Honey Plus Coffee Beats Steroid for Treating Cough
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Honey Plus Coffee Beats Steroid for Treating Cough

One of modern medicine’s most celebrated ‘miracle drugs’ are steroids, but a recent double-blind, randomized clinical trial found that honey plus coffee outperformed prednisolone in treating symptoms of post-infectious, persistent cough.  A remarkable study looking at natural alternatives to medications found that compared to a systemic steroid, a combination of honey and coffee was superior…

The Rise of ‘Seaganism’: As Another Diet Fad Enters the Market So Does Food Propaganda
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The Rise of ‘Seaganism’: As Another Diet Fad Enters the Market So Does Food Propaganda

While the news landscape might be a noisy hybrid of information war and geopolitics, the dairy, seafood and meat industries are wanting to make a point about misinformation too. It seems every month a new diet is preached to us on television and in glossy magazines; the latest fad to get us all thinner and…

Microplastics Harming Our Drinking Water is a Major Environmental Challenge
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Microplastics Harming Our Drinking Water is a Major Environmental Challenge

Plastics in our waste streams are breaking down into tiny particles, causing potentially catastrophic consequences for human health and our aquatic systems, finds research from the University of Surrey and Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials. Led by Dr Judy Lee and Marie Enfrin from the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of…

Let Fruit Be Your Medicine: Watermelon’s Remarkable Health Benefits
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Let Fruit Be Your Medicine: Watermelon’s Remarkable Health Benefits

Watermelon is so much more than just a highly refreshing summertime treat. From the perspective of a growing body of clinical research, it is a truly medicinal food. There’s an abundance of clinical research these days on the medicinal properties of common foods like watermelon. For instance, research published in the Journal of Agricultural and…