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Happiness can be learned through meditation, philosophy and training

Is it possible to learn to be happier? Well, it seems it is—at least according to a scientific study coordinated by the University of Trento and carried out in collaboration

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Governments deaf to hearing loss, says WHO

One in four people around the world—nearly 2.5 billion—could face some degree of hearing loss by 2050 with at least 700 million requiring access to treatment and rehabilitation, a WHO

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In the race for safer, more reliable fetal monitoring continues

Pregnancy is a major life event for most parents-to-be. Usually pregnancy proceeds without incidents, however, complications can occur. In those cases, fetal monitoring can be lifesaving. Cardiotocography (CTG), the most

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How climate change affects children’s health and well-being

Climate change can have a detrimental effect on children’s health, yet there are few studies investigating how climate change affects child health. A recent study were researchers compiled 300 articles

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Deluge of DNA changes drives progression of fatal melanomas

Melbourne researchers have revealed how melanoma cells are flooded with DNA changes as this skin cancer progresses from early, treatable stages through to fatal end-stage disease. Using genomics, the team

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Research in metaphors enables better understanding of depression and patients’ needs

“You have to win the battle against depression,” “what counts is not surrendering” and “this is not a short road” are examples of conceptual metaphors typically used to describe experiences

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Predicting who may do best with psychedelic-assisted therapy

As psychedelics gain ground as a potential therapy for mental health disorders, there remains a pressing concern that patients in clinical trials may have adverse effects to the drugs. New

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