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Daily Nature Walk May Be Key To Happiness, Study Finds

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Nov 06, 2017 … KELOWNA, British Columbia — Stopping to smell the roses every day might just be the best kind of free therapy around. Even the shortest of nature breaks can do wonders for your happiness and overall well-being, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of British Columbia in Canada recruited 395 individuals to participate in a…

Living Near A Major Road Linked To A Host Of Neurological Disorders

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Jan 31, 2020 … VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Numerous studies have found an association between living close to nature and improved mental health. Now, on the opposite end of the spectrum, a recent set of research conducted at the University of British Columbia finds that living near major roads or highways can raise one’s risk of developing various neurological disorders…

Breast Cancer Risk Lower For Women Living Near Urban Green Spaces

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Jan 19, 2019 … BARCELONA — Many studies tout the benefits of living near city parks and foliage-filled areas, and now research shows it can be especially beneficial to women. A study by Spanish researchers found that the risk of developing breast cancer in women was lower for those who lived closer to urban green spaces than others. Researchers…

Living near green spaces linked to lower rate of smoking, better odds of quitting

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Nov 03, 2020 … PLYMOUTH, United Kingdom — Walk along any busy city center and you’ll likely see some cigarette smokers along the way. City life and cigarette use tend to go hand in hand. This is perhaps one reason why a new study finds living near green spaces can lower rates of smoking and produce better odds of…

Living Near Forest Lowers Stress Levels, Esp. For City Dwellers, Study Finds

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Oct 23, 2017 … BERLIN — Linking city living and mental health issues through brain imaging, a new study also finds evidence that residing in a metropolitan area that’s not too far from a forest can help combat the problem. The recent research, out of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, was conducted in an effort to better…

The Closer You Live To Nature The Happier You’ll Be, Study Finds

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Aug 31, 2019 … LONDON — If you’re on the lookout for a new apartment or home in a big city, try and find a place near a park or nature reserve. According to a new study, living within walking distance to an urban green space is associated with improved feelings of happiness, self-worth, and overall life satisfaction. Researchers…

Stressed In The City? Reclaim Your Mental Wellbeing On A Park Bench

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Feb 28, 2018 … LONDON — Living in a big city can feel extra crowded during times of stress. Now a new study finds that heading to the nearest park, sitting on a bench, listening to the birds, and taking in the nature’s offerings can help perk a city-dweller up when feeling down. Researchers at King’s College London developed…

Take a hike! Nature sounds can decrease pain, lower stress, and improve your mental health

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Apr 17, 2021 … OTTAWA — Here’s one more reason to spend more time outdoors. The sounds of nature can decrease pain, lower stress, improve mood and enhance cognitive performance, according to a new study. A springtime stroll through nature while enjoying the sounds of birdsong and the patter of rain works wonders for your health, researchers claim. It means those…

Children Who Live Near Green Spaces Have Stronger Attention Spans, Study Finds

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Oct 26, 2017 … BARCELONA — Being surrounded by foliage or green spaces might help boost a child’s ability to concentrate, a new study finds. Researchers at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain evaluated 1,500 children over the course of a decade, hoping to determine how proximity to nearby “greenness” affected an adolescent’s attention span at different…

Children who grow up near green spaces may have a lower risk of developing ADHD

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May 06, 2021 … AARHUS, Denmark — As technology seems to consume more and more of a child’s life these days, getting them out into the fresh air can be a priority for many parents. Now, a recent study finds growing up around nature may be even more important to a youngster’s development. Researchers in Denmark say children who…

Students More Focused, Less Disruptive After Class Held Outdoors, Study Finds

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Jan 17, 2018 … CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The next time a teacher nixes a student’s request to go outside, the student might just have an argument that stands to benefit the class and the teacher. A recent study found that students who went outside for a school lesson were more attentive and focused when they returned to normal studies…

More older adults prefer ‘living apart together,’ study shows

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Nov 17, 2020 … COLUMBIA, Mo. — Perhaps love and marriage don’t go together like a horse and carriage after all. A new study finds that older Americans looking for love are latching onto a new trend that tempers the demands of a committed relationship, a phenomenon known as “Living Apart Together,” or “LAT.” Spurred by a divorce rate…

Parks Are Nice, But Natural Outdoor Settings Will Make You Happiest, Study Finds

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Mar 22, 2018 … GUILDFORD, England — If you want to truly relax, you might have to travel a little farther than your neighborhood park. Splashing your toes in the surf, strolling down a country lane or visiting a national park is more likely to bring about blissful feelings that last. Researchers from several British universities discovered that while…

Live near the water? Seagulls know where and when to steal your food

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Nov 27, 2020 … BRISTOL, United Kingdom — If you’ve ever been to a beach, you’ve probably seen a flock of seagulls descending on someone’s tasty lunch or begging for scraps on the boardwalk. While it may seem like a coincidence — you’re there and that’s where the birds live — a study finds these crafty gulls might actually be…

Is your neighborhood key to a long life? People who live on tree-lined blocks have fewer heart problems

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Sep 04, 2021 … MIAMI — Apparently, Green Acres really is the place to be. New research reveals that people who live in tree-lined neighborhoods with an abundance of “greens” are less likely to suffer a heart attack or a stroke. Making urban areas greener has many benefits, but researchers wanted to know whether it had any relationship with…

Study: Great Tits Prefer Nesting Near Birds With Similar Personalities

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May 12, 2017 … OXFORD, England — Birds choose like-minded nest neighbors in the woods very similarly to how humans would go about choosing a compatible personality type for a roommate, a new study on wild great tits finds. Researchers at Oxford University analyzed the social network structure of wild great tits (Parus major) over six breeding seasons and discovered that the…

Let’s make a deal: Study finds some caterpillars offer ants a ‘reward’ for protection

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Dec 21, 2020 … SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Just like a local shop owner forced to pay the mafia a “protection fee,” certain species of caterpillars ensure their survival by offering nearby ants a sugary treat in exchange for safe passage. In a sense, you could say the caterpillar makes the ants an offer they can’t refuse. Brazilian researchers say…

Extraordinary New Species Of Worm With Three Sexes Discovered In California Lake

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Oct 03, 2019 … PASADENA, Calif. — Mono Lake, found in California’s Eastern Sierras, is an extremely hard place to call home. The lake is three times as salty as the ocean and is largely uninhabitable. In fact, only two species, brine shrimp and diving flies, were known to live in the lake — that is, up until now. Scientists…

Nearly Quarter Of Undocumented Immigrants Have Mental Disorder, Study Finds

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Nov 01, 2017 … HOUSTON — Undocumented Mexican immigrants living near the California-Mexico border experience increased rates of clinical depression and anxiety, a new study finds. Researchers at Rice University examined the incidence of mental illnesses and substance abuse among 250 individuals within this stressed population, finding that 23 percent met the DSM’s criteria for having a mental disorder.…

Earth’s oddest creature: Scientists discover the platypus has mammal, bird, and reptile genes!

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Jan 08, 2021 … COPENHAGEN, Denmark — If you’ve ever seen a duck-billed platypus, you probably said “wow, what an odd-looking creature.” A new study finds you don’t know the half of it! An international team of researchers says the platypus may be the oddest mammal on Earth. After mapping the animal’s genome, the team finds your average platypus not…

How did dinosaurs mate? Scientists solve mystery thanks to fossil discovery

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Feb 20, 2021 … BRISTOL, England — Scientists have discovered how dinosaurs had sex — by reconstructing their genitals for the first time. The discovery comes from the remains of a psittacosaurus, a primitive relative of the triceratops. They were so well preserved even that the cloaca, an opening used for mating, was visible. Resembling a giant turkey, the spectacular…