2014-01-31

probiotics reduced infantile colic

30: news.health/probiotics/probiotics reduced infantile colic:
sciencenews.org: (JAMA Pediatrics January 13)
. Treatment with a beneficial microbe
(Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938)
nearly halves crying time .
. probiotics lead to a reduction in crying
from 71 minutes to 38 minutes per day;
and there were fewer incidents of spitting up .
get to know germs
January 13 in the Proceedings of
the National Academy of Sciences:
. when genes of the bacterium
and its human host evolve together,
the strain appears to be less harmful
than that same strain in a person whose ancestors
didn’t encounter that particular microbe.