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  • Professor Paul Townsend

    A new challenge

    Posted 09 June 2015 by Healthspan Editorial Team

    Professor Paul Townsend has worked tirelessly to raise awareness and funding for cancer research.

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  • Perimenopause Research

    Perimenopause: your say

    Posted 02 June 2015 by Healthspan Editorial Team

    Research commissioned by Healthspan has taken a look at attitudes to perimenopause (the time leading up to the menopause).

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  • Taking vitamin supplements

    Scary headlines are not what they seem

    Posted 21 April 2015 by Dr Sarah Brewer

    Recent news reports suggested that vitamin supplements cause cancer. They do not.

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  • Rhodiola

    Rhodiola lifts mood

    Posted 07 April 2015 by Dr Sarah Brewer

    Rhodiola is one of my favourite herbal medicines as it both relieves stress and increases energy.

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  • Paracetamol For Back Pain

    Study finds paracetamol not effective for back pain

    Posted 01 April 2015 by Dr Sarah Brewer

    A study just published in the British Medical Journal looked at the results of 13 randomised trials and concluded that paracetamol is not effective for reducing back pain, and that it provides only minimal short-term benefit for treating osteoarthritis of the hip or knee.

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  • Men Women Weight Loss

    Why do men lose weight faster than women?

    Posted 26 March 2015 by Dr Sarah Brewer

    A study that compared male and female participants following a variety of diets, including Atkin’s, SlimFast, Rosemary Conley and Weight-Watchers, showed that men beat women hands-down for weight loss.

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  • Brain Health

    Pine Bark for Brain Health

    Posted 26 March 2015 by Healthspan

    According to National Center for Biotechnology Information, the average attention span in America has apparently fallen from 12 seconds at the beginning of the century to just 8 seconds by 2013. The sad thing is that the attention span of a gold fish is apparently greater at 9 seconds!

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  • Understanding Iron

    Understanding Iron, the western world’s largest nutrient deficiency

    Posted 16 March 2015 by Dr Sarah Brewer

    Anaemia affects an estimated 23% of the population across Europe. The most common causes of anaemia are due to lack of iron, folic acid or vitamin B12 in the diet.

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  • Holiday

    How can a holiday boost your immune health?

    Posted 05 March 2015 by Healthspan

    According to a new study, published in the journal Emotion, researchers at UC Berkley have discovered that seeing things that are beautiful and awe-inspiring may give our immune system a boost.

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  • Healthy Brain

    Omega 3 and Vitamin D have a synergistic effect in the brain

    Posted 05 March 2015 by Healthspan

    Researchers writing in the FASEB Journal suggest that vitamin D and omega-3 fish oils may help to regulate serotonin levels in the brain.

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