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Autumn brings a brainpower boost

A new international study has found that our brain power can change with the seasons – and peaks in the late summer and autumn.

13 September, 2018

Greening vacant lots reduces depression in city dwellers

Giving vacant lots in urban environments a green makeover with grass and trees can help reduce feelings of depression in city dwellers.

29 July, 2018

Dietary fibre could help lower risk of depression

Increasing your daily intake of dietary fibre could help reduce your risk of depression, according to a new analysis.

10 July, 2018

Stay in sync with your body clock for better mental health

Keeping to a normal daily rhythm – being active during the day and sleeping at night – can have benefits for mental as well as physical health and well-being.

16 May, 2018

Get moving to get happy

We may not be sure of the optimal daily ‘dose’ – but for many people, maintaining a healthy levels of physical activity is an effective prescription for happiness.

5 April, 2018

Saffron gives a lift to mums with the baby blues

A daily small dose of the precious spice saffron could help lift depression symptoms among new mothers with mild post-partum depression, according to new research.

5 January, 2018

Twice weekly yoga helps beat depression

People who suffer from major depression can benefit from regularly participating in yoga and deep breathing classes.

8 March, 2017

Yogic breathing – benefits for major depression

New evidence suggests that yogic breathing could help alleviate severe depression in people who don’t fully respond to conventional antidepressant treatments.

25 November, 2016

Sunshine a key ‘nutrient’ for mental health

Of all the weather variables that can affect mental and emotional health, getting enough sunshine is the most important, according to a new study.

14 November, 2016

Anti-inflammatory diet lowers depression risk

New evidence from US and Australian scientists shows that women following an anti-inflammatory diet had a 20% lower risk of developing symptoms of depression.

19 September, 2016