Eggs not linked to cardiovascular risk, despite conflicting advice

Researchers aim to help clear up conflicting dietary advice around egg consumption, as a new study finds eating up to 12 eggs per week for a year did not increase cardiovascular risk factors in people with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes, according to Science Daily.

The research extends on a previous study that found similar results over a period of three months.

In the initial trial, participants aimed to maintain their weight while embarking on a high-egg (12 eggs per week) or low-egg (less than two eggs per week) diet, with no difference in cardiovascular risk markers identified at the end of three months.

Vitamin B6 helps people recall their dreams

New research has found that taking vitamin B6 could help people to recall their dreams.

The study, included 100 participants taking high-dose vitamin B6 supplements before going to bed for five consecutive days.

"Our results show that taking vitamin B6 improved people's ability to recall dreams compared to a placebo," says research author Dr Denholm Aspy, according to Science Daily.

"Vitamin B6 did not affect the vividness, bizarreness or colour of their dreams, and did not affect other aspects of their sleep patterns.

"This is the first time that such a study into the effects of vitamin B6 and other B vitamins on dreams has been carried out on a large and diverse group of people," Dr Aspy says.

Dementia risk linked to some medicines

In England, 1.5 to two million people are likely to be taking anticholinergics for depression, Parkinson's and bladder problems, according to BBC.

University of East Anglia researchers found more cases of dementia in patients prescribed larger quantities of particular anticholinergics.

But experts said patients should not stop taking them, as their benefits may outweigh any risk.

Garlic can slash the risk of cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, conclude scientists

It's been used to treat ailments for thousands of years. 

But eating garlic really does have health benefits, researchers have concluded.

A study found consuming the common seasoning can help slash the risk of cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

And how healthy garlic is could be down to how it is prepared, according to Daily Mail.

The team conducted a review of the literature surrounding garlic, as studies into its health benefits have been inconsistent.

Children are as fit as endurance athletes

Children not only have fatigue-resistant muscles, but recover very quickly from high-intensity exercise -- even faster than well-trained adult endurance athletes. This is the finding of new research, which compared the energy output and post-exercise recovery rates of young boys, untrained adults and endurance athletes. The research could help develop athletic potential in children as well as improve our understanding of how our bodies change from childhood to adulthood -- including how these processes contribute to the risk of diseases such as diabetes, according to Science Daily.