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Neck pain? Try these essential oils

Occasional neck pain, for instance after exercise or a restless night's sleep, can be eased with essential oil massage
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Immunity

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Echinacea/elderberry combo as effective as Tamiflu for influenza

A new study shows that a combination of echinacea and elderberry is as effective as the conventional antiviral medicine Tamiflu in the early treatment of influenza


22 June, 2015
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Misbehaving toddlers? It could begin in the gut!

The next time your toddler acts adventurous, shy, fidgety or cuddly, the trigger could be the specific type of bacteria in his or her gut


1 June, 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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Zinc deficiency linked to inflammation, poor immunity

Zinc, an important mineral in human health, appears to affect how the immune system responds to stimulation and deficiency can lead to inflammatory conditions, scientists say


2 April, 2015
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Garlic extract could help treat chronic lung infection

Allicin-containing compounds in garlic have a powerful antibiotic effect on the bacteria that cause chronic lung disease in cystic fibrosis patients


6 March, 2015
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Nutritional supplements reduce hospital stays for those with lung disease

COPD patients receiving nutrition treatment in the hospital had reduced lengths of stay, hospital costs, and chances of returning to the hospital within 30-days


27 January, 2015
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Brew some honeysuckle tea to fight the flu

Honeysuckle flowers contain a potent anti-viral substance that acts against several strains of flu virus


8 December, 2014
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Farm animal link to resistant bacteria in hospitals

Some methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bugs in UK hospitals can be traced back to a type of bacteria found in farm animals


5 November, 2014
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Probiotic & vitamin C combo keeps kids well in the winter

A single daily dose of vitamin C and probiotics could reduce coughs, colds and days off school by as much as 30%, say researchers


22 September, 2014
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‘Good’ bacteria in raw honey could be an alternative to antibiotics

Swedish researchers have identified multiple strains of lactic acid bacteria in raw honey which could fight troublesome MRSA and more


9 September, 2014
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