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2013 February

Study reports link between nations' milk consumption and Nobel prizes

Nutrition could be one of the contributing factors behind nations' Nobel Prize-winning records.A new study has suggested a strong link between nations' milk consumption and their history of winning Nobel Prizes.While the study appears somewhat tongue-in-cheek, there may in fact be plausible biological reasons for such an association, as a…
2013 February

Carotenoids may reduce breast cancer risk

A US study suggests carotenoids could help to reduce the risk of breast cancer.New research has highlighted the health benefits of carotenoids, a group of micronutrients found in fruits and vegetables.Scientists at Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women's Hospital found that women with high levels of carotenoids circulating in…
2013 February

Happy mood 'may boost brain power'

A study suggests that improving your mood could have important benefits for your cognitive function as the years go by.A study suggests that improving your mood could have important benefits for your cognitive function as the years go by.People may have better cognitive ability when they are in a good…
2013 February

Study shows benefits of vegetarian diet for the heart

Oxford University scientists have confirmed the benefits of a vegetarian diet for heart health.Vegetarians have long been convinced of the benefits of their dietary choices, and a new study appears to have confirmed their confidence in the diet.Scientists at the University of Oxford say that the risk of being hospitalised…
2013 February

Lifestyle changes can reduce risk of cancer

People can make certain lifestyle changes to reduce their risk of developing cancer.People can make certain lifestyle changes to reduce their risk of developing cancer.Britons are being reminded of the difference that lifestyle changes can make to their risk of developing cancer.The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has taken the…
2013 January

Prozac celebrates 25 years but many prefer natural approach

Many people, including GPs, are switching their attention to plant-based remedies when it comes to treating low mood and depression.The antidepressant Prozac is currently celebrating the 25th anniversary of its launch in January 1988.Sales of the drug have increased over the years and figures show it was prescribed almost four…
2013 January

Study reveals harmful effect of cholesterol-lowering statins on muscles

Scientists have shed light on the underlying causes of muscle pain in people who take statin drugs to improve their blood cholesterol.A group of cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins are recommended for those at risk of heart attack, but many people are reluctant to resort to these potent pharmaceuticals.One of the…
2013 January

Insufficient drinking water 'increases risk of UTIs'

Women should drink plenty of water and cut out junk food to reduce their risk of urinary tract infections.Women who suffer from recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) should ensure they drink plenty of water, an expert has advised.UTIs are very common, affecting around half of all women during their lives,…
2013 January

Regular aspirin use may harm eye health

A study has found a link between regular aspirin use and the eye disease AMDPeople who regularly use aspirin to reduce their risk of heart attack may need to pay extra attention to their eye health, a new study has found.Research conducted at the University of Sydney in Australia found…
2013 January

'Reassuring' study finds no link between folic acid and cancer risk

Folic acid supplements do not raise people's risk of developing cancer, according to an important new study in the Lancet medical journal.A large new analysis of existing research has confirmed the safety of taking folic acid supplements.Folic acid is particularly important for women of child-bearing age, as it helps to…