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Can being hypnotised heal a broken heart?

01Jun

Can being hypnotised heal a broken heart?

Forget months of moping. A mesmerising new approach promises to get you over a failed relationship in just two hours: Can being hypnotised heal a broken heart?

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Fewer than one in five people are still smokers

12Feb

Fewer than one in five people are still smokers

For the first time in decades fewer than one in five people smoke, according to new figures. They show rates of smoking in England fell below 20 per cent last year - believed to be the lowest level for 80 years. Researchers at University College London (UCL) claim that smoking may have reached a tipping point where health educators manage to motivate more to give up.

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Alternative 'tapping' therapy could be used by the NHS to treat anxiety and depression

16Jan

Alternative 'tapping' therapy could be used by the NHS to treat anxiety and depression

Experts are calling on the NHS to start using a new self-help technique, called tapping, after its effectiveness in treating a number of conditions was proved.

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Tapping therapy helps patients with depression

15Jan

Tapping therapy helps patients with depression

Patients with depression or psychosis are benefiting from a therapy called emotional freedom technique.

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Orkney veteran tunes in to self-hypnosis on his mp3 player and becomes a world-beater on epic Arizona challenge

05Jan

Orkney veteran tunes in to self-hypnosis on his mp3 player and becomes a world-beater on epic Arizona challenge

A 60-YEAR-OLD ultramarathon runner from Orkney who has completed a gruelling six-day race in Arizona told how he hypnotised himself to cope with the ordeal. William Sichel crossed the finishing line on Friday after clocking up more than 470 miles. Along the way, he set 17 new records, including a world best.

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