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Positive thinking linked to immune response
Melissa Rosenkranz and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin published findings in the Proceedings of the national Academy of Sciences, according to Eric Strand writing for Psychology Today, that show weak immune responses in the "face of negative emotions." The impaired immune response was only present when experimental subjects were given the task of writing about emotionally negative or disturbing moments in their lives. (Strand 2003)
Lung ills linked to thoughts of self-harm
According to the reports of a team of researchers led by Renee D. Goodwin of
Living with an attitude
The headline read, "Staying Alive with Attitude" and the article detailed the findings of
The bright side of things
New research by Deborah D. Danner supports a growing body of research that shows how important attitude is to health and longevity. Danner of the University of Kentucky in Lexington and her colleagues, who published their findings in the May Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, demonstrated evidence that "expressing happiness, interest, love and other positive feelings enhances physical health."