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February 2013

Higher fat Mediterranean diet cuts risk of heart attack and stroke

A diet high in vegetable fat from olive oil and nuts can dramatically reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease

28 February, 2013
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Intense acupuncture stimulation speeds recovery in Bell’s palsy

Bell’s palsy – a form of facial paralysis – is an unpredictable condition, and hard to treat; but say Chinese researchers acupuncture can help

28 February, 2013

Be nice to yourself – stop calling yourself fat and old!

Survey shows that women who say mean things about themselves risk physical and mental health problems

26 February, 2013
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Take vitamin C to reduce cold symptoms and duration

Vitamin C has a role to play in reducing the misery of the common cold for both adults and children, say scientists

25 February, 2013
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Sugary foods and milk CAN make acne worse

Scientists call for more and better dietary approaches to acne as analysis confirms the junk food link

22 February, 2013
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UN report: human health threat from environmental chemicals

A damning new analysis has concluded that toxic chemicals found in a range of everyday products are a global threat to health

20 February, 2013
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Daily workouts may not yield the expected health results

Yes, you can exercise too much! Researchers find little fitness benefit beyond four exercise sessions a week

18 February, 2013

Olive oil protects the heart and the gut

Two recent studies have given us insight into the protective effect of olive oil, especially its anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory potential

15 February, 2013

Green tea helps protect skin from sun damage

Just two cups of green tea a day could help prevent sun damage to skin – now if only we had some sun!

14 February, 2013
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Natural products can be as potent as man-made drugs

Researchers in Singapore have shown that combinations of natural remedies can be as effective as synthetic anticancer and antibacterial drugs

12 February, 2013