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HEALTH BRIEFS: 1911

Staff reporters | 19 November, 2012 00:03

NUTRITION BITE

DIETS that incorporate lots of fruit and vegetables have been shown to reduce asthma symptoms. Sufferers who adhere to a Mediterranean diet have been found to achieve better control of their symptoms.

BREAKTHROUGH OF THE WEEK

People who are born blind are now finding they may not need their eyes to see. A new device, which has been developed by Dr Amir Amedi and colleagues from the University of Jerusalem, enables blind adults to interpret visual information from sound.

A tiny camera is strapped to the user's head and connected to a computer or smartphone. An algorithm converts images to sound, providing a depiction of an object via headphones.

MOST BIZARRE

A new company is suggesting that you eat your deodorant.

Deo Perfume Candy contains geraniol, a component of rose oil that "aromatises" as it is secreted through skin.

DO ONE THING FOR YOUR HEALTH

In the spirit of the new Twilight film opening, watch a horror movie to burn kilojoules. According to new research, watching a horror flick can make you burn extra calories.

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