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Dining for diabetes

Sometimes phrases that convey timeless wisdom become so popular that they lose their meaning. In any junk-pop lyric or sports interview these days it seems mandatory to include Nietzsche’s ...

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News from: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

The organic difference

Organic food makes sense. There are lots of logical reasons why food grown without synthetic fertilisers in a non-monoculture system and using greater care and natural methods would be better ...

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News from: British Journal of Nutrition

Seeing red

Men are straight-forward but impressionable creatures. Show them an ad for a smartphone being held by a beautiful woman and they will soon be thinking, “I’d better buy that ...

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News from: Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Close friends

If you think about your group of friends for a moment you will realise that you share lots of things in common. It could be your fondness for American ...

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News from: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Omega-3 for arthritis

Carrying extra weight is more than just a matter of being uncomfortable in your trousers that you bought last summer. Obesity, and even just being overweight, carries a whole ...

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News from: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

Y tofu?

Gen Y are an often discussed, and occasionally maligned, generation. Research shows that Gen Y-ers (also known as “Millennials” born between the early 1980s and the year 2000) are ...

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News from: Eating Behaviours

Needling hot flushes

Words can be inadequate. Ask any mother, and they will tell you that the word “labour” hardly conveys the light and shade of the experience of giving birth. Nor ...

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News from: Menopause

Young minds

Sleep is a fascinating thing; it is not just a time when giant carrots in tutus tantalise your dreams nor is it just a phase when you make sounds like ...

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News from: Sleep


How often do you do nothing? Be honest now, did the title of this news item put you off…even a little? In this post-modern, i-gadget, multi-channelled, connected world you can ...

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News from: Science

Bad vibrations

It is tempting to look at a plant and think that it is largely insensate but that would be a mistake. Just because plants don’t have eyes and ears like ...

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News from: Oecologia

Weathering back pain

Human beings are a superstitious lot. Ever since a heavily-browed ancestor looked to the sky and decided that it would be a good idea to offer some flowers and sticks ...

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News from: Arthritis Care and Research

Cinnamon for Parkinson’s

Spices have been used by humans ever since someone was smart enough to realise that a few dried sprigs of something made rancid meat a lot more palatable. Today we ...

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News from: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology

Handy communication

If someone were to tie your hands behind your back; a) would you enjoy it and b) would you be able to communicate? The second half of that question ...

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News from: Frontiers in Psychology

Glad to be sad

Have you ever wondered why other people don’t like that new show with the woman who turns into a banshee when the moon is new, when you can’t wait ...

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News from: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Cold, hard fat

Winter holds many pleasures; there are warm cups of something to be lovingly held, brisk walks to be taken, beds to be nestled into and loved ones to be snuggled. ...

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News from: Diabetes

Happy memories

Stress is not just an abstract term, it is a real physical response to circumstances that may be physical or emotional. When stressed you secrete hormones and we know ...

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News from: Journal of Neuroscience

Coffee a-gender

It may not be fashionable to say it, but there are differences between women and men. This is not about what constitutes a “clean” room, and nor is it ...

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News from: Pediatrics

Sweet talk

Writers, speakers, and editors around the world are constantly looking for the right words to engage their audience. This often manifests in some of the worst punning life has ...

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News from: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience