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January 2013

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Loneliness takes its toll on the immune system

Loneliness can cause immune system dysfunction and trigger inflammation that can lead to chronic disease and premature ageing

29 January, 2013
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Beta carotene could protect those at risk of type-2 diabetes

In people with a genetic predisposition to diabetes, higher intake of beta carotene could be protective

29 January, 2013
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Chill out – prostate cancer cells thrive on stress

Prostate cancer cells grow faster and cancer therapy is less effective in the presence of stress hormones, say US scientists

28 January, 2013
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Swine flu vaccine damage – “no one wants to be the next Wakefield”

Concerns are growing over links between the Swine flu vaccine and emerging cases of the otherwise rare disease narcolepsy

24 January, 2013
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Fatty foods can damage men’s fertility

Too much saturated fat can reduce a man’s sperm count by nearly 40% say Danish researchers

24 January, 2013

EU delays approval of genetically modified crops until 2014 – sort of

The EU has called ‘time out’ on GM crop approval while it tries to convince anti-GM member states to fall in line

23 January, 2013
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Cleaning products raise the risk of adult asthma

Chemicals and other substances used in many jobs can lead to a higher risk of adult onset asthma

22 January, 2013
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Traditional herbals show promise as flu remedies

Studies show Chinese and Indian medicine have many beneficial, but underutilised, plants to help fight the flu

22 January, 2013
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Genetically modified salmon – take action now!

Now’s the time to speak out against GM salmon; tell the FDA what you think, and sign the Avaaz petition

21 January, 2013
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B vitamins help lower colorectal cancer risk

Foods high in vitamins B2 and B6 may have a role to play in protecting against bowel cancer, according to a new study

17 January, 2013