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August 2013

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Toxic UK: pesticide levels in our food are rising

A new report by the Pesticide Action Network shows that levels of pesticide residues in the UK’s food supply are rising

29 August, 2013
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Nanoparticles in food – tricky to detect, potentially toxic

Concerns over the use of silver nanoparticles as pesticides on fresh produce are growing as scientists struggle to find ways of detecting them in our food

28 August, 2013
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Broccoli could be key in the fight against osteoarthritis

Sulphurous compounds in broccoli could slow down the destruction of cartilage in osteoarthritis

28 August, 2013

Brushing and flossing could help prevent HPV-related oral cancers

Good dental hygiene can help reduce the risk of oral cancers caused by human papilloma virus, say researchers

27 August, 2013
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Babies get mum’s beneficial gut bacteria via breastmilk

More reasons why breast is best – scientists find beneficial bacteria from a mother’s gut can transfer to her baby via her breastmilk

22 August, 2013
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How lack of sleep leads to poor food choices

A sleepless night makes us more likely to reach for doughnuts or pizza than for whole grains and leafy green vegetables – now scientists think they know why

22 August, 2013
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Antioxidant flavonoids found in veggies could enhance cancer treatment

Celery, artichokes, and herbs like oregano, all contain powerful antioxidant flavonoids that, according to new research, could help kill human pancreatic cancer cells

20 August, 2013
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Watermelon juice has the right stuff to relieve post-exercise soreness

Sore after exercise? Watermelon is rich in the amino acid L-citrulline which can help muscles recover more quickly

20 August, 2013
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New study reveals sugar’s toxic legacy

Added sugar, even in a so-called ‘healthy’ diet, can lead to numerous health and behavioural problems

19 August, 2013
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Coenzyme Q10 supplements could improve health of critically ill patients

Critically ill patients are low in coenzyme Q10 – supplementing could help, say researchers

18 August, 2013