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17 Dec 2013 - University of New South Wales - Junk food can harm memory in a week

Even a short-term diet of junk food can have a detrimental effect on the brain's cognitive ability, according to UNSW research.


14 Dec 2013 - NY Times - The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder

The Number of Diagnoses Soared Amid a 20-Year Drug Marketing Campaign


14 Dec 2013 - Maverick TV - Are you concerned about your child's behaviour?

Maverick TV are currently working on a new Channel 4 observational documentary that seeks to help families concerned with a child’s behaviour. Would you like to take part?


13 Dec 2013 - NY Times - In Food Cravings, Sugar Trumps Fat

What makes a milkshake so irresistible? Is it the sweet flavor that our taste buds are after? Or the smooth and creamy texture? Or perhaps it is the copious blend of fat and sugar?


11 Dec 2013 - BBC News - Ulcer drugs linked to vitamin B12 deficiency

People who took tablets known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) or histamine antagonists (H2RAs) were more likely to lack enough vitamin B12 for good health.


11 Dec 2013 - Reuters - G8 aims to beat dementia by 2025

Leading countries set a goal of finding a cure or effective treatment for dementia by 2025 on Wednesday and ministers said the world needed to fight the spread of the memory-robbing condition just as it fought AIDS.


10 Dec 2013 - Medical News Today - Autism-like behaviors in mice alleviated by probiotic therapy

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is diagnosed when individuals exhibit characteristic behaviors that include repetitive actions, decreased social interactions, and impaired communication. Curiously, many individuals with ASD also suffer from gastrointestinal (GI) issues, such as abdominal cramps and constipation.


8 Dec 2013 - The Guardian - Healthy diet may prevent dementia, say doctors

In a letter to Jeremy Hunt, doctors say persuading people to eat a Mediterranean diet is 'best strategy available'


25 Nov 2013 - BBC World Service - Discovery - Gut Microbiota

Adam Hart discovers the role gut microbes play in our health and development, and asks if we should consider ourselves an ecosystem rather than an individual?


7 Nov 2013 - BBC News - US moves to ban trans fats in foods

US food safety officials have taken steps to ban the use of trans fats, saying they are a threat to health.


4 Nov 2013 - BBC News - Recession hits family spending on fresh food

Many young families cut back on fresh fruit and vegetables and switched to less healthy processed food as the recession squeezed budgets, a UK study of 15,000 households' data suggests.


16 Sept 2013 - Medical Xpress - Diet is associated with the risk of depression

A healthy diet may reduce the risk of severe depression, according to a prospective follow-up study of more than 2,000 men conducted at the University of Eastern Finland. In addition, weight loss in the context of a lifestyle intervention was associated with a reduction in depressive symptoms.


5 Sept 2013 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3 status linked to sleep quality in school children: New data

Consumption of omega-3 from food or supplements could help to improve sleep quality in children according to new data presented at event.



3 Sept 2013 - Oxford University - ‘Low Omega-3 in children could help to explain poor learning and behaviour’, researchers will tell conference

An Oxford University study has shown that a representative sample of UK schoolchildren had low levels of key Omega-3 fatty acids in their blood. Furthermore, the study found that children’s blood levels of the long-chain Omega-3 DHA (the form found in most abundance in the brain) ‘significantly predicted’ how well they were able to concentrate and learn. Oxford University academics will explain these findings, which were recently published in the journal PLOS One, at a conference at the Royal College of Surgeons in London on Wednesday 4 September, organised by the charity Food and Behavi


13 August 2013 - BBC News - Use of ADHD drugs 'increases by 50% in six years'

There has been a 50% rise in England in the use of drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in six years.


13 Aug 2013 - ScienceDaily - DHA-enriched formula in infancy linked to positive cognitive outcomes in childhood

University of Kansas scientists have found that infants who were fed formula enriched with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) from birth to 12 months scored significantly better than a control group on several measures of intelligence conducted between the ages of three to six years.


12 Aug 2013 - FoodNavigator - Blood sugar status may affect risk of dementia

High blood glucose levels may increase the risk of developing dementia, according to a new study.


6 Aug 2013 - ScienceDaily - Sleep Deprivation Linked To Junk Food Cravings

A sleepless night makes us more likely to reach for doughnuts or pizza than for whole grains and leafy green vegetables, suggests a new study from UC Berkeley that examines the brain regions that control food choices. The findings shed new light on the link between poor sleep and obesity.


4 Aug 2013 - The Observer Magazine - The demon drink: war on sugar

Our addiction to sugar is linked to obesity, cancer and heart disease – and soft drinks are among the worst offenders. Alex Renton reports on the new health war, and reveals why some fruit juices may be as bad for you as cans of fizz