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How to take control of your dreams
How to take control of your dreams

Lucid dreaming is a phenomenon in which a dreaming person is aware that they are asleep and dreaming, and are often able to control their own dreams.

The science behind lucid dreaming
The science behind lucid dreaming

Some people occasionally realise that they are in a dream. This phenomenon is known as “lucid dreaming”, and has caught the attention of researchers and public alike

Long naps may be bad for health
Long naps may be bad for health

Many believe that lying down for a snooze is a harmless activity, but new research has shown that drifting off for more than one hour could be risky.

How and why COVID-19 has changed our nighttime dreams
How and why COVID-19 has changed our nighttime dreams

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, many people have reported having stranger, more vivid, and more unsettling dreams. Medical News Today spoke to two dream experts for more insight into this phenomenon.

Bumblebees speed up flowering
Bumblebees speed up flowering

A research team, led by ETH Professors Mescher and De Moraes, have discovered that bumblebees have a unique behaviour which may help to overcome such challenges. Bumblebee workers have been found to use their mouth parts to pinch the leaves of plants that are yet to flower – the damage this causes stimulates the plant to produce new flowers and bloom earlier.

What is burnout, and how can you cope with it?
What is burnout, and how can you cope with it?

More and more people are admitting to burnout at work. In May 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recognised burnout as an “occupational phenomenon”. Recently, a study of around 7,500 full time workers discovered that 23% were in “burnout mode” regularly, while around 44% “sometimes” entered burnout mode.

Work and family demands may impact women's heart health
Work and family demands may impact women's heart health

It is believed by researchers that cardiovascular health and stress are linked in some way, but it is unclear what the association is. A new study has recently investigated the effects of a unique kind of stress – work-family conflict.

‘Mindful People’ Feel Less Pain; MRI Imaging Pinpoints Supporting Brain Activity
‘Mindful People’ Feel Less Pain; MRI Imaging Pinpoints Supporting Brain Activity

Ever wonder why some people seem to feel less pain than others? A study conducted at Wake Forest School of Medicine may have found one of the answers – mindfulness.

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