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Gut microbes may reduce heart disease risk

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.

 

 

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What are the warning signs of a toxic relationship?

What should you do if you’re in a toxic relationship?
If any of those red flags sound familiar, it’s time to take action. Click on the link below to read the full article. 

 

 

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Americans Are More Socially Isolated, But Less Lonely

What’s the difference between social isolation and loneliness? And why is one rising while the other one is declining over time?

 

 

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What happens when doctors change your diagnosis?

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

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Facial awareness: the meaning of a smile

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.

 

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Mindfulness and wellbeing lessons can make school pupils even less happy, experts claim

Giving pupils lessons on happiness and wellbeing could do them damage and make them even more unhappy, a group of leading academics have said.

 

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The secret of happiness in later life is simple to discover, but hard to achieve

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.

 
How much of our happiness can we actually control?

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.

 

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Mood self-assessment: Could I be depressed?

Mental health problems affect one in four people in England each year, with depression and anxiety among the most widespread issues.

Find out if you should be seeking help by answering a few short questions.

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The apps designed to help mental health

New apps and platforms are increasingly seen as a way to reach younger people with mental health conditions.

 

 

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How at Risk Are You of Becoming Lonely?

What’s the difference between social isolation and loneliness? And why is one rising while the other one is declining over time?

 

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Five Common Factors That Foster Recovery From Mental Illness

What’s the difference between social isolation and loneliness? And why is one rising while the other one is declining over time?

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ADHD Is Real: Brain Differences in Preschool-Age Children

What’s the difference between social isolation and loneliness? And why is one rising while the other one is declining over time?