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June 2012

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Sunflowers hold the key to easing itchy skin conditions

A substance found naturally in sunflower seeds has been shown to help protect the moisture barrier of the skin and could calm itchy eczema

26 June, 2012
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Stop worrying and add some oily dressing to that salad!

Salad vegetables are chock-full of important vitamins and nutrients, but you won’t get much benefit without the right type of dressing

26 June, 2012
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Regular exercise in nature cuts the risk of poor mental health

Taking your exercise regime out of the gym and in the park can cut the risk of suffering from poor mental health by half

26 June, 2012
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Peaches, plums and nectarines help fight metabolic syndrome

Stone fruits contain important antioxidants that can help fight-off obesity-related diabetes and cardiovascular disease, say US researchers

25 June, 2012
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Kids’ allergy risk rises with exposure to triclosan and parabens

These common antibacterial cosmetic ingredients can increase the risk of food and environmental allergies

20 June, 2012
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Spray tans – the hazards of faking it

Hazardous chemicals in salon and home fake tan formulations may actually contribute to DNA damage and skin ageing

20 June, 2012
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Vitamin D/calcium supplementation could help extend life

Vitamin D, when taken with calcium, can reduce the risk of premature death in seniors, according to a new study

19 June, 2012
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Meditation takes the stress out of multitasking

In a hi-tech world meditation can increase concentration and reduce emotional volatility and stress

15 June, 2012
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Healthy gut bacteria regulates happiness, emotional stability

Brain levels of serotonin, the ‘happy hormone’ depend on the amount of healthy bacteria in the gut during infancy

14 June, 2012
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Ginseng supplement fights cancer-related fatigue

A new study suggests that ginseng has significant activity against cancer-related fatigue in adults with cancer

12 June, 2012