You Immune system may be linked to your Mental Health

Children with high everyday levels of a protein released into the blood in response to infection are at greater risk of developing depression and psychosis in adulthood, according to new research which suggests a role for the immune system in mental ...

Aug 15

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Eating Baked or Broiled Fish Weekly Boosts Brain Health

Eating baked or broiled fish once a week is good for the brain, regardless of how much omega-3 fatty acid it contains, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Aug 12

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Mental Health in Asia

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The link between Personality and Heart Attacks

A new study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics has addressed the relationship between personality and heart attacks. Distressed (type D) personality (TDP), characterized by high negative affectivity (NA) and social ...

Jul 9

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Cognitive behavioral or relaxation training helps women reduce ...

Can psychological intervention help women adapt to the stresses of breast cancer? It appears that a brief, five-week psychological intervention can have beneficial effects for women who are dealing with the stresses of breast cancer diagnosis and ...

May 21

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Mindfulness-Based Meditation Helps Teenagers with Cancer

Mindfulness-based meditation could lessen some symptoms associated with cancer in teens, according to the results of a clinical trial intervention led by researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine children’s ...

Mar 19

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Mindfulness

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10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. So naturally we are obsessed with it. I would love to be happier, as I'm sure most people would, so I thought it would be interesting to find some ...

Feb 5

Categories: Happiness, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Meditation, Workplace ...

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Why Generosity Is Good For Your Health

Giving of yourself -- whether it be your time, energy or money -- isn't just a boon to those you're helping. A wealth of research shows that generosity can also have benefits for the receiver, ranging from a better outlook at your job, to more years ...

Dec 11

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Children with behavioral problems more at risk of inflammation

Inflammation could provide early warning sign for disease later in life Children with behavioral problems may be at risk of many chronic diseases in adulthood including heart disease, obesity, diabetes, as well as inflammatory illnesses (conditions ...

Sep 6

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High Debt Could Be Hazardous to Your Health

If young people are drowning in debt, their blood pressure may be on the rise and their health could suffer. A new Northwestern Medicine® study has found that high financial debt is associated with higher diastolic blood pressure and poorer ...

Aug 17

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A Bit Of Thought Makes Finding Out Medical Risks Less Scary

Would you want to know your risk of getting heart disease? Diabetes? Or an inherited form of breast cancer? Preventive medicine is all about knowing health risks and taking action to avoid them. But many people just don't want to know. As many as ...

Aug 1

Categories: Fear, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Body Drugs that Can Affect the Mind

Many drugs that treat bodily ills can alter mood, memory and other mental functions. Often the trials required to approve new drugs miss these uncommon side effects, but when the medications go on the market and are doled out to millions, thousands ...

Jul 2

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Teenage Physical fitness reduces the risk of suicidal behavior later ...

Being in good physical shape at 18 years of age can be linked with a reduced risk of attempted suicide later in life. So says a study of over one million Swedish men conducted by researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, ...

Jun 29

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Suicide Prevention

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Volunteering Reduces Risk of Hypertension In Older Adults, Carnegie ...

It turns out that helping others can also help you protect yourself from high blood pressure. New research from Carnegie Mellon University shows that older adults who volunteer for at least 200 hours per year decrease their risk of hypertension, or ...

Jun 15

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Retirement 'harmful to health', study says

Retirement has a detrimental impact on mental and physical health, a new study has found. The study, published by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), a think tank, found that retirement results in a "drastic decline in health" in the medium ...

May 21

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Happiness is the best medicine

We've all experienced downward spirals, in which dark emotions lead to destructive behavior that damages our health, strains our relationships, and leaves us feeling even worse than when we started. Wouldn't it be nice if there was an uplifting ...

May 18

Categories: Happiness, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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