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August 2011

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College students not eating enough fruit and veg

Study shows the majority of first year college students aren’t even eating one portion of their recommended 5-a-day

18 August, 2011
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Eating dried plums boosts bone health

Eating dried plums could help increase bone density and boost bone health in post-menopausal women

17 August, 2011
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Too little vitamin D linked to early menstruation

Young girls whose vitamin D levels are low, either through diet or lack of sun, begin menstuating earlier than others

11 August, 2011
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Paper money a sneaky source of toxic BPA

Paper money can be a source of the chemical BPA, linked to early puberty in boys and early menstruation in girls

10 August, 2011
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Persistent bitterness can lead to illness

Science reveals another mind-body link; feeling constantly bitter and angry can leave us more vulnerable to illness

9 August, 2011
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Prenatal pet exposure, delivery mode, race link to early allergy risk

The combination of pre-natal pet exposure, mode of delivery and race are key to the risk of a child developing allergies

8 August, 2011
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New strain of drug-resistant salmonella identified

A new drug-resistant strain of salmonella has been identified in chickens and turkeys from North Africa

2 August, 2011
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Cooked green vegetables, dried fruit, legumes, and brown rice protect the gut

Colon cancer risk is cut by a diet high in legumes, brown rice, cooked green vegetables and dried fruit

2 August, 2011
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An alternative view of mobile phone safety

Award-winning scientist warns of the health risks of mobile phones for people of all ages, and advises on ways to minimise radiation

1 August, 2011
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Colon cleansing has no benefit but many side effects

Colon cleansing poses health risks; try keeping a balanced diet and getting a good amount of sleep instead

1 August, 2011