Turmeric shows benefits in lowering LDL cholesterol


Pooled evidence from several trials suggests that regularly consuming turmeric, or its active constituent curcumin, could help lower some of the risk factors for heart disease.



Melatonin – more than just a sleep remedy?


New evidence suggests that the hormone, known for its benefits in resetting the body clock and aiding sleep, may also have applications in diseases like Alzheimer's.



Which foods boost your mood? It depends on how old you are


Your mood can be linked the food you eat - and keeping your moods on an even keel may mean changing your diet to match your age.



Daily probiotic improves acne-prone skin


New research suggests that supplementing with the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus​ SP1 may work at the genetic level to improve the appearance of adult acne.



Apples and tomatoes help heal the lungs


For ex-smokers, a diet rich in fruits such as apples and tomatoes could help restore lung damage caused by smoking.



Daily serving of leafy greens keeps your brain young


A new study has found that eating one serving of leafy green vegetables daily can preserve memory and thinking skills and significantly slow brain ageing over time.



Saffron gives a lift to mums with the baby blues


A daily small dose of the precious spice saffron could help lift depression symptoms among new mothers with mild post-partum depression, according to new research.



Daily hot tea lowers glaucoma risk


Drinking a daily cup of hot tea is linked to a significantly lower risk of developing the serious eye condition, glaucoma.



Try amber-tinted glasses to relieve insomnia


If all you want for Christmas is a good night's sleep, try putting a pair of special blue light blocking glasses on your wish list.



Chamomile extract aids sleep quality


A small study has found that daily chamomile extract can significantly - and safely - improve sleep quality among elderly people.