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June 2015

Fitness foods encourage us to eat more, exercise less

Food labels can mislead consumers into thinking that regular snacking is a fitness activity, say researchers

30 June, 2015

Blackcurrants boost brain health

Two varieties of blackcurrant have been found to reduce oxidative stress in the brain and boost cognitive performance and alertness in healthy individuals

29 June, 2015

Fermented foods calm social anxiety

Fermented foods can favorably change the environment in the gut, lowering feelings of self-consciousness, shyness and loneliness, according to US researchers

29 June, 2015
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Electro-acupoint stimulation – a new approach to Crohn’s disease?

Using electro-acupoint stimulation may help improve symptoms and reduce the inflammation associated with Crohn’s disease.

23 June, 2015
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‘Cocktail’ of everyday chemicals contributes to cancer risk

A cocktail of 50 common chemicals, some found in foods and objects we use daily, could be contributing to the global cancer epidemic, new research has found

23 June, 2015

Echinacea/elderberry combo as effective as Tamiflu for influenza

A new study shows that a combination of echinacea and elderberry is as effective as the conventional antiviral medicine Tamiflu in the early treatment of influenza

22 June, 2015

Aloe vera helps fight skin ageing from the inside

Oral supplementation with aloe vera sterols can help slow the signs of skin ageing in women over 40, according to Japanese researchers.

17 June, 2015
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How you exercise could affect how well you sleep

Being physically active can help solve your sleep problems – but there’s a catch as some types of physical activity may leave you more prone to insomnia.

16 June, 2015

Balanced diet essential for mental health

New research argues that that the future of psychiatry should embrace nutrition as essential to maintaining better mental health and quality of life

16 June, 2015
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Longer life for lovers of tree nuts and peanuts

A new study confirms a link between peanut and tree nut intake and lower mortality rates, but finds no protective effect for peanut butter.

11 June, 2015