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  • Tuesday 22 April 2014

    Green tea extract boosts working memory

    A new study backs up earlier research into links between brain power and green tea, showing that green tea enhances working memory. Read On
  • Thursday 17 April 2014

    The pros and cons of getting older for your brain

    New research published in medical journal PLOS ONE claims to have found that the moment of peak performance in terms of cognitive motor performance is at age 24. After that it goes downhill. But it’s not all bad news... Read On
  • Thursday 17 April 2014

    Osteoporosis: the foods to eat and the treatments available

    With an ageing population, osteoporosis will put an increased strain on the NHS. So what can we do to avoid brittle bones? Roger Dobson suggests food and drinks that may help to protect bones, and examines the conventional treatments. Read On
  • Thursday 17 April 2014

    Five ways to get the most out of your vegetables

    Diet and wellbeing blogger Judith Wills shares her top tips for preparing vegetables, allowing us to get more taste, nutrition and enjoyment from them. Read On
  • Wednesday 16 April 2014

    Easter chocolate made healthy... almost

    There’s no need to avoid chocolate eggs this Easter, just be careful what, and how, you eat them. Read On
  • Monday 14 April 2014

    Morning sunshine helps maintain healthy weight

    Now that the sun is rising earlier in the day, take advantage of its apparent benefits: new research finds that exposure to bright light in the morning is linked to lower body mass index. Read On
  • Friday 11 April 2014

    One step forward, two steps back

    After a bout of labyrinthitis, diet blogger Judith Wills finds that the effects of ageing can sometimes make it harder to stick to an exercise and healthy eating regime. Read On
  • Friday 11 April 2014

    Yoga and PTSD

    Yoga can help relieve symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, say researchers. Read On
  • Thursday 10 April 2014

    Statins and dementia risk

    Link found between use of statins and lower risk of dementia.

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  • Wednesday 9 April 2014

    Eating watermelon could help lower blood pressure

    At last some heart-healthy advice that’ll be easy to take on board – a small-scale study published in the American Journal of Hypertension suggests that watermelon can help lower blood pressure. Read On
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