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Thinking Baby

Something which strikes fear into every parent’s heart is the thought of SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Although public education campaigns in Australia have significantly reduced the number of babies who die from SIDS it’s still estimated that around 1 baby in every 3,000 will be affected¹. This is the same number as in any other Western country and equates to around 88 babies every year. That’s still 88 babies too many.


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A recent report analysed data from 38 drug manufacturer-sponsored studies. The sponsored studies showed significant improvement in over 3,000 patients taking SSRIs (such as Prozac) and other types of antidepressant drugs. However, patients on placebos, or sugar pills, showed essentially the same level…


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Many adults catch two to four colds a year, and have little choice but to let the virus run its course. Black elderberry has been found to ameliorate the symptoms as well as shorten the duration; now fifteen studies summarized in the Cochrane Systematic Review show that zinc supplements, when taken within a day of a …


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No hypertension here - this man eats garlic

A new study finds more evidence that garlic helps reduce hypertension. Karin Ried, the leader of a study done at the University of Adelaide (Australia), along with colleagues, found beneficial effects in a group who used aged garlic extracts in reducing high blood pressure (hypertension).


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