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2013 February

Nation's energy levels harmed by sleep deprivation

A survey has revealed the extent of Britons' lack of good-quality sleep.Britons are struggling to get the quality and amount of sleep they need to feel energised and positive during the day, a survey suggests.Employee health expert energiseYou surveyed more than 2,000 people to shed light on their sleeping habits…
2013 February

Folic acid supplements in early pregnancy 'protect against autism'

A study suggests that children whose mothers took folic acid supplements before and during pregnancy may be significantly less likely to develop autism.Women who take the recommended amount of folic acid (vitamin B9) before and in the early stages of pregnancy may be up to 40 per cent less likely…
2013 February

Bolstering the immune system 'the best way to fight cancer

German scientists say that efforts to bolster the body's own immune system could be the most effective way to fight cancer.Scientists have long been trying to find drugs that kill cancer cells or block off their supply of oxygen and nutrients, but a new study suggests the body's own immune…
2013 February

High-sugar diet 'may increase cancer risk'

Scientists have found a way that high-sugar diets may influence our risk of developing cancer.People who regularly eat large amounts of sugar may face an increased risk of cancer, scientists have found.Figures show that people with diabetes - a disease where the body fails to control blood sugar levels -…
2013 February

Zinc may prevent out-of-control inflammation

A study suggests that zinc may help the body to control infection without letting the immune response get out of control.Zinc may help to control infections by preventing the immune system from creating too much inflammation, new research suggests.The essential mineral is often taken by people in the early stages…
2013 February

Simple changes can reduce risk of heart disease

Experts have provided a number of simple steps that people can take to improve their heart health.Many people believe there is little they can do to reduce their risk of developing heart disease, but the opposite is in fact true, according to cardiologists.Experts say there are plenty of small changes…
2013 February

Blood pressure and cholesterol 'top priorities' for people with diabetes

Research suggests that addressing high blood pressure and cholesterol may be even more important for people with diabetes than controlling their blood sugar.People with diabetes should do whatever they can to normalise their blood pressure and cholesterol levels, new research has shown.It is commonly assumed that the top priority for…
2013 February

Study reveals harmful effects of air pollution on health

A WHO review has highlighted the burden of disease from air pollution in the EU.Long-term exposure to tiny particles in polluted air can trigger a range of health problems, including atherosclerosis, adverse birth outcomes and respiratory diseases, a study has shown.Leading academics from around the world conducted the World Health…
2013 February

Give your body a boost with healthy algae

The health benefits of algae have been well established for centuries, but it is enjoying something of a rise to prominence among Western consumers lately, following years of use in the Far East.Often used as a dietary supplement to improve general health, the ancient organism has been shown to be…
2013 February

Antioxidants in berries linked to reduced heart attack risk

Berry-derived antioxidants can help to protect the heart, according to a new study.Antioxidant compounds found in strawberries and blueberries may help to reduce women's risk of having a heart attack, scientists have found.Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of East Anglia carried out a study…