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Do fizzy drinks cause aggression?

January 17, 2012

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Dateline: 24 October 2011 // Posted by: Stephen Smith Source: Evening Herald, The Telegraph, Irish Independent Story: “Just one can of a fizzy drink a day makes teens more aggressive” Summary: A new study conducted by researchers in the United States has revealed that the consumption of five cans or more of non-diet carbonated soda drinks is linked […]

A pill for grey hair?

January 10, 2012

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Dateline: 3 October 2011 // Posted by: xoxo Gossip Girl Source: Daily Mail Story: “Once-a-day pill means you will never have to go grey” Summary: Scientists with beauty giant L’Oreal believe that a pill containing extracts from an unnamed fruit could prevent the onset of grey hair. They intend to design a pill containing this plant extracts which […]

Brain scanner reads dreams? Dream on…

December 23, 2011

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Dateline: 28 October 2011 // Posted by: Mac Source: Daily Mail Story: “Brain scanner ‘reads’ people’s dreams- accurately enough to see what they are dreaming about” Summary: Scientists at the Max Planck Institute in Germany have predicted that it is highly possible that within the next few years we will be able to clearly and easily observe a […]

Hypnosis for Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

December 23, 2011

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Dateline: 1 November 2011 // Posted by: Hannah Pearsall Source: Reuters, Press TV, ONLINE – International News Network Story: “Hypnosis, even in ‘real world,’ may help IBS” Summary: For those with particularly difficult cases of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), standard medical treatment tends not to alleviate discomfort. Studies since the 1980s have documented that with these difficult […]

Back for good?

December 23, 2011

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Dateline: 16 October 2011 // Posted by: Mary Duggan Source: Daily Express Story: “Back for good: How to beat crippling back pain” Summary: Everyone will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives according to spinal surgeon, Colin Natali, founder of a private clinic that treats back pain called Back2Normal.  According to Back2Normal, they offer an […]

Regular sex “key” to happy marriage for seniors?

December 23, 2011

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Dateline: 21 November 2011 // Posted by: Catherine Stokes Source: Yahoo! News, HealthDay Story: “Regular Sex May Be Key to Happy Marriage for Seniors” Summary: A study using responses from the 2004 version of the General Social Survey claims that senior adults (people aged 65 and over) who have an active sex life have happier marriages and are […]

Magnets on the brain

December 23, 2011

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Dateline: 1 November 2011 // Posted by: JBergII Source: Daily Mail Story: “Could zapping the brain with magnets help you overcome aggression and social anxiety?” Summary: Daily Mail correspondent Simon Tomlinson reported on 1 November that scientists have revealed that magnetic stimulation (TMS) of the brain could control human emotion. A study published in Current Biology using TMS reported […]