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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

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

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

Effects of environmental toxins on children 'a public health crisis'

An expert has voiced his concerns about children's exposure to environmental toxins and provided a number of practical solutions for protecting against their effects.The world may be facing one of its largest public health crises ever, in the form of the effects of environmental toxins on children's health, an expert…
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…
2013 January

Sugary drinks 'could worsen osteoarthritis'

Sugary drinks could help worsen osteoarthritis, new research claims.Consuming sugary drinks could worsen osteoarthritis, especially in slim men and normal weight women, a new survey shows.The common degenerative condition affects six million older adults in the UK, and could be aggravated by drinking soft drinks.In fact, according to the Brigham…
2013 January

Health impacts on happiness, says survey

The state of an individual's health can have a serious impact on their happiness, according to a new study.Researchers from George Mason University, the University of Alabama-Birmingham, the University of Chicago and the University of Massachusetts Medical School found that the disruption of the body's daily functions was directly related…
2013 January

How to maintain bladder health

Maintaining a healthy bladder is something everyone needs to be aware of, regardless of their age.Bladder health can be a taboo issue, with many people wary of discussing their urinary incontinence problems or frequent urination.But, according to urogynecologist Dr Gunhilde Buchsbaum, there are many urinary concerns which men and women…
2013 January

Toxins 'could be putting children at risk of cancer'

Toxins in children's diets could be putting them at risk of developing cancer in later life.Pesticides and toxins used in growing fruit and vegetables could be putting young children at risk of developing cancer later on in life, according to new US research.A study of pre-school children showed that they…
2013 January

Low antioxidant levels linked to high blood pressure in PAD sufferers

PAD sufferers could be at risk of increased blood pressure due to low antioxidant levels.Low antioxidant levels have been linked to increased blood pressure during exercise for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) sufferers.PAD affects an estimated ten million people in the US alone and can increase the chance of death from…