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Back to school health
14 February 2019

“Back to school” health for kids

As our calendars flip from January to February, the festive season is now well behind us and most people are returning to their normal routines. For those with families this ...

Valerian good for brain
13 February 2019

Valerian alters brain connectivity

Taking valerian to relieve insomnia and anxiety may produce long-lasting changes in brain connectivity, according to new research.

Carbohydrate quality health
12 February 2019

Carb quality = better health outcomes

Carbohydrate choices in the diet may have a direct relationship to the development, or prevention of several non-communicable diseases according to results of a meta-analysis published in The Lancet.

Dr Lesley Braun
11 February 2019

Dr Lesley Braun: Valerian safety profile

Last week I was interviewed about a well-known herb called valerian and its safety profile. It’s a traditional herb used since ancient time which is very well-tolerated with few side ...

Omega-3: the key to rugby union success?
07 February 2019

Omega-3: the key to rugby union success?

New Zealand researchers may have found the key to improving the performance of rugby union players.

Resistance exercise reduces cardiovascular morbidity
06 February 2019

Resistance exercise reduces cardiovascular morbidity

A once-a-week resistance workout could reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease according to research published in the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Vitamin D deficiency in newborns increases schizophrenia risk
05 February 2019

Schizophrenia: Can vitamin D reduce risk?

Prevention of schizophrenia may have taken a new turn with a group of researchers finding that vitamin D deficiency in neonates was associated with an increased risk of schizophrenia later ...

Community pharmacists motivated to improve CM knowledge
31 January 2019

Community pharmacists motivated to improve CM knowledge

A recent study, co-authored by Blackmores Institute Director, Dr Lesley Braun has found that community pharmacists in Malaysia have a positive attitude towards complementary medicine use, however, in line with ...