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More evidence that pets benefit mental health

New research examines how interacting with pets affects cortisol levels among college students. Petting a cat or a dog reduces the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Pet owners have long known — or rather, felt — that spending time with their beloved animal companion lowers stress and improves mood. An extensive review that Medical News Todayreported on included several testimonials from people living with mental ... Read More »

Scientific Evidence Grows For E-Cigarettes As Quit-Smoking Aids

LONDON: Electronic cigarettes may have helped about 18,000 people in England to give up smoking last year and there is no evidence of any serious side effects associated with their use for up to two years, according to studies published on Tuesday. Researchers at University College London (UCL) analysed the latest data on smoking and quitting in England – including ... Read More »