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Want to be smarter? Put your phone away

New research has shown that just having a mobile phone in the same room as you is an unconscious distraction that can interfere with your ability to think and retain data.

African plant extract shows promise as Alzheimer’s treatment

A plant extract used for centuries in traditional medicine in Nigeria could form the basis of a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease, according to UK researchers

Juice fast helps promote weight loss

New evidence shows that fruit and vegetable juices contain a variety of beneficial substances that can feed good bacteria in the gut which are associated with healthy metabolism.


Uncovered: an unexpected source of superbugs

Disturbing new evidence shows that waste from pharmaceutical drug manufacture in developing countries is adding to the global problem of multi-drug resistant bacteria.


Grape extracts – a new weapon in the war against colon cancer

Compounds derived from grapes may have the ability to help prevent colon cancer, by effectively killing colon cancer stem cells.


How yoga makes us happy

From ‘power poses’ to traditional asanas, varying claims have been made about their effects on our health and happiness. Now, according to science, we know that many of these claims are true.


Why Neal’s Yard Remedies is an ethical Best Buy

Neal’s Yard Remedies’ high score in Ethical Consumer’s Best Buy ratings is for the company’s approach to some key issues including animal rights and the use of toxic chemicals. Find out more – and see the special subscription offer!