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Top pick: Neck pain? Try these essential oils

Neck pain? Try these essential oils

Occasional neck pain, for instance after exercise or a restless night's sleep, can be eased with essential oil massage
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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Asking our MPs to save the bees!

Neal’s Yard Remedies recently joined campaigning groups Friends of the Earth and 38 Degrees to lobby MPs to keep bee-killing neonic insecticides out of our fields

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Tummy tonic

A deliciously soothing blend of superfoods to support a delicate tummy and promote good gut flora

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Mind your pees! What urine colour can tell you about hydration

The colour of your pee is a simple, reliable indicator of how well hydrated you are and whether you need to drink more water

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9 natural ways to relieve sinusitis

Before you reach for that decongestant spray or pills, try these natural remedies for sinusitis.

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Side effects? Adverse effects!

Whatever you choose to call them, they are on the rise…

The label on the average commercial drug product lists 70 different potential adverse effects. In a study appearing in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers found that with more commonly prescribed drugs the number of listed adverse effects averaged around 100. The 2011 study ,which involved analysis of more than 5,600 drug labels and more than half a million labelled effects found that a single label listed as many as  535 adverse reactions. The number of potential adverse effects of modern medicine can overwhelm doctors trying to weigh the risks and benefits when prescribing a medicine.

And it’s not good news for patients either!