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April 2015

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Healthy food choices? Eat an apple before food shopping

New research shows that people who ate an apple before shopping bought 28% more fruits and vegetables than those who didn’t

30 April, 2015
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Women can literally die of a broken heart

Traumatic life events can raise a woman’s risk of a heart attack, even if she has no other risk factors for heart disease, say researchers

30 April, 2015
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Are bees addicted to pesticides?

New study finds bees are attracted to nectar containing common pesticides, thus increasing their chances of lethal exposure

27 April, 2015
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Global sustainability is dependent on a happy citizens

Sustainability isn’t just about environment. Countries with the happiest citizens are also more sustainable and resilient in times of economic and social crisis.

27 April, 2015
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Another misleading story linking vitamins to cancer

In today’s papers there is a flurry of stories about a new ‘study’ linking vitamins with cancer. Here’s what you need to know about these reports: There is no study.

21 April, 2015
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Curcumin prevents post-exercise muscle soreness

Curcumin, the well-researched active ingredient in turmeric, can help reduce pain, inflammation and muscle damage from intense exercise

21 April, 2015
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Mindfulness training as effective as pills for preventing depression

Mindfulness-based cognitive training (MBCT) – which aims to change the way people think and feel about their experiences – can help prevent relapse of major depression

21 April, 2015
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A mushroom a day for better immunity?

Regular consumption of shiitake mushrooms, prized in traditional Asian medicine for their health-giving properties, can help improve immune function, say US researchers

21 April, 2015
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Pesticide exposure raises risk of heart disease

Exposure to DDT and related hormone-disrupting pesticides can increase a woman’s risk of heart disease over and above any risks posed by obesity

9 April, 2015
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Getting sweaty could save your life

Physical activity that makes you puff and sweat is key to avoiding an early death, according to new research from Australia

8 April, 2015