Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Youth with IBD are less fit than their peers: study

Children and adolescents growing up with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are less fit than their peers, says a study by researchers at McMaster University and the McMaster Children's Hospital.

Neuroscience

Probiotics improve cognition in Alzheimer's patients

For the first time, scientists have shown that probiotics—beneficial live bacteria and yeasts taken as dietary supplements—can improve cognitive function in humans. In a new clinical trial, scientists show that a daily ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Probiotics benefit in schizophrenia shaped by yeast infections

In a small pilot study of men with schizophrenia, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and Sheppard Pratt Health System say they have evidence that adding probiotics—microorganisms, such as bacteria found in yogurts—to ...

Genetics

Novel genes found in inflammatory bowel disease under age 5

Researchers analyzing the complicated genetic influences in inflammatory bowel disease have discovered new gene variants associated with an often-severe type of the disease that affects children under age five. The genes ...

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