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2013 April

Curcumin supplements may ease joint pain

People with osteoarthritis of the knee may benefit from taking a high-quality curcumin complex.People with persistent joint pain that fails to respond to conventional treatment may want to consider using a natural supplement such as curcumin.Extracted from the popular Indian spice turmeric, curcumin is included in many different curry recipes…
2013 April

Work 'the biggest cause of stress'

A survey has highlighted work as the main stressful factor in people's lives.Work is the most stressful factor in people's lives, according to new research from mental health charity Mind.A survey of more than 2,000 people, conducted by research firm Populus on behalf of the charity, found that over a…
2013 April

High levels of lead found in imported rice in the US

A study revealing high levels of lead in some rice products has highlighted the risks posed by heavy metals in our environment and food supply.Scientists have uncovered high levels of lead in rice imported from certain countries by the US.Researchers at Monmouth University in New Jersey measured the levels of…
2013 April

Vitamin D lowers inflammation in lung diseases

A high intake of vitamin D may help to reduce inflammation in people with respiratory diseases.Vitamin D has been shown to lower inflammation in the lungs associated with several respiratory diseases including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).According to new research from the US, the vitamin can play a…
2013 April

Men's bowel cancer rates rise by more than a quarter

New figures show that bowel cancer rates are on the rise in the UK, with men bearing the brunt of the increase.There has been a major rise in the prevalence of bowel cancer in recent years, particularly among men, new figures show.A report from Cancer Research UK reveals that bowel…
2013 April

Month of birth linked to immune system development

New research suggests a biological basis for the apparent 'month of birth' effect in MS and suggests a need for more studies on the benefits of vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy.A baby's month of birth may influence the development of its immune system, as well as its levels of vitamin…
2013 April

Organic diets 'healthier than non-organic ones'

The latest research suggests organic diets may be beneficial for longevity and fertility.An organic diet appears to be associated with better health outcomes than a conventional one, according to a new study in the journal PLoS One.Scientists at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, US, compared the effects of different dietary…
2013 April

Majority of people with diabetes 'do not have condition under control'

An analysis by Diabetes UK suggests that fewer than one in five people with diabetes meet recommended targets for blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol.The vast majority of people with diabetes in England and Wales are failing to control their condition effectively, new research suggests.An analysis by Diabetes UK indicates…
2013 April

Study underlines need to boost nutrient intake when giving up red meat

Millions of Britons are missing out on key vitamins and minerals, according to a new study.A growing number of people are choosing to cut back on red meat, amid concerns that a high intake may increase the risk of bowel cancer and other health problems.While it is perfectly possible -…
2013 April

Biobran MGN-3 'minimises side-effects of chemotherapy' for patients with breast cancer

A new study suggests that BioBran MGN-3 may help to reduce many of the side-effects experienced by women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.Women who are undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer may benefit from taking a natural product called BioBran MGN-3 alongside their conventional treatment, new research has found.Researchers at Nishtar…