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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

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

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

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

Good nutrition 'important' for maintaining muscle mass

Experts have highlighted a number of nutritional factors that influence our muscle mass and strength as we age.A healthy, balanced diet is important throughout our lifetime, but changes may need to be made as we get older to counter the ageing process.A common problem as we age is gradual loss…
2013 January

Supplements 'most important' for determining vitamin D levels in children

A Canadian study has highlighted the importance of vitamin D supplementation for children.Much has been made of the importance of exposure to sunlight as a way of enabling the body to make enough vitamin D.But a new study suggests that, at least in children, using a high-quality vitamin D supplement…
2013 January

Are you getting enough vitamin D?

Experts are concerned by the high rates of vitamin D deficiency in the UK.Vitamin D has fallen under the spotlight recently, with the nutrient playing many important roles in the body, such as supporting the development and maintenance of healthy bones and regulating cell growth.Increasingly, scientists are linking vitamin D…
2013 January

Fruit and veg 'good for mood'

Eating seven or eight portions of fruit and vegetables each day could be good for people's emotional wellbeing.People who are feeling blue may benefit from increasing their intake of fruit and vegetables, a new study has shown.Currently, we are advised to eat at least five daily portions of different fruits…
2013 January

Beta-carotene 'may protect against type-2 diabetes'

Early studies suggest that people whose genes make them susceptible to developing type-2 diabetes may benefit from boosting their intake of beta-carotene.People with a particular genetic predisposition to type-2 diabetes may benefit from taking supplements containing beta-carotene, preliminary research suggests.Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine looked at people with…
2013 January

High-dose vitamin D 'may reduce risk of respiratory tract infection'

A study suggests that people with recurring respiratory tract infections may benefit from boosting their levels of vitamin D.People who are prone to developing respiratory tract infections may benefit from taking a high-quality vitamin D supplement, new research suggests.Scientists at Sweden's Karolinska Institute looked at 140 patients with symptoms of…