Articles of Interest

April 28, 2014  |  by BY KATHRYN DOYLE  |  Source: Reuters Health

(Reuters Health) – There was little progress in reducing food poisoning rates in the U.S. last year, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although Salmonella infections decreased by 9 percent in 2013, illnesses caused by other foodborne bacteria rose by as much as 32 percent. Each year, the most common foodborne illness – Salmonella – sickens about 1.2 million people in the U.S. and results in 450 deaths, according to the CDC. Recent efforts ... Read more →

March 12, 2014  |  by Scott Johnson  |  Source:

Medical professionals and scientists are scrambling to find answers to the growing crisis of superbugs and hospital-acquired infections. And according to materials released March 12, 2014, Caltech researchers suggest they may have found a viable and cost-effective answer – probiotics. Through extensive research scientists are beginning to understand the far-reaching benefits of a healthy population of gut microbes, including reducing systemic inflammation, supporting digestion, relieving inflammatory bowel diseases, aiding the immune system and influencing behavioral disorders. Consumers are also becoming ... Read more →