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Ensuring everyone has adequate intake of vitamin D could help cut the incidence of colds by up to 50%.

Vitamin D could dramatically reduce cold and flu incidence

More than three million people across the UK could reduce their risk of colds or flu every year if everyone received adequate daily or weekly levels of vitamin D, according a new report.

A study of farmworkers has showns that exposure to pesticides can cause long term changes in oral bacteria populations.

Pesticide exposure disrupts your mouth’s ‘ecosystem’

Pesticide exposure may be linked to long term changes the makeup of bacteria in the mouths of farmers, possibly increasing the risk of health problems elsewhere in the body.

A daily fermented milk drink containing the L. casei strain Shirota significantly reduced the risk of upper respiratory tract infections and the common cold.

Probiotics may reduce the risk of common cold

A new study shows that a daily fermented milk drink with the L. casei strain Shirota significantly reduced the risk of upper respiratory tract infections and the common cold.

Honey has several antiseptic and antibacterial properties that can help balance the skin.
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Natural treatments for acne

From honey face masks to essential oil massage blends, facial steams and compresses – here are some of our favorite alternatives ot help keep your skin clear.

Skin-to-skin contact between a mother (or father) and their newborn, frequent and exclusive or nearly-exclusive breastfeeding are aspects of 'kangaroo mother care'.
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‘Kangaroo mother care’ helps preterm babies survive… but offers benefits for all

For premature babies close skin-to-skin contact with mum, combined with frequent breastfeeding produces significant health benefits that are evident even 20 years after birth.

Essential oils can hep relieve anxiety and stress, and help ground and uplift emotions.
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Our favourite sensual oils

A sensual massage using essential oils blends that you’ve made yourself is the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift. Here’s our pick of the best aphrodisiac oils to get you started.

It's about this time of year that most of our resolve to do better fades.
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Struggling with your New Year’s resolutions? Here’s how you can hang on in there

It’s about this time of year that most of our resolve to do better and be better starts to fade; here’s some good advice for keeping on track.