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Japanese researchers have confirmed what many aroma therapists have long advocated — the scent of plants like lemon, mango, lavender reduce stress.   The study, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, found certain fragrances alter gene activity and blood chemistry in ways that can reduce stress levels.   Akio Nakamura of the […]


Since time immemorial men and women have noted their psychological differences.  A new high tech scientific study reveals they may occur in the brain.   University of Pennsylvania researchers used a functional magnetic imaging machine, fMRI to scan the brains of 16 women and 16 men.   While experiencing stress their brains were scanned.  The […]