Antibiotics link to childhood arthritis

antibioticsTaking antibiotics may increase the risk of a child developing juvenile arthritis.

Children prescribed antibiotics have been found to have twice the risk of developing the condition compared to children of the same age who did not take antibiotics.

The more antibiotics prescribed, the higher the risk, particularly within one year of taking the medication.

Juvenile arthritis is an autoimmune disease where joints become chronically inflamed. It can also affect the eyes and can lead to pain, vision loss and disability.

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Magnolia for head and neck cancers

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The fragrant Magnolia tree may hold a key to treating head and neck cancers.

An active component from the tree has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine to treat anxiety and other conditions. Continue reading

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Use muscles or lose them

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Cycling

Just two weeks of not using your legs causes young people to lose a third of their muscle strength, leaving them on a par with someone up to 50 years older.

Both older and younger people lose muscular strength through inactivity but young people lose it faster.

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have found that the loss in young people is about one third after two weeks while in older people it is about a quarter. Continue reading

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Magnolia tree compound in cancer treatment

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The fragrant Magnolia tree may hold a key to treating head and neck cancers.

An active component from the tree has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine to treat anxiety and other conditions. Continue reading

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HerbFeast 2015 takes place in Co Carlow

36450926_sForaging for herbs, exploring the language of plants and practical demonstrations of their use are all part of this year’s 4th annual HerbFeast.

Forgotten European Herbs, Icelandic  Herbal Medicine and Appalachian Root Medicine will be discussed by speakers.

Participants will also go on herb walks,  attend an Ayurvedic cookery class and a practical workshop to make herbal preparations. Continue reading

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