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Regularly eating yoghurt may lower diabetes risk

Looking for ways to reduce your chance of type 2 diabetes? You might consider eating more yoghurt. A new study suggests that people who regularly eat this common dairy product have a lower chance of getting the disease.

What do we know already?
What people eat and drink plays an important role in their chance of diabetes, primarily because it affects their weight. Being overweight or obese is one of the main things that can increase a person’s chance of getting this disease.... read more

Nov 25, 2014

Doubts cast on the dangers of saturated fat

For decades, the message was to avoid saturated fats to stay healthy. But a new study suggests fats have had a bad press, and that high-carb diets may be to blame for too much saturated fat in the blood and the health problems that can cause.... read more

Nov 25, 2014

Talking treatments prevent repeat suicide attempts

People who have a ‘talking treatment’ soon after attempting suicide are less likely to try to take their life again in the following year, and up to 20 years later, a study suggests.... read more

Nov 24, 2014

Keep arteries healthy to prevent erection problems

Men often have early signs of heart disease before they get erection problems, a study finds. This could mean that men who make lifestyle changes to tackle heart disease might also help themselves avoid erection difficulties.... read more

Nov 19, 2014

Trans fats may hinder memory

Add this to the list of trans fat transgressions: regularly eating higher amounts of these fats may have a harmful effect on memory, at least in working-age men.... read more

Nov 19, 2014

Home dialysis may extend life for kidney patients

People who need kidney dialysis may be more likely to live longer if they choose to have the treatment at home, but only if they have dialysis six times a week, says new research.... read more

Nov 17, 2014

Smoking may increase chance of painful periods

A new study gives young women extra reason to avoid smoking, finding that those who smoke – particularly if they start at a young age – are more likely to have pain during their periods.... read more

Nov 17, 2014

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