Items Tagged ‘Probiotics’

Should I take probiotics? Do they work?

October 16, 2018

Should I take probiotics? Do they work?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Can you explain probiotics? Who should take them and are they harmful in any way? They seem helpful to me in calming my stomach. For many generations, society feared bacteria, seeing only the devastation that bacterial disease created. Today, with the advent of antibiotics, we have been able to cure infections that once […]

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Tags: antibiotics, Ask the Doctors, Bifidobacterium, Clostridium, Crohn's Disease, Dr. Robert Ashley, Lactobacillis, Probiotics, Streptococcus, ulcerative colitis


Can you be too clean?

June 7, 2017

Can you be too clean?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Is it possible to be too hygienic? The answer may be yes. In fact, having some microbes on the skin may protect young children against developing allergies. The hygiene hypothesis The “hygiene hypothesis” refers to the idea that exposing babies and young children to germs and microorganisms can help build their immune systems, preventing the […]

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Tags: allergy, asthma, bacterial infections, germs, hand hygiene, hand washing, hygiene, immunology, inflammatory bowel diseases, microbiomes, pediatric allergist, Probiotics


Is being clean making us sick?

March 31, 2016

Is being clean making us sick?

By uclahealth uclahealth

In the past two decades, doctors have noticed a significant increase in the number of children and adults with allergies. How can that be? We are more informed than ever about the importance of good hygiene. We make sure our kids wash their hands. We carry hand sanitizer everywhere we go and stock up on […]

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Tags: allergies, allergy, Dr. Maria Garcia-Lloret, Dr. Sande Okelo, eczema, good hygiene, hygiene, inflammatory bowel disorder, Probiotics, pulmonologist