Good news for vegetarians: plant-based omega-3 acids have the same health benefits—such as protecting us from heart disease—as the fish oils. Alpha-linolenic acid, a plant-based omega-3 fatty acid, is... more »
A chemical used in some shampoos, toothpastes and household cleaning products has been suspected of causing cancer. Triclosan, an antibacterial, appears to interfere with the body’s ability to process... more »
Eating one gram of turmeric with your breakfast every day can help keep you mentally sharp, especially as you get older. The spice, which gives curries their yellow colouring, may even halt or reverse... more »
Proton therapy - the less invasive form of radiotherapy that Ashya King’s parents wanted - is safer, less expensive and just as effective, a new study has found. Proton therapy isn’t generally availab... more »
Despite all the bad press about eating fish, the bottom line is that two servings a week dramatically reduce your risk of developing at least eight different cancers. It’s all to do with the amount of... more »
Osteoarthritis is often seen as a ‘wear and tear’ disease, and an inevitable consequence of getting older. But a new study suggests the opposite: the more you exercise, the less likely you are of ever... more »
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