Wellbeing

 
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/ Community, Culture, Lifestyle, Wellbeing

12 May 2015

 

A growing network of Happy Cafes around the UK is helping to counteract the materialistic way of thinking that is damaging to both our mental wellbeing and the planet, says Stan Rosenthal, national coodinator for the Happy Cafe Network

 
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/ Health, Wellbeing, Youth

11 May 2015

 

Tradition, corruption and political negligence continue to stigmatise mental illness, but the new generation is transforming old taboos

 
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/ Wellbeing, Youth

30 Apr 2015

 

New research suggests that treating oneself with kindness and mindfulness is more effective than improving self-esteem when facing the challenges of teenage years

 
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, / Health

27 Apr 2015

 

This week marks the fourth annual World Immunization Week. Kylie Bull reports on how the increasing use of child vaccinations is saving lives in Kenya

 
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/ Body & Mind, Spirit

21 Apr 2015

 

‘Doing’ without ‘being’ has led humankind down a troublesome path, says Giles Hutchins. Now is the time to transform the way we exist in the world

 
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/ Arts, Health, Lifestyle, Spirit, Wellbeing

07 Apr 2015

 

The sense of awe on experiencing the beauty of nature, art and spirituality may boost our immune systems, according to a new study

 
Portuguese Minister for Health, Ana Jorge on the International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking 2010 (c) Nuno Saraiva (2)
 

/ Body & Mind, Community, Health, Wellbeing

02 Apr 2015

 

UK politicians have been urged to decriminalise the use and possession of most drugs after addiction rates in Portugal were cut by half following decriminalisation in the country almost 15 years ago

 
Two members of the research team and the stone wall they helped build to preserve a forest in Ethiopia. Photo by Meg Lowman.
 

/ Conservation, Environment, Spirit

23 Mar 2015

 

A bottom-up approach to biodiversity that takes into account the values of local people is helping to protect hundreds of plant and animal species in Ethiopia

 
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/ Body & Mind, Positive Perspective

10 Mar 2015

 

Compassion and creativity can triumph over hatred and injustice when people listen intimately to their instincts, says Sonya Likhtman

 
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/ Body & Mind, Democracy, Wellbeing

24 Feb 2015

 

Abortion legislation in some parts of the world may be relaxed to provide women with more rights and better healthcare

 
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/ Health, Science

06 Feb 2015

 

Since 1987 more than 500,000 US citizens have received hearts, livers, kidneys and other donated organs that have extended their lives, according to new research

 
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/ Health, Science, Technology

05 Feb 2015

 

Child amputees in the developing world are to sample the latest technology in custom-made prosthetics after a Canadian NGO receives more than £50,000 in government funding

 
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/ Body & Mind, Positive People, Wellbeing

30 Jan 2015

 

Can poems help in the struggle against depression? Rachel Kelly, who uses her own experience to help prison inmates, says that words really can heal

 
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/ Community, Wellbeing

14 Jan 2015

 

Cornwall has made a written declaration to restore compassionate action to the centre of its community

 
Stay Well At Home Service, Evesham, Britain
 

/ Wellbeing

24 Dec 2014

 

New research initiative will measure policymakers’ success by net happiness, not GDP

 
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/ Innovation, Technology, Wellbeing

18 Dec 2014

 

Is it possible to ‘hack’ your own happiness? Helen Parnham investigates how emerging technologies can improve wellbeing

 
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/ Community, Health

16 Dec 2014

 

Whether it is traders refusing to sell them food for fear of touching contaminated coins, or religious leaders turning them away from mosques and churches, Ebola survivors risk being marginalised. But grassroots groups in Africa are helping to nurture reintegration

 
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/ Body & Mind, Health, Innovation, Science, Wellbeing

11 Dec 2014

 

A paralysed man in Poland is slowly learning to walk again thanks to a breakthrough medical procedure

 
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/ Wellbeing

08 Dec 2014

 

Give homeless individuals a fair chance, says social justice coalition

 
(c) Flickr member torbakhopper
 

/ Lifestyle, Wellbeing

24 Nov 2014

 

European nations seen as best prepared to care for ageing populations