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September 2013

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Study finds acupuncture benefits depression

Adding acupuncture to usual care for depression produces immediate benefits and can be as effective as counselling, say researchers

30 September, 2013
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Western pattern diet raises Alzheimer’s risk

A new international analysis shows that diets high in animal protein and animal fat lead to a higher incidence of Alzheimer’s disease

25 September, 2013
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Bacterial resistance – another good reason to avoid triclosan

Triclosan – a synthetic antibacterial widely used in personal care products – is fuelling the development of resistant bacteria in streams and rivers

24 September, 2013
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Supplementing with B-vitamins may reduce stroke risk

A major new analysis shows that supplementing with B vitamins could reduce the overall risk of stroke by 7%

24 September, 2013
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UK government accepts swine flu vaccine caused narcolepsy in children

Confidential documents show UK government could be footing the bill for numerous claims for compensation arising from health damage caused by the swine flu vaccine

24 September, 2013
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Spotlight on the antidepressant effects of exercise

Exercise may help ease symptoms of depression, in some cases better than conventional treatments, according to a fresh look at the research

20 September, 2013
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Meditating before a lecture improves students’ performance

A little Zen before a lecture can help university students retain more of the lesson, and lead to better grades

19 September, 2013
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Vitamin D cuts kids’ risk of recurrent ear infection

Improving children’s vitamin D status could help ward off earaches and be a valuable alternative to conventional treatments, say researchers

17 September, 2013
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Young kids not getting enough healthy fats

Starting a balanced diet early in life – one that includes a good ratio of omega-3s to omega-6 fatty acids – may have long-lasting benefits for children’s health

16 September, 2013
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Tropical herb a ‘breakthrough’ in treating candida

A herb herb native to the tropical forests of southern and central India and Sri Lanka could be a breakthrough treatment for candida

13 September, 2013