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Probiotics are live microorganisms thought to be healthy for the host organism. According to the currently adopted definition by FAO/WHO, probiotics are: "Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host".
Single course of antibiotics may boost colon cancer risk

Single course of antibiotics may boost colon cancer risk

Geneticists prove therapeutic effects of probiotics on vaginal health

Geneticists prove therapeutic effects of probiotics on vaginal health

Company expands development plans for drugs which slow progression to dialysis

Company expands development plans for drugs which slow progression to dialysis

Genetics may influence the composition of the microbiome more than environmental factors

Genetics may influence the composition of the microbiome more than environmental factors

Scientists investigate how fungus interacts with bacteria to trigger Crohn's disease

Scientists investigate how fungus interacts with bacteria to trigger Crohn's disease

Intestinal microbes may affect course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Intestinal microbes may affect course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Probiotic containing common gut bacterium could halve cardiovascular disease rates

Probiotic containing common gut bacterium could halve cardiovascular disease rates

A bacterium may limit cardiovascular risks of 1 in 2 people, study shows

A bacterium may limit cardiovascular risks of 1 in 2 people, study shows

Goat's milk-based formula good for infant's gut health

Goat's milk-based formula good for infant's gut health

Plant foods may transmit antibiotic-resistant superbugs to humans

Plant foods may transmit antibiotic-resistant superbugs to humans

CityU scientist receives grant for new way to cultivate 10 distinct probiotic bacteria

CityU scientist receives grant for new way to cultivate 10 distinct probiotic bacteria

Gut bacteria linked to metabolic changes and autism in new study

Gut bacteria linked to metabolic changes and autism in new study

Probiotic-derived molecule optimizes the immune system to combat viral inflammatory diseases

Probiotic-derived molecule optimizes the immune system to combat viral inflammatory diseases

New recommendations on standards, ways to communicate quality of probiotics to end-users

New recommendations on standards, ways to communicate quality of probiotics to end-users

Transplanting gut bacteria from stress-vulnerable rats alters behavior, brain inflammation in recipient

Transplanting gut bacteria from stress-vulnerable rats alters behavior, brain inflammation in recipient

Gut bacteria and pregnancy

Gut bacteria and pregnancy

New genetic treatment removes antibiotic resistance from bacteria

New genetic treatment removes antibiotic resistance from bacteria

Patients on immunotherapies should consume more fiber, fewer probiotics

Patients on immunotherapies should consume more fiber, fewer probiotics

Patent-pending probiotic could help patients with gastrointestinal diseases avoid harmful biofilms

Patent-pending probiotic could help patients with gastrointestinal diseases avoid harmful biofilms

Altering gut microbiome may be potential treatment option for PCOS

Altering gut microbiome may be potential treatment option for PCOS