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Health Watch: February 6th

A look at the stories affecting your health.
A new study shows people who eat yogurt have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Researchers at the University of Cambridge say people who ate about four and a half servings of yogurt a week reduced their risk by 28 percent. Researchers suspect probiotic bacteria in yogurt may play a role in the reduced risk. 

One of the world's top experts on AIDS says in a new commentary that a lasting end to the crisis will require a vaccine. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says better access to anti-retroviral drugs and a stronger focus on prevention could control the disease. But the only guarantee of ending the pandemic is if a vaccine is developed.

Less than half of new mothers go back to the obstetrician for a follow-up visit six weeks after giving birth. Johns Hopkins researchers also found that women who had complications during pregnancy were more likely to see a doctor post-deliver. But overall visit rates were low. Medical groups widely recommended a six-week post partum visit to assess how the mother is healing, as well as follow up on possible future health risks. 
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