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New portable test for and vitamin A and iron deficiencies

A new device to enable health workers to detect deficiency of vitamin A and iron in just 15 minutes has been announced by scientists at Cornell Univ, USA. It is hoped that this will assist with hum...

06 Dec '17 | Malnutrition

Concerns about the health impact of social media

Concerns about over use of social media are not new. The American Medical Association (AMA) has adopted a new policy highlighting the negative health impacts of some uses of social media. It urges ...

16 Nov '17 | Social Media | USA

How much whole grain is needed in a healthy diet?

According to a recent online survey there remains much confusion about the sources, benefits and recommended amounts of dietary whole grains. Ways to increase personal consumption of whole grains a...

14 Nov '17 | Nutrition

Effects of fragmented landscapes on forest vertebrates

When areas of forest are divided into ever-smaller sections, more forest-dwelling species tend to live at the edges of forests and the deep core of the forest becomes an ever-smaller proportion of ...

03 Nov '17 | Environment

Psychological benefits of different types of natural environments

Researchers in England have found that the mental health benefits of time spent in coastal and rural areas exceeded the benefits of similar time spent in urban green spaces, such as city gardens an...

02 Nov '17 | Mental Health | England

New warm-up regime expected to reduce rugby injuries

A simple, yet effective, new rugby injury prevention exercise programme has been found to have a significant impact on reducing the incidence of both concussion and lower limb injuries. The routine...

23 Oct '17 | Sports | England

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Combining motivational interviewing with cognitive behavioural therapy to treat anxiety

Research has shown that integrating motivational interviewing (MI) with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is more effective than CBT alone for long-term improvement in managing severe anxiety. Mo...

No significant benefit from routine use of antibiotics for malnourished children

According to a recent MSF study, routine use of antibiotics to treat severe acute malnutrition has only a very small effect on the prospect of recovery. This research, which was conducted in Niger,...

08 Feb '16 | More Nutrition News

Horses respond to human facial expressions

Horses respond to human facial expressions according to recent research in psychology (Sussex Univ, UK). Although showing photographs to horses while monitoring the horse's heart rate might be a re...

11 Feb '16 | More Animal News

Aromatherapy Book wins Botanical Literature Award (USA)

The 2015 James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award has been awarded to a book about aromatherapy. The recipient is Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oils in Healthcare, 3rd edition, by ...

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