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Walking it off

How do you change a sad or depressed mood when you get into one? Sometimes you may not want to alleviate sadness if it is appropriate to the situation ...

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News from: Journal of Behaviour Therapy and Experimental Psychology

Yoga for scoliosis

Scoliosis comes from a Greek word meaning “curved” or “bent” and today it has become the description of the most common type of spinal curvature. Scoliosis is simply when ...

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News from: Global Advances in Health and Medicine

The flu flower

If ever a cliché was worth its salt it is that well worn piece of homespun, pre 21st century, wisdom; you can’t judge a book by its cover. Who ...

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News from: Cell Research

Ageing in a can

If advertising is to be believed then drinking soft drinks will variously, and apparently instantly; provide you with a group of stunningly gorgeous friends (who like to dress as ...

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News from: American Journal of Public Health

Age of attraction

Attraction is a multi-faceted, brilliant crystal butterfly dancing outside the laced borders of our waking mind. When you find yourself drawn to someone the colours of attraction pirouette into ...

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News from: Evolution and Human Behaviour

Shared intensity

Do you like to share? Be honest, when you have a delightful piece of sugar-free banana and macadamia bread in front of you, is your first impulse to offer ...

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News from: Psychological Science

Sweet teen memories

All that glitters is not gold and all that’s sweet is not wonderful. At some time in our evolutionary past sugar’s sweet taste denoted some valuable kilojoules that could ...

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News from: Hippocampus

Grapefruit for weight loss

In 1930s Hollywood, many stars got onto the “grapefruit diet” which involved having half a grapefruit with meals in the belief that grapefruit contains an enzyme that will burn fat. ...

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News from: PLoS ONE

Coffee livers

Some things just have their time in the sun; for a while there it was the British Empire although now…not so much. For a time too, lava lamps, pet ...

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News from: Hepatology

Stunt double take

Hollywood gets away with a lot. History has suffered royally over the years in the hands of Hollywood directors as the viewing public have accepted historical distortions aplenty including everything ...

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News from: Current Biology

Screening for partners

Life is about change. If there was no change, we’d all ultimately still be slithering around on our bellies in primeval ooze. Without change, we’d still be drilling holes into ...

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News from: Cyberpsychology, Behaviour, and Social Networking

Alcohol makes smiles “catching”

Alcohol, in moderation has lots of interesting effects on people. It can, for instance, transform an otherwise modest person of adequate self-regard into someone who believes they are one ...

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News from: Clinical Psychological Science

Apples and obesity

For a long time now apples have been regarded as health promoting foods. Eve may not have been thinking of the fibre components of apples, or even the antioxidants, ...

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News from: Food Chemistry

Olive oils your heart

Olive oil is made up of approximately 75 per cent monounsaturated fats, with the rest consisting of mainly polyunsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats are generally healthy and balance cholesterol levels ...

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News from: Circulation

Risky Angel business

Do you have an angel that watches over you? Guardian Angels can come in many forms of course. It might be that you have a winged-cherub who haloes you ...

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News from: SAGE Open

Happy wife, happy life

Rhyme has an uncanny power to lend credibility to a statement. Just consider this treasure trove of rhyming wisdom: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”, “Red sky in ...

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News from: Journal of Marriage and Family

Exercise against depression

In some ways it is really obvious how exercise may work against depression. If you are to exercise in nature, of course then the healing powers of the natural world ...

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News from: Cell

Climate change and health

Christopher Columbus may not have been the revolutionary thinker that you imagine. If you conceive of old Chris as a voice in the wilderness claiming that the world is round ...

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News from: JAMA