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My down and dirty depression cure

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Gardening has been a passion of mine since I was a kid. And because I live in a subtropical climate, I get to garden all year long. I have vibrant hibiscus blossoms the size of dinner plates. And the smell of the jasmine is sweeter than any perfume. But gardening is good for more than

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Positive thinking helps people heal faster, study says

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People who think positively have a better chance of recovering from serious illness than those who don’t, research suggests.

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Poor sleep may increase Alzheimer’s risk, study reports

Alzheimer's

Poor sleep might increase the chances of people at risk of Alzheimer’s developing the disease, according to a study.

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Three ways to help slow brain ageing

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A combination of exercise, controlling blood pressure and some form of brain training may slow brain ageing as the years tick over and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s-type dementia, US experts have concluded.

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How to embrace empty nest syndrome

empty nest

Having your children leave home can be hard, even heartbreaking. Research has found that the ‘Empty Nesters Syndrome’ phenomenon can provoke identity crisis and feelings of severe loss for parents. What if though, this new reality provided better opportunities for parents?

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What causes Alzheimer’s disease? What we know, don’t know and suspect

Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, which is an umbrella term used to describe general loss of memory, thinking skills and other day-to-day functions (such as cooking, paying bills, cleaning and even dressing). Yen Ying Lim and Rachel Buckley take a look at what causes it and how it can affect those of all ages.

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Are you a perfectionist?

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Striving for precision may seem like a desirable trait, but research suggests extreme perfectionism is a risk factor for depression, anxiety and eating disorders.

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Why bad moods are good for you: the surprising benefits of sadness

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Feeling sad now and again is not only normal, but has many psychological benefits, writes Joseph Paul Forgas.

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How you can prevent Alzheimer’s

alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny, says neuroscientist and author of “Still Alice,” Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science investigating the disease — and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer’s-resistant brain, listen now.

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Ultrasound holds promise for Alzheimer’s

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Australian researchers say they have made a promising step in the future treatment of Alzheimer’s disease after discovering ultrasound can effectively and safely deliver drugs to the damaged brain.

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