Mayo Clinic Q and A:  Probiotics, gut bacteria and weight -- what's the connection?
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My friend insists that taking a probiotic supplement has helped her lose 50 pounds by keeping her gut bacteria in check. Will taking a probiotic in conjunction with a balanced diet and exercise help me lose weight? ANSWER: It is true that the gut bacterial population in people who are obese differs from the population in people who are lean. Whether this difference contributes to obesity or is a consequence of obesity is unknown.… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 25, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Antioxidant-Rich Diet May Reduce H pylori Risk Antioxidant-Rich Diet May Reduce H pylori Risk
These are the latest data suggesting that balanced diets high in fruits and vegetables may provide an antioxidant environment allowing the body to fight off H pylori.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 23, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Diabetes: The ‘dietary strategy’ that could provide better control in the early stages
A BALANCED diet is key to managing diabetes, but are some foods better than others? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer warning: Cantonese style fish contains compounds that ‘induce’ cancer development
CANCER causes any cell in the body to mutate into one which aims to kill the host. While cancer can affect anyone, it is possible to reduce your risk through a balanced diet. However, it is also possible to increase it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The common condition that could raise risk of death by more than 50% - new study
THERE are many elements that come together to help someone to live longer. Among them are a balanced diet and regular exercise, the two considered by many to be the most influential. However, other factors can also play a role such as the presence of other conditions, say researchers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: The breakfast that helps ‘ward off disease’ including heart disease
CHOOSING to eat oats as your cereal in the morning as part of a healthy balanced diet might be one of the best options to help "ward off disease". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supplements warning: The over-the-counter sleep remedy ‘not safe’ to take with other meds
SUPPLEMENTS can be vital to many people, giving their bodies a much-needed boost. Even with a healthy and balanced diet, there might be some important nutrients and chemicals we're missing out on. But with the benefits come some potential risks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The best type of cooking oil to lower levels - 'packed' with benefits
WHEN it comes to staying fit and healthy many of us will consider what we're eating and drinking. It's widely accepted that eating a balanced diet including plenty of fruit and vegetables is key. However, sometimes it's easy to forget about how we are actually cooking our meals. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Day in the Life of a Service to Armed Forces Team Member Deployed to Djibouti
Normally in Wisconsin, you can find Alexandra “Lexy” Huber serving as the Senior Services to Armed Forces Program Specialist, supporting service members, veterans and their families and connecting them to local and available resources.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by American Red Cross (@americanredcross) However, right now, Lexy is stationed in Djibouti. She is one of 23 Red Cross workers currently deployed on behalf of the Red Cross’ Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) Division. They support U.S troops on bases in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In...
Source: Red Cross Chat - July 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Military Support american red cross International SAF service to the armed forces Source Type: news

Only 7% of Americans Have Optimal Heart Health, Study Says
Peak heart health is rare in the U.S.—and increasingly uncommon. A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology finds that fewer than 7% of all American adults have optimal health across five major areas related to heart and metabolic health: weight, blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and cardiovascular disease status. And the problem is getting worse. These five categories were adapted from the American Heart Association’s definition of ideal cardiovascular and metabolic health. The study, which analyzed National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data from more than 55,...
Source: TIME: Health - July 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Public Health Source Type: news

Heart disease: The red juice that could reduce your risk - latest finding by experts
A BALANCED diet and regular exercise are key methods of reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. The process is akin to putting fuel in a car, the higher quality the fuel the more efficiently the car will run. A new study suggests beetroot could be a positive addition to one's diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes warning: Two fruits that can cause blood sugar levels to rise 'too high'
TYPE 2 diabetes can present grave health problems if blood sugar levels are left to run riot. Although fruit is a staple of a balanced diet, two fruits can cause blood sugar levels to rise "too high", warns Diabetes.co.uk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senegal: Malnutrition Hindering the Health of Children in Khar Yalla
[AAF] Dakar -- Alassane and Diarra, two two-year-old twins share the same ordeal, having access to a rich and balanced diet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 30, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How to live longer: The diet associated with ‘better memory’ in older age – key foods
EXERCISING regularly and consuming a balanced diet of fruit and vegetables are considered the two best ways to live a long and healthy live. They are the bedrocks of health. However, within the diet are various factors with the potential to influence the longevity of different parts of the body, including the mind. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: How you can sleep better, feel good, and enhance longevity
THERE are several ways to live a longer life. The two most commonly suggested are to exercise regularly and to eat a healthy and balanced diet. However, new research suggests it isn't just what a person eats, but what they do with their time that matters. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news