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January 2016

Mixed emotions – indecisiveness or emotional depth?

Mixed emotions, which are better tolerated in some cultures than in others, may be a way of helping us function better in groups and see both sides of an issue.

28 January, 2016

Daily aged garlic helps keep arteries clear

US researchers show that supplementing with aged garlic can help slow the progression of atherosclerosis and reverse the early stages of heart disease.

26 January, 2016

A ‘green’ view helps students concentrate

Giving students a classroom with a view of green spaces, can lower stress levels and significantly boost their academic performance, say researchers

25 January, 2016

Plasticisers in food trigger weight gain

German scientists have shown that phthalates migrating from packaging to fatty foods act like ‘chemical calories’ and can cause significant weight gain.

19 January, 2016

In children with urinary tract infections, cranberry extract could help

Many studies show that cranberry extract can be an effective natural treatment for adults with UTIs; new research shows children may benefit too.

19 January, 2016

Are we getting enough vitamin E from our food?

Many healthy foods are rich in vitamin E – but these days food may not be enough to give our bodies adequate supplies of this essential nutrient.

15 January, 2016

Pine bark extract improves memory, attention span

The combined anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-edema (anti-water retention) benefits of pine bark extract can keep the brain healthy, say experts

13 January, 2016

FDA bans three toxic food packaging chemicals

Chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects, and commonly used in pizza boxes, microwave popcorn bags, sandwich wrappers are being taken off the menu.

11 January, 2016

Exercise DVDs could be ‘psychologically harmful’

Fitness DVDs that include negative imagery such a skinny models in revealing clothing, and demotivating language can be psychologically damaging say experts.

8 January, 2016

Cold & flu symptoms? Evolution’s telling you to stay home!

Scientists say the aches and fever of cold and flu have an evolutionary message; they’re telling us – stay home, don’t spread your germs to the rest of the ‘tribe’

8 January, 2016