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December 2014

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Pharmaceuticals in the environment affect crop growth

The pharmaceutical drugs we dump into the environment have been shown to have a significant impact on the growth of food crops

30 December, 2014
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Male infertility linked to hypertension, other health problems

Infertility problems can be an early warning of other health problems – such as heart disease – for men

30 December, 2014
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Analysis reveals yoga’s benefits for heart health

Yoga has been shown in several studies to be effective in improving cardiovascular risk factors, thus reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes

29 December, 2014
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Bilberries can help tackle health effects of high-fat diet

Bilberries – a type of wild blueberry – can help lower blood pressure and reduce the inflammation associated with a high fat diet

22 December, 2014
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Cultivating humility – beyond lack of pridefulness

True humility, say social scientists, has an intellectual component that encompasses traits like curiosity, awareness and a love of learning

22 December, 2014

That coffee cup may be BPA-free – but it’s still hormone-disrupting

Study shows that the resins used to make certain BPA-free plastics are estrogenic and can leech into our food

16 December, 2014
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Healthy fats in coconut oil could help slow brain ageing

A diet high in medium chain fatty acids, such as those found in coconut oil, could help protect the ageing brain, new research shows.

15 December, 2014
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Suffering from constipation? Self-acupressure can help

In a randomized clinical trial, 72% percent of participants said that self administered perineal self-acupressure helped relieve their constipation.

15 December, 2014
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Yes, organic can feed the world

We don’t need outdated technologies like GM to feed the world, a new analysis has shown.

12 December, 2014
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Brew some honeysuckle tea to fight the flu

Honeysuckle flowers contain a potent anti-viral substance that acts against several strains of flu virus

8 December, 2014