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2013 January

Antibiotic drugs 'no help against coughs'

Natural immune support is likely to be far more effective than antibiotics for fighting off an annoying cough.Those planning to visit their GP to discuss an annoying cough may be better off seeking a more natural solution, following new research showing that commonly prescribed antibiotics are unlikely to provide any…
2013 January

Could pesticides in your tap water be to blame for your food allergy?

Research suggests that chemicals found in tap water and pesticide-treated fruits and vegetables may weaken your immune system and increase your risk of food allergies.Food allergies seem to be on the increase around the world, with recent studies confirming a significant rise in their incidence, particularly among children.Allergies are caused…
2013 January

Majority of Brits 'ignorant about cholesterol'

A survey suggests that seven in ten Britons do not know their own cholesterol level.Most people do not know their own cholesterol levels, according to a new report from Flora pro.activ.Researchers discovered that 70 per cent of survey respondents did not know their cholesterol level, with just one in four…
2013 January

Loneliness 'may harm the immune system'

A new study suggests that lonely people may need to take steps to bolster their immune system.People who are recovering from a serious illness need to take steps to nourish their immune system, but it seems that those who feel socially isolated need more help than others in this respect.A…
2013 January

How can shiitake mushrooms boost the immune system?

Shiitake mushrooms are packed with multiple health benefits, many of which aid the immune system.Shiitake mushrooms are an edible fungus native to Asia and are the second most commonly cultivated in the world.Animal-based studies have discovered antitumour, cholesterol-lowering and virus-inhibiting effects contained within the compounds in the food. However, research…
2013 January

Poor survival for some rare cancers highlights importance of natural immune support

People need to look beyond conventional medicines to support their immune system in the fight against cancer.Some of the most common forms of cancer have had vast amounts of funding ploughed into research efforts, and survival has improved as a result. But for other, rarer types of the disease, the…
2013 January

Natural tomato ingredient 'may improve cardiovascular health'

Research suggests that lycopene derived from tomatoes may have significant benefits for the cardiovascular system.Supplements containing an ingredient derived from the skin of tomatoes could have significant benefits for people with cardiovascular disease, research has shown.The ingredient, called lycopene, belongs to a group of natural plant pigments called carotenoids and…
2013 January

Grape seed extract may hinder growth of advanced bowel cancer

Early research suggests that the more aggressive a person's bowel cancer becomes, the greater the benefits they may gain from taking supplements containing grape seed extract.Compounds in grape seed extract may be effective at preventing the growth and survival of bowel cancer cells, US scientists have found.A large number of…
2013 January

Environmental pollution 'could reduce cognitive function in older adults'

Environmental pollution has been linked with a reduction in cognitive function in older adults.Environmental pollution has been linked with decreased cognitive function in older adults, according to a new study.While memory slips and dementia may often be considered part and parcel of growing older, an increasing body of evidence is…
2013 January

Female urinary incontinence 'should not be considered taboo'

Female urinary incontinence should not be a taboo subject, claims a urogynaecologist.Urinary incontinence can be a sensitive issue for many sufferers, but a leading doctor is urging for a change in public attitudes surrounding the condition, while also raising awareness.Professor Douglas Tincello, a urogynaecologist, claims that women in particular tend…