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Vitamin K may have a role in eye health, new research

A new study suggests getting more vitamin K could help improve eye health as we age, by boosting micro-circulation in eye tissue.

European soils contain a cocktail of pesticide residues

A new Europe-wide survey shows that the soil used to produce our food is contaminated with a cocktail of pesticides and, the researchers add, their findings may under-represent the scale of the problem.

Artificial sweeteners – no clear evidence of benefit

There is no compelling evidence to indicate important health benefits of non-sugar sweeteners, and potential harms cannot be ruled out.

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A pill for loneliness? If only it were that simple

Loneliness isn’t a medical condition, so why are pharmaceutical companies trying to make a pill to help ‘fix’ it?

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Alzheimer’s is linked to gum disease – but bad oral health is not the only culprit

Intriguing new research links Alzheimer’s to poor dental hygiene – but as always total health – smoking, medication use, food choices – is important too.

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Can we eat to save the world?

A new report says we need to change the way we eat – but just what is the ‘best’ diet for people and planet?

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Why we shouldn’t all be vegan

The way we eat should change, but, experts argue, we need a wider – and better informed – debate about what constitutes a sustainable diet.