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Garlic and Artichoke adopted through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program

The American Botanical Council has recently announced adoptions of garlic (Allium sativum) and artichoke (Cynara cardunculus) through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb program. Here are some interesting facts ab...

Packaged food healthiest in the UK, USA, Australia and Canada

Packaged food sold in UK rated healthiest in a study undertaken by authors from 6 countries who compared the healthiness of packaged foods and beverages from 12 countries using data collected durin...

Frog warning coloration is also camouflage

The bright yellow colours on poison dart frogs also have a camouflage function according to a recent study involving fieldwork in the jungles of Guiana followed by laboratory visual search experime...

05 Jun '18 | More Animal News

Benefits of dementia friendly swimming opportunities

Research into the ways in which regular swimming can affect the lives of people with dementia and the experience of their carers has identified many different benefits of swimming sessions. The st...

Olfactory receptor OR51E2 and prostate cancer

A biotech news website has speculated about the possible future use of aromatherapy to treat prostate cancer. Although the article itself actually describes the behaviour of olfactory receptor OR51...

08 Jun '18 | More Aromatherapy News

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Essential oils used in ambulances

The availability of essential oils in ambulances increases the range of treatment options available to paramedics. This must be good news for everyone and might be of particular interest to the nat...

28 May '18 | Aromatherapy | Wisconsin, USA

Return unwanted prescription drugs

The opioid crisis is an important, although not the only, reason to review medications and discard unwanted medicines safely. Last year 456 tons of prescriptions were returned on National Prescript...

27 Apr '18 | Prescription Drugs | USA

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

New guidelines to improve diagnosis and treatment of lupus

A new guideline for management of systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) has been made available by the British Society of Rheumatology. It includes information about the diagnosis, assessment, monit...

06 Oct '17 | Lupus | Birmingham, UK

HIV diagnoses falling, but still cause for concern (UK)

Statistics published by Public Health England (PHE) reveal an 18% decrease in HIV diagnoses in the UK in 2016. HIV diagnoses in gay and bisexual men dropped by 21%, the greatest areas of decline be...

03 Oct '17 | HIV | UK

FAERS improves access to concerns about adverse drug reactions

The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) and other such reporting systems are important for the FDA's ability to help ensure the greatest level of transparency and to help patients and provid...

29 Sep '17 | Medications | USA

Research confirms that good moods are contagious. Depression isn't.

Are states of mind, or 'moods', socially contagious? Expressed another way, might happy friends cheer us up and dissatisfied friends reduce our own feelings about our life and situation? What about...

Robotic exoskeleton hopes for alleviating crouch gait in children with cerebral palsy

Researchers have created the first robotic exoskeleton specifically designed to treat crouch (or flexed-knee) gait in children with cerebral palsy by providing powered knee extension assistance at ...

25 Aug '17 | Technology | USA

Food aid distributed to thousands affected by flash floods in Nepal

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distributions to 180,000 people in response to the Nepal floods. To prevent malnutrition, WFP, along with the Government of Nepal and its par...

25 Aug '17 | Food Aid | Nepal

Short simple mindfulness training could help drinkers reduce alcohol intake

A recent study has found that after an 11-minute training session and encouragement to continue practising mindfulness, heavy drinkers drank less over the next week than people who were taught rela...

24 Aug '17 | Mindfulness

First Aid knowledge could help to reduce pressure on UK Accident and Emergency Departments

Recent research has found that more than one third of people who went to accident and emergency hospital departments did so to seek help because they were worried and didn't know what to do (Englan...

24 Aug '17 | Emergency Medicine | England, UK

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