Probiotics for prevention


In a placebo controlled study, probiotics given to infants did not result in fewer allergic complications at age 5. The non-statistically significant trend was actually for more eczema in the probiotics group. Oops. There’s now a pretty good body of literature on probiotics and allergies, and the weigh of it supports a lack of effectiveness for probiotics. I still like peach yogurt for breakfast, though.

Four types of drugs are responsible for 70% of hospitalizations due to adverse drug reactions.They are: warfarin(a blood thinner), insulins, oral diabetic medications, and anti-platelet blood thinners. Scary number, but a very good and reasoned analysis in the linked article.

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