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October 2014

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Self-compassion beats self-esteem for healthy body image

Regardless of their weight, women with higher self-compassion have better body image and are better able to cope with life’s ups and downs, according to new research.

22 October, 2014
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‘Natural’ doesn’t mean GMO-Free

A new independent survey has found that nearly all the food products labelled ‘natural’ had substantial levels of GMOs in them

20 October, 2014
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Sedentary lifestyle leads to depression

Regular physical workouts are good for the brain, researchers say, helping to alleviate depression and also maintain memory and communication skills.

16 October, 2014
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Lifestyle changes prevent bowel cancer

A combination of five key healthy behaviours is associated with a reduction in the risk of developing bowel cancer by more than a third

14 October, 2014
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Turmeric compound helps regenerate brain cells

Scientists have found that a little-studied compound in turmeric could hold the key to treating brain injury and neurological disorders

13 October, 2014
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Granny Smith apples – your gut’s best friend?

All apples are a good source of non-digestible compounds which can improve gut health – but Granny Smith’s have more of what’s good for you

8 October, 2014
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Prenatal exposure to BPA linked to child breathing problems

Exposure to BPA – the toxin present in many plastics – while in the womb, can have a detrimental effect on lung health in children, say researchers

7 October, 2014
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Vitamin D improves kids’ winter dermatitis

Children’s symptoms of winter dermatitis can improve by around 30% with a daily supplement of Vitamin D, say researchers

6 October, 2014
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Antioxidant found in grapes could be a new acne treatment

Resveratrol, found naturally in red grapes, red wine, peanuts and some berries, can kill the bacteria that causes acne, say scientists

1 October, 2014
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Doctors warn of the risks of painkillers

The risks of opioid painkillers outweigh their benefits for headache, low back pain and other conditions, according to the American Academy of Neurology

1 October, 2014