High stakes: cannabis capitalists seek funds to drive drug trade
London conference pushes uses ranging from reducing pain to increasing orgasms•Cannabis capitalism: who is making all the money?In a Mayfair hotel ballroom some of the UK ’s biggest banks and pension funds have gathered to consider an investment in a new wonder ingredient that promises to revolutionise products ranging from pharmaceuticals, face creams and diet supplements to yoghurt and beer.That ingredient is cannabis, and it has exploded into a multibillion-dollar industry as countries relax rules on its medical and personal use.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rupert Neate Tags: Pharmaceuticals industry Business Cannabis Drugs Drugs policy Drugs trade Investing Investments Financial sector Money Politics Science Society UK news World news Source Type: news

Bon appetit! French find traces of bugs in their food and drink
From insect residues in fizzy drinks to beef gelatin in yoghurt, consumer group Foodwatch said it had found undisclosed animal-based ingredients in a dozen food and drink products sold in France. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Two out of 101 children's yoghurts in UK have low sugar levels
Organic yogurts were found to have the highest average sugar content - 13.1 per cent. The Government is targeting yogurt as part of its childhood obesity plan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children's yoghurts contain 'shocking' amounts of sugar, study finds
While they are still a healthier choice than a chocolate bar or a biscuit, flavoured yoghurts are packed with sugarChildren ’s yoghurts are packed with sugar, experts have found, warning that manufacturers and retailers need to do more to tackle the problem.Although yoghurt has long been considered a healthy food, experts warn that many of the products sold in supermarkets could contribute to child obesity, tooth decay and other health problems due to their high sugar content.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Sugar Food Health & wellbeing Science Society Life and style Source Type: news

Yoghurts (even organic ones) 'full of sugar'
Public told not to be lulled into thinking yoghurts are as healthy as many assume. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotic yoghurt and supplements are ‘useless’ and may not improve everyone’s gut health
PROBIOTIC yoghurt and supplements have been branded “useless” by scientists as they may not hold the host of benefits previously thought. Deemed good bacteria, researchers have found they may not work for everyone. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics 'not as beneficial for gut health as previously thought'
Research finds probiotics caused ‘very severe disturbance’ in gut when taken in conjunction with antibioticsProbiotics, hailed by some as a cure for all kinds of digestive ailments and recommended by many GPs alongside antibiotics, may not be as universally beneficial for gut health as previously thought.Thegut microbiome is the sum total of all the micro-organisms living in a person ’s gut, and has been shown to play a huge role in human health. New research has found probiotics – usually taken as supplements or in foods such as yoghurt, kimchi or kefir – can hinder a patient’s gut micr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Anthea Lacchia Tags: Microbiology Science Antibiotics Source Type: news

How low-fat yoghurt could make your spots WORSE
For years experts have dismissed any link between diet and skin conditions. However, various   food bloggers claim that diet changes have helped them. Here, we look at the links. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saturated fats in yoghurt, cheese and butter do NOT increase the risk of heart disease
Researchers from the University of Texas, Houston, found that eating full-fat dairy actually reduces the risk of dying from stroke by 42 percent. Yet guidelines recommend low-fat options. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Eat this much yoghurt on a daily basis to lengthen life expectancy
HOW TO live longer: Eating a healthy, balanced diet is one of the keys to longevity, but what constitutes a good diet? One food recommended by experts to include in your diet is yoghurt, and you should eat a certain amount on a daily basis to reap the health benefits. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Matcha Breakfast Bowl With Kiwi
One of the reasons that I love matcha so much is that it’s both energizing and calming at the same time. This green powder has become an integral part of my daily morning ritual, but instead of drinking matcha all the time, I also like to mix it up and create fun breakfast bowls with it. These only take a few minutes to make, and have become my go-to meals in the AM, especially when I’m pressed for time. So if you’ve only used matcha in tea, smoothies or ice cream, I strongly suggest trying it in a bowl. Adding in some of your favorite fruits, such as kiwis, will only make it tastier and more nutritious. ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

Why you MUST eat a pot of yoghurt every day!
A simple pot of yoghurt can boost health in surprising ways, from easing hayfever, to keeping bones strong and reducing heart disease. Here's your ultimate guide to the dairy delight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Muller Corner yoghurts contain more sugar than a chocolate bar
NHS guidelines say British children aged between four and six should have no more than five cubes of sugar, or 20g, while seven-to-10-year-olds should have no more than six cubes, or 24g. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Stress-Busting Smoothie
I designed this smoothie for myself due to my busy work schedule, and hectic work environment. My immune system was low and my cortisol levels were high, so I needed to pay more attention to my heatlth and get my own wellbeing back on track. This smoothie is my ultimate healthy breakfast. It provides sustained energy, supports my immune system, my digestive system and is rich in protein and antioxidants. It takes just one minute to make and any leftovers can be taken to work and enjoyed as a snack or light meal the same day. Adding protein in my smoothies helps to keep me full all morning and it also aids my concentration ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking diet Food healthytime Recipes weekend recipe Source Type: news

Adverts for fruit juice, cereals and yoghurt could face daytime TV ban
Adverts for fruit juice, cereals, tomato pasta sauce, some vegetable soups and yoghurt could be banned from daytime TV under plans to tackle obesity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Eat five servings of this snack a week to lower risk of hypertension
HIGH blood pressure symptoms can be difficult to identify, but left untreated it can put you at risk of serious problems, including strokes and heart attacks. Simple changes to your diet can help lower your hypertension reading - including eating five or more servings of yoghurt a week. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bloating could be a sign of this terrible illness: Women warned to visit doctor
WOMEN could be buying probiotic yoghurts instead of seeking medical health for a key symptom of cancer, a charity has warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women with ovarian cancer who think they're just bloated
Despite persistent bloating being one of the main signs of the disease, half of women say they would try measures like eating more probiotic yoghurts or going gluten-free before visiting a doctor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoghurt STOPS strokes? Weekly dose can cut risk of heart attack by up to 30 PER CENT
EATING two yoghurts a week significantly reduces the chances of having a heart attack. People with high blood pressure can cut the risk by up to 30 per cent, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoghurt reduces the risk of a heart attack by up to 30%
Researchers from Boston University found yoghurt lowers the risk of women with hypertension suffering an event by 30 percent and men by 19 percent due to its fermented, calcium content. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Healthy Carrot Cake
I designed my healthy carrot cake recipe when I opened The Healthy Chef Café in Avalon Beach in Sydney, Australia. It was a hangout for moms, kids, yogis, supermodels and pro surfers — a place where a variety of people could get nourished and feel great. This cake has over one pound of fresh grated carrot, so it’s packed with goodness and fiber. The large amount of carrots in this recipe also helps to keep the cake moist, which is important due to the longer baking time. When making gluten-free cakes, I find ground almonds make a great replacement for the usual white refined flours that you’ll find...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food healthytime Recipes Teresa Cutter The Healthy Chef Source Type: news

Searching for an Alzheimer ’s cure while my father slips away
At the beginning, we hunted frantically for any medical breakthrough that might hint at a cure. Then hope gave way to the unbearable truth. By Peter SavodnikOne night several years ago, I checked out of a hotel in Cairo and hailed a cab to the airport. It was just after 1am. I had been in Egypt for a week, researching a story on the Muslim Brotherhood, and I had come down with a nasty bug. A blood vessel in my right eye burst, but the doctor said it would probably go away in a few days. I had with me my laptop, a duffel bag crammed with T-shirts, a crushed-velvet blazer, a toothbrush, a razor, medications, an exceptionally...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Peter Savodnik Tags: Alzheimer's Health Society Dementia Mental health Medical research Science Source Type: news

Yoghurt increases children's risk of tooth decay
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh found under five-year-olds who snack on sweets or chocolate are twice as likely to suffer tooth decay even if they brush their teeth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer: Broccoli-based yoghurt 'could prevent and even cure the disease'
A BROCCOLI-based yoghurt could prevent - and even cure - bowel cancer, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lower high blood pressure: Yoghurt can help lower stroke and heart attack risk
Eating yoghurt each day can help lower high blood pressure and slash the risk of a stroke or heart attack, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking probiotics daily can help with weight loss
Researchers at the Vestfold Hospital Trust in T ønsberg, Norway, discovered consuming the yoghurt drinks daily may lead to 1.3lbs (0.6kg) weight loss after just three weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want to lose weight? Try probiotics
Researchers at the Vestfold Hospital Trust in T ønsberg, Norway, discovered consuming the yoghurt drinks daily may lead to 1.3lbs (0.6kg) weight loss after just three weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Probiotic Yoghurt Processing Plant Stems in Addis
[Addis Fortune] Seven D Food Factory, a private limited company, opens a probiotic yoghurt processing plant at the cost of 30 million Br. It will start pilot production in the coming week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dairy-free warning: Drinking YOUR coffee this way could trigger heart disease
DAIRY-free is a trend on the rise, with everything from almond milk, to coconut yoghurt and soy ice-cream now widely available alongside their traditional animal-derived counterparts. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Nasasira's Eight-Month Weight Loss Journey
[Monitor] In 2014 and 2015, Doreen Nasasira developed a crazy obsession for food. She ate almost anything. If it was not fried chicken and chips, she was eating a rolex or indulging in pizza, doughnuts and chocolate. She would drink soda, milk, yoghurt and alcohol with relish. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Crack in Creation review – Jennifer Doudna, Crispr and a great scientific breakthrough
This is an invaluable account, by Doudna and Samuel Sternberg, of their role in the revolution that is genome editingIt began with the kind of research theTrump administration wants to unfund: fiddling about with tiny obscure creatures. And there had been US Republican hostility to science before Trump, of course, whenSarah Palin objected to federal funding of fruit fly research ( “Fruit flies – I kid you not,” she said). The fruit fly has been a vital workhorse of genetics for 100 years. Jennifer Doudna’s work began with organisms even further out on the Palin scale: bacteriophages, tiny viruses th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Peter Forbes Tags: Science and nature Books Culture Genetics Biology Autobiography and memoir Ethics Source Type: news

Vegetarian dieting may lead to greater weight loss
Conclusion This research appears to show that there's some association between following a vegetarian diet and a greater reduction in body mass and subfascial fat. But this study has a number of limitations, and the conclusions drawn by the researchers should be interpreted cautiously. There was lower adherence to the diet in the conventional diet group than the vegetarian one. This means the finding of a greater reduction in body mass in the vegetarian group is unsurprising. The thigh was the only part of the body where fat measurements were taken. It could be the case that reduction in abdominal fat – a big ri...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Obesity Diabetes Source Type: news

Bake Off judge Prue Leith shares tasty, healthy recipes
EXCLUSIVE: The celebrity chef has teamed up with Diabetes UK on a healthy eating campaign. She shares tasty Thai  cod cakes, pan-seared scallops and frozen yoghurt cake recipes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotic yoghurts do nothing, says Dr Michael Mosley
Medic and broadcaster Dr Michael Mosley makes the claims in his book The Clever Guts Diet, serialised exclusively in the Mail, starting tomorrow with a free glossy magazine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Review finds no link between dairy and heart attack or stroke risk
Conclusion This large meta-analysis of cohort studies demonstrated no increased risk to cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease or all-cause death from eating dairy products. The review has strengths in its large size and the fact it was able to analyse different types of dairy product, such as high and low-fat and everyday products such as cheese and yoghurt. However, there are a number of factors to consider: The results of a systematic review are only as good as the quality of the underlying studies. These are all observational studies and it's possible that unadjusted health and lifestyle factors are having an...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Heart/lungs Neurology Source Type: news

Eating cheese does not raise risk of heart attack or stroke, study finds
Consumption of even full-fat dairy products does not increase risk, international team of experts saysConsuming cheese, milk and yoghurt – even full-fat versions – does not increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to research that challenges the widely held belief that dairy products can damage health.The findings, from an international team of experts, contradict the view that dairy products can be harmful because of their high saturated fat content. The experts dismiss that fear as “a misconception [and] mistaken belief”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Tags: Health Heart attack Stroke Milk Cheese Medical research Food & drink Life and style Science Society UK news Source Type: news

Africa: Do Dairy Products Increase Your Risk of Cancer?
[Africa Check] Could dairy products such as milk, cheese and yoghurt increase your risk of cancer? We put this alarming assertion under the microscope. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The everyday foods with amazing beauty benefits
Beauty experts have put together a list of foods with surprising benefits. Calcium in cheese can encourage hair growth and Greek yoghurt can make skin firmer, they say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coffee 'stops vitamin pills working'
The heat in the drinks can dramatically reduce the effects of tablets and even kill the ‘friendly’ bacteria in probiotic foods such as yoghurts, experts at the University of East Anglia found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How cheddar and cream cheese could give you breast cancer
Dairy has a growth hormone called IGF, which enourages cells to turn malignant. It has also been linked to obesity, which raises the risk of 13 types of cancer. But eating yoghurt lowers the risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating too much cheese can raise cancer risk by 50%
According to researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, cheese can raise the risk of breast cancer by 53%, particularly a high intake of cheddar and cream cheeses, while eating yoghurt appeared to cut risk by 30%.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 17, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Could probiotics ease YOUR diabetes? Gut-improving bacteria could REDUCE disease risk
PROBIOTICS are live bacteria and yeasts promoted as having various health benefits - usually taken as a supplement or in a yoghurt drink. But are they just a big con and can they really boost health? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold and flu sufferers often turn to probiotics - but are they really the best cure?
PROBIOTICS are the key to a healthy gut according to health experts, and a healthy gut leads to a robust immune system - but do yoghurt drinks and sauerkraut really hold the answers to seeing off a cold or flu, and are they worth the money spent on them? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do pricey probiotic drinks boost your stomach's health?
Do live bacteria and yeasts added to yoghurts really improve digestion? The BBC ’s Trust Me, I’m A Doctor team tested their effects on 30 volunteers from Inverness and NHS Highland. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yogurts that ARE good for you and not packed full of sugar
Public Health England recently raised concerns about the huge amounts of sugar in some yoghurt brands. Here, registered dietitian Kaitlin Colucci looks at the healthy options available. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watching your weight? Revealed, the yogurts that ARE good for you - and not packed full of sugar
Public Health England recently raised concerns about the huge amounts of sugar in some yoghurt brands. Here, registered dietitian Kaitlin Colucci looks at the healthy options available. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Approaching menopause? Vitamin K and YOGHURT could ease symptoms such as hot flushes
SYMPTOMS of the menopause can last for around four years, but Dr Sarah Brewer, GP and author of Live Longer, Look Younger has advised how women - especially those in their forties - could boost their health ahead of the change. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Droylsden toddler saves his father's life when he fell into a diabetic coma  
Mark Jones, 34, from Droylsden, had fallen into a diabetic coma after his blood sugar levels had dropped. But his son Lenny-George managed to grab two yoghurts from the fridge. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Droylsden toddler saves his father's life when he had fell into a diabetic coma  
Mark Jones, 34, from Droylsden, had fallen into a diabetic coma after his blood sugar levels had dropped. But his son Lenny-George managed to grab two yoghurts from the fridge. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news