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The brain nutrient vegans need to know about

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Eggs and milk are key sources of the nutrient People who eat vegan or plant-based diets should ensure they are getting enough of a key, but little-known, brain nutrient, say experts. Choline, which assists transfer signals between nerve cells, is highest in dairy foods and meat. Nutritionist Emma Derbyshire …

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Son’s sugar experimentation changes family

Image copyright Claire Carter Image caption The Carter Family:( l-r) Claire, Martin, Sarah, Nathan and the experimenter, Matthew, at the front When 12 -year-old Matthew Carter saw how much sugar was in his favourite fizzy drink, he decided to involve his family in an experiment. He spooned each person’s daily sugar allowance into separate bowls …

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Do your children have a balanced diet of play?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Can playthings help children express themselves? Two generations: parents and youngsters. One is tech-obsessed, with a short attention span, who find it difficult to talk about their feelings. The other is their children. Whatever their own addiction to social media or the demands of day-to-day life, parents are desperate …

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How your weekly shop impacts the environmental issues

Food production is responsible for a one-quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to global warming, according to a University of Oxford study . However, the researchers found that the environmental impact of different foods varies hugely. Many of us have cut down on using plastic bags and plastic straws, recycle where possible and have …

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