People who value time more than money tend to be happier

It is well established that focusing too much on materialism (at the expense of relationships and experiences) can leave us…

Sad news for those who suffer from SAD: the condition is probably a myth

Would you rather, at this moment, be standing at a bus stop in the rain, on your way to a…

My condition affects half of all men — and it is more horrible than you can imagine

I can remember exactly where I was when my chronic prostatitis kicked in. I was 24 and, during a few…

Is seasonal affective disorder just a myth? Study finds no evidence it really exists

There is no evidence that levels of depressive symptoms vary from season to season, according to research published in Clinical…

Welcome to the rehab clinic where sugar addicts learn to go clean

We think we know what an addict looks like. It is the emaciated man on a bare mattress in a…

Study seeks to end guesswork for diagnosing mental illness

Researchers at the University of Georgia have identified several biological markers for mental disorders. The research, published in the American…

Good news for grumpy people: being unhappy won’t make your life any shorter

Reports in the press have suggested that being unhappy raises your risk of an early death, and is particularly bad…

Soon, dementia homes will be full of old people. Visiting their parents

‘How can we ensure that ageing societies are more prosperous societies?’ That’s the question posed by the latest Charles Street…

For depression, omega-3 supplements are likely to be a waste of time

There is insufficient evidence that omega-3 fatty acid supplements are effective in treating major depressive disorders, according to new research.…

Want to do well at work? Find a job you feel invested in

Workers who feel an emotional attachment to their jobs are more psychologically healthy, according to a study published in the…

We are becoming a dementia nation

For years, the signs have not been promising. But there may be the beginnings of hope

Dispatching dementia

Scientists are finally making breakthroughs in the search for a cure.

Alas, poor Yorick. And spare a thought for the rest of us

The art of dying well

Do we want to live as long as modern medicine allows us, or only so long as life is sweet? By Margaret McCartney

Healthier ways to fly

Long-haul can take a toll on us all. But there are things you can do

Unhealthy attitude

Workplace stress can prove lethal

Past research has shown that stress can increase the risk of health problems like heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease,…

My nail-bar nightmare

I just needed some flashy fingers for my new sitcom. I got more than I bargained for

Wi-Fi and the scare that won’t die

Very probably not, says Tom Chivers, but the symptoms of people who believe that it is are perfectly real