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Legumes for a farming future

Knowing that something is good for the environment isn’t necessarily enough to make people do it. The realities of living often mean that people will make decisions based on ...

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News from: Frontiers in Plant Science

Babies’ brains love fruit

Pregnancy is a time when advice is something you won’t be short on. For some reason people regard a reproductive bulge in a woman’s abdomen as a license to ...

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News from: EBioMedicine

Relationships, hearts and backs

The course of true love never does run smoothly. Even the most loving of relationships will inevitably encounter conflict; that is the nature of two people living together. However, how ...

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News from: Emotion

Words of women vs men

Women and men are different. OK, that’s not revolutionary but it hasn’t stopped publishing empires being built on explaining how that is so. There is no end of evidence to ...

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News from: PLoS ONE

Suspense in the air

What sort of movie do you like? Do you prefer rom-coms where the feisty heroine is annoyed at first by the egotistical hero but after a journey where their facades ...

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News from: Scientific Reports

Pools, hot tubs damage genes

Things aren’t always as they seem. That swimming pool may look invitingly refreshing or that hot tub might appear enticingly invigorating but the very substances used to clean that pool ...

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News from: Environmental Science & Technology

Acupuncture for menopause

Menopause can be a challenging time on many fronts. It is a time of transition when a woman cannot avoid that her body is changing but aside from the psychological ...

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News from: Menopause

Relationship satisfaction

We know that happiness is subjective: one person’s happy outcome is another person’s sad result. The subjective nature of happiness extends to our partner relationships too as a new study ...

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News from: Evolution and Human Behaviour

Antibrain-otics

Your body is not a collection of discrete and separate organs that function independently of each other, even if our medical system does treat it that way. Rather, you are ...

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News from: Cell Reports

Teen diet and breast cancer

Here’s a question for you: would you expect a tomato plant grown in sand to produce the same fruit as a plant grown in rich clay soil? Of course, we ...

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News from: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention

Magic Mushrooms for depression

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide and in Australia, in any given year, one million people will experience depression. There are standard treatments for depression such as cognitive ...

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News from: Lancet Psychiatry

Foods that fight inflammation

Inflammation is one those things that meets the definition of a two edged sword. One edge of inflammation is that it is a healthy action by your immune system in ...

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News from: British Journal of Nutrition

Emotions and botox

The global market for botox is forecast to reach US$2.9 billion by 2018, which is a pretty amazing feat for a known poison. To make that a little more tangible ...

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News from: Toxicon

Decisions and hunger

Some people are more impulsive than others but impulsivity affects everyone to some degree. There are two types of impulsivity: the inability to stop yourself doing something (impulsive action) and ...

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News from: Neuropsychopharmacology

Painkiller kills empathy

Pain killing medication is massive business. We are not a society that tolerates pain; when you feel pain you take a little something to make it go away. Depending on ...

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News from: Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

Yoga and meditation for dementia

”Mild cognitive impairment” (MCI) is an intermediate stage between the expected cognitive decline of normal ageing and the more serious decline of dementia. MCI can involve problems with memory, language, ...

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News from: Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Grapes and oranges for diabetes

Aristotle made some rather pithy observations such as, “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet”, “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able ...

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News from: Diabetes

Pet power

Social rejection comes to us all at one time or another. It might be that your peer group looks askance at the new purple jeans that you thought looked amazing ...

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