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‘Love drug’ could help fight stress

A hormone known as the "love drug" has been shown to permanently alter nerve pathways in the brain.

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Alzheimer’s breakthrough gives new hope

Scientists have broken new ground in the search for an Alzheimer’s cure by discovering a potential cause of the disease.

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Is the Internet giving us all ADHD?

Many of us have perpetual scatterbrain – but maybe this is something approaching an actual pathology.

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A whisper, then 87 million YouTube views
December 19 2014 at 12:59

Caitlin Gibson meets the star of videos that induce ASMR, a tingling sensation. [VIDEO]

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It’s festive season, feeling blue?
December 17 2014 at 10:01

If the holiday season is tough for you, we have tips to help you cope.

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How laughing gas lifts depression
December 15 2014 at 11:01

In a small pilot study, nitrous oxide helped patients for whom no other treatments, including conventional drugs, worked.

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Remember that time when...
December 12 2014 at 13:03

Technology is ruining our memory. Here's why it doesn't matter.

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Small dose of Prozac could combat PMS
December 10 2014 at 11:13

Scientists say the irritability and mood swings of pre-menstrual syndrome are caused by plummeting levels of progesterone.

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How hypnotherapy helped Hendra
December 9 2014 at 11:22

Hendra Bezuidenhout was at the pinnacle of her athletic career when she burned out, writes Lindsay Ord.

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To beat stress, ignore your emails
December 5 2014 at 12:10

Looking at your inbox only a few times a day is far better than constantly dealing with messages, researchers found.

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Thoughts that change to actions, habits
December 2 2014 at 11:45

Train your brain to think more positively in six easy steps. Andrea Kellerman shows you how.

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A drug-free way to fight depression
December 1 2014 at 11:18

Statistics make for sorry reading, but there are ways of addressing this condition without medication, writes Leah Hardy.

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Healthy choices to counteract stress
December 1 2014 at 11:17

Dr Darren Green has some tips on how to deal with every day stress.

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