Tag: "probiotics" at medical news
Transplanting human gut bugs into mice helps understanding of metabolic system
... help them to develop better treatments (including probiotics
and functional foods) for a wide range of conditio...us a new way of studying the beneficial effects of probiotics
and functional foods and understanding what they do to our "friendly" bacteria. Our new approach all...
Probiotics could prevent necrotising enterocolitis in premature babies
...reduced by 53% in groups of premature babies given probiotics
compared to the control groups. The risk of sepsis...t significantly different between the groups given probiotics
and the control groups. And the time taken for the premature babies to achieve full feeds was less...
US adults now discovering the secrets of probiotics
... Derived from a Greek term meaning, "for life," probiotics
are defined by the World Health Organization (WHO)...h as recurring C. diff-associated disease). "The probiotics
category is one where the U.S. is behind the rest of the world, and thats because U.S. doctors have ...
Researchers identify antibiotic protein that defends the intestine against microbial invaders
...ght also aid in understanding the effectiveness of probiotics
mixtures of beneficial bacteria that are added to food products in boosting the immune system, said Dr. Lora Hooper, assistant professor of immunology and the paper's senior author. Scientists have known for decades that microbial cells in the hu...
Radiation-killed bacteria vaccine induces broad immune response in mice
... in Dr. Raz's laboratory had shown that irradiated probiotics
(bacteria that are beneficial to health) retain the ability to trigger innate immune system responses via proteins called toll-like-receptors. Based on that observation, says Dr. Raz, "we hypothesized that a vaccine made from whole, irradiated bacter...
Chronic middle ear infections linked to resistant biofilm bacteria
...ical or biological in nature, including the use of probiotics
an approach in which children are deliberately populated but not infected with good bacteria that prevent the formation of biofilms. In an ongoing study at the University of Florida, researchers are inoculating children against cavities using a ba...
UCSF study to examine whether probiotics can prevent asthma in children
...event asthma," Cabana said. "We believe that using probiotics
is a safe and effective way to do that." Probiotics are defined as micro-organisms administered in adequate amounts to confer beneficial health effects. They typically are chosen from bacteria that normally inhabit the gastrointestinal system and ar...
Probiotics ease gut problems caused by long term stress
...ergies to certain foodstuffs. The authors say that probiotics
literally compete for space with harmful bacteria and dampen down inflammatory responses, and as such, offer a potentially promising approach to the management of intestinal problems caused by stress....
Workers on daily probiotics less likely to take time off sick
Workers who take probiotics
daily are less likely to be off work with common illnesses, such as colds and gastroenteritis, than workers who don't. An exploratory study published today in the open access journal Environmental Health shows that workers who took a daily dose of th...
New studies examine the evidence on probiotics in IBS
...erology. Recent studies have suggested a role for probiotics
in treating IBS. Dr. Eamonn M.M. Quigley and col...N, conducted a meta-analysis of clinical trials of probiotics
in IBS, examining seven randomized, controlled trials in their research. Specifically, they looked ...
Lower vaccination rates put children at risk
...AM therapies (including vitamins, herbal remedies, probiotics
and homeopathic remedies). As well, 8.9 per cent of the children were not vaccinated for diseases like measles, mumps and rubella. This was associated with younger age, greater use of CAM products and with parents unsure about the safety of vaccines....