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January 16, 2014

Giving an infant a probiotic during the first three months of life appears to reduce the onset of gastrointestinal disorders and result in lower associated costs, according to a study by Flavia Indrio of the Aldo Moro University of Bari, Italy, that was released earlier this week.

CHICAGO — Giving an infant a probiotic during the first three months of life appears to reduce the onset of gastrointestinal disorders and result in lower associated costs, according to a study by Flavia Indrio of the Aldo Moro University of Bari, Italy, that was released earlier this week. 

November 13, 2013

Nordic Naturals on Monday introduced Nordic Probiotic, an allergen-free probiotic that contains no dairy, wheat, gluten, corn or soy.

Watsonville, Calif. — Nordic Naturals on Monday introduced Nordic Probiotic, an allergen-free probiotic that contains no dairy, wheat, gluten, corn or soy. Packaged in 60-count bottles, the vegetarian capsules can be used by everyone, including individuals with digestive issues or food sensitivities, the company suggested. Nordic Probiotic is 100% vegetarian and non-GMO.

“This is important for 20% of Americans who experience some type of digestive discomfort regularly,” Keri Marshall, chief medical officer for Nordic Naturals said.

October 25, 2013

Pure Encapsulations on Thursday introduced PureHeart Probiotic, the newest addition to the PureHeart Protocol: Screening + Supplements = Success line of nutritional supplements.

SUDBURY, Mass. — Pure Encapsulations on Thursday introduced PureHeart Probiotic, the newest addition to the PureHeart Protocol: Screening + Supplements = Success line of nutritional supplements. 

“With the proprietary probiotic strain Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242, PureHeart Probiotic offers evidence-based support from a new angle in clinical cardiology,” stated Kelly Heim, nutritional pharmacologist at Pure Encapsulations. “This exclusive formulation addresses basic aspects of lipid metabolism and vascular function.” 

April 9, 2013

i-Health released an adult-strength chewable version of their probiotic brand — Culturelle Digestive Health Probiotic Chewables.

CROMWELL, Conn. — i-Health on Monday released an adult-strength chewable version of their probiotic brand — Culturelle Digestive Health Probiotic Chewables. According to i-Health, the new tablet allows easier daily probiotic consumption for the large number of adults who experience difficulty swallowing pills.

February 7, 2013

A new strain of the bacterium that causes whooping cough immune to vaccines may have appeared in the United States, according to a brief published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

NEW YORK — A new strain of the bacterium that causes whooping cough immune to vaccines may have appeared in the United States, according to a brief published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The brief, filed by officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health authorities, reported that a strain of Bordetella pertussis had been reported in Japan, France and Finland and may have appeared in Philadelphia, where 12 children were hospitalized between 2011 and 2012.

December 27, 2012

Biocodex last week sought to set the record straight regarding the use of probiotics with antibiotics.

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Biocodex last week sought to set the record straight regarding the use of probiotics with antibiotics. 

"There is a common myth that probiotics can't be used with antibiotics," stated Kerry Neville, a registered dietitian in Seattle. "In fact, there are different probiotic options available that can be beneficial before, during, and after antibiotic use, like Florastor."

December 27, 2012

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg along with the Chalmers University of Technology earlier this month demonstrated that an altered gut microbiota in humans is associated with symptomatic atherosclerosis and stroke.

GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Researchers at the University of Gothenburg along with the Chalmers University of Technology earlier this month demonstrated that an altered gut microbiota in humans is associated with symptomatic atherosclerosis and stroke. 

These findings were presented in a study published in Nature Communications on Dec. 4.

August 17, 2012

The recent launch of a number of new probiotic products from several large suppliers should be a boon to the popular digestive-support supplement.

The recent launch of a number of new probiotic products from several large suppliers should be a boon to the popular digestive-support supplement, sales of which were up 16.5% to $169.2 million for the 52 weeks ended July 8 across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart), according to SymphonyIRI Group data.


May 8, 2012

With epidemic levels of whooping cough reported in the state of Washington that are creating the need for more immunizations resources, Walgreens on Tuesday announced that it is offering immunizations that provide protection against the highly contagious respiratory infection (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis-Tdap vaccine) at all of its 129 locations statewide.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — With epidemic levels of whooping cough reported in the state of Washington that are creating the need for more immunizations resources, Walgreens on Tuesday announced that it is offering immunizations that provide protection against the highly contagious respiratory infection (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis-Tdap vaccine) at all of its 129 locations statewide.

September 14, 2011

A new resistant strain of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus may be on the rise due to the frequent use of over-the-counter antibacterial ointments, according to a study to be published in the October issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases.

ATLANTA — A new resistant strain of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus may be on the rise due to the frequent use of over-the-counter antibacterial ointments, according to a study to be published in the October issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases.

As reported by CNN.com, Japanese researchers made the finding after testing 259 MRSA strains for susceptibility to bacitracin and neomycin, two of the antibacterial ingredients commonly found in such OTC ointments as Neosporin and Polysporin.

July 25, 2011

The health benefits associated with probiotics already are well-known. A 2010 MaCorr Research consumer survey reported that 73% of consumers correctly suggested that “probiotics are used to help maintain the natural balance of organisms in the intestine,” when asked to define the supplement.

NEW YORK — The health benefits associated with probiotics already are well-known. A 2010 MaCorr Research consumer survey reported that 73% of consumers correctly suggested that “probiotics are used to help maintain the natural balance of organisms in the intestine,” when asked to define the supplement. Awareness of the health benefits associated with probiotics in 2010 was similar among the general population, as well as among people with digestive health concerns, 73% and 82%, respectively.


July 19, 2011

A new probiotic formula that features added vitamins has entered the market.

MONTREAL — A new probiotic formula that features added vitamins has entered the market.

ProbioKid Vita+, developed by Institut Rosell-Lallemand, combines a synbiotic formula of probiotic strains — Lactobacillus helveticus Rosell-52, Bifidobacterium bifidum Rosell-71 and Bifidobacterium infantis Rosell-33 — and a prebiotic (fructooligosaccharide, or FOS) with vitamins C and D. The product is designed to boost kids' immunity in the winter, the company said.

ProbioKid Vita+ recently was unveiled at the Vitafoods Europe trade show in Geneva.

July 5, 2011

Ten years ago the word probiotics wasn’t known, and five years ago it was a new word to most Americans. But thanks to the marketing of Activia yogurt by Dannon, which started in 2006, these microorganisms have garnered national attention.

Ten years ago the word probiotics wasn’t known, and five years ago it was a new word to most Americans. But thanks to the marketing of Activia yogurt by Dannon, which started in 2006, these microorganisms have garnered national attention. After Activia took the dairy market by storm, other foods fortified with probiotics, as well as probiotic supplements, followed suit.


June 20, 2011

Schiff Nutrition president and CEO Tarang Amin promised to infuse some new energy into the company with his appointment earlier this spring, and he wasted no time with the Schiff acquisition of two probiotic brands — Sustenex and Digestive Advantage — in June. 


SALT LAKE CITY — Schiff Nutrition president and CEO Tarang Amin promised to infuse some new energy into the company with his appointment earlier this spring, and he wasted no time with the Schiff acquisition of two probiotic brands — Sustenex and Digestive Advantage — in June. 


April 22, 2011

In response to a Food and Drug Administration warning letter, Tec Labs announced on Thursday that the company plans to work with the agency regarding its StaphAseptic first-aid antiseptic and pain-relieving gel.

ALBANY, Ore. — In response to a Food and Drug Administration warning letter, Tec Labs announced on Thursday that the company plans to work with the agency regarding its StaphAseptic first-aid antiseptic and pain-relieving gel.

The FDA on Wednesday issued a total of four warning letters, including the one to Tec Labs, to companies that manufacture and market products claiming to prevent infection from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, or MRSA.

April 21, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday issued four warning letters to companies that manufacture and market over-the-counter drug products, including hand sanitizers, that claim to prevent infection from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, or MRSA.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday issued four warning letters to companies that manufacture and market over-the-counter drug products, including hand sanitizers, that claim to prevent infection from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, or MRSA.

April 20, 2011

Bainbridge & Knight announced the expansion of its Lichi Super Fruit Diet brand with a probiotic product.

NEW YORK — Bainbridge & Knight announced the expansion of its Lichi Super Fruit Diet brand with a probiotic product.

New Lichi LactoSpore is a gluten- and dairy-free probiotic designed to aid in healthy digestion without uncomfortable bloating. It also helps the immune system fight off infections, the company said, and provides Bacillus coagulans, necessary bacteria.

Lichi LactoSpore probiotic will be available at leading drug stores and supermarkets nationwide.

April 8, 2011

Nine people died in Alabama last month after taking a compounded injectable supplement contaminated with bacteria, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Nine people died in Alabama last month after taking a compounded injectable supplement contaminated with bacteria, according to published reports.

The New York Times reported that the patients died of infections with Serratia marcescens bacteria in hospitals after receiving the intravenously administered supplement total parenteral nutrition from the Birmingham, Ala.-based compounding pharmacy Meds IV Pharmacy.

March 16, 2011

A new documentary film released by Institut Rosell-Lallemand discusses the discovery of beneficial bacteria and the role they play in our bodies, as well as the latest research on their potential to improve our lives.

MONTREAL — A new documentary film released by Institut Rosell-Lallemand discusses the discovery of beneficial bacteria and the role they play in our bodies, as well as the latest research on their potential to improve our lives.

“Microwarriors: The Power of Probiotics,” is available on DVD for an introductory price of $9.99. The film highlights probiotics and their contribution to overall health and well-being, the company said. The film was produced by Health Point Productions, a Los Angeles-based company.

September 26, 2010

A study sponsored by Kaz, the manufacturer of Vicks humidifiers, found that such devices as...

LONDON and BOSTON A study sponsored by Kaz, the manufacturer of Vicks humidifiers, found that such devices as humidifiers may play a role in reducing airborne flu viruses in the home.

August 16, 2010

A new study now available online in the journal Pediatrics supported earlier clinical research about...

STOCKHOLM A new study now available online in the journal Pediatrics supported earlier clinical research about the benefits of a specific probiotic strain on colic symptoms in infants, BioGaia recently announced.

 

In the new study, infants supplemented with Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis showed a significant reduction in crying time. After one week of supplementation, the reduction in crying time was 74% in the L. reuteri Protectis group, compared with 38% in the placebo group.

 

 

July 20, 2010

Lifeway Foods has launched a line of probiotic beverages that support immunity, heart health and...

June 29, 2010

A recent GfK Roper "Gut Check" survey, sponsored by the Align brand, revealed that approximately...

CINCINNATI A recent GfK Roper "Gut Check" survey, sponsored by the Align brand, revealed that approximately 1-in-4 survey participants experience occasional digestive upsets, and of those, 1-in-5 have been told that these disruptive upsets are caused by their attitude or emotions, Procter & Gamble announced Wednesday.

June 24, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new rapid blood test for detecting hepatitis...

January 10, 2010

Healthcare professionals in search of accurate and reliable probiotics data can now access clinical studies,...