Research has shown that having the right gut microbes can reduce the risk of heart disease – if you’re a mouse. Now, our latest study, published in the European Heart Journal, shows that this might be true for humans, too.
What’s the difference between social isolation and loneliness? And why is one rising while the other one is declining over time?
For some, a definitive label offers a lifeline and a way to understand their condition. When that is altered, even for the better, the effects can be devastating
t’s one of the most fundamental things that humans do. Smile. Newborns can manage it spontaneously, as a reflex, and this is sometimes misinterpreted by new parents as a reaction to their presence, although it’s not until six to eight weeks of age that babies smile in a social way.
Giving pupils lessons on happiness and wellbeing could do them damage and make them even more unhappy, a group of leading academics have said.
We live in an extraordinary time. Increasing numbers of us are living longer than ever imagined before. It is a major achievement of modern science and healthcare. The tough part of longevity is working out how to ensure those extra years are spent happy and financially secure and living independently engaged in activities we value.
When was the last time you felt truly happy? The kind of happy where you feel as if you just won an Olympic gold?
It’s an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don’t get enough of it.
Mental health problems affect one in four people in England each year, with depression and anxiety among the most widespread issues.
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