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Antibiotics administered early in life can affect immunity

Different antibiotics, taken early in life, can adversely affect the bacteria that play a positive role in promoting a healthy immune system, according to a new study.

Protecting good bacteria from antibiotics

Antibiotics kill pathogenic bacteria. However, they can also kill beneficial bacteria and upset the human body, especially in the gut. Scientists have developed a way to help protect ‘good’ bacteria from antibiotics.

Probiotics help with liver conditions

Probiotics are effective in helping with cirrhosis of the liver, according to a new study. This involves the ingestion of "good" bacteria in order to combat an over-growth of potentially harmful bacteria.

Dr. Oz says best 2013 weight loss strategy is adding probiotics

Dr. Oz, the U.S. TV doctor whose following keeps growing ever larger, said on his Dec. 11 show that there's a great weight loss tool that came along in 2013. Ingesting probiotics, he said, is effective in weight loss and the supplement is easy to find.

Making a probiotic chicken to beat food poisoning

A probiotic chicken could be reared, with friendly bacteria added to the coat of the chicken, as a way of warding of food poisoning bacteria.

Probiotic drinks may trigger hay fever

A study has shown that a daily probiotic drink changed how cells lining the nasal passages of hay fever sufferers, leading to a higher level of out-of-season incidents.

Should the FDA regulate probiotics?

A leading scientist has called upon the U.S. FDA to regulate the probiotics market, as a way of protecting consumer health.

Probiotics can help fight Salmonella infections

New research has revealed how a probiotic bacterium used to treat irritable bowel syndrome can soothe gut bacterial infections caused by Salmonella.

Probiotics can 'benefit brain function'

Scientists now argue that beneficial bacteria ingested in food ('probiotics') can affect brain function in humans. This is based on a study of women who consumed probiotic yoghurts.

Probiotics may assist in combating blood cancers

New research suggests that probiotic microorganisms, such as those more commonly used in yoghurt, could help bone marrow transplant for patients with blood cancers.

Probiotics prevent colds and improve response to flu vaccine

Probiotics can help prevent upper respiratory infections (URTIs), which include the common cold, and improve the response to flu vaccines, according to new clinical trials. Probiotics are micro-organisms that can exert beneficial effects on our health.

Probiotics combat diarrhea caused by antibiotics

A new science study has shown that consuming probiotics can reduce the risk of developing the diarrhea that can be a common side effect when taking antibiotic medicines.

Fecal Transplant Restores Intestinal Bacteria Balance

Fecal transplants, or fecal bacteriotherapy is used to restore the balance between good bacteria and bad bacteria in the colon.

Probiotics: maybe not as safe as you were told

A nationwide study of the effect of probiotics in people with a severe acute infection of the pancreas in The Netherlands, has shown that people who receive the treatment have a higher chance of dying than people who don't receive the treatment.

Probiotics Can Help Preemies Against Bowel Infections

Good bacteria can help battle bowel infections in premature infants. Necrotizing enterocolitis is a sudden deadly condition in premature infants that can kill in hours.
 

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