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Diarrhea

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  • Probiotics Prevent Diarrhea Related to Antibiotic Use, Review Shows - Science Daily, 5/30/13 - "Antibiotics disturb the beneficial bacteria that live in the gut and allow other harmful bacteria like C. difficile to take hold. Although some people infected with C. difficile show no symptoms, others suffer diarrhea or colitis. The so-called "good bacteria" or yeast in probiotic foods and supplements may offer a safe, low-cost way to help prevent C. difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD). This finding is important because CDAD is expensive to treat ... Probiotics taken in conjunction with antibiotics reduced the number of people who suffered diarrhea by 64%" - See probiotic products at Amazon.com.
  • Probiotics Reduce Antibiotic Diarrhea - Science Daily, 5/8/12 - "Diarrhea is a common side effect of antibiotic use, occurring in almost 1 in 3 people who take the drugs ... By affecting good bacteria, as well as bad, antibiotics can disrupt the delicate microbial balance in the intestines, but the live microorganisms marketed as probiotics can help restore this balance to reduce diarrhea risk ... in people taking antibiotics, those who used probiotics were 42% less likely to develop diarrhea" - See probiotics at Amazon.com.
  • Probiotics may ease bowel movements for elderly: Study - Nutra USA, 5/13/11 - "The probiotic product (VSL Pharmaceuticals) reportedly contained 450 billion viable lyophilized bacteria from eight different strains, including Lactobacillus plantarum, L. paracasei, L. bulgaricus, L. acidophilus, Bifidobacterium breve, B. longum, B. infantis, and Streptococcus thermophilus ... people consuming the probiotic experienced a lower incidence of diarrhea (60 percent lower), compared to placebo ... In addition, laxative use decreased by 26 percent amongst people in the probiotic group, compared to placebo, added the Israeli scientists ... A significant reduction of Clostridium difficile prevalence was found in the probiotic group" - [Abstract] - See probiotics at Amazon.com.
  • Probiotics shorten diarrhea episodes, review suggests - Science Daily, 11/9/10 - "Giving probiotics in conjunction with rehydration fluids reduced the duration of diarrhea by around a day and reduced the risk of diarrhea lasting four or more days by 59%"
  • Probiotics May Help People Taking Antibiotics - Science Daily, 12/17/08 - "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" - See probiotics at Amazon.com.

Other News:

  • Hand Washing May Reduce Episodes of Diarrhea by 30% - Medscape, 2/19/09 - "Diarrhoea is a common cause of morbidity and a leading cause of death among children aged less than five years ... It is transmitted by ingesting contaminated food or drink, by direct person-to-person contact, or from contaminated hands. Hand washing is one of a range of hygiene promotion interventions that can interrupt the transmission of diarrhoea-causing pathogens"
  • Dark Chocolate Helps Diarrhea: Study Confirms Ancient Myth - Science Daily, 10/2/05 - "a chemical in cocoa beans can limit the development of fluids that cause diarrhea"
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