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Is that right? Dannon yogurts fight flu, cold and irregularity?

We've all seen those ads for Dannon's Activia yogurt and DanActive dairy drink, right? The ones with the funky graphics that show how the probiotics on those products go about relieving irregularlity and fending off flu and colds? Those ads will soon be things of the past.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | December 31, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Is That Right?, Nutrition and Fitness, diarrhea, probiotics  
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Do 'probiotics' work?

A lot of people these days are taking "probiotics" to help with a host of health problems. Probiotics are live microorganisms, such as bacteria. But these bugs supposedly make people feel better instead of making them sick. This may sound odd. But there's some evidence that this approach could be...

By Rob Stein  | November 10, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Travel Health, diarrhea  
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