Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake? > Health-in-Motion 23 August 2017 bacteria that occur naturally in your digestive tract may affect your mood It may sound a little strange, but the bacteria that occur naturally in your digestive tract may affect your behaviour and your mood. A new study by Canadian scientists found that people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) who also suffer from depression can improve their mental health by taking probiotics. The research, which involved 44 adults with IBS and mild to moderate anxiety or depression, demonstrated a significant decline in the symptoms of depression after taking a daily dose of a probiotic called Bifidobacterium longum for six weeks. 0 More: Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical New test may soon be available for diagnosing TB in kids Medical What happens to my body during an allergic reaction? Fitness The fastest way to build cycling endurance Fitness 30-minute weight-loss workouts for runners Medical Selective hearing: how humans focus on what they want to hear Medical 5 ways to boost your immune system in summer From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Live healthier Don't even bother » SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body LISTEN: Can you spot the smoker’s cough? 7 cough remedies that definitely don’t work A chronic cough can be the bane of your life. Here are seven cough remedies you shouldn't waste your time with. Be in the know! » How to manage sensitive teeth 5 ways runners mess up their teeth Oral health basics: what you need to know Dr Simon Reeves talks us through the importance of oral health basics. Here’s how to care for your teeth properly.