Eating Chocolate Sharpens Your Brain, Study Finds

Researchers at the University of Maine have found that chocolate intake is associated with improved cognitive function.  Tracking 968 participants ages 23-98, the researchers found that “more frequent chocolate consumption was significantly associated with better performance” in a number of cognitive tests, including Visual-Spatial Memory and Organization, Working Memory, Scanning and...

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7th April:World Health Day - Halt the rise in Diabetes

World health day: Halt the rise in Diabetes   We start by looking at some estraordinary statistics: Today: 4 out of 10 Irish adults are overweight                 3 out of 10 Irish adults are obeses The cause is simple: we are eating too many calories and not getting enough exercise. The World Health Organistaion...

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BMI may be flawed measure of health

The body mass index, or BMI, may not be an accurate indicator of a person's risk of heart disease or diabetes, according to a new study. The results suggest that about 75 million adults in the United States may be misclassified — they have a true risk of heart disease or diabetes that is either lower or higher than suggested by their BMIs, the researchers said. For more on this article,...

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Can coffee prevent obesity?

Drinking coffee can help prevent obesity, scientists claim. A new study has identified a chemical compound in the caffeinated drink helps prevent some of the damaging effects of being overweight. Cholorgenic acid, or CGA, significantly reduced insulin resistance and the accumulation of fat in the livers of mice who were fed a high-fat diet. The rodents were put on a high-fat diet...

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Answer 2 questions to help us improve our service

Help us improve our service - Take our 2 question survey.We are constantly innovating at Lynch's Pharmacy and today we are carrying out a survey on our website. It takes 1 minute! 

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Worrisome chemical may lurk in cash register receipts

Partner discovers a legitimate way of stopping "significant other" splurging on crap......Touching cash register receipts can dramatically increase your body's absorption of a potentially dangerous chemical, bisphenol A (BPA), researchers report.BPA, originally created as an estrogen supplement, has been linked to developmental problems in infants and children, and cancer, obesity,...

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Cold sores may DOUBLE the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

You might think cold sores are unsightly. But they could also increase the risk of Alzheimer's, a new study suggests.Swedish researchers found an infection of the herpes simplex virus 1 - which causes cold sores - doubles the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. The body carries the virus forever after the first infection, and it can reactivate now and then, causing the crusty blisters...

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