All about CBD
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All about CBD

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ADVERTORIAL Like all of the best health & nutrition stories, ours begins with a plant, in this case the plant is called Cannabis Sativa or hemp and it’s been with…

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Vegetarian children as healthy as meat-eaters

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Children who are vegetarian aren’t at any health disadvantage to meat-eaters—they’ll grow to be just as tall and be properly nourished. The one area of concern is that vegetarian children…

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Aspirin a day doesn’t prevent heart disease

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Taking an aspirin a day to prevent heart disease doesn’t work, new research has found. People who don’t have coronary heart disease—where there’s a build-up of plaque in the arteries—are…

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Vegan diet combats rheumatoid arthritis

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Eating a vegan diet can help rheumatoid arthritis (RA) sufferers reduce pain and swelling. The diet can halve the number of joints swollen by the condition, and reduces the level…

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Vitamin E is a vital cancer fighter

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Vitamin E is vital for helping boost your immune system—and it’s an essential nutrient if you’re fighting cancer. The nutrient blocks tumours from spreading and primes our ‘killer’ T cells…

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Pregnant women who meditate have healthier babies

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Women who practice mindfulness meditation when they’re pregnant are more likely to have healthier babies with better stress responses. It’s already known that women who are stressed or anxious during…

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Herbal teas reduce PMS symptoms

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Herbal teas don’t only taste nice—they also have important health benefits, especially if you’re a woman. Researchers have put three herbal teas through their paces to discover they help women…

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Why MS sufferers should avoid milk

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People with multiple sclerosis (MS) should stop drinking milk.  Milk—plus other dairy products such as yoghurt and cheese—can make the symptoms worse, say researchers from the University of Bonn. Even…

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Brush your teeth (and gums) to prevent high blood pressure
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Brush your teeth (and gums) to prevent high blood pressure

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Keep your teeth and gums healthy.  Inflamed gums and poor teeth—known as periodontal disease—can increase the risk of high blood pressure (hypertension) by around 16 percent. Researchers have identified 10…

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Recent studies show women concerned about nutrition during pregnancy
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Recent studies show women concerned about nutrition during pregnancy

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SPONSORED CONTENT   Early life, from conception through to infancy, is a period of growth and development more rapid and significant than at any other stage of life. This critical…

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Pet owners stay mentally sharper for longer
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Pet owners stay mentally sharper for longer

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Having a pet can keep our mental faculties sharp as we get older. It can also reduce our blood pressure and stress levels. Pet owners see a slower cognitive decline…

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Green hospitals relax the patient

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Hospitals can be intimidating places, especially when you’re already stressed. But adding plants in soul-less corridors and having big windows that look out on some greenery relaxes the patient, researchers…

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Household chores lower your heart attack risk
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Household chores lower your heart attack risk

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You may resent doing the dishes, but simple household chores could be helping you live longer. People who are active around the house for four hours every day are 62…

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Baby formula manufacturers face class action suit
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Baby formula manufacturers face class action suit

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A class action suit is being prepared against manufacturers of two baby formulas that are given to preterm babies. The formulas are being blamed for cases of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC),…

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Pessimistic teenagers are candidates for heart disease
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Pessimistic teenagers are candidates for heart disease

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People who are optimistic and have a positive outlook when they are adolescents are less likely to suffer from heart disease when they’re older. It’s a new risk factor for…

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Poor sleepers triple heart disease risk

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Being a poor sleeper is an unrecognised cause of heart disease—and it could even triple your risk. People whose sleep quality is the poorest—they sleep only spasmodically and lightly, for…

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Lockdowns prevented just 300 deaths in the UK

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Lockdowns during the Covid pandemic didn’t work.  They prevented just 0.2 percent of deaths—roughly 300 deaths in the UK and 1,800 in the US—compared to letting people use their own…

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‘Kissing virus’ is a likely cause of MS

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The origins of multiple sclerosis (MS) have always been a mystery—but some scientists reckon it could be triggered by the Epstein-Barr virus, more commonly known as the ‘kissing virus’. It…

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Goji berries can protect eyesight as we age

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Eating goji berries could help keep our eyesight sharp as we get older. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common problem of failing eyesight as we age—affecting around 170 million…

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Covid vaccines not protecting the most vulnerable

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Vaccinations are supposed to protect the most vulnerable from a serious Covid-19 infection—but they don’t seem to be doing much for cancer patients. Fully-vaccinated cancer patients still have a 65…

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Previous Covid infection can counter Omicron

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A previous Covid infection or being double-vaxxed offers a strong defence against the new dominant Covid variant, Omicron, say Chinese researchers. Even so, the new variant seems to have greater…

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How fish oils protect us from heart disease

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The fish oils—the omega-3 fatty acids—are key for preventing heart disease, and now researchers have figured out how they protect us. The fatty acids activate a receptor that stops inflammation…

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Beauty products can trigger miscarriage

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Pregnant women should stop using standard hair and beauty products—the chemicals in them could interfere with maternal hormone levels. Chemicals such as phthalates, parabens and phenols found in many beauty…

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Zinc shortens severity of a Covid infection

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Zinc supplements really can reduce the worst effects of Covid-19 and other respiratory infections, a major review has concluded. It might even block some symptoms and shorten the length of…

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Yoghurt for breakfast helps lower blood pressure

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If you’re suffering from high blood pressure (hypertension) add a dollop of yogurt to your breakfast. Like other dairy, yoghurt contains calcium, magnesium and potassium—which all help regulate blood pressure—but…

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Your kids are right—chill out more.

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Chronic stress makes our biological clock tick faster.  That’s the worst kind of stress, say researchers at Yale University, because it’s persistent, and increases your risk for heart disease, addiction,…

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Light therapy reverses failing eyesight

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Looking at a deep red light for a few minutes every morning can help improve your sight, especially if it’s starting to fail. The exercise can improve the eye’s colour…

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High blood sugar a marker for severe Covid

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The way our body can manage glucose—blood sugar—could determine the severity of a Covid-19 infection. People with type 2 diabetes—where the body has lost its ability to naturally control glucose…

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Vaccines not preventing Covid deaths

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Vaccinations aren’t preventing Covid-19 deaths, a new study has discovered. People who have been vaccinated are as likely as the unvaccinated to die from a Covid infection, researchers from Norway’s…

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Whole grains reduce diabetes risk

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Adding whole grains to your diet can reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes. Just one serving starts to have a positive impact, and the risk drops significantly when people…

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Gentle exercise will help you remember

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Forgetful?  A little gentle exercise every day can help improve your memory. Light workouts create new connections in the areas of the brain, such as the hippocampus, that are responsible…

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Covid vaccine triggers lethal stroke

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AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine is triggering a lethal form of stroke, researchers have discovered. A cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST), a rare form of stroke, usually has a mortality rate of…

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Depressed? Start eating mushrooms

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If you’re feeling depressed, put some mushrooms on your plate.  They can lift your spirits and make you less anxious. We already know that mushrooms lower our risk of cancer…

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