Thinking in a Foreign Language Helps People Arrive on Better Decisions, Experts Say

By Monica Wilson on April 27, 2012

After conducting a series of experiments, researchers from the University of Chicago found out that people who speak two languages are likely to make more sensible decisions when thinking in their non-native tongue. Most people believe that when making decisions, it doesn’t matter which language you’re using. But a group of researchers think it& [Read More…]

Should You or Should You Not Consider Joining a Marathon?

By Lisa Franchi on April 26, 2012

Claire Squires, a 30-year old hairdresser from North Kilworth, Leicestershire, died on Birdcage Walk near St James’s Park on Sunday, less than a mile from the finish. She was the 11th person and first woman to die in London Marathon since it began in 1981. While there are health risks associated to this popular race, experts say the risk is low. Acc [Read More…]

Psychologist Proposes Extra Mental Health Support for Stressed MPs

By Helen Holmes on April 25, 2012

Being exposed to high levels of stress, members of the Parliament may need extra support to carry out their work, says a psychologist from the Salford University who has been studying the wellbeing of MPs for the past 20 years. On an interview with BBC, Dr Ashley Weinberg said that four in ten MPs have had regular mental and health checkups. To make sure t [Read More…]

Traditional Chinese Medicine Chang Shan Can Help Treat Autoimmune Disorders, Harvard Scientists Say

By Rebecca Lewis on April 25, 2012

In a research by the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), it was found that Chang Shan – a Chinese herbal medicine used thousands of years ago to treat various problems is also beneficial in treating autoimmune disorders. Their findings were published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology. What is Cha [Read More…]

Suffering from Back Pain? It could Mean Unhappiness at Work, Experts Say

By Amy Taylor on April 24, 2012

Researchers from the University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) found that people who are unhappy at work are prone to severe back pain on a regular basis. The findings show that 33 percent of people complaining about non-specific backache developed persistent pain which has greatly affected their socia [Read More…]

First Ever Instrument to Measure Work Addiction Launched

By Sharon Moore on April 24, 2012

After a thorough research, experts from Norway and United Kingdom were able to develop a new method to measure one’s addiction to work. They call it Bergen Work Addiction Scale. Being the first method as of today in the entire world, the Bergen Work Addiction Scale aims to help individuals and professionals in measuring whether a person is addicted to [Read More…]

Women’s Attention Trails Off From their Partners Once Granddaughters Arrive

By Monica Wilson on April 23, 2012

On a study involving three million mobile phone subscribers, researchers from the University of Oxford revealed that women’s time and attention shifts to their daughters than to their partners as they reach the age of 45. According to the researchers, women are more strategically driven as compared to men when it comes to finding a partner. During the [Read More…]

New Study: EI Trainings for Teens to Improve their Mental Health

By Lisa Franchi on April 23, 2012

Training teens on how to handle their emotions strengthens their mental health. As a result, they suffer less of mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, and social stress, reported a new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. The researchers, led by Dr Desiree Ruiz-Aranda, a psychology professor at the University of Malaga, conducted 24 [Read More…]

Spending Time in the Coast is More Beneficial than in an Urban Park, Study Says

By Helen Holmes on April 20, 2012

Spending time outdoors is good for the health. But if you want to maximise its benefits, it’s better to take a walk on the seaside than in an urban park, reports a new study. Why Take a Walk on the Seaside? The research was lead by Katherine Ashbullby and Dr Mathew White from the White from the European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH) [Read More…]

Detox Your Body and Your Mind

Why do we need to detox? Because in our daily lives we are continually exposed to an array of toxins that interfere with the normal functioning of our cells, and therefore prevent us from reaching optimal health. The foods we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe is laden with chemicals that are foreign to our system. Approximately 4000 chemicals a [Read More…]

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