Probiotics good for children’s health

Probiotics have the ability to reduce the incidence of upper respiratory tract infections in children and halt antibiotic-related diarrhoea, research suggests.

In a study published in the BMJ, researchers from the University of Tasmania found that a commercially-available probiotic yoghurt (Vaalia) was effective in preventing almost all cases of diarrhoea in children between the ages of 1-12 taking broad-spectrum antibiotics.

In a double-blind trial, 70 children