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August 2015

Nutritional quality, not counting calories, benefits heart health the most

To rapidly reduce obesity and cut illness and death from cardiovascular disease and curb the rising tide of obesity, doctors say focus on nutrition not calories.

27 August, 2015

Improve kids’ gut health to tackle obesity

A prebiotic-rich diet could help obese children regulate their calorie intake better, according to a recent study.

26 August, 2015
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Microbeads in cosmetics – a bigger problem than we thought

A new analysis of conventional facial scrubs has shown that a 150ml product can contain millions of ocean-polluting microbeads.

26 August, 2015

Chestnut leaf extract fights drug-resistant Staph bacteria

US researchers have found that European chestnut leaves contain substances that stop bacteria creating the toxins that cause tissue damage.

24 August, 2015

We are less spiritual at work, study shows

An 18-month US study has found that spiritual awareness fluctuates throughout the day and being at work makes many of us lose sight of our spiritual selves.

24 August, 2015

Traditional sweetgrass shows off its mosquito-repelling power

USDA researchers have discovered that an essential oil distilled from a native plant known as sweetgrass can repel mosquitoes as well as DEET

19 August, 2015

Are spicy foods the key to a longer life?

Including spicy foods like chillies as part of your weekly diet is associated with a lower risk of disease and premature death, according a new study.

19 August, 2015

Acupuncture effective for a range of skin conditions

If you suffer from skin conditions such as dermatitis, pruritus, and urticaria, acupuncture could provide relief, according to a new study.

17 August, 2015

Rosehip powder supplement improves knee flexibility

Daily supplements of a rosehip powder formulation could help improve knee joint health and get you walking again, according to new study from Denmark.

17 August, 2015

Supplement use could save money for public health authorities

Improvements in health and quality of life from supplement use could also translate into real savings for public health authorities.

13 August, 2015