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Friday, December 26, 2008

Probiotics Stop Antibiotic-Caused Diarrhea

Up to one in five people on antibiotics stop taking their full course of antibiotic therapy due to diarrhea. Physicians could help patients avoid this problem by prescribing probiotics.

Antibiotics target “bad” bacteria but may also kill the “good” bacteria in the large intestine, leading to diarrhea. Diarrhea can also result from bacterial and viral infections. Probiotics - cultures of “good” microorganisms similar to those normally found in the gut ─ have been promoted as restoring the microbial balance disrupted by antibiotics and infections.

“With the level of evidence that probiotics work and the large safety margins for them, we see no good reason not to prescribe probiotics when prescribing antibiotics," reports the study.

Read more about probiotics and antibiotic-caused diarrhea.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Selenium may prevent high risk-bladder cancer

A study published in the December issue of Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, suggests that selenium, a trace mineral found in grains, nuts and meats, may aid in the prevention of high-risk bladder cancer.

Findings showed an inverse association between selenium and bladder cancer among women, some smokers and those with p53 positive bladder cancer.

View details on this selenium bladder cancer study.