Hip hop and psychiatry join to tackle mental illness

21144407_sHip hop and psychiatry have joined forces in a unique project to tackle mental health.

Using the lyrics and the music of artists like Nas and Tupac,  researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed the Hip Hop Psych programme. Continue reading

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Stressed office workers react months later

Woman looking stressed at her deskOffice stress can lead to workers acting out with bad behviour, but they may wait months to do so.

Behaviour like taking a longer lunch or stealing office supplies can be a response to stress.

The workers who do so, however, may have a delayed response and take months before they actually engage in the deviant behaviour. Continue reading

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Insomnia factor in road and accidental death

sleepInsomnia is a major contributor to road deaths and other unintentional fatal injuries.

People with three main symptoms of insomnia were found to be almost three times more likely to die from a fatal injury than those who did not suffer from the condition.

Difficulty falling asleep was shown to have the strongest association with fatal injuries. Continue reading

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Kidney disease risk reduced by Mediterranean diet

Vegetables for salad - 2A Mediterranean-style diet can significantly reduce the risk of developing chronic kidney disease.

Chronic kidney disease is a growing epidemic worldwide and increasing evidence suggests a link with poor diet.

The Mediterranean diet includes a high consumption of fruits, vegetables, fish, legumes and healthy heart fats. Continue reading

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Healing the heart with flower essences

photo-300x300Healing the heart with flower essences is the theme of a one day workshop at City North Hotel in Co Meath on November 22nd next.

The day, with Flower Essence practitioner Seamus Murphy, is designed as a journey of self discovery and healing the heart with love. Continue reading

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