What's the Poop on Probiotics and Constipation?

Do probiotics relieve constipation in kids? Credit: Corbis
Doctors refer to probiotics as "friendly" bacteria. Why? They help us poop.
Any bacteria that does that is bound to have lots of friends -- especially down at the senior cen...
Researchers report probiotics had no effect on constipated kids, but many parents and docs still give them to children.

Mom Cures Son's Illness

Few things can make a parent feel more helpless than a sick child who won't get well. But just hours after her son Riley was born, that is exactly the situation Anne Anderson found herself in. Within 12 hours of his birth, doctors noticed the little ...


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