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Anorexia may be caused by bacterial infections

Scientists now suspect that anorexia nervosa, irritable bowel syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome may all be connected...

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Alzheimer’s linked to microbial activity, including herpes virus

A team of 31 scientists and clinicians from institutions all over the world are suggesting that microbes, particularly the...

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Fussy eating may signal depression in young children

A study by Dr Nancy Zucker (Duke Centre for Eating Disorders), published in the journal Pediatrics, found that children with...

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Junk food kills stomach bacteria which keep you healthy

This research by Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London, shows that eating junk food kills...

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Probiotics could help with hay fever symptoms

A large number of studies have shown that probiotics reduce the severity of hay fever. Scientists now suspect that a lack...

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Friendly bacteria may help reduce your stress levels

This study of 22 healthy men found that those who took a probiotic containing Bifidobacterium longum 1714 performed better...

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Sugar alternatives alter bacteria in the gut and may cause weight gain

Common sugar alternatives, such as aspartame, sucralose and saccharin, have been shown in trials with mice and humans to...

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Superior sensory integration improves performance in music, sport and business

This study is the fourth in a series of studies which have been able to correlate brain activity with world-class performances...

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Every individual emits personal microbial cloud as unique as their fingerprints

Dr James Meadow, University of Oregon found that it was possible to identify most of the occupants of a room just by sampling...

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Humans can influence the emotions of others through the smell of their sweat

People communicate positive emotions like happiness through the smell of their sweat suggest researchers led by Gün Semin...

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Mum’s stress in pregnancy can lead to an uncoordinated child

This study found a clear correlation between mothers’ stress levels in late pregnancy and how well coordinated their children...

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How men can pass unhealthy lifestyle on to their children

This research suggests that the lifestyles of men are written into their sperm and produce heritable traits that can be passed...

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Stress link to mild cognitive impairment

Highly stressed people are more than twice as likely to develop mild cognitive impairment as their less stressed peers according...

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Effects of bullying are worse than abuse

This study found that being bullied as a child has more damaging consequences than being the victim of abuse or neglect....

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Being bullied as a child linked to depression

This study, led by Lucy Bowes from Oxford University, found that nearly one third of young adults who suffer depression were...

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Antibiotics cause weight gain in children

This study at the University of Helsinki suggests that the use of antibiotics in young children may alter the natural populations...

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Bacteria in our gut can control our appetite

This study, led by Sergueï O. Fetissov, a professor from Rouen University in France, found that certain strains of gut bacteria,...

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Late nights can lead to obesity

This 5 year study of more than 3,300 American teenagers led by Lauren Asarnow of the University of California indicated that...

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Using electronic devices at bedtime can harm sleep

This study, led by Dr. Mari Hysing at the regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare in Bergen,...

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TVs in bedrooms cause children to lose sleep

This study, run by the Harvard School of Public Health, indicated that children lose seven minutes of sleep for every hour...

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Poor sleep can age elderly people by as much as five years

A study by Dr. Terri Blackwell of the California Pacific Medical Centre Research Institute found that quality of sleep predicted...

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Mobile phones, electronic games and TVs in bedrooms – and weight issues

We are bombarded with messages now about the dangers posed by our children’s overuse of electronic devices. Much of this...

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Sleep Quality and Memory Systems

It is well worth reading this article fully and the links to related articles at the bottom. This series of articles on Berkeley...

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Sleep deprivation increases with use of technology before bedtime

In this 2014 study, Prof Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire conducted an online study into the sleeping habits...

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