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NEWS Pomegranates ‘reverse the ageing process’

July 13th 2016 /

It was one of the fruits of the gods for the Ancient Greeks—and scientists are agreeing with them. Pomegranates have the “amazing effect” of reversing the ageing process by helping cells recycle themselves, they have discovered.

NEWS Probiotics do help you lose weight, study confirms

July 13th 2016

Adding probiotics to your diet can help you lose weight—and the more of the ‘friendly bacteria’ you take, the more weight you’ll lose. Those who take several probiotics a day, and keep to it for at least eight weeks, benefit the most, a new study has found.

NEWS Sudden rise in blood pressure doesn’t mean you’re about to have a heart attack, say doctors

July 11th 2016

A sudden rise in blood pressure doesn’t mean you’re about to have a heart attack unless you’re also suffering chest pains, severe headache, nausea or shortness of breath at the same time.

NEWS Doctors prescribe homeopathy to one in five children

July 11th 2016

Doctors in Germany are prescribing homeopathic and herbal remedies to around one in five children they treat. Vitamins, minerals and supplements are the most popular ‘alternative’ therapies, and are being given to one in three children, a major new international survey has discovered.

NEWS Broccoli could fight eyesight loss in the elderly

July 11th 2016 /

Broccoli is already being tested as a cancer fighter—and now researchers think it could also combat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of eyesight loss in the elderly.

NEWS Elderly with low blood pressure still taking antihypertensive drugs

July 6th 2016

Most of the older people taking antihypertensive drugs for lowering blood pressure have hypotension, or blood pressure that is already dangerously low—which could explain the high rate of falls and dizzy spells the elderly suffer.

NEWS Unsaturated fats are the healthiest, and will help you live longer

July 6th 2016 /

Unsaturated fats—from nuts, seeds, oils and salmon—are the healthiest, and will help us live longer, a major new study has concluded. The deadliest are the trans fats, from fried and processed foods such as margarine, which increase our risk of a premature death.

NEWS Cook at home to reduce diabetes risk

July 6th 2016 /

Preparing your meals from scratch at home will reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. You’re 15 per cent less likely to develop the disease than someone who orders takeaways or eats fast food most evenings.

NEWS Spread it: butter isn’t bad for the heart after all

July 4th 2016

We’ve been warned off the saturated dairy fats, and especially butter—but there’s no evidence it causes heart disease, and it may even protect against type 2 diabetes, a major new research study has concluded.

NEWS People see clearly after brain is ‘retrained’

July 4th 2016

People with poor eyesight have been able to see clearly without glasses for up to two hours after a mild electrical current had retrained the visual processing area of their brains.

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