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Is Facebook bad for your health?

Flying in the face of idea that Facebook enhances wellbeing through social connection a recent study suggests it may in fact be undermining your health.

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Do online social networks cause loneliness?
Posted on Mon, 5 Dec 11

Do online social networks cause loneliness?

Regular social interaction and support is an incredibly important determinant of your health but the rise of online social networks may be paradoxically increasing social isolation and loneliness.

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Spirituality stronger than medication?
Posted on Mon, 21 Nov 11

Spirituality stronger than medication?

Ironically, many people do not believe that a sense of spiritual or religious practice has anything to do with your health. But a new review of the evidence suggests that not only does spirituality play a role, the effects may be comparable to a healthy diet or as strong as medication.

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Mistrust and cynicism increase cellular aging
Posted on Mon, 31 Oct 11

Mistrust and cynicism increase cellular aging

A hostile attitude toward others is also a hostile attitude toward yourself, at the level of your DNA. It seems cynical hostility burns out the internal fuse that predicts your health and longevity.

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Do you have a sense of purpose?
Posted on Sun, 20 Mar 11

Do you have a sense of purpose?

A useless life is an early death wrote Goethe. Recent research suggests a sense of purpose in life may indeed be an important determinant of your health and wellbeing.

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Negative emotions starve your heart
Posted on Mon, 13 Dec 10

Negative emotions starve your heart

Negative emotions are strongly related to the development of heart disease and a new study has found that a bad mood quite literally suffocates your heart.

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