Known formally as psycho-neuro-endocrinology, the mind and the body are seamlessly connected in health and illness. Stress can play a major role in causing the sick state and recognizing it can break the viscous cycle.
Death is inevitable, but premature death can be prevented, say health officials. In its first report calculating the number of these deaths in the U.S. that can be avoided, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that tens of thousands of lives can be saved, mostly by people making changes to their lifestyle. [...]