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October 1st, 2007

Heart damage ‘may boost defences’ reports the BBC. The damage caused by heart disease may make the organ cope better with the dangers of surgery, say researchers.

The BBC also report that “Chocolate ‘aids fatigue syndrome’“. It’s believed that a daily dose of specially-formulated dark chocolate may help cut chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms.

Patients in a pilot study found they had less fatigue when eating dark chocolate with a high cocoa content than with white chocolate dyed brown.

Researchers from Hull York Medical School said the results were surprising but dark chocolate may be having an effect on the brain chemical serotonin.

Elsewhere, the Guardian highlights that the Smoking ban benefits bar staff. The Independent also takes up the story by stating that Bars prosper and staff are healthier after smoke ban.

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