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Low zinc levels linked to covid-19 mortality
30 November 2020

Low zinc levels linked to covid-19 mortality

The important role of zinc in infection control has been further strengthened with new research suggesting that higher zinc levels are associated with lower mortality due to covid-19 infection

Meta-analysis: Vitamin D Supplementation for Major Depression
16 November 2020

Meta-analysis: Vitamin D Supplementation for Major Depression

Findings of a recently published meta-analysis suggest that vitamin D supplementation may be a promising solution to managing major depression.

Ashwagandha: Ayurveda’s answer to a good night’s sleep
02 November 2020

Ashwagandha: Ayurveda’s answer to a good night’s sleep

Statistically significant results from the first randomised clinical trial conducted to assess the effect of ashwagandha on sleep quality in insomnia

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06 October 2020

Omega-3 reduces rate of lung disease

Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the prospective rate of clinical interstitial lung disease events and lung abnormalities.

Probiotic supplementation beneficial to pre-term infants
02 October 2020

Probiotic supplementation beneficial to pre-term infants

Supplementing pre-term infants with probiotics proves beneficial and can lead to a gastrointestinal environment that is more closely matched to full-term infants.

Strong leadership urged for hospital policies on complementary medicine
25 September 2020

Strong leadership urged for hospital policies on complementary medicine

Australian researchers are hospitals to update or review their complementary policies following the results of a survey of Australian public and private hospitals.

Stress linked to poor diet and risk of diabetes
22 September 2020

Stress linked to poor diet and risk of diabetes

Increased stress levels contribute to poor dietary choices and could also be increasing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Dive into forest bathing for mental health
18 September 2020

Dive into forest bathing for mental health

Spending time in nature ‘forest bathing’ has significant positive effects on mental health particularly in those with depressive tendencies