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Plant-based omega-3s are just as good for us

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 »

Chemical in toothpaste and shampoo linked to cancer

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 »

Turmeric with your breakfast keeps you mentally sharp

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 »

Ashya King’s parents were right: proton therapy is safer

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 »

Eating fish twice a week protects against eight or more cancers

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 »

Running helps prevent osteoarthritis of the knee

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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