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5 Sept 2011 - NatureNews - Mental disorders affect more than a third of Europeans

Treatment of those afflicted is 'unusually deficient'.



30 Aug 2011 - Nutraingredients - Probiotics may reduce anxiety and depression, suggests study

Probiotic bacteria may have the potential to alter brain neurochemistry, affecting anxiety and depression-related disorders, says new research.



23 Aug 2011 - BBC Radio 4 - The First 1000 Days - A Legacy For Life - Part 2: Infancy

Presented by Dr Mark Porter (Produced by Erika Wright)



21 July 2011 - BBC News - Teens 'not getting enough fruit and vegetables'

Just one in 13 teenage girls is getting their recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, official government data shows.


2 Aug 2011 - Wall Street Journal - Progress, Not Perfection, on Reducing Kids' Exposure to Ads for Unhealthful Foods

Researchers crunched TV ratings data and found that exposure to ads for less healthful foods and drinks fell 38% for kids aged 2 to 5 and 28% for kids 6 to 11 between 2003 and 2009.


25 July 2011 - BBC Radio 4 - The Food Programme: School Food

Sheila Dillon follows two schools as they attempt to transform the way their pupils eat.







21 June 2011 - Mystery ingredient in coffee boosts protection against Alzheimer's disease

A yet unidentified component of coffee interacts with the beverage's caffeine, which could be a surprising reason why daily coffee intake protects against Alzheimer's disease. A new Alzheimer's mouse study by researchers at the University of South Florida found that this interaction boosts blood levels of a critical growth factor that seems to fight off the Alzheimer's disease process




14 June 2011 - Science Daily - Ancestry Plays Vital Role in Nutrition and Disease, Study Shows

Over the past decade, much progress has been made regarding the understanding and promise of personalized medicine. Scientists are just beginning to consider the impact of gene-diet interactions in different populations in regards to disease prevention and treatment.


28 Feb 2010 - Jamie Oliver's TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food

Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food.