How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control. If you've followed my work, you’ve read some startling research summaries that...

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Probiotic use linked to improved symptoms of depression

Probiotics may relieve symptoms of depression, as well as help gastrointestinal upset, research from McMaster University has found. In a study published in the medical journal Gastroenterology, researchers of the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute found that twice as many adults with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) reported improvements from co-existing depression when they took...

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9 Major Signs of Borderline Personality Disorder

When you hear the term borderline personality disorder, what comes to mind? For many, a split personality is envisioned, and for others, someone on the borderline of madness is. However, are either of these true? Actually, in many ways, both of these hold true. However, and at the same time, neither are true. So what really defines BPD? Actually, there are a number of signs. Furthermore,...

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National Health Literacy Day - 9th September

What is health literacy? The concept is very simple, according to the world health organisation - the more a patient knows about their medicine, the more likely they are to continue taking their prescribed treatment correctly. The benefits to patients who do increase their knowledge of their medicines is well documented and include: Increase in health outcomes Increase in quality of...

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What is Health Literacy Day 9th September

What is health literacy? The concept is very simple, according to the world health organisation - the more a patient knows about their medicine, the more likely they are to continue taking their prescribed treatment correctly. The benefits to patients who do increase their knowledge of their medicines is well documented and include: Increase in health outcomes Increase in quality of...

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Lipitor’s benefits reach beyond preventing Heart disease

Lipitor’s benefits reach beyond preventing Heart disease to lowering the risk of cancer and preventing Dementia My parents were prescribed Lipitor recently and, being a Pharmacist, they asked for my advice and particularly my opinion on what I thought of Lipitor. They were slightly concerned, as they didn’t want to take any new medicine unless they thought it would be beneficial to their health....

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What is the winter vomiting bug?

What is the winter vomiting bug? The ‘winter vomiting bug’  or gastric flu, is a virus causing a stomach upset with vomiting and/or diarrhoea. It is most commonly caused by a virus known as the Norwalk-like Virus (NLV). While the virus usually causes short-lasting outbreaks, it can be extremely infectious. The incubation period is usually around 24-48 hours but may be as short as...

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8 Common Traits of the Toxic People in Your Life

Do you know a toxic person? Even if you don't now, at some point in your life you're bound to have come across a person who fits the description. Dealing with such an individual can be difficult and draining, to say the least. In fact, it may challenge what you know about yourself and push you to the limits. Here are some traits to familiarize yourself with, and to help you navigate these trying...

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