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July 2013

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For joint pain rosehip powder brings superior relief

A recent meta-analysis has shown that rosehip powder enriched with powerful galactolipids is better at relieving the pain of osteoarthritis than conventional glucosamine

30 July, 2013

Clary sage essential oil beats lavender for lowering BP

Despite its renown anti-stress properties lavender may not be the best choice for controlling high blood pressure. Clary sage may be a better option, say scientists

30 July, 2013
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Monsanto’s GM retreat from Europe – don’t believe a word

Monsanto says it’s pulling out of Europe – but don’t celebrate just yet. It’s a regrouping, not a surrender…

29 July, 2013
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Pay attention to nutrition to boost energy and enhance mood

Experts advise vitamin and mineral supplements can add sparkle whether you are generally healthy or are suffering from low moods

24 July, 2013
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Psychological benefits for prisoners practising yoga

Yoga can improve mood and mental wellbeing among prisoners and may also have an effect on impulsive behaviour, a new study shows

22 July, 2013
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Music eases children’s pain and distress while in hospital

A visit to the emergency room can be frightening for children but a simple intervention of playing music can help keep them calm during medical procedures.

18 July, 2013

Massage with essential oil blend eases period pains

An essential oil blend of lavender, rose, cinnamon and clove has been shown to help women suffering from painful and/or heavy periods

18 July, 2013
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Phthalates shown to reduce fertility and IVF success

Exposure to hormone-disrupting phthalates, used in scented products, nail varnishes and other cosmetics, could lower the chances of getting pregnant

16 July, 2013
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Childhood eczema linked to antibiotic use

Children who take antibiotics in their first year of life are 40% more likely to develop eczema; damage to gut flora may be the key say researchers

15 July, 2013
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Essential fatty acids and prostate cancer – not quite the final word

Sensationalist, and misleading, headlines suggesting that omega-3s are dangerous do nothing to clarify our understanding of the link between certain fats and prostate cancer

11 July, 2013