral symptoms of chronic inflammatory diseases by altering communication between the immune system and the brain, according to an animal study published July 29 in the Journal of Neuroscience. (2015-07-28)

How probiotics can prevent disease
Using probiotics successfully against a number of animal diseases has helped scientists from University College Cork, Ireland, to understand some of the ways in which they work, which could lead to them using probiotics to prevent and even to treat human diseases (2009-04-01)

Complementary and alternative therapies to treat colic
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. (2019-11-12)

Probiotics, prebiotics and biofuel-producing bacteria
Over 100 international scientists will gather in London on Wednesday to learn more about two hot topics in microbiology: probiotics and anaerobic microbes at the annual Winter Meeting of the Society for Applied Microbiology, the UK's oldest microbiology society. (2011-01-07)

Gut microbiota not involved in the incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus
Consuming the combination of fish oil and probiotic food supplements modulate the composition of gut microbiota in overweight and obese pregnant women, reveals a new study conducted at the University of Turku, Finland. The same study shows that gut microbiota composition and function is not related to gestational diabetes. (2020-09-09)

Study in pregnant women suggests probiotics may help ward off obesity
One year after giving birth, women were less likely to have the most dangerous kind of obesity if they had been given probiotics from the first trimester of pregnancy, found new research that suggests manipulating the balance of bacteria in the gut may help fight obesity. The research was presented on Thursday at the European Congress on Obesity in Amsterdam. (2009-05-07)

AGA does not recommend the use of probiotics for most digestive conditions
After a detailed review of available literature, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has released new clinical guidelines finding that for most digestive conditions there is not enough evidence to support the use of probiotics. This is the first clinical guideline to focus on probiotics across multiple GI diseases while also considering the effect of each single-strain or multi-strain formulation of probiotics independently instead of grouping them all under the single umbrella of 'probiotics.' These guidelines are published in Gastroenterology, AGA's official journal. (2020-06-09)

Probiotics increase mortality in patients with severe pancreatitis
Probiotics are associated with an increased mortality in patients with severe acute pancreatitis, and do not reduce the risk of infectious complications in these patients. These are the conclusions of authors of an article published early online and in an upcoming edition of the Lancet. (2008-02-13)

Supplement of probiotics provides a new therapy for ulcerative colitis
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a non-specific chronic inflammation of intestinal tract and the primary therapies are limited by the side-effects, poor compliance of patient and the high rates of relapse. The supplements of probiotics provide a new therapy for UC. A research group in China compared the effects of four strains of probiotics (E.feacalis, L.acidophilus, C.butyricum and B.adolescentis) in order to find one or two obvious effective strains. (2009-02-17)

Eating probiotics regularly may improve your blood pressure
Probiotics -- a bacteria in yogurt and supplements -- appear to modestly lower blood pressure, according to a review of nine studies. The blood pressure-lowering effect from probiotics was greatest among people with elevated blood pressure. Additional studies are needed before doctors can confidently recommend probiotics for high blood pressure control and prevention. (2014-07-21)

A gut-full of probiotics for your neurological well-being
Probiotics, often referred to as 'good bacteria', are known to promote a healthy gut, but can they promote a healthy mind? Exploring the new world of neurological probiotics, researchers in BioEssays present new ideas on how neurochemicals delivered directly to the gut, via probiotic intestinal microbiota, exert their beneficial effects in maintaining gastrointestinal health and even psychological well-being. (2011-07-05)

Helpful intestinal bacteria counteracts tendency to depression
Animal studies from Aarhus University indicate that certain lactic acid bacteria can prevent the type of depression which is linked to an unhealthy lifestyle. The result may be of significance for the treatment of depression in people, says medical doctor and PhD Anders Abildgaard, who is behind the study. (2017-12-22)

Giving billions of live bacteria to boost the gut health of premature babies
Boosting the milk of premature babies with healthy bacteria may have helped half the number of serious gut problems and infections, according to new research. Researchers reviewed the outcomes of almost 1,000 very premature babies who were admitted to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) over a 10-year period. (2019-11-07)

Probiotics and antibiotics create a killer combination
MIT researchers have shown that by delivering a combination of antibiotics and alginate-encapsulated probiotics, they can eradicate two strains of drug-resistant bacteria that often infect wounds. (2018-10-17)

Study finds taking probiotics has benefits for patients in hospitals
Patients in hospital who are on antibiotics may benefit from taking probiotics, according to researchers at St. Michael's Hospital. (2013-06-04)

Certain probiotics could help women lose weight
Certain probiotics could help women lose weight and keep it off, according to a recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition by a team of researchers headed by Université Laval Professor Angelo Tremblay. (2014-01-28)

Scientific analysis shows probiotic use is associated with fewer antibiotic prescriptions
New analysis shows that infants and children who receive probiotics as a preventative measure are less likely to receive antibiotic prescriptions. Probiotics deserve consideration as a strategy for addressing the problem of antibiotic over-use. (2018-09-14)

Probiotics beneficial even when inactive, according to UCSD study
Probiotics, the trendy (2004-02-02)

FDA must find regulatory balance for probiotics says Univ. of Md. law prof
The US Food and Drug Administration should consider the unique features of probiotics -- bacteria that help maintain the natural balance of organisms in the intestines -- in regulating their use and marketing, says Diane Hoffmann, J.D., director of the Law and Health Care Program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and lead author of the a newly released Science article, (2013-10-17)

Allergies? Probiotic combination may curb your symptoms, new study finds
As we head into allergy season, you may feel less likely to grab a hanky and sneeze. That's because new University of Florida research shows a probiotic combination might help reduce hay fever symptoms, if it's taken during allergy season. (2017-03-01)

Role of oral microbiota in the severity of chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis
At the 96th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), held in conjunction with the IADR Pan European Regional (PER) Congress, Kai Soo Tan, National University of Singapore, gave a oral presentation titled 'Role of Oral Microbiota in the Severity of Chemotherapy-Induced Oral Mucositis.' (2018-07-26)

Probiotic therapy cuts risk of VAP in half for some in ICU
Daily use of probiotics reduced ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in critically ill patients by almost half, according to new research from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb. (2010-06-17)

Consuming probiotics for a month helps diminish fat accumulation in the liver, new study says
Spanish scientists have demonstrated through an experiment on obese rats that the consumption of probiotics during thirty days helps diminish the accumulation of fat in the liver. This new finding, published today by the journal PLOS ONE, is a great step forward on the fight agains the Non-Alcolohic Fatty Liver Disease, which is closely related to obesity and diabetes. (2014-07-18)

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