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This Month’s Top Picks

This Month’s Top Picks

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Sponsored – Choose with confidence

Sponsored – Choose with confidence

Many people look for natural and safe ways to manage health conditions and to stay fit and healthy during the summer months. If you’re looking for support with nutrition, want to lose weight, need support with a sports injury or would just like to unwind with a relaxing aromatherapy massage or reflexology session then make sure you choose a properly trained, qualified and insured practitioner. CNHC is the voluntary regulator that was set up with government support to provide a…

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Air pollution linked to cognitive decline

Air pollution linked to cognitive decline

There has been an ongoing debate within scientific cycles as to what is it about air pollution that damages the brain leading to cognitive decline. It is that air pollution damages the brain from limiting the amount of oxygen breathed in by the lungs or does air pollution itself damage the brain directly? A new study by German and Swiss scientists has suggested that it is latter namely poor quality air directly impairs the brain and is a potential cause…

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Children with asthma highly likely to have peanut allergy but don’t know it…

Children with asthma highly likely to have peanut allergy but don’t know it…

A new US study has reported interesting findings about the potential association between childhood asthma and peanut allergies. The researchers based in Ohio, examined the medical records of 1,517 children admitted to a children’s hospital with asthma attacks. They found that 11 per cent had a documented peanut allergy and 44 per cent underwent testing for peanut antibodies with a fifth of those children testing positive for a peanut sensitivity. The team concluded that for uncontrolled asthma in children particularly…

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Long term depression doubles stroke risk

Long term depression doubles stroke risk

New research conducted at Harvard University in America has suggested there is a strong link between long term depression and an increased risk of stroke. With the higher risk unfortunately remaining even when the depression is successfully resolved. The team analysed data from over 16,000 people aged over 50 who were asked about depressive symptoms, stroke risk factors and incidence of stroke during health interviews every two years over 12 years. They found that depressed individuals at the first interview…

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Overweight mums change their baby’s immune system

Overweight mums change their baby’s immune system

Researchers at the University of California have found worrying evidence that a baby’s long-term health can be severely affected by having an overweight mum. The team looked at blood samples taken from umbilical cords of both normal and overweight mums and found that the weight of the mum directly impacts the immune system of the baby and unfortunately puts them at risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease and asthma in later life. The study is the first in…

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Mushrooms boost immune system

Mushrooms boost immune system

We all know the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” but now it seems this should be revised to include a mushroom a day! A study from Florida, USA has published new evidence that including shiitake mushrooms every day for four weeks significantly enhances a person’s immune system. The team recruited 52 healthy people aged 21-41 years to eat either five or 10g of mushrooms daily and monitored changes to specific immune markers in their saliva and…

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Yoga can counteract chronic pain effects

Yoga can counteract chronic pain effects

Anyone who suffers from chronic pain will tell you how debilitating it can be to all aspects of their lives. But new research into the powers of yoga may offer new hope. Researchers speaking at the American Pain Society’s annual meeting have presented interesting new evidence into the healing effects of the ancient practice of yoga. Using advanced brain imaging techniques, chronic pain sufferers have been shown to have altered brains from healthy control subjects such as reduced grey matter….

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Doctors’ guidance changed to include CNHC registered practitioners

Doctors’ guidance changed to include CNHC registered practitioners

The General Medical Council (GMC) has changed its guidance to doctors to confirm that they can refer patients to practitioners on Accredited Registers. Complementary therapists registered with CNHC are all on CNHC’s Accredited Register so your doctor can refer you to a CNHC registered practitioner in your local area. This does not mean that treatments will be funded by the NHS but it does mean that you can ask your doctor to refer you to a named practitioner or choose…

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