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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

Low vitamin D levels linked to increased respiratory infection risk
14 September 2020

Low vitamin D levels linked to increased respiratory infection risk

Low plasma vitamin D levels appear to be an independent risk factor for respiratory infection and hospitalisation.

Role for nicotinamide in glaucoma
09 September 2020

Role for nicotinamide in glaucoma

Australian researchers have found that supplementation with nicotinamide can improve inner retinal function in people with glaucoma.

Zinc: important role in antiviral immunity
04 September 2020

Zinc: important role in antiviral immunity

Correcting low zinc status could play a key role in preventing and controlling severe acute respiratory viral infections.

Mediterranean diet improves student wellbeing
01 September 2020

Mediterranean diet improves student wellbeing

Following a Mediterranean diet is associated with a better emotional state in students

DHA-rich fish oil significantly reduces OA pain and improves wellbeing in older overweight adults
26 August 2020

DHA-rich fish oil significantly reduces OA pain and improves wellbeing in older, overweight adults

A new study from Newcastle University, supported by Blackmores Institute, has found that supplementing daily DHA rich fish oil has the potential to alleviate Osteoarthritic (OA) pain and burden in ...

Optometrists & omega-3s: opinions and practice
18 August 2020

Optometrists & omega-3s: opinions and practice

Optometrists routinely make clinical recommendations about diet and omega-3 fatty acids and are ideally positioned to counsel patients on the benefits and risks of supplementation.

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12 August 2020

Probiotics improve glycaemic control

Probiotics found to improve measures of glycaemic control in healthy older adults.