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Health & longevity news archive: March-April 2009

'Proof' face creams beat wrinkles
(Apr 30, 2009)

Scientists say they have clinical proof that a face cream available on the high street does reduce wrinkles. Five months' worth of stock of the leading brand sold in a day after Professor Chris Griffiths announced in 2007 it appeared to combat sun damage. Two years on from the BBC Horizon programme showcasing his work, his team has shown the cream visibly smoothes out the skin.

Read more. Source: BBC

Walnuts may prevent breast cancer
(Apr 23, 2009)

Eating walnuts may help to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, research suggests. The nuts contain ingredients such as omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and phytosterols that may all reduce the risk of the disease. Mice fed the human equivalent of two ounces (56.7g) of walnuts per day developed fewer and smaller tumours.

Read more. Source: BBC

man sleeping
Revealed: why we need a good night's sleep
(Apr 7, 2009)

To sleep, perchance to dream, said Hamlet. Now scientists have shown that sleep is more about getting rid of the previous day's mental rubbish than it is about dreaming. A study into slumber has found that the nerve connections built up in the brain during a busy day are pruned back during the night in an attempt to keep the mind from overloading on junk information.

Read more. Source: The Independent


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