Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > Health-in-Motion 30 August 2016 What qualifies the humble pomegranate as a superfood? What qualifies the humble pomegranate as a superfood? A team of French scientists has recently discovered that the fruit contains a particular molecular compound, called urolithin A, which, once it’s been transformed by the microbes in the digestive system, enables muscle cells to protect themselves against the steady degradation of the mitochondria, the tiny power plants housed in every cell, which is one of the main causes of aging. Initial results on the beneficial effects of the substance have been encouraging but need to be confirmed by human clinical trials. 0 More: Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle Can crocodile poo and olive oil prevent pregnancy? Parenting 7 ways to take care of your mental health during pregnancy Mental health Did Robin Williams' suicide spur 'copycat' acts? Lifestyle How to save yourself from a stroke before it’s too late Lifestyle Can eating cheese really give you nightmares? Medical SEE: Here’s something you should do every 2 hours if you sweat a lot From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?