Smartphone app that claims to beat stress and can monitor the user"s emotional state

Smartphone app that claims to beat stress and can monitor the user's emotional stateIt works out size of nearby crowds to detect potentially stressful situationsUser’s emotional state is then monitored through their use of language PUBLISHED: 02:50 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:50 GMT, 26 March 2013 The app works out the size of nearby crowds to detect situations where a user might get stressed Smartphone users will be able to lead a happier life thanks to a new app designed to beat stress. The Android Remote Sensing app (AIRS), developed at Cambridge University, analyses a person’s location, weather, noise levels, calendar events, emails, texts and calls. It can even work out the size of nearby crowds to detect situations where a user might get stressed

Half the impact of sleeping pills "is due to placebo effect: Findings cast doubt over effectiveness of medication

Half the impact of sleeping pills 'is due to placebo effect': Findings cast doubt over effectiveness of medicationStudy finds 'placebo affect' is behind much of the drug's benefitSleeping pills have wide range of side effects, such as memory loss and imbalanceScientists urge insomnia sufferers to seek out psychological treatment PUBLISHED: 01:08 GMT, 21 December 2012 | UPDATED: 01:08 GMT, 21 December 2012 Placebo: Much of the effects of sleeping pills are in the mind , according to a new report Around half the benefit of taking sleeping pills comes from the placebo effect – where people get better even when they are taking a ‘dummy’ drug, according to a study. Researchers in the UK and the U.S

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announces his cancer has returned and he will travel to Cuba for surgery to fight his "new battle"

Hugo Chavez announces his cancer has returned and he will travel to Cuba for surgery to fight his 'new battle'Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced Saturday night that his cancer has returned The 58-year-old president first underwent cancer surgery for an unspecified type of pelvic cancer in Cuba in June 2011He said he would return to Cuba on Sunday to undergo surgery in the coming days | UPDATED: 05:56 GMT, 9 December 2012 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced Saturday night that his cancer has returned and that he will undergo another bout of surgery in Cuba. Chavez, who won re-election on October 7th, also said for the first time that if his health were to worsen, his successor would be Vice President Nicolas Maduro