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December 2011

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Antibacterial clothing – a fashionable threat to human health

Antibacterial chemicals used to control odour in socks, shoes and children’s clothes are hormone disrupting and toxic to the environment – don’t buy them!

29 December, 2011
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Junk food diet raises risk of Alzheimer’s in the elderly

New research shows that a junk food diet can produce the kind of brain shrinkage typical of Alzheimer’s disease

29 December, 2011
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Do bad times promote good health?

It’s an ill wind…researchers find that toxic pollution levels drop as employment – and commuting/shipping – drops too

27 December, 2011
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Olive oil and fish in the diet benefits acute pancreatitis

Two mainstays of the celebrated Mediterranean diet – fish and olive oil – may have a role to play in preventing pancreatitis

27 December, 2011
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Lemon verbena and omega-3 combo relieves joint pain

A combination of lemon verbena and omega-3 fatty acids has been shown to significantly relieve joint pain in women

23 December, 2011
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Drug treatment makes parasite more adaptable
and virulent

Bombarding a tropical parasite with drugs has not only made it more resistant to medicine, it’s made it more lethal as well

23 December, 2011
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Pathogen ‘new to science’ found in GM crops – what does it mean?

A US scientist says a newly discovered genetically modified pathogen could cause the collapse of soya and corn crops

21 December, 2011
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Too much sugar means too many wrinkles

Bad news for those with a sweet tooth; new data shows that too much sugar in the diet causes our skin to age prematurely

20 December, 2011
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Natural, anthroposophic lifestyle means fewer allergies in children

New research confirms that children raised according to anthroposophical values of natural health have fewer allergies

15 December, 2011
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Chronic pain syndromes in adolescents on the rise

A new 20-year study has shown that our children are increasingly suffering from chronic pain syndromes – and that doctors are poorly equipped to help

15 December, 2011