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04 August 2014 - Science World Report - Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help Decrease Dementia Risk

Eating baked or broiled fish once a week could help to boost brain health, according to a recent study

01 August 2014 - Health Canal - Study of NSW inmates shows a lack of Omega-3s relates to aggression

Prison inmates who are low in omega-3s are more aggressive and more likely to have attention deficit disorder (ADD) behaviours, preliminary findings of a year-long study suggests.

31 July 2014 - Medical News Today - Children's food intake decisions influenced by food preparation by parents

New research suggests that the amount of time parents spend on food preparation at home may affect children's eating behavior away from home and that children whose parents spend more time cooking choose healthier foods

28 July 2014 - MedicalXpress - Breast milk reveals clues for health

Evidence shows that breast-feeding is good for babies, boosting immunity and protecting them from a wide range of health issues such as obesity, diabetes, liver problems and cardiovascular disease.

25 July 2014 - Monitoring rise and fall of the microbiome

Trillions of bacteria live in each person's digestive tract. Scientists believe that some of these bacteria help digest food and stave off harmful infections, but their role in human health is not well understood.

23 July 2014 - ScienceDaily - Rosemary, oregano contain diabetes-fighting compounds

The popular culinary herbs oregano and rosemary are packed with healthful compounds, and now lab tests show they could work in much the same way as prescription anti-diabetic medication, scientists report

22 July 2014 - MNT - Patients with advanced cancer can benefit from programs combining exercise and nutritional advice

Patients with advanced cancer can benefit from a rehabilitation program combining exercise, nutritional counselling and symptom control, according to an evidence review in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Palliative care programs should be expanded to include these elements and should be available to patients from diagnosis.

22 July 2014 - MNT - During aging, lipoic acid helps restore, synchronize the "biological clock"

Researchers have discovered a possible explanation for the surprisingly large range of biological effects that are linked to a micronutrient called lipoic acid: It appears to reset and synchronize circadian rhythms, or the "biological clock" found in most life forms.

21 July 2014 - MNT - Autism risk is 'mostly genetic,' according to statistical analysis

Researchers claim that nearly 60% of autism risk is genetic, with the implicated variant genes being common among the general population. They publish the results of their research in the journal Nature Genetics.

21 July 2014 - MNT - Black women in weight management program experienced a reduction in their depression

Black women in weight management program experienced a reduction in their depression

21 July 2014 MNT - The Mediterranean diet has varied effects on cognitive decline among different races

While the Mediterranean diet may have broad health benefits, its impact on cognitive decline differs among race-specific populations, according to a new study published in the Journal of Gerontology.

18 July 2014 - MNT - Can fish oil protect against brain damage caused by alcohol abuse?

According to a new study in PLOS ONE, omega-3 fish oil could protect against damage to the brain caused by alcohol abuse.

18 July 2014 - MNT - European children not eating enough fruit and veg

Less than every fourth child in Europe have enough fruit and vegetables included in their daily diet, a study by Swedish researchers at Orebro University and Karolinska Institutet shows.

14 July 2014 - EFSA - Scientific Opinion on health benefits of seafood (fish and shellfish) consumption in relation to health risks associated with exposure to methylmercury

Following a request from the European Commission to address the risks and benefits as regards fish/seafood consumption related to relevant beneficial substances (e.g. nutrients such as n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids) and the contaminant methylmercury, the Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) was asked to deliver a Scientific Opinion on health benefits of seafood consumption in relation to health risks associated with exposure to methylmercury.

11 July 2014 - MNT - Study calls for more focus on long-term outcomes in pediatric trials of drugs intended for chronic use like in ADHD

Medications for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)approved based on clinical trials that were not designed to study their long-term efficacy and safety or to detect rare adverse events, researchers at Boston Children's Hospital report

14 July 2014 - BBC news - One in three Alzheimer's cases preventable

One in three cases of Alzheimer's disease worldwide is preventable, according to research from the University of Cambridge. The main risk factors for the disease are a lack of exercise, smoking, depression and poor education.