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For Some People, Taking Probiotics May Actually Harm Normal Gut Bacteria

A pair of new studies published Thursday are the latest to suggest probiotic supplements might not be as universally useful as their proponents believe. Read More >>

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Probiotic Supplements Might Be Giving Some People ‘Brain Fog’

Given their current popularity, you might assume that probiotics—capsules containing a mix of “good” bacteria that are said to rebalance our gut’s bacterial content—would be perfectly harmless. But a team of gastroenterologists from Augusta University in the US state of Georgia is challenging that assumption. Their recent study is the latest to suggest some people who take probiotics can develop a strange collection of symptoms, including gas, diarrhoea, and “brain fog.” Read More >>

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Watch Out, Yoghurt: Soon Drinking Water Might Go Probiotic

You’ve probably suspected that your household drinking water — which came from a reservoir, through underground pipes, to your kitchen sink — isn’t sterile. Now scientists are studying exactly what’s in that water. Read More >>