Harms Reporting Limited in Trials of Prebiotics, Probiotics, Synbiotics

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 — A considerable number of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of probiotics, prebiotics, or synbiotics do not report harms-related data and/or safety results, according to a review published online July 17 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Aïda Bafeta, Ph.D., from the Université Paris Descartes-Sorbonne Paris Cité, and colleagues examined how harms-related

connections between early childhood program and teenage outcomes

A new study published in PLOS ONE by researchers from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development examined the long-term impacts of an early childhood program called the Chicago School Readiness Project (CSRP) and found evidence suggesting that the program positively affected children’s executive function and academic achievement during adolescence. The

Childhood infections may have lasting effects on school performance

Severe infections leading to hospitalizations during childhood are associated with lower school achievement in adolescence,reports a study in the July issue of The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (PIDJ). In the nationwide study of nearly 600,000 Danish children, higher numbers of hospitalizations for infections were associated with a reduced probability of completing ninth grade, as well

New ALS therapy in clinical trials

About 20,000 people in the United States are living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The invariably fatal disease kills the nerve cells that control walking, eating and breathing. Few people survive more than three years after diagnosis. Now, new research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St.

Games boost student nutrition in Nigerian schools

The worsening of dietary habits among youth appears to have no geographical bounds. And improving dietary behaviour has become a critical public health challenge around the globe. This is especially true in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where we have seen a rapid transition from wholesome traditional diets to a more Western diet consisting

Lyme Disease-Carrying Ticks Spreading Quickly

Researches find diseased ticks in 83 new counties across 24 states. Although scientists have long said Lyme disease-carrying ticks haven’t spread, a new nationwide study revealed that the ticks have spread far beyond regions where researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention previously believed they flourished. According to a CBS News report,