High fibre, yogurt consumption could help lower lung cancer risk

High fibre, yogurt consumption could help lower lung cancer risk

Health News — A diet high in fibre and yogurt is associated with a reduced risk for lung cancer, according to a new analysis.Shu suggests the health benefits may be rooted in the prebiotic (nondigestible food that promotes growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines) and probiotic properties of both these foods.

Showered in Bacteria

Showered in Bacteria

The study, which took place at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, found that home showerheads can be a huge source of bacteria that is then sprayed upon people every time they step into the shower to, ironically enough, get clean.1 These results are based on an examination of samples of water collected from showerheads in 656 homes throughout the United States and Europe.

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria May Reside in Your Showerhead

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria May Reside in Your Showerhead

In many cases, showerhead-associated bacteria must also be able to tolerate residue from the chemical disinfectants — including chlorinated compounds — which are often added to municipal drinking water to limit bacterial contamination.