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Holding hands can help ease pain

Holding the hand of a loved one in pain could significantly reduce their suffering, due to a combination of brainwave synchronisation and empathy.

15 March, 2018

Which foods boost your mood? It depends on how old you are

Your mood can be linked the food you eat – and keeping your moods on an even keel may mean changing your diet to match your age.

16 January, 2018

It’s official – meditation lowers heart disease risk

Meditation has the potential to reduce several of the risk factors for heart disease, according to a new official statement from the American Heart Association (AHA).

2 October, 2017

Mindfulness can help heavy drinkers cut back

Brief training in mindfulness strategies could help heavy drinkers of alcohol curb their tendency to respond reflexively to the urge to drink.

25 August, 2017

Loneliness could cut your life expectancy

In many nations around the world people are facing a ‘loneliness epidemic’ which raises the risk of premature death as much as factors such as obesity.

9 August, 2017

New cure for insomnia – feeling useful

The deep connection between mind and body is highlighted in a study showing that a greater sense of purpose in life can cut sleeplessness due to sleep apnea and restless legs by more than half.

17 July, 2017

UK students turning to rosemary to boost exam results

Exposure to the aroma of rosemary essential oil can significantly enhance working memory in children, according to a new study – and sales are soaring as exam time looms.

23 May, 2017

10 minutes of meditation calms anxiety, brings focus

Just 10 minutes of daily mindful mediation can help prevent your mind from wandering and is particularly effective if you tend to have repetitive, anxious thoughts, say Canadian researchers.

8 May, 2017

Fake it til you make it – how the placebo effect can mend broken hearts too

Sophisticated brain imagining suggests that doing anything that you believe will help you feel better can significantly increase your chances of getting over a broken heart.

28 April, 2017

Potential cancer benefits of a stimulating environment

Living in a stimulating environment has a wide range of mental health benefits – now research shows it may also have physical benefits, helping to speed wound healing and slow cancer.

26 April, 2017