Happiness research: the long-term effects of life events are overestimated

People are evidently no good at predicting their own happiness or unhappiness: key life events such as marriage, invalidity or the death of a partner affect well-being for less time than those affected think. Two economists from the University of Basel came to this conclusion in the Journal of the European Economic Association. Estimates about how people assess their future […]

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Orthodontics no guarantee of long-term oral health

A commonly held belief among the general public is orthodontic treatment will prevent future tooth decay. Research undertaken at the University of Adelaide has found that this is not the case. Published in the journal Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, the study, conducted by Dr. Esma J Dogramaci and co-author Professor David Brennan from the University’s Adelaide Dental School, assessed […]

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‘Christmas brain’ can give you long-term health problems, experts warn

Your brain is in overdrive and you are in a state of panic. You still haven’t found the perfect Christmas gift for your partner or finalised how many people are coming over for Christmas lunch. By this point, your blood pressure is increasing and brain is going haywire. ‘Tis the season to be stressed out.Credit:Shutterstock Experts are calling this “Christmas […]

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