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AFP

Learning to live in the moment

Regular mindfulness practice is said to promote cognitive flexibility and help you sleep better.

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REUTERS

'Intelligent men likely to be fitter'

Intelligent men are more likely to be in good physical shape when they're middle-aged, a study has found.

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REUTERS

‘White carbs raise depression risk in women’

Eating white bread and rice could increase the risk of depression in older women, research suggests.

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Are your gut bacteria making you sad?
July 29 2015 at 13:47

Anxiety and depression could be linked to the presence of bacteria in the intestines, scientists have found.

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Loneliness takes toll on the elderly - study
July 27 2015 at 12:00

Elderly people with solitary lives suffer more age-related mental decline than those with lots of company, a conference has heard.

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Women with dementia decline quicker
July 24 2015 at 11:37

Women with the early signs of dementia suffer mental decline twice as fast as men, researchers have found.

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Alzheimer's: 'Exciting step forward'
July 23 2015 at 11:49

A new trial drug slows down mental decline of patients suffering from Alzheimer's, researchers say.

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Cellphone addicts 'could be depressed'
July 20 2015 at 12:37

A US study suggests that cellphone addiction could be a sign of depression.

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Are we failing SA’s mentally ill?
July 17 2015 at 12:42

Only a quarter of South Africans living with a mental disorder receive treatment, say experts.

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Gripped by crippling fear
July 16 2015 at 12:12

Imagine a fear so overwhelming, it cripples what used to be your day-to-day movements. It's a reality for many people.

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The pill that can make you angry
July 15 2015 at 13:42

Statins, found in commonly prescribed medications, may have mood-altering side effects.

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Smoking: Another reason to stop
July 13 2015 at 11:34

New studies suggest that smoking can increase the risk of developing serious mental disorders such as schizophrenia.

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Scientists explore statins and aggression
July 8 2015 at 12:08

Statins can make women more aggressive - but tend to reduce aggression in men, scientists claim.

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