People who drink alcohol every now and then are more happy than people who do not drink any alcohol at all. This are some of the first results of the long running research of the Erasmus University into happiness.
On average participants in this study scored a 7.5 on the happiness scale in response to the […]
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People who do sports have 50% less chance of developing a psychiatric disorder than people who don’t. Once people have developed a psychiatric disorder, they recover quicker by doing sports.
This research was conducted by order of the Dutch Ministry of Health. One of the recommendations is that the government should subsidize sports programs for groups […]
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The higher the quantity of the hormone ghrelin in your blood, the more hungry you feel. But now it has also been shown that you also feel better by it when you eat. Also when you have actually eaten enough already.
Researchers at the UT Southwestern Medical Center conducted research into this hunger hormone with mice. […]
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The Indian spice curcuma or turmeric is not only good for losing weight, researchers have also discovered it is good for your memory.
Is has already been shown that curcuma is good for a diet, now it also been shown that curcuma is good against dementia. Researcher professor Doraiswamy of the Duke University Medical Center has […]
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Sunbathing regularly has a positive influence on the brain, because it stimulates the generation of vitamin D by the body. This was discovered by British scientists.
Researchers at the University of Manchester tested about 3000 men in the ages of 40 till 79 and measured how fast and careful their brains could process and retain information. […]
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Do you often have problems concentrating? Maybe you walk too much in an urban environment.
Psychologist at the University of Michigan gave 2 groups of volunteers an assignment that tested their memory and attention span. After finishing the assignment one group was sent into nature for a walk. The other group went for a walk […]
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The mental capacities of people who work more than 55 hours per week are reduced. Overtime can also possibly increase your chance for getting dementia, think Finish researchers.
2214 British middle aged civil servants were followed for this research. Between 1997 and 2004 they made 5 mental tests 4 times. This showed that the more hours […]
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Loneliness is just as bad for your health as smoking or being overweight. This is the result of an American study.
Feeling lonely heightens your blood pressure, stress level and chance for getting depressed. The researchers announced these results during the conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
One of the researchers, professor John […]
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Drinking just two glasses of apple juice daily can possibly delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. This is the result of a study conducted on mice at the University of Massachusetts.
The animals performed better in a maze after they had drunk apple juice. Older mice were able to do some tests that normally were too […]
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Children who don’t like to eat spinach or whole wheat bread, will never become rich. Because eating healthy is good for your finances. This is the conclusion of researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington. They studied 4 poor villages in Guatemala. In the 1970’s 2 of those villages received development aid. […]
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