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Research from the USA suggests that teaching mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) to urban youths may have a positive effect on hostility levels, interpersonal relationships, school achievement and physical health.

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An extract of the spice fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) has demonstrated a significant positive effect on male libido and may assist in maintaining normal testosterone levels, according to research by Australian scientists.

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A large Taiwanese study has found that exercising for just 15 minutes a day can reduce mortality and extend lifespan.

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Dutch researchers have found that patients whose GP has additional CAM training have up to 30% lower healthcare costs and mortality rates.

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Mindfulness meditation may help people who have multiple sclerosis (MS) reduce the fatigue, anxiety and depression that often accompany the disease.

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A large Spanish study suggests that an active commute to school can boost girls’ scores in cognitive tests.

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Meditation can significantly reduce the unpleasantness of a noxious stimulus by engaging multiple brain mechanisms that alter the way the brain constructs the subjective experience of pain.

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A study from Columbia has linked vitamin D deficiency with childhood obesity.

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A supplement containing a mix of essential fatty acids has been shown to significantly reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), by a Brazilian team.

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A systematic review by UK authors has concluded that exercising in the natural environment leads to greater benefits in mental and physical wellbeing than exercising indoors.

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