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Probiotics May Relieve Hay Fever Symptoms

Posted by John on August 13th, 2008

According to WebMD, probiotics (“good” bacteria found in supplements and foods like yogurt) can change your immune system’s response to pollen.

In the future, probiotics may constitute another treatment option for the 40 million Americans who suffer from hay fever, or seasonal allergies. When ingested, probiotics join other microorganisms in the gut, where the majority of your immune system is located. Changes in intestinal bacteria have been linked to certain allergic disorders, and this prompted researchs to look at probiotics. Continue reading

Antibiotics for Newborns Linked to Wheezing

Posted by John on August 11th, 2008

Medical News Today reports that children who are given antibiotics during their first three months of life often wheeze at 15 months. However, researchers are not sure if antibiotics actually make children more prone to asthma since it’s difficult to distinguish between asthma and respiratory infections in young children. Continue reading