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Viva! Health unravels the most recent scientific research and makes it easy to understand. Here we update you on the latest findings...

No other plant food divides opinion like soya – some champion its health and nutritional benefits, others say it should be avoided at all costs. Why are there so many scare-stories surrounding this humble bean and is there any truth to them?
Getting enough sleep is vital for our overall health. It can reduce the risk of many common diseases, keep the brain and digestive system healthy and boost the immune system. However, around a third of us are falling short – so what can you do to get a better night’s sleep? Can any foods offer help? 
Sixty to 70 per cent of British women experience menopausal symptoms, with many feeling unable to tell their partners. Juliet Gellatley, founder & director of Viva! and nutritional therapist says don’t suffer in silence, seek help. She explores what eases menopausal symptoms safely and asks does a vegan diet help? Do ‘natural’ supplements work – Juliet shows what science reveals. And controversial HRT – is the hype on its lack of safety fair?