GMO bacteria in animal feed spreading antibiotic resistance


Officials say genetically engineered additives in the EU's farm animal food chain pose a serious risk to human health and the environment by spreading antibiotic resistance.



Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce risk of premature birth


A new review has found that increasing the intake of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids during pregnancy reduces the risk of premature births.



Weight control and heart benefits linked to daily nut consumption


A daily serving of nuts or peanuts could help prevent weight gain, normalise insulin response and provide other heart health benefits, according to two new studies.



Sink into a hot bath to help lift depression


Taking hot baths twice a week could be of as much benefit as regular exercise in treating depression, a small study has found.



Organic diet cuts cancer risk


New research from France, involving 69,000 people, suggests that people who frequently eat organic foods have a 25% lower overall risk of developing cancer.



Bee pollen a ‘treasure trove’ of health benefits


According to a new analysis by a team of Chinese and Brazilian scientists, bee pollen is a treasure trove of active natural metabolites, with verifiable health benefits.



Can lutein help increase physical activity?


Australian researchers probe the question of whether getting enough of the eye protecting antioxidant, lutein, in your daily diet can also help you stay active.



Nutrient-dense diet has extra benefits for women’s brains


It's different for girls...women's brains need a variety of nutrients, especially polyphenols, omega-3 oils and folate, to maintain mental and emotional well-being.



Glyphosate weed killer linked to bee deaths


Honey bees exposed to glyphosate/Roundup lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts and are more susceptible to infection and death from harmful bacteria.



Acupuncture can help beat dental anxiety


A new review has shown that for dental anxiety acupuncture can provide clinically relevant reduction in symptoms prior to dental treatment.