Health

Asparagus: A tasty spring veggie that boosts gut health

(HealthDay)—Asparagus is a great spring vegetable that can be a tasty side dish or the starring ingredient in a main course like risotto. And it's more than just delicious—asparagus is great for digestive health, too.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Patent-pending probiotic could disrupt Crohn's disease biofilms

Probiotics typically aim to rebalance bacteria populations in the gut, but new research suggests they may also help break apart stubborn biofilms. Biofilms are living microbial communities—they provide a haven for microbes ...

Pediatrics

Breastmilk sugars differ in pregnant women on probiotics

The complex sugars found in human breastmilk, long believed to be fixed in their composition, may change in women who are taking probiotics, according to new research from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC).

Inflammatory disorders

What is irritable bowel syndrome and what can i do about it?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects one in ten Australians, and twice as many women as men. Its symptoms include chronic abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhoea, and bloating. These have a significant ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Probiotics no help to young kids with stomach virus

Children with stomach viruses increasingly are given probiotics to ease symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. But a major U.S. study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that a commonly used probiotic ...

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