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Autumn brings a brainpower boost

A new international study has found that our brain power can change with the seasons – and peaks in the late summer and autumn.

Rising CO2 levels link to global nutritional deficiencies

Rising CO2 levels resulting from human activities are making staple crops like rice and wheat less nutritious, risking billions of lives.

Roundup for breakfast? Weedkiller found in kids cereals in the US

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup, was found in all but two of 45 samples of products made with conventionally grown oats.

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Potatoes are out of favour – but they have strong roots in a healthy lifestyle

The potato has all the requirements to form part of a healthy balanced diet; so what has the humble spud done to fall so far out of food favour?

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Stress management for the soul

When you are feeling stressed you do have options; using complementary approaches you can choose a path of greater relaxation and recuperation.

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Probiotics branded ‘useless’: but what’s the truth?

A recent study concluded that probiotics had no health benefits, but what did the researchers – an more importantly, the press reports that followed fail to understand?

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The lifesaving power of gratitude (or, why you should write that thank you note)

Practising grattude can improve life satisfaction, increase happy feelings and reduce symptoms of depression.