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Probiotics


  • Mix and Match Microbes to Make Probiotics Last
    Scientists have tried to alter the human gut microbiota to improve health by introducing beneficial probiotic bacteria. Yet commercially available probiotics do not establish themselves in the gut. A study published September 29 in Cell Host & Microbe suggests that it ...More
    October 3, 2016 Posted in News
  • Developing Probiotic Mixes to Treat Intestinal Infections
    Antibiotics that fight infection can adversely affect the digestive tract and give destructive bacteria a chance to flourish, said assistant professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences Joy Scaria of South Dakota State University. His research seeks to identify probiotic ...More
    January 11, 2016 Posted in News
  • Probiotics Show No Impact in Preventing Gastrointestinal Colonization with Drug-Resistant Organisms
    Probiotics show no benefit for preventing or eliminating gastrointestinal colonization with drug-resistant organisms in patients in the intensive care unit compared to standard care, according to new research published online today in Infection Control & Hospital ...More
    August 27, 2015 Posted in News
  • Do Probiotics Help Kids With Stomach Bugs?
    Consumers worldwide spend billions of dollars each year on probiotic foods and supplements. But studies evaluating probiotics — microorganisms believed to aid digestive health — have been limited. To better understand probiotics’ capabilities, researchers ...More
    July 7, 2014 Posted in News
  • Study Looks at the Changing Bacterial Mix After Menopause
    The mix of bacteria in the vagina changes as women go through menopause. And a certain mix is typical after menopause in women who have vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA), a common cause of vaginal dryness and sexual pain, finds a team at Johns Hopkins and the University of ...More
    October 3, 2013 Posted in News
  • Probiotic Bacterium Lessens Severity of Salmonella Infections by Hoarding Iron
    UC Irvine microbiologists have learned how a probiotic bacterium used to treat irritable bowel syndrome can soothe gut bacterial infections caused by salmonella, paving the way for potential relief from foodborne illnesses that affect millions of people annually. Manuela ...More
    July 17, 2013 Posted in News
  • Study Identifies Benefits of Hospital Patients Taking Probiotics
    Patients in hospital who are on antibiotics may benefit from taking probiotics, according to researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital. Dr. Reena Pattani, a resident at the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s incoming chief resident, led a literature review that looked at ...More
    June 4, 2013 Posted in News
  • Good Bacteria May Expunge Vancomycin-Resistant Bacteria from the Gut
    Too many antibiotics can decimate the normal intestinal microbiota, which may never recover its former diversity. That, in turn, renders the GI tract vulnerable to being colonized by pathogens. Now researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and ...More
    February 27, 2013 Posted in News
  • Consumption of Probiotics Associated With Reduced Risk of Diarrhea From Antibiotic Use
    Consumption of probiotics (live microorganisms, which may occur naturally in foods such as yogurt, intended to confer a health benefit when consumed) is associated with a reduced risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea, a common adverse effect of antibiotic use, according to ...More
    May 8, 2012 Posted in News
  • Probiotics Effective in Combating Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea
    In four different studies presented at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)'s 76th annual scientific meeting, researchers explored the effectiveness of probiotics for antibiotic-associated diarrhea; as an anti-inflammatory agent for patients with ulcerative ...More
    October 31, 2011 Posted in News
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