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Tired, sniffling, low? You need sunshine

What's the cause of winter ailments, colds and blues? A lack of vitamin S - sunshine. What's the cure? A...

October 26, 2009

Diabetes disaster

Figures released today show that the number of people in the world with diabetes has risen from an estimated 30...

October 22, 2009

How to cut the stress of addiction

Many people prone to addiction have 'reward deficiency syndrome' making them more prone to stress. Recent research shows how amino...

October 15, 2009

B vitamins cut heart deaths by over 80%

A study published by the American Journal of Cardiology finds that cardiovascular patient with high homocysteine levels (above 15µmol/l) treated...

October 7, 2009

Depression – food is better than drugs

In case you didn’t know anti-depressant drugs work as ‘enhanced placebos’.

October 5, 2009

The best six natural painkillers

An estimated 35% of the population suffer from chronic pain - 28 million in the UK. NSAID painkillers (from aspirin...

October 5, 2009

Vaccines are dangerous

Almost 2,000 girls given the cervical cancer vaccine have suffered serious side-effects. One claims to have been paralysed, another may...

October 2, 2009

Do statin dangers outweigh benefits?

New fears over an increasing list of side-effects has sparked the need for more research to investigate the dangers of...

September 25, 2009

The dangers of painkillers

The average person takes 373 painkillers a year. Over 2,000 people in Britain die as a result and at least...

September 8, 2009

Genes don’t cause Alzheimer’s

The discovery of two new 'contributor' genes for Alzheimer's has led to hyped up headlines implying that the cure will...

September 7, 2009

Tea drinkers are smarter and younger

Two recent studies show that tea drinkers have the edge in memory tests and tests for longevity. The latest study,...

August 28, 2009

One in seven teenagers lack vitamin D

That’s the conclusion of a study of 3,577 12 to 19 year olds in America. The researchers found that the...

August 18, 2009

One in ten on anti-depressants

A report out today confirms a massive increase in prescribing antidepressants in the US. Between 1996 and 2005, the rate...

August 5, 2009

Omega 3 fat makes you thin

The higher your omega 3 status the lower your weight. That's the finding of a new study in the Journal...

July 23, 2009

Multivitamin use cuts heart disease risk

A study of over 77,000 people finds that those who take either daily multivitamins or vitamin in excess of 215mg...

July 20, 2009

High insulin triples breast cancer risk

Yet more evidence that poor blood sugar control is a major driver of breast cancer has emerged from a study...

July 13, 2009

Eating fish cuts memory loss

A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition of 15,000 people across seven countries finds that eating fish cuts...

July 9, 2009

Can coffee reverse Alzheimers?

This is the headline that newspapers and the BBC ran today based on a study giving mice high dose caffeine...

July 6, 2009

Xylitol prevents tooth decay

Xylitol kills tooth rotting bacteria, preventing cavities, shows definitive study in the Archives of Oral Biology.

July 6, 2009

Go (wal)nuts this summer

I want to remind you of the health benefits of nuts, particularly walnuts, at the time of year when lettuce...

July 2, 2009