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.



Green tea’s role in preventing ‘Alzheimer’s of the heart’


Clumps of proteins - similar to those in the brains of Alzheimer's patients - can be found in diseased hearts; the green tea antioxidant EGCG is one way to help prevent them.



Autumn brings a brainpower boost


A new international study has found that our brain power can change with the seasons - and peaks in the late summer and autumn.



Rising CO2 levels link to global nutritional deficiencies


Rising CO2 levels resulting from human activities are making staple crops like rice and wheat less nutritious, risking billions of lives.



Roundup for breakfast? Weedkiller found in kids cereals in the US


Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup, was found in all but two of 45 samples of products made with conventionally grown oats.



UK analysis: young adults, prospective parents missing key nutrients


New analysis shows that women and men in their childbearing years, as well as young people in general, are not getting the key micronutrients they need to ensure health now and in the future.



Jury orders Monsanto to pay $289 million in Roundup cancer trial


In the first of many pending trials in the US, a California jury has ruled that the herbicide glyphosate (Roundup) can cause cancer.