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Rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fats as well as protein and fibre; does this ancient Aztec superfood stand-up to the hype?
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Mental health

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Daily pycnogenol improves memory, focus and mood

New research shows that a natural plant extract from French maritime pine tree could help boost memory and mental performance.


2 March, 2015
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Brain inflammation link to major depression revealed

New evidence of the link between inflammation in the brain and depression suggests treating the inflammation could help treat the depression.


16 February, 2015
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Why sadness is so hard to get over

Long-lasting emotions like sadness tend to be caused by events that have strong implications for a person’s life – making it much harder to ‘get over it’, psychologists say


16 November, 2014
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Fatty fish diet can make antidepressants more effective

A new study has shown that increasing fatty fish intake appears to increase the response rate in patients who do not respond to antidepressants.


5 November, 2014
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Sedentary lifestyle leads to depression

Regular physical workouts are good for the brain, researchers say, helping to alleviate depression and also maintain memory and communication skills.


16 October, 2014
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Walking off depression – finding balance in nature

A large UK study has shown that group nature walks can significantly lower depression and stress and improve mental health and well-being.


24 September, 2014
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Online mindfulness courses can help reduce work stress

Mindfulness can be taught through online courses, with many positive effects on health and well being, say UK researchers


11 September, 2014
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Cocoa-based supplement signals hope for Alzheimer’s

Scientists find that a minimally processed cocoa extract may prevent or reduce the damage to nerve pathways found in Alzheimer’s disease


26 June, 2014
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Link between agricultural pesticides and autism revealed

Exposure to a range of commonly used agricultural pesticides in utero can substantially raise a child’s risk of developing autism


24 June, 2014
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Loneliness worse for health than obesity

Extreme loneliness has a measurable effect on health and can increase the chances of premature death by as much as 14%


20 February, 2014
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