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Some raw foods can be dangerous

A fresh veggie smoothie sounds healthy, but sometimes cooked food can be better.

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Nerve stimulation slows ageing

Scientists have found that “tickling” the ear with a small electrical current can slow down the effects of ageing.

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Hope for Alzheimer’s as research goes on worldwide

One of the greatest fears of getting old can be concern about dementia. This awful condition affects over 850,000 people in the UK and over 44 million people worldwide.

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White wine might also have health benefits

There have been some interesting reports in recent media about the health benefits of white wine and how white as well as red can provide good levels of antioxidants and other benefits.

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Will a new 5G mobile be dangerous for your health?

There seems no conclusive evidence on the safety of the new 5G

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Food allergy or intolerance?

Allergy or intolerance

What’s the difference between a food allergy and intolerance, how do you know if you have one or the other, and what are the best ways to manage it? 

Confusion around food allergies and intolerances is not unusual, with many of us growing wary of certain foods we believe might be the cause of unwanted symptoms – leaving them out of our diets ‘just in case’. But should we – are true allergic reactions to food far less common than most of us imagine?

“A food allergy is when someone eats a particular food and their immune system reacts by producing ‘IgE antibodies’, which travel to cells that release chemicals, causing an allergic reaction [see 'Symptom Watch']. It can easily be confirmed scientifically by an allergy test,” says Ceitanna Cooper, associate nutritionist at AXA PPP healthcare.



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