A yoghurt a day could reduce your risk of diabetes, scientists find
Eating a small portion of yoghurt every day may reduce diabetes risk, according to a large-scale diet study. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - November 25, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Health News Source Type: news

Tablespoon of yoghurt could be key to beating diabetes
A DAILY tablespoon of yoghurt could reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes by nearly a fifth, a study has found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A tablespoon of yoghurt could be key to beating diabetes, reveals new study
A DAILY tablespoon of yoghurt could reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes by nearly a fifth, a study has found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air dryers 'blown away' by paper towels in germ tests
Conclusion Overall, this experimental study found the airborne spread of lactobacilli bacteria from contaminated hands was significantly higher with air dryers than with paper towels. Of the two, jet dryers caused higher air bacterial counts than standard warm air dryers. Similarly, when assessing spread on to the body of the user and bystander using the proxy measure of black paint dispersal, there was no contamination of the body with paper towels, but paint spots were on the body after use of air dryers, again higher with jet dryers than standard warm air dryers. It is well known that thorough hand drying is as key t...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Medical practice Source Type: news

Just one kiss 'spreads 80 million bugs'
Conclusion This study has investigated the effects of intimate, or french kissing, on the bacteria found in the mouth. By studying 21 couples, it found the bacteria on the tongue are more similar among partners than unrelated individuals, but are not correlated with kissing behaviour. In contrast, the researchers found that for bacteria in saliva to be similar, couples need a relatively high kiss frequency and a short time since their last kiss. The researchers also estimated that a 10-second kiss transfers 80 million bacteria. These results suggest that kissing transfers many bacteria, but many of the transferred bacteria...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Medical practice Source Type: news

Milk may be linked to bone fractures and early death
ConclusionThis Swedish study found women who drink more than 200g (less than one glass) of milk a day have an increased risk of death and fractures. In men, the link between milk and risk of death or fractures was less strong. There was no link between milk intake and fractures, and the risk increases for death above two glasses a day were small and of borderline statistical significance.The study has various strengths, including its large population size of both men and women, and long-term follow-up. Also, the Swedish registries used to identify causes of death and hospital attendances for fracture are likely to be accur...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Best thing I ever did! – Bernadette’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I am 48 yr old and am 31/2 weeks post op – I had a total vaginal hysterectomy for fibroids. I was terrified of the op – being an ex nurse, all I could think of was what could go wrong! I joined this organisation and prepared by reading as much as possible. The week before the Op I increased my activity levels and took vitamin C and drank lots water. I had protein drinks pre op as part of an ” enhanced recovery̶...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 12, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids total vaginal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Sales of cocnut water, oil, milk and yoghurt are soaring - but what's its true value?
Registered dietician Sophie Classens explains the pros and cons of including various coconut products in your shopping basket. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want a beautiful back? All you need is aspirin and yoghurt! 
An elegant back may have been the ultimate accessory at this week’s Emmy Awards, but if you’re plagued by back acne or ‘bacne’ — you won’t be so keen to show yours off. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saturated fat in dairy 'may protect against diabetes'
Conclusion This study has found an association between higher levels of odd-chain and long chain fatty acids, and a reduced risk of developing diabetes. Higher levels of even-chain fatty acids were associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes. Strengths of the study include: the large number of participants and diversity, coming from eight European countries a wide range of diets prospective nature of the study, capturing blood levels before diabetes onset diabetes status was not determined by self-report only However, limitations of the study include: The blood measurement of the sa...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Obesity QA articles Source Type: news

Saturated fats that actually BEAT diabetes
Scientists have discovered that not all saturated fats are bad and some in yoghurt can cut diabetes risk but others from red meat and fried food are still bad say the researchers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China seizes 12 tonnes of melamine tainted yoghurt candy
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police have seized almost 12 tonnes (1.1023 ton) of yoghurt candy tainted with melamine, state media said on Thursday, an industrial chemical at the center of a scandal in 2008 in which six infants died and thousands were made ill. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sugar-free diet alert: Yes, sugar is bad for you... but cutting it out totally could kill you, experts warn
While dieters can forgo sugar in yoghurt, ready meals, dessert and biscuits, for example, having none at all is almost impossible. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want to stay in shape? Eating probiotic yoghurts may help as scientists reveal their 'friendly' bacteria can prevent obesity
Mice on a high fat diet given the probiotics did not put on weight and had insulin resistance three months after treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news