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June 7, 2017.  Research from the Ambrosia start-up in the US said people over 35 who received blood transfusions from young people may help reduce their risk of major diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart disease, according to a new study. The Metro News. 




June 6, 2017. Announced today, foods to 'keep you regular' are coffee, spicy foods, prunes, avocados, Haribo sugar free gums, broccoli and overly ripe bananas. DJ Steve Wright. Radio 2. 

June 6, 2017. Patients who ate 400 grams of 'mango pulp' everyday for 6 weeks can improve blood pressure and reduce inflammation. Dr Chris Steele. This Morning ITV. 

June 6, 2017. A study of over 200.000 patients with breast cancer who also take 'statins' are significantly less likely to die from their cancer in the short term. Dr Chris Steele. This Morning ITV.

June 6, 2017. Snacking on almonds could help keep 'type 2 diabetes' symptoms under control and can help reduce them and even work to prevent it.. Research has shown them to have a positive effect on modulating blood sugar levels. Daily Express..  

June 6, 2017. The diseases that get the attention and money the are not necessarily the disease that kill the most people. Elizabeth Cassin wants us to understand that we ignore some disease that are not considered sexy or interesting. Tim Harford. BBC World Service. More or Less. 

June 5, 2017. Scientists say they've been able to detect cancer in the blood stream of apparently healthy people years before symptoms appear. There hoping they can now devise a screening test that could be carried out in doctors surgery as part of a routine health check. The development is thought to be several years away. BBC News.

June 5, 2017. There is no evidence to show that money buys happiness. Instead research shows that happy people tend to express gratitude on a regular basis, practice being optimistic. Engaging in frequent acts of kindness. Savoir Joyful events and practice forgiveness. DJ Steve Wright Radio 2. 

June 5, 2017. A clean environment, fresh food, physical activity and medical advances can allow people who are young today to live until 120,” says Professor Vladimir Khavinson, President of the European region of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Telegraph. 

June 5, 2017. World Environment Day. Encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. 

June 3, 2017. The Royal Marsdan Trust and the Institute of cancer research say a new treatment for advanced 'ovarian cancer' is the biggest  breakthrough in a decade. A drug used in trials mimics folic acid to attack ovarian cancer cells / shrinking tumours,. Sky News.

June 3, 2017. The problem with ovarian cancer is it tends to present very very late with symptoms, so people don't really know they have it until the disease is at a stage which is quite far along, which then translates to a poor prognosis. What's needed are more treatment options, screening, and picking up on ovarian cancer at a much earlier stage. Dr Monah Mansoori. 

June 3, 2017. Olive oil's main ingredient 'Oleic acid' could help prevent cancer developing in the brain by stopping genes functioning in the brain. The fatty acids stimulates production of tumour-suppressing molecules. It is still to early to say consuming olive oil can help prevent brain cancer. Edinburgh University.

June 3, 2017.The idea that older woman are more likely to give birth to a premature baby because of their age is a myth. The higher risk may be related to fertility problems, being under more stress and unhealthy habits like smoking, as well as individual circumstances. Dr Alice Goisis. London School of Economics.


June 1, 2017.  Dutch fertility doctor Jan Karbaat, who died aged 89 last month is being accused of using his own sperm instead of that of chosen donors to father dozens of children. Daily Telegraph.

June 2, 2017. Toxic mercury in the gold mining industry in Columbia is a major problem. It can effect the lungs, kidneys, skin, eyes as well as the nervous digestive and immune system. Claudia Hammond. BBC World Service Health Check. Mercury is one of the top 10 chemicals that present the highest risk to health. World Health Organisation.  (WHO). 

June 1, 2017. An ongoing study of 10.000 of successful 'dieters' who lost at least 30 pounds or more found that 90% exercised on average 1 hour a day.  78% ate breakfast everyday. 75% weigh themselves at least once a week and 62% watch fewer than 10 hours of TV per week. Presenter Steve Wright. Radio 2.  

June 1, 2017. Narcolepsy drug has been found to improve the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (ADHD) Mazindol was used in a trial by French researchers who noticed that ADHD sufferers struggle to sleep The drug tested on 85 adults between 18 and 65 with ADHD.  Within 2 weeks, symptoms had reduced by more than 50% in just over half of those on the drug at Robert-Debre Hospital. France. The Metro Newspaper. 

June 1, 2017. Being 'in love' is really like being high on drugs. Research has identified the brain cells which are triggered when we get giddy feelings. This occurs on the corticostriatal circuit with a surge of the chemical dopamine, which also happens with illegal drugs. The findings could lead to new treatments for disorders such as autism. The Emory University. Atlanta, USA.

June 1, 2017. The 'MYRIAD Project' is a very large new study which will trial involve 25.000 young people over 5 years to understand whether giving mindfulness as a program to all kids will lead to benefits down the line compared.to good quality social and emotional learning. Programme leader, Emotion group. Tim Dalgleish. BBC Radio 4. All In The Mind.

June 1, 2017. In the past 6 months there have been 3 big studies into mindfulness which have pulled together all the results from SchoolsThe headline for  mindfulness may be helpful in improving cognitive outcomes in young people and social emotional outcomes but there is no evidence to suggest it's effective for improving behaviour or academic achievements. Andre Tomlin. National Elf Service. www.mentalelf.com. BBC Radio 4. All In The Mind.

June 1, 2017. The evidence for mindfulness is flimsy. We don't know the side effects or the safety of mindfulness. Anything powerful enough to have a positive impact on you is also going to be powerful enough to have a negative impact whether it's a talking, or natural therapy. Andre Tomlin. www.mentalelf.com. BBC Radio 4. All In The Mind.

May 31, 2017. Humans can start living to the age of 120 years old within the next 60 years. With the advance of drugs that slow our biological clock, people could soon live well beyond the current life expectancy of 81. Professor Vladimir Khavinson. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 

May 31, 2017. 'Popcorn' has more protein than any other cereal grain. It also has more iron than eggs or roast Beef, and has more fibre than pretzels or potato chips. TV presenter. Sarah Greene. Radio 2 

May 31, 2017. Breast surgeon 'Ian Patterson' has been sentenced to 15 years for 17 counts of wounding with intent and 3 counts of unlawful wounding against 10 patients at private hospitals in West Midlands, UK. Radio 2 news. He lied to his patients. Exaggerated or invented the risk of cancer believing himself to be untouchable. Judge Jeremy Baker.

May 31, 2017. A lady who had 'multiple myeloma' was treated with chemotherapy, stem cell transplants and other treatments which were not working. She was then given Turmeric (curcumin) and the cancer slowed down. There was no alternative explanation that you are seeing a response to curcumin in her case. It clearly does not work for everyone. Professor Jamie Cavenagh. Myeloma Specialist..

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