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Get kids outdoors to prevent nearsightedness

Daily exposure to outdoor light is beneficial for children in multiple ways; now new research shows it can help promote healthy eye development and reduce the risk of myopia.

What’s behind the house dust link to obesity?

A pioneering study from the US has shown that hormone-disrupting chemicals commonly found in house dust can trigger fat cells to accumulate more fat.

New cure for insomnia – feeling useful

The deep connection between mind and body is highlighted in a study showing that a greater sense of purpose in life can cut sleeplessness due to sleep apnea and restless legs by more than half.

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Plastic pollution – beyond cosmetic microbeads

Polyester and acrylic clothing sheds hundreds of thousands of plastic fibres each time it is washed – and guess where it ends up? A new perspective on what pollutes our oceans.

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Vitamin D guidelines need to be updated – here’s why

The two forms of vitamin D – D3 and D2 – are generally treated as equivalent in nutritional guidelines. But new evidence suggests one is better than the other for raising blood levels of this essential nutrient.

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More ways for you to help protect our bees

A new addition to the Neal’s Yard Remedies’ Bee Lovely range ensures our ongoing commitment to our campaign help save the bees – and here’s a few more tips for what you can do to show our bees some love.

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I spent three days as a hunter-gatherer to see if it would improve my gut health

Mounting evidence suggests that the richer and more diverse the community of microbes in your gut the lower your risk of disease.