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By Dr. Eric A. Lane
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7 days ago

Mental Attitude: Sleep Plays Vital Role in Emotions.
Feeling cranky after a long night? It’s probably because your brain’s ability to regulate emotions has been compromised by lack of sleep. Researchers studied 18 participants and found that after a wakeful night, participants performed badly …
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By Dr. Eric A. Lane
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2 weeks ago

Mental Attitude: Sense of Purpose in Life May Boost Longevity and Heart Health.
New research suggests that having a sense of purpose might protect your heart and add years to your life. Scientists analyzed studies involving 136,000 individuals and found that those who felt …
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By Dr. Eric A. Lane
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3 weeks ago

Mental Attitude: The Companionship of a Dog May Ease a Child’s Fears.
Dog ownership may lower a child’s anxiety levels. In a study involving nearly 640 children, researchers found that only 12% of children with dogs tested positive for anxiety, compared with 21% of …
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By Dr. Eric A. Lane
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4 weeks ago

Mental Attitude: No Biological Differences Between Male and Female Brains.
The evaluation of more than 1,400 MRI scans suggests that biologically unmistakable sex differences don’t extend to the structure of the brain. Though the brain is home to a mix of masculine and feminine …
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