Gratitude research (some studies specific to cancer)

Posted by in alternative cancer therapies, cancer, cancer research, gratitude, Research

In a study in the journal of personality and social psychology in 2003 researchers asked subjects to write a few sentences each week, focusing on particular topics. One group wrote about things they were grateful for that had occurred during the week. A second group wrote about daily irritations or things that had displeased them, and the third wrote about events that had affected them (with no emphasis on them being positive or negative)....

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Reduced Risk of Stroke in Individuals with a Specific Gene Variant

Posted by in Research, Stroke

A new discovery reported in a recent issue of the journal Nature Genetics concluded that people with a specific variant of a gene known as PHACTRI, are at a reduced risk of suffering cerebral artery dissection, which is caused by a tear in an artery that leads to the brain. This disease is a major cause of stroke in young people and the gene variant is also a protector against migraines and affects the risk of heart attack. Discovery of this...

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