Revealed: How eating an egg a day reduces the risk of a stroke and heart disease

Research suggests we really should ‘go to work on an egg’ to slash the chances of stroke and heart disease, according to Daily Mail .

Eating one a day reduced the risk of a stroke by more than a quarter compared to those who rarely consumed them, scientists found. Those who ate an average of five a week were also 12 per cent less likely to suffer from heart disease.

Researchers examined the links between egg consumption, strokes and cardiovascular disease.

Exercising regularly 'can keep heart and arteries young'

Exercising four to five times a week is necessary to stop the main arteries to the heart from stiffening up, research suggests.

Two or three exercise sessions a week kept only some arteries healthy, a study of 100 people in their 60s found, according to BBC.

The researchers said any form of exercise reduced the risk of heart problems.

But the right amount of exercise at the right time in life could reverse the ageing of the heart and blood vessels.

The study, looked at participants' exercise history throughout their lives and measured the stiffness of their arteries.

Eat yogurt as an appetizer before every meal: It lowers blood pressure, prevents arthritis, and boosts gut health, study finds

Eating yogurt as an appetizer before meals could ease inflammation, hypertension and boost gut health, a new study has found.

Researchers asked 60 premenopausal women - half obese and half normal weight - to eat 12 ounces of low-fat sweetened yogurt every day, according to Daily Mail.

Meanwhile, another 60 ate the equivalent amount of a non-dairy snack.

They found that, even in those who ate plenty of meat and carbs, the yogurt appetizer helped to off-set the inflammation caused by saturated fat.

Ditch cranberry juice for urine infections

Drinking lots of cranberry juice is no way to fix a urine infection, say new draft guidelines from health body the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Although some studies have claimed it may help, NICE says there is not enough good evidence to recommend it, according to BBC.

Instead, people should drink plenty of water or fluids and take painkillers.

Drug target for curing the common cold

UK scientists believe they may have found a way to combat the common cold.

Rather than attacking the virus itself, which comes in hundreds of versions, the treatment targets the human host, according to BBC.

It blocks a key protein in the body's cells that cold viruses normally hijack to self-replicate and spread.

This should stop any cold virus in its tracks if given early enough, lab studies suggest. Safety trials in people could start within two years.