Probiotics a good match with antibiotics in kids

Young children prescribed antibiotics should be given probiotics as a matter of course, research suggests.

According to the latest evidence, probiotics lessen the odds of antibiotic-associated  diarrhoea in children, and come with few if any side effects.

A Cochrane review of 23 randomised trials with almost 4000 paediatric patients found those given probiotics had a less than 10% risk of antibiotic-associated  diarrhoea, compared with the controls