Latest Andrew Oswald Stories

Diet And Happiness Researchs Say Eat Lots Of Veggies
2012-10-10 14:30:30

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An apple a day to keep the doctor away is apparently the bare minimum you can do. And that apple may not be enough to keep you off a therapist´s couch. However, according to a new study jointly conducted by researchers at the University of Warwick and Dartmouth College, researchers have found that a key to improved mental well-being and overall happiness may be just a garden away. In the study, the team of economists and...

2012-03-13 09:04:24

When you think of the elderly you may get a vision of a grumpy old man, but a new study from the University of Warwick in the U.K. finds that older people are typically happier. The study studied the lifestyle and health patterns in more than 10,000 people in both the U.S. and U.K., looking at eight factors including perception of general health, pain, social functioning and mental health. "The researchers found that people reported better mental quality of life as they age, despite a...

2011-06-20 19:55:06

New research from the University of Warwick and the IZA Institute in Bonn shows that 10% of middle-aged Europeans took antidepressants in 2010. The researchers looked in detail at the lives of a randomly selected sample of nearly 30,000 Europeans. The study covered 27 countries. Andrew Oswald, an economics professor at the University of Warwick, and co-author of the study, described the results as concerning, he said: "Antidepressants are a relatively new kind of commodity. We are only...

2009-12-17 17:05:43

New research by the UK's University of Warwick and Hamilton College in the US into the happiness levels of a million individual US citizens have revealed their personal happiness levels closely correlate with earlier research that ranked the quality of life available in the US's 50 states plus the District of Columbia. This research provides a unique external validation of people's self reported levels of happiness and will be of great value to future economic and clinical research in this...

2009-04-10 07:56:02

New research by economics and psychology researchers at the University of Warwick has found that promotion on average produces 10% more mental strain and gives up to 20% less time to visit the Doctors.In a research paper entitled "Do People Become Healthier after Being Promoted" Chris Boyce and Professor Andrew Oswald of the University of Warwick questioned why people with higher job status seem to have better health. A long-held assumption by researchers is that an improvement to a person's...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.