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Beat blues by getting off the couch

Exercising three times a week reduces the odds of developing depression by around 16 percent, scientists say.

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Dementia could hit in just 12 years

Researchers find that 80 percent of patients who went on to develop the illness noticed their memory slipping years earlier.

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Cannabis: the terrible truth

British expert's 20-year study finally demolishes claims that smoking pot is harmless.

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New service to help mentally distressed
September 16 2014 at 12:00

In cases of severe psychological distress, there's a new 24-hour response service available, writes Helen Grange.

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Stress causing young women to lose hair
September 15 2014 at 11:57

Stressed-out working women today are suffering hair loss as young as their twenties, a survey has found.

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‘We never saw this coming’
September 11 2014 at 11:56

It's the caught-off-guard mantra from friends and family that accompanies many suicides, writes Theresa Taylor.

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If it’s spring, why are you sad?
September 10 2014 at 14:00

Studies show that suicide rates increase more in spring than in any other season, a pharmaceutical company says.

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Benzodiazepines linked to Alzheimer's?
September 10 2014 at 12:06

Long-term use of a drug prescribed for anxiety and sleeplessness is linked to a greater risk of Alzheimer's.

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My mother's depression shaped my life
September 9 2014 at 14:06

Ann Mastergeorge says every child deserves to have a mother who smiles...

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Is narcissism a mental disorder?
September 5 2014 at 13:43

Katy Waldman says we live in a culture suffused by low-grade narcissism.

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‘One person commits suicide every 40 seconds’
September 5 2014 at 11:52

Three weeks after the death of Robin Williams, the WHO says reporting of suicide details raises the risk of copycat behaviour.

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Exercise lies in the brain - study
September 4 2014 at 14:01

Not motivated to visit the gym? Blame the habenula in your brain, writes Sarah Griffiths.

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Is yoga about inner peace or muscles?
August 26 2014 at 11:42

The death of yoga giant B.K.S. Iyengar revives a debate about whether yoga is misused by Western practitioners.

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