Walking off the blues

health_matters.gifA half hour brisk walk can immediately improve the mood of depressed working carers by giving us the same kind of pick-me-up we may seek from smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee or binge eating a University of Texas study has found. It is one of the first studies to show that exercise can have a positive effect right away.

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When allergies can be fatal

health_matters.gifFor most people who experience allergic responses to food, insect venom, medication and other things like latex, the symptoms are usually minor. However, some can suffer from anaphylaxis (anna-fill-axis), the most severe form of allergic reaction which is potentially life-threatening.

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Proof positive: laughter is the best medicine

Other MattersHaving a great sense of humour is probably good for your heart as well as your social life according to the latest research.

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