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Sunscreen chemicals easily absorbed into the bloodstream

With regular use the chemicals in your sunscreen can be absorbed into the bloodstream at levels high enough to raise health concerns.

Elderberry compounds help minimise flu symptoms

New evidence shows how active compounds in elderberries strengthen immune response and act directly on the flu virus to keep it from infecting human cells.

Acupressure relieves long-term symptoms of breast cancer treatment

Acupressure could be a low-cost, at-home solution to a suite of persistent side effects that linger after breast cancer treatment ends, say US researchers.

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Long hours at the office could be killing you – the case for a shorter working week

Research shows people can be happier, healthier and more productive if they are able to balance their work and personal lives in more satisfying ways.

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Ultra-processed food causes weight gain – firm evidence at last

Scientists advise slowing down and eating a more satiating meal made from unprocessed foods, as new trial shows we tend to eat ultra-processed meals faster and so consume more calories per minute.

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Food: our first and best medicine

On World Health Day 2019, chef and nutritionist Izabella Natrins says its time we educated our primary healthcare practitioners to make food our first and best medicine.

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Even light physical activity has health benefits

New evidence suggests that each extra hour of light activity above three hours – including daily chores – cuts your risk of heart attack by 15%.