New & Now: May 27, 2011

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New & Now: May 27, 2011

Source: Web exclusive, May 2011

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Housework may be hazardous to your health

Hate doing the dishes after a long day at work? Here’s a reason to hold off on the housework: a new study from the Journal of Family Psychology found that cleaning when you get home from work prevents the body from lowering its levels of the stress hormone cortisol. | Time

Take a break to clear out mental cobwebs

In need of a fresh perspective? Why it pays creatively to periodically remove yourself from the familiarities of everyday life. | CNN

Rx: Om

According to a recent study in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, medical physicians are increasingly recommending patients try mind-body therapies such as yoga and meditation. | Huffington Post

A lithium supplement in our H2O?

Researchers from the Medical University of Vienna have found a lower rate of suicide in those regions of Austria with the greatest concentration of lithium in drinking water. As a naturally occurring element, research suggests that lithium in trace amounts could improve mood over time. | Mail Online

Get a move on, men

A brisk walk could cut the progression of recently diagnosed prostate cancer in half, according to U.S. researchers. | BBC News