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Meta-analysis links higher coffee intake with lower prostate cancer risk

INTRO: A new systematic review and meta-analysis encompassing the most current research has found a distinctly positive correlation between high levels of coffee consumption and a lower risk of prostate cancer. The new research hopes to help bring clarity to an area of study with deeply inconsistent results and suggests, at the very least, coffee consumption may not increase one’s risk for prostate cancer... (MORE)

Why it's time to stop pursuing happiness

INTRO: . . . The ever-growing mass of wellness literature would seem to suggest that many others share my view. As a writer covering the latest research, however, I have noticed a shift in thinking, and I am now coming to the conclusion that my mother’s judgment was spot on. Over the past 10 years, numerous studies have shown that our obsession with happiness and high personal confidence may be making us less content with our lives, and less effective at reaching our actual goals. Indeed, we may often be happier when we stop focusing on happiness altogether. Let’s first consider the counterintuitive ways that the conscious pursuit of happiness can influence our mood, starting with a study by Iris Mauss at the University of California, Berkeley... (MORE - details)