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Positive outlook is associated with better cognitive function

A positive outlook on life is associated with lower rates of cognitive decline among the elderly, according to the outcome from a large data study. The bridges psychological findings with brain studies.

Living by the sea is better for your mental health: Study

Exeter - Living in different areas can have different impacts upon mental health. A new study has looked at people living close to the sea and has a drawn a positive correlation between residing in coastal areas and positive wellbeing.

Only minority of managers discuss emotional wellbeing each day

A new report finds that a key component to reducing turnover is addressing the psychological and emotional needs of employees. This relates to a call to develop human-centric workplaces in order to improve retention.

Seeking the ultimate wellbeing? You need two hours of nature

Stressed? Finding modern life too much? The solution, according to new research, is two hours a week spent outdoors close to nature, as the key dose of for good mental health.

Study: Eurovision Song Contest linked to increased happiness

The strange science story of the week, and a topical one, is that the Eurovision Song Contest is associated with an increase in life satisfaction, according to researchers.

Keeping pets lowers allergy risk

Toronto - Does keeping cats and dogs help to protect children from developing allergies and does it also help to reduce obesity levels? These are the indicators from a new U.S. survey on families that keep pets. The reason comes down to the human microbiome.

And the world's happiest country is... Norway

New York - A chilly climate isn't keeping Norway from basking in the glow of being named the world's happiest country on Monday.

How mindfulness can change the way our brain works

Mindfulness is in the news a lot these days but what is it and how can it help you to improve your health and well-being?

Review: Seven innovative health & wellness sites Special

People are using the Internet in greater numbers to access health and medical information. Some sites offer sound information, whereas others can be misleading. Digital Journal has surveyed some of the more reputable sites.

Does the time we eat affect our health?

The ways in which the timing of eating can influence health is an area of debate. New research shows that the timing of meals affects the levels of lipids in the livers of mice.

Holiday health tips

The holiday season is a time of merriment. However, there are a number of health issues that are more prevalent or where the risks can be higher this time of year. Some of the key issues are outlined below.

Study: Violent video games provide brain boost

Video games containing violence, such as Resident Evil and Call of Duty, make players smarter, new research from the Netherlands suggests.

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