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September 2011

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When it comes to volunteering, motives matter

Studies have long shown that people who give, live longer. But why we volunteer – not whether we volunteer – is what really counts

23 September, 2011
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Chocolate has heart healthy benefits

Higher levels of chocolate in your diet could substantially reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke

23 September, 2011
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Flax seeds can help cut cancer risk

A diet high in seeds, particularly flax seeds, may help slow, or even prevent, the development breast cancer

23 September, 2011
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Scientists map out how drug-resistant flu virus spreads

New data suggests that even if very few people use an anti-flu medication such as Tamiflu, viruses can rapidly mutate to be resistant to treatment

14 September, 2011
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Spice up your broccoli for a healthy bonus

Spicing up your broccoli with things like wasabi, mustard and horseradish can significantly boost its cancer-fighting properties

13 September, 2011
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Trusting your neighbours means better health

Time for a street party? A new US study says trusting your neighbours leads to health improvements

8 September, 2011
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Scented laundry products emit hazardous chemicals

Liquid laundry detergents and dryer sheets emit a frightening variety of toxic and carcinogenic chemicals, say US researchers

1 September, 2011
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Passion flower may improve sleep quality

A new study shows that a cup of passion flower tea before bedtime can boost sleep quality

1 September, 2011
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Black elderberry juice has anti-infection effect

Extracts of black elderberry can help fight the viruses and bacteria that cause upper respiratory tract infections, say scientists

1 September, 2011