High cholesterol: Eating fibre may lower levels - most only eat 'about half' necessary
CHANGING what you eat, being more active, and stopping smoking can help get your cholesterol back to a healthy level. There are also foods, such as high fibre foods, to include. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins: Taking psyllium fibre at the same time boosts drug's cholesterol-lowering effects
STATINS can slash your risk of heart disease by reducing high cholesterol levels. Research suggests you can enhance this effect by supplementing with psyllium fibre at the same time. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Give Edible Insects a Chance as an Alternative High-Quality Protein Source, say Scientists
A variety of insect-based delicacies. It is estimated that 2.5 billion people around the world eat insects as part of their regular diet. Encouraging the eating of insects could have health and climate change benefits. Credit: icipeBy Joyce ChimbiNairobi, May 6 2022 (IPS) Growing up in Samoya Village of Bungoma County in the Western part of Kenya, Elvis Wanjala has fond childhood memories of the rainy season, chasing and catching black-bellied winged termites in the rain. “The termites would also come inside the house, attracted by the light late in the evening. My mother would sun-dry the termites and pan-fry them. We w...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 6, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa Biodiversity Climate Action Climate Change Environment Featured Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Burea Source Type: news

Rwanda: Bugesera Citizens Leverage Off Vegetable Gardens to Fight Malnutrition
[New Times] Leafy green vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet, since they are packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 27, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Best supplements: Daily fibre pills particularly glucomannan could help speed up fat loss
SUPPLEMENTS for weight loss should be those which are backed up by studies. With this in mind, could certain fibre supplements be the answer? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to lose visceral fat: Eating 30 grams of fibre each day may help you lose weight
BEING overweight can increase your risk of certain health conditions, and some people may look to safely lose excess weight. Some of the best ways surround dietary and exercise changes. Indeed, some studies suggest eating fibre can help you lose weight. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack: Cereal fibre may be ‘more useful’ than fruit fibre to ward off condition
THE BURDEN of cardiovascular disease is ever-present, but the poor dietary habits prevalent in Western countries could take years to resolve. It is well-established that unhealthy fats set the stage for heart attack. According to new findings, however, eating the right kind of fibre could protect the heart against deadly inflammation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: The diet that could play a 'preventative role' in the 'devastating disease'
DEMENTIA stands for different brain disorders that cause loss of brain function. These conditions are terminal and progressive. In the UK, it is estimated that in 2022 one person every three minutes will develop dementia. A recent study, however, reveals that a diet high in fibre is associated with a reduced risk of developing the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: No! Typhoid Is Life-Threatening, and Can't Be Cured With Coconut Fibre Infusion
[Africa Check] "AN ULTIMATE SOLUTION TO TYPHOID AND A BLOOD BOOSTER," begins a message posted on Facebook. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A wearable screen-printed SERS array sensor on fire-retardant fibre gloves for on-site environmental emergency monitoring - Li XJ, Li YT, Gu HX, Xue PF, Qin LX, Han S.
In this study, an on-demand surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) array sen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Engineering the future: meet the Africa prize shortlist innovators
Turning invasive plants into a force for good and powering healthcare with solar – here are three of the 2022 nomineesFrom a solar-powered crib that treats jaundiced babies to fibre made from water hyacinth that absorbs oil spills, innovators from nine African countries have been shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Engineering ’s 2022Africa prize.This year half of the shortlist of 16 are women, and for the first time it includes Togolese and Congolese inventors. The entrepreneurs will undergo eight months of business training and mentoring before a winner is chosen, who will receive £25,000, and three runners-up, who...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jo Griffin Tags: Global development Africa Engineering Science Technology World news Kenya Congo-Brazzaville Nigeria Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Climate crisis Environment Health Infectious diseases Society Source Type: news

Living in the dream
‘Dermot, Dermot’. I tug at his shirt urgently, trying to get his attention. ‘Yes?’ He glances at me and smiles. ‘Dermot, what if I told you all this,’ I wave my arms around expansively to indicate the enormity of what I’m about to say, ‘is not real, that it’s all just a dream.’ I finish breathless and cock my head on one side waiting for his astonished reaction. ‘Piffle’, he says, and I realise he’s referring to the book he was reading. A beat later he looks up and smiles. ‘Go on then spud, tell me what you mean?’. He says it kindly a...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 10, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Fiction dreams friday fiction short story Source Type: news

‘Massage breaks the pain cycle’: the return of touch – after almost two years without it
For many people, social distancing and lockdowns left them bereft of physical contact. Here, touch experts explain why it is so essential and what we lost in its absenceIn a pandemic that has meant keeping 2 metres away from one another whenever possible, it appears that physical contact is beginning to return. Even handshakes are making a comeback:one poll found younger people were shaking hands again, although older generations are more uneasy about it. “We are wired to respond to emotional touch,” says Francis McGlone, a professor of neuroscience at Liverpool John Moores University. “My analogy is that [touch is] ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Emine Saner Tags: Life and style Biology Science Relationships Friendship Coronavirus Source Type: news

Best supplements for anxiety: Type of plant fibre shown to reduce symptoms says study
BEST supplements for anxiety could be found in a type of plant fibre with initial studies providing positive results. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colonisation resistance against multidrug-resistant bacteria: a narrative review
Colonisation resistance by gut microbiota is a fundamental phenomenon in infection prevention and control. Hospitalised patients may be exposed to multidrug-resistant bacteria when hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is not adequate. An additional layer of defence is provided by the healthy gut microbiota, which helps clear the exogenous bacteria and acts as a safety net when hand hygiene procedures are not followed. This narrative review focuses on the gut microbiota ' s role in colonisation resistance against multidrug-resistant bacteria and its implications for infection control. We discuss the underlying m...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news