Home > News Top Headlines What you're really eating when you order fried chicken In light of a fast food marketing campaign aimed at feeding 11 000 South Africans 1.1 tonnes of fried chicken, Health24's DietDoc compares the nutritional values of fried and grilled chicken. Yoga may help people with bipolar disorder A study reports that patients with bipolar disorder get emotional, cognitive and physical benefits from yoga practice. How chronic stress causes behavioural problems A team from the EPFL Brain Mind Institute has discovered an important synaptic mechanism: the activation of a cleaving enzyme, leading to behavioural problems connected to chronic stress. Poultry firms feed antibiotics to flocks Some of America's largest poultry producers routinely feed chickens an array of antibiotics – not just when sickness strikes, but as a standard practice. 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