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Regulators need to research the toxicity of chemical combinations more rigorously.

US EPA still ignoring the problem of ‘chemical cocktails’

Campaigners say regulators need to research the toxicity of synergistic chemical combinations more rigorously and proactively.

Lack of social connections and feelings of loneliness and depression raise your risk of premature death more than obesity

Healthy ageing has little to do with age

Feelings of loneliness and depression are better predictors of how long you will live than how much you weigh, according to a new US study.

Antioxidant polyphenols from grapes and green tea could help the body burn fat more efficiently.

Tea and grape compounds could help burn fat

New evidence suggests that antioxidant polyphenols from grapes and green tea could help the body burn fat more efficiently.

Finding ways to work brisk walking or cycling into your day could help you live longer.
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Time to get serious about exercise

Finding ways of working an hour of brisk walking or cycling into your work day could add years to your life.

Targeted, individualised nutritional therapy may be the best way to keep pregnant women healthy.
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Are supplements in pregnancy ‘unnecessary’?

We need healthy mothers to make healthy babies, so why are pregnant women still getting confusing and inadequate advice on nutrition and supplements?

We still understand so little about why pain can persist long after an injury is 'healed'.
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What is chronic pain and why is it hard to treat?

Unrelieved pain contributes more to human suffering than any other disease; it’s time to understand more about what causes it.

Using mindfulness to stay focused on the present can help prevent relapses in depression.
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Mindfulness is not a waste of time – it can help treat depression

Critics say it has been corrupted from its Buddhist roots, but mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MCBT) is helping people to avoid relapses into depression.