Health

A new study has shown that children fed a healthy diet at an early age may have a slightly increased IQ compared to those who eat a diet high in junk food. Dr Lisa Smithers who led the research at the University of Adelaide in Australia said that, “Diet supplies the nutrients needed for the […]

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Olive Oil for Bone Health

by on October 9, 2012

The Mediterranean diet is widely known to be among the healthiest in the world. Now new research is showing that in particular, the high intake of olive oil in this diet is associated with increased levels of the markers which are necessary for healthy bone formation, called osteocalcin. Men between the ages of 55 and […]

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently warned that the use of antibiotics is creating drug resistant strains of bacteria which could potentially be very harmful. The Director General of the WHO Margaret Chan, addressed a meeting of infectious disease experts recently in Copenhagen. She talked of a growing crisis in the use of antibiotics […]

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A Cambridge based biotechnology company, Lycotec, has developed a process which makes drugs more easily delivered into the body and absorbed into the liver. The process? Mix it with chocolate! Lycotec identified that patients fail to regularly take their medication over long periods of time and saw the potential to mix them with chocolate to […]

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In the last five years, there have been reports of a concerning rise in cases of the bone disease Rickets, which is caused by a deficiency of Vitamin D. Rickets can cause the bones to soften and leave children with bowed legs.  The disease which was largely wiped out after the Second World War, has […]

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The news has recently reported that there are a worrying number of errors being made by doctors when they prescribe medication. Some figure suggest that as many as 1 in 5 patients are receiving prescriptions with mistakes in them, including wrong instructions or dosages. It seems the most vulnerable people are the elderly and young […]

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An interesting article on olive oil appeared in the Hindustan Times recently. There is a great deal of potential for fraud in the olive oil market – particularly the labelling of “extra virgin”: is it really extra virgin – or just an extra virgin label? I always go on the colour of the oil. If […]

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Reduce Cancer Risk Easily

by on January 20, 2012

A recent report shows that eliminating four unhealthy habits will dramatically reduce the risk of developing cancer. The report showed that more than a third of all diagnosed cases of cancer were caused by these four unhealthy habits. Cancer Research UK says that 40% of all cancers are avoidable if everybody addresses these four issues. […]

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Exercise Beats Diabetes

by on January 20, 2012

Very modest amounts of exercise on a regular basis have been found to boost insulin production, which will help to head off diabetes. A study found that less than one minute of vigorous exercise three times a week was enough to reduce the increase in production of insulin. In the study, volunteers were asked to […]

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By the way, following on from that story, if you’d like to read some “contrary views,” on cholesterol and heart disease, read: -Bryan Hubbard in What Doctors Don’t Tell You magazine -The Great Cholesterol Con by Dr Malcolm Kendrick -The Cholesterol Myths: Exposing the Fallacy That Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease by Uffe […]

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