Science Media Centre

Science Media Centre

In the News

Probiotics and pregnancy

John Kerr posted in on February 22nd, 2013.

Exposure to beneficial bacteria before and after birth may lower a child’s risk of developing allergies and eczema. Wellington and Auckland researchers have previously shown that high risk mothers taking a daily dose of the helpful probiotic bacteria Lactobacillus rhamnosus during pregnancy and breastfeeding halved the rates of eczema in their children. Now the researchers […]

Continue reading “Probiotics and pregnancy

Scientists uncover how probiotics benefit health – research in Nature

Dacia Herbulock posted in on January 27th, 2011.

From our colleagues at the AusSMC: Research from Tokyo and Australia has provided the first-ever clues on the mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of probiotics (bacteria that promote health). Bifidobacteria, one of the most numerous such bacteria, confer to their hosts a range of beneficial health effects, aiding in digestion, boosting the immune system and […]

Copyright 2016 Science Media Centre (New Zealand)

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy