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April 2014

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Children exposed to a dangerous cocktail of pesticides, says new report

A new French analysis has shown, once again, the shocking extent to which our children are contaminated with pesticides

30 April, 2014
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Stress makes the health effects of bad food even worse

A high stress lifestyle and a junk food diet are a dangerous combination that substantially raises your risk of metabolic syndrome

30 April, 2014
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Rising demand for herbal remedies could increase cultivation in the wild

A recognition of the growing herbal medicines market could promote health, and a better life for farmers in developing countries.

29 April, 2014
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Victory! Vermont is the first US state to label GMOs!

Vermont has become the first US state to pass a ‘no-strings’ GMO labelling law. Will others follow? Or will the DARK act take states’ right to choose away?

25 April, 2014
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Green tomato compound grows, protects muscles

A unique compound in green tomatoes has a potent muscle-building activity and may even help protect against muscle wastage

24 April, 2014
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Edible flowers pack an antioxidant punch

A new study has found that edible flowers aren’t just a pretty garnish. They may actually be good for us too!

23 April, 2014

Trust your gut – it loves chocolate too!

A unique new study has shown that good bacteria in the gut turn dark chocolate into anti-inflammatory compounds that protect the heart

23 April, 2014
Korean ginseng, also known as Panax ginseng, has immune-stimulating properties against flu and other respiratory infections

Ginseng can prevent and treat influenza

New research evidence shows that Korean (Panax) ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and and other respiratory infections of the lungs

22 April, 2014

If you want to be happy… act happy

The more we engage in extroverted and outgoing behaviour the happier we are, according to the findings of a new study

22 April, 2014
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Substance in milk thistle puts the brakes on bowel cancer

Silibinin, the active constituent in milk thistle can help reduce inflammation in the gut and may have a role to play in bowel cancer prevention

15 April, 2014