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How to Boost your Happiness Naturally

Dopamine is a naturally occurring neurotransmitter in our brains associated with pleasure, addiction, and reward though it’s value to overall …

Ultimate Guide: Self-Help Tips To Deal With Depression

It’s never too late. Whether you’ve hit middle age or your golden years, the benefits of exercise are profound.<p>But as we age, not all exercises offer …

Yoga

5 Ways To Increase The Serotonin In Your Brain

<i>Serotonin acts as a neurotransmitter, a type of chemical that helps relay signals from one area of the brain to another…it is believed to influence a</i> …

Wellness

Photo of the Day: Best of March

Every day, we feature an image chosen from thousands around National Geographic. Here are some highlights from March.<p>One of the most important attributes a good photograph can have is mood. Mood can mean a lot of different things, but when you see it for yourself, it’s undeniable. This month’s …

Cuddling Helps Curb Depression And Anxiety, Study Finds

Cuddling, snuggling, and hugging: you wouldn’t think these actions could be linked to depression and anxiety, but recent studies have found that the …

15 'facts' about sleep that are completely wrong

But how do you sort through that noise and find the methods that work for you?<p>Consider yourself in luck.<p>Here are the definitive answers to the biggest myths about sleep:

Alarm clock-lamp tries to get you on a sleepy wavelength

Fall asleep easier, wake up refreshed.<p>That's the idea behind the pricey Aura Connected Alarm Clock ($190, www.withings.com), a touch-sensitive bedside lamp that also functions as a radio/alarm clock. Its maker says it offers science, not magic, to facilitate a better night's sleep.<p>The secret? …

You Are What You Sleep

If I asked you to think of the last time that you slept poorly, that would probably be easy to recall, wouldn't it?<p>What about the last time you were well-rested? And not just quality sleep for one night, but chronically well-rested, well-rested over a long period of time? That's probably a little …

15 Useful Ways To Manage Anxiety

Not long ago, my daily life was in really bad shape. I was sleeping anywhere between 3am to 6am on average, and on the really bad days I wouldn’t …

Time Management

Exercise and meditation together help beat depression: Scientists say learning new cognitive skills can help reduce overwhelming negative thoughts

Scientists say learning new cognitive skills can help reduce overwhelming negative thoughts<p>A mind and body combination of exercise and meditation, …

The Brain

Blocking stress protein relieves chronic pain in mice: Group of drugs being developed to treat mood disorders could also relieve chronic pain

Group of drugs being developed to treat mood disorders could also relieve chronic pain<p>A group of drugs being developed to treat mood disorders could …

Potential pathway between insomnia, depression, study of firefighters finds: Sleep disturbances may impair the ability to access, leverage emotion regulation strategies effectively

Sleep disturbances may impair the ability to access, leverage emotion regulation strategies effectively<p>Insomnia and nightmares may increase the risk …

Mind and molecules: Fingerprinting psychiatric illness

Research into mood and psychotic disorders has advanced to the extent where biochemical hypotheses explaining the aetiology of a particular illness …

This is your brain on exercise: Vigorous exercise boosts critical neurotransmitters, may help restore mental health

Vigorous exercise boosts critical neurotransmitters, may help restore mental health<p>People who exercise have better mental fitness, and a new imaging …

Depression is more than a mental disorder: it affects the whole organism

Scientists have shown for the first time, that depression is more than a mental disorder: it causes important alterations of the oxidative stress, so …

Brain boost: Research to improve memory through electricity?

In a breakthrough study that could improve how people learn and retain information, researchers significantly boosted the memory and mental …

Ocean Exploration

Chemical may be new tool for depression therapy

A chemical that acts on a number of inflammatory or inflammation-linked diseases, may also help in treating clinical depression, this mouse-based …

Light exposure improves depressive symptoms among cancer survivors

Light therapy decreased depressive symptoms and normalized circadian rhythms among cancer survivors, according to researchers, who add that those …

Cancer

Communicating genetic disease risk has little or no impact on health related behavior: Evidence does not support genetic testing to encourage changes in health behaviors

Evidence does not support genetic testing to encourage changes in health behaviors<p>Communicating the results of DNA tests has little or no impact on …

Genetic Testing

Calcium waves in the brain alleviate depressive behavior in mice

Researchers have discovered that the benefits of stimulating the brain with direct current come from its effects on astrocytes -- not neurons -- in …

Neuroscience

Social media use associated with depression among US young adults

The more time young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed, according to new research. The findings could guide clinical …

Social Media