Los Angeles-based Health Points Productions believes that people need to know more about probiotics, so the company has developed a game promoting education about the science of it all and the use of it in a game called "Microwarriors: The Battle Within."
Maddie Oatman says, a few years ago, after a gnarly bout of giardia earned from a few months studying in India, and the ensuing rounds of antibiotics prescribed to kill the bugs, I began to take a probiotic supplement to recoup. I was hoping for something to help me digest, and for some new microorganisms to repopulate my intestine and fend off bad bacteria.
New research suggests that probiotic microorganisms, such as those more commonly used in yoghurt, could help bone marrow transplant for patients with blood cancers.
Some patients with lymphoma, myeloma and leukemia are treated with an "allogeneic" bone marrow transplant where the donor is a blood relative or is unrelated but has the same tissue type.
One problem that can arise is "graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)". Here donated cells can generate an immune attack against cancer cells in the patient, but can also attack normal healthy cells & tissues.
Lori Corbin of KABC LOS ANGELES talks about Probiotics.
She explains that Probiotics known as "friendly bacteria," are popping up in everything from pizza crust to candy. She is concerned as to whether the probiotics give any real health benefits, or are they simply marketing
Trying to lose weight? You are not alone! The United States has the highest, rate of obesity in the world.
In 2010, more than 35% of American adults were obese as well as 17% of American kids, and it is estimated that 50% of adults will be obese by 2030. Obesity has been attributed to many things, including our overconsumption of processed grains, sweetened foods & sodas. Our sedentary lifestyles does not help either.
Quidel Corp. said Monday it has received federal approval to sell its AmpliVue test to detect C. difficile, a dangerous antibiotic-resistant microbe.
A recent study conducted by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey has found that probiotics can reduce the length of a cold in 18-to 25-year-olds, potentially changing the way UW Oshkosh students treat their colds.
According to Pamella MacWilliams,the school nurse, probiotics are regularly prescribed in conjunction with antibiotics in order to restore gastrointestinal health, which antibiotics tend to disrupt.
The annual Probiotics Symposium was held at the fabulous Solamar Hotel downtown San Diego Sept 21-22 2012. It was great venue. The hotel provided healthy meals and excellent service.
The first presenter was Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD who spoke about the systemic manifestations of gastrointestinal dysbiosis.
Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics® Win Better Nutrition Magazine’s ‘Best of Supplements’ Award for FIFTH Consecutive YearSubmitted by tammyg on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 09:55
Enterologics, Inc (ELGO) reported today that as the scientific literature regarding probiotics continues to expand, so does information on the web continue to proliferate. Some of the websites provide excellent, balanced information, others provide healthy skepticism, and many others recycle general information or make over-hyped claims.