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 mec...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The bias that blinds: why some people get dangerously different medical care
Medical research and practice have long assumed a narrow definition of the ‘default’ human, badly compromising the care of anyone outside that category. How can this be fixed?I met Chris in my first month at a small, hard-partying Catholic high school in north-eastern Wisconsin, where kids jammed cigarettes between the fingers of the school ’s lifesize Jesus statue and skipped mass to eat fries at the fast-food joint across the street. Chris and her circle perched somewhere adjacent to the school’s social hierarchy, and she surveyed the adolescent drama and absurdity with cool, heavy-lidded understa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Nordell Tags: Science Health Doctors Medical research Hospitals Women & wellbeing GPs Race Gender Source Type: news

High cholesterol diet: Four simple high-fibre snacks that could slash cholesterol levels
HIGH cholesterol impacts around 40 percent of adults in the UK. There are some simple foods that are bursting with fibre you can incorporate into your diet to reduce cholesterol levels. What are they? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic studies of proximal surface caries
ConclusionThe number of diagnostic studies with low/moderate RoB was found to be low and indicates a need for high-quality, well-designed caries diagnostic studies.Clinical relevanceBWR and LF showed good diagnostic performance on proximal surfaces. However, because of the low number of includable clinical studies, these data should be interpreted with caution. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Allow Least Developed Countries to Develop
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 2021 (IPS) The pandemic is pushing back the world’s poorest countries with the least means to finance economic recovery and contagion containment efforts. Without international solidarity, economic gaps will grow again as COVID-19 threatens humanity for years to come. Least developed While bringing some concessions, the ‘least developed countries’ (LDCs) designation – introduced five decades ago – has not generated changes needed to accelerate sustainable development for all. Anis ChowdhuryThe United Nations (UN) Genera...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Top 5 fibre-rich foods that may help to lower cholesterol
HIGH cholesterol - notably LDL or ‘bad' cholesterol - builds up on the walls of the arteries and triggers a release of inflammatory substances that boost heart attack risk. However, certain foods can help lower your cholesterol more than others, particularly fruits and vegetables rich in fibre. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Golden Rice: Triumph for Science
By Paul TengSINGAPORE, Jul 28 2021 (IPS) After almost two decades, Golden Rice was approved last week by the Philippines authorities for use as food. This together with the approval of the bioengineered Bt eggplant represents a landmark victory of science over misinformation; it will provide consumers with improved nutrition (Golden Rice) and safer food (Bt eggplant). Paul TengBIOTECHNOLOGY CROPS have been controversial in spite of overwhelming support for their safety by the scientific community. This is specially so for the class of biotechnology crops commonly called ‘GMO’ or genetically modified organism. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Paul Teng Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Experts recommend a varied and moderate consumption of sushi limiting quantities of tuna
(Universitat Rovira i Virgili) The consumption of sushi has increased significantly since the start of the 21st century, as has the number of restaurants offering it throughout the region. Although eating fish is recommended because of its high nutritional value, it can also lead to exposure to contaminants, such as heavy metals. Likewise, rice is a food that provides many nutrients and fibre and is low in fat, but it too can be source of pollutants such as arsenic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hong Kong Polytechnic University creates optical fibre sensors with health monitoring capabilities
The biocompatible microsensors are  extremely sensitive to small pressure changes inside the human body. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

How to get rid of visceral fat: A fruit to burn belly fat due to flavanol & fibre content
HOW TO get rid of visceral fat can be far simpler than many may realise. In fact, it could be as simple as eating this one particular fruit daily due to its high flavanol and fibre content. The fruit is also synonymous with lower blood sugar and reduces insulin resistance which helps speed up the belly fat loss process. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fecal transplant plus fibre improves insulin sensitivity in severely obese
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) A transplant of healthy gut microbes followed by fibre supplements benefits patients with severe obesity and metabolic syndrome, according to University of Alberta clinical trial findings published today in Nature Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 6, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The necessity of accelerated ageing in fire performance assessments of composite materials - Sandinge A, Blomqvist P, Dederichs A, Markert F.
The market for lightweight fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites is growing. This is seen within advanced applications for e.g. aeronautics, modern ship vessels and railway vehicles. FRPs are often used to save weight, but the downside is that they are... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Class 2 Medicines Recall: Kyowa Kirin Limited, Xomolix 2.5 mg/ml solution for injection
Kyowa Kirin Limited isrecalling specific batches as a precautionary measure, due to the reports of glass and cellulose fibre contamination, which was identified during stability and reference sample i (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Grass replaces plastic in take-away food packaging
(Aarhus University) A new project aims to replace plastics with upcycled grass fibres as packaging material for take-away food. The project is bringing together industry, consumers and knowledge institutions to develop, demonstrate, test and evaluate fibre-based packaging for to-go food via proof-of-concept, pilot-scale trials and industrial upscaling. The project is supported by the Green Development and Demonstration Programme, GUDP, under the Danish Agricultural Agency (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 25, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

World's first fiber-optic ultrasonic imaging probe for future nanoscale disease diagnostics
(University of Nottingham) Scientists at the University of Nottingham have developed an ultrasonic imaging system, which can be deployed on the tip of a hair-thin optical fibre, and will be insertable into the human body to visualise cell abnormalities in 3D. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sauerkraut health benefits: Fermented cabbage shown to have anti-cancer properties
SAUERKRAUT is fermented cabbage packed with vitamins, fibre and probiotics. The institute for integrative medicine, at the University of Witten/Herdecke in Germany, investigated what health benefits can be obtained from eating it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to lose visceral fat: Soluble fibre can eliminate the belly fat ‘fast’ - what to eat
VISCERAL fat can spell serious health problems so finding ways to eliminate it is essential. According to Holland and Barrett, you should choose soluble fibre to lose belly fat "fast". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increasing appetite with plant proteins
(University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) The project 'APPETITE' coordinated by nutritionists at Friedrich-Alexander Universit ä t Erlangen-N ü rnberg (FAU) wants to find out if innovative products made of plant-based proteins and fibre can be combined with physical activity to help prevent undernutrition in elderly people who suffer from poor appetite. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 23, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Investigation of fire protection performance and mechanical properties of thin-ply bio-epoxy composites - Cong X, Khalili P, Zhu C, Li S, Li J, Rudd C, Liu X.
Hybrid composites composed of bio-based thin-ply carbon fibre prepreg and flame-retardant mats (E20MI) have been produced to investigate the effects of laminate design on their fire protection performance and mechanical properties. These flame-retardant ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Walnuts have healthy fats, magnesium and fibre to lower reading
HIGH blood pressure is a dangerous condition which can lie dormant for many years with the sufferer being none the wiser. Health experts advise a diet with walnuts to help lower your reading. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Guardian view on moth-watching pleasure: the pest and the beauty | Editorial
These insects have declined by a third over 50 years. While their appetites can be a nuisance, ultimately we must protect these gloriously beautiful, elusive creatures“Night opens; night traversed by wandering moths; night hiding lovers roaming to adventure.” So runs a rapturous passage in Virginia Woolf’s The Waves, a novel she had originally considered titling The Moths. The insects are a recurring theme in the book – moths dashing themselves against wi ndows, moths darting between candles on a summer’s night. In her essay The Death of the Moth, she describes an insect trapped in her window:...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Insects Animals Environment Wildlife Climate change Pollution Agriculture Air pollution Science Biodiversity Conservation UK news Virginia Woolf Source Type: news

HEALTH NOTES: One in two Britons claim they are clueless about what sort of food is healthy
A study of 2,000 UK adults surveyed by Asian food brand Itsu found 49 per cent said they had 'no clue' what a nutritious meal include, with two-thirds of people baffled by protein and fibre. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Okra can cause excess cholesterol to exit the body naturally
OKRA is a vegetable side dish rich in soluble fibre - a key component that could help reduce cholesterol levels. If you'd like to live longer, it might be time to add this green vegetable to some of your main meals. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for weight loss: Fibre and Rosehip have shown impressive results
BEST supplements for weight loss: For losing the pounds, eating less and moving more is always the best bet however occasionally taking certain supplements could help accelerate the process. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to lose visceral fat: Eating more soluble fibre can help to burn belly fat
HOW TO lose visceral fat: When looking to cut down on the dangerous type of fat which is known as visceral fat, turning to one's diet is always paramount. By eating the right kind of fibre you will be able to burn away your belly fat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for weight loss: Fibre and caffeine pills help to burn fat says studies
BEST supplements for weight loss: Losing weight will always come down to how much you eat and how much you move. However, there are a few supplements out there that can help make the weight loss journey a little easier. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Fibre-rich diet to help with the gut bacteria to help ease symptoms
STOMACH bloating comes down to one's gut bacteria and food fermentation patterns of this. Experts advice eating more fibre-rich foods to help with your gut bacteria to help ease symptoms of bloating. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The four natural ways you can lower your levels
HIGH cholesterol belongs to a club of conditions that contribute to heart disease. Fortunately, your levels can be lowered by adding more flaxseeds, fibre, artichokes and reducing your trans-fat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of visceral fat: Low-carb diet with more soluble fibre helps to burn fat
HOW TO get rid of visceral fat will most often come down to what you are putting in your mouth. Many diets claim to be the latest and greatest with incredible results. When it comes to the most reputable way to eat, turning to science is key and according to numerous studies to help get rid of your visceral fat, following a low-carb diet with more soluble fibre will help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to lose visceral fat: Grapefruits contain soluble fibre to help burn belly fat
HOW TO lose visceral fat: To help burn the pesky belly fat many struggle with, diet and exercise is key. Grapefruits are hailed by the health-conscious for their many benefits including helping you to lose visceral fat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Porridge goes 'posh' - but are the new varieties good for you?
Oats provide us with slow-release carbohydrates that give us energy, B vitamins and beta glucan, a type of fibre that keeps 'bad' cholesterol levels in check inside the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Expert reveals top dietary tip to avoid an upset bowel
STOMACH bloating could be due to an inadequate intake of fibre. However, it's recommended to introduce slowly to not upset your bowels. Dietitian Nichola Ludlam-Raine shares her expertise on the right way to increase dietary fibre. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-fibre diet, low level inflammation: sidestepping the effects of radiation
(University of South Australia) Loved or hated, the humble oat could be the new superfood for cancer patients as international research shows a diet rich in fibre could significantly reduce radiation-induced gut inflammation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 29, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The crashworthiness prediction of 2D triaxially braided composite fuselage frame under transverse impact load - Ren Y, Gao B, Liu X, Zheng J.
The fuselage frame, an apron construction of the typical transport aircraft fuselage, manufactured with carbon fibre/epoxy 2D triaxially braided composites, hinders the crashworthy aircraft analysis and design for the complicated failure behaviour under tr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Experimental characterisation of the mechanical properties of a carbon fibre/PA66 LFT automotive seatback under quasi-static and impact loading - Bondy M, Altenhof W.
Few studies/bodies of data are available in the open literature on the topic of mechanical material characterisation and structural performance for direct/inline compounded long fibre thermoplastic (LFT) automotive parts, particularly incorporating carbon ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The COVID-19 Plastic Pandemic
The COVID-19 crisis has unleashed a plastic pandemic, reversing the achievement of a decade of activism against single-use plastic worldwide, including Nepal. Credit: BIKRAM RAIBy Sonia Awale and Ramesh KumarKATHMANDU, Aug 3 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus pandemic was a respite for nature everywhere. The air was cleaner, trekking trails were pristine, the summit of Mt Everest was deserted, and worldwide carbon emission dipped by -26%. However, there are dark clouds in that silver lining. The COVID-19 crisis has unleashed a plastic pandemic, reversing the achievement of a decade of activism against single-use plastic worldwide,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sonia Awale and Ramesh Kumar Tags: Asia-Pacific Environment Headlines Health COVID-19 Source Type: news

New genome mapper is like " upgrading from dial-up to fibre-optic "
(Center for Genomic Regulation) Researchers describe the first technology able to visualize hundreds to potentially thousands of genomes at the same time under the microscope. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tasteless yet revolting: Isabgol for the digestively challenged Indian gut
Most of India ’s production of Isabgol, the soluble fibre made of psyllium seeds, is based in Sidhpur, a town in north Gujarat where Plantago ovata, the plant from which psyllium is processed, is grown. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutritionist reveals the EXACT healthy five-minute work lunch she swears by
Nutritionist Jessica Sepel has revealed the simple five-minute lunch she has at work that's both low on calories and high in fibre, protein and vitamins. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for weight loss: Sprinkle this natural substance on your meals
BEST supplements for weight loss: The harsh reality of body weight is that it is a lot easier to put it on than to lose it. There are proven remedies to help, however. To that end, a fibre-based supplement has yielded encouraging results. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New multidisciplinary task force to combat COVID-19 pandemics is backed by Manchester expert
(University of Manchester) Professor Henry Yi Li, Chair of Textile Science and Engineering at The University of Manchester, is co-founder of the International Digital Health and Intelligent Fibre Science and Technology Innovation Organization to be introduced at a global bio-summit (July 10). Network looking to fast-track advanced PPEs, smart materials and wearable technologies that could be plugged into wider health and bio-security systems as part of digitally connected 'smart cities' to help safeguard communities of the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Best supplements for weight loss: Include this supplement in your diet to aid weight loss
BEST supplements for weight loss: There is no singular solution for weight loss but there are proven ways to help. Taking dietary supplements can form one part of your holistic approach. With that in mind, a fibre-based supplement has been shown to promote weight loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Take this supplement for 12 weeks to lower cholesterol and risk of death
HIGH cholesterol poses profound risks to your health but you can lower levels of the harmful substance by making simple dietary tweaks. As part of your dietary approach, evidence backs taking a fibre-based supplement. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Hemping" the drinks: aromatizing alcoholic beverages with a blend of Cannabis sativa L. flowers - Ascrizzi R, Iannone M, Cinque G, Marianelli A, Pistelli L, Flamini G.
Cannabis sativa L. is a multi-purpose crop, traditionally used for fibre and seed production, whose cultivation is permitted in Europe for varieties complying with the Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol 0.2% threshold. To face the need for a more sustaina... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A recent study by food scientists confirms low fibre intake among Estonians
(Estonian Research Council) For normal gut and body function, the diet should contain sufficient amounts of (at least 25 -- 35 grams of) various (a variety of )dietary fibres. Fibres are a type of carbohydrates forming a big group of molecules of very different structures and sizes that have different functions in our body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High fibre diet may reduce breast cancer risk in women
According to a study published in the journalCancer, women who eat a diet high in fibre may have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer.The Times (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Women could be at higher risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer if they do not eat enough fibre
A major study by ­Harvard University has found a lack of fibre can increase the risk of breast cancer in women in later life. Women with high intake are 8% less susceptible than those with low intake. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for weight loss: The supplement proven to reduce fatty tissue
BEST supplements for weight loss: The likelihood of putting on weight is greater than ever right now but evidence suggests supplements can help to keep fatty tissue at bay while in lockdown. To that end, a fibre-based supplement has been shown to have a pronounced effect on weight loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news