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Sunshine a key ‘nutrient’ for mental health

Of all the weather variables that can affect mental and emotional health, getting enough sunshine is the most important, according to a new study.

14 November, 2016

More of us are avoiding perfumed people – and places

A new survey shows that more and more Americans are aware of fragrance sensitivity and are choosing to avoid businesses and other places where the air is ‘perfumed’.

26 October, 2016

Europe’s medicinal plants in decline, says new report

A new report shows that a combination of ‘plant poachers’ and loss of habitat is threatening many of Europe’s most useful medicinal herbal plants

2 June, 2015

Breastfeeding protects against a toxic environment

Breastfeeding babies for at least four months helps protect them against airborne toxins such as lead, arsenic and NO2, according to new research

1 June, 2015

Organic farming builds and protects biodiversity

More evidence that organic farms act as a refuge for wild plants, offsetting the loss of biodiversity on conventional farms

20 May, 2015

How air travel alters our sense of taste

The unnatural atmosphere of airplane cabins do something strange to our tastebuds, significantly changing the way we perceive flavours

14 May, 2015

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

Water fluoridation linked to hypothyroidism

British researchers have found that fluoridating community water supplies results in a much higher risk of avoidable hypothyroidism

25 March, 2015

Is too much artificial light at night making us sick?

Artificial light at night disrupts the body’s circadian rhythm linking it to breast cancer, obesity, diabetes, and depression.

19 March, 2015

Loss of pollinators increases risk of malnutrition, disease

Scientists have made a direct connection between loss of bees and an increased risk of nutrient deficiencies – with worrying connections to diseases like measles and malaria.

27 January, 2015