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What makes a ‘powerhouse’ vegetable?

Watercress, Chinese cabbage, chard and beet greens have been shown to provide the most nutrients per calorie

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Mind & body

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Lucid dreamers show greater insight in waking life

People who are aware they are asleep when they are dreaming have better than average problem-solving abilities in the waking world

18 August, 2014
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Exploring the link between depression and heart disease

Our strong mind/body connection means that even mild depression can raise the risk of heart disease in vulnerable individuals

7 July, 2014
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Hypnosis can aid deep, restorative sleep

Unlike drugs, hypnosis has no adverse effects and it can be used to induce a deep and healing sleep in those who are susceptible, say scientists

4 June, 2014
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Want to appear more attractive to others? Try some rose oil

A pleasant aroma, say scientists, can change the way the ‘rational’ brain perceives others – making them appear more attractive

3 June, 2014
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Your brain on meditation

Brain imaging shows that non-directive meditation gives the mind time to wander and to process feelings and thoughts more effectively

22 May, 2014
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Yoga during pregnancy reduces anxiety and depression

A new UK study has shown that regular yoga sessions during pregnancy can help make mothers and their babies happier and healthier

13 May, 2014
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Anger and anxiety link to inflammation and heart disease

Anger, anxiety, and depression not only affect the functioning of the heart, but also increase the risk for heart disease, according to a new study.

8 May, 2014
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Laughter is as beneficial as meditation

Laughter stimulates the same parts of the brain as meditation and, studies show, can have the same health benefits

6 May, 2014
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Spirituality, meditation guard against major depression

Cultivating a spiritual life can significantly protect against depression, even in those with a family history of the disease

17 January, 2014
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Where do you feel it? Mapping emotions in the body

New research shows how different emotions are – literally – experienced throughout the body

6 January, 2014
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