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January 2012

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Climate change threat to health underplayed, say experts

Most of us still see climate change as a remote issue but, say experts, it will have a profound effect on our health

31 January, 2012
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Aged garlic supplement shortens cold & flu duration

New research shows that supplements of aged garlic reduce the severity and also the duration of the common cold and flu.

31 January, 2012
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Experts challenge ‘salt is bad’ mantra of government agency

Nutritionists challenge government advice over salt intake and claim we are in danger of restricting salt so much that it can damage health

27 January, 2012
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Boost dietary magnesium to reduce stroke risk

Boosting your intake of magnesium-rich foods can substantially cut your risk of stroke, and has other health benefits besides

26 January, 2012
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US military turns to acupuncture to treat injured soldiers

The US military is increasingly using acupuncture to treat injured soldiers. Now a medical journal has devoted an entire issue to the subject.

24 January, 2012
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Chemical in personal care products linked to child obesity

Scientists have linked phthalates – chemicals found in cosmetics, furniture and medical devices – to risk of childhood obesity.

24 January, 2012
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Pomegranate seed oil for hot flushes – was it really a ‘failure’?

If pomegranate seed oil reduced hot flushes by 39% – why is everyone saying it doesn’t work? We sort the nonsense out…

24 January, 2012
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Toxic PFC emissions in air found in office workers’ blood

Polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), used as stain- and water-resistant coatings on office equipment, can get into workers’ blood and cause health havoc

19 January, 2012

Weighing up the causes of obesity – it’s more than calories

Sleep debt, stress and even the colour of your dishes may contribute to overeating and weight gain, say scientists

19 January, 2012

Rosehip supplement helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure

Could rosehips be a viable alternative to conventional cholesterol and hypertension drugs? New evidence suggests the answer is yes.

18 January, 2012