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Probiotics may help Indian children fight diarrhea

India has the highest number of child deaths, under the age of five. Nearly all were preventable, if basic hygiene practices were followed.

But since sanitation facilities are lacking in many parts of the country, scientists are looking at alternative ways to combat diseases in children - including the use of an intestinal bacteria to prevent diarrhea.

A recent study found that good bacteria can help prevent diarrhea.

A trial was conducted among nearly 4,000 children living in slums to understand the health benefits of probiotics or good bacteria.
 
 

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