Preventing sepsis in newborns using probiotics

A community-based trial in Odisha finds that administrating synbiotics to newborns can halve sepsis-related deaths. That babies born by caesarean section are at a slightly higher risk of developing obesity, asthma and other ailments than do children born vaginally is now well known. The reason: in a vaginal birth, a baby ingests some of the microbes present in … Continue reading Preventing sepsis in newborns using probiotics

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Probiotics can reduce occurrence of diarrhoea

Published in The Hindu on May 31, 2012 Probiotics when consumed regularly may be able to prevent many acute diarrhoea cases in children. In 2010, diarrhoea killed more than 210,000 children aged less than five years in India, The Lancet reported recently . The mortality figures were nearly 19,000 in neonates and 193,000 in children … Continue reading Probiotics can reduce occurrence of diarrhoea

Is curd a probiotic?

Published in The Hindu on May 30, 2012 According to a 2002 study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the amount and strain of useful bacteria in curd vary from place to place.The number of different Lactobacillus bacteria isolated from curd preparations in India is as high as 250 species. But can curd … Continue reading Is curd a probiotic?