The team said their work also debunked the hypothesis that being exposed to a male partner's pheromones may affect the timing of the menopause.
Cultural activities help to get people moving and combats loneliness, the authors said.
Action needs to be taken to tackle air pollution, experts told Newsweek.
"Given that the entire experimental 'intervention' was a one-off session that lasted around an hour, this level of effect was pretty striking," a co-author of the study told "Newsweek."
Scientists hope their research will help us understand conditions like dementia.
Scientists played familiar and unfamiliar songs to a group of volunteers, and monitored their brains.
"Our findings underscore the importance of taking time when making important decisions, as you might make a different decision if you just wait a few minutes," an author of the study said.
Researchers monitored over 5,000 people who were born in the same week in 1946.
Previous estimates based on DNA analysis suggest the two species diverged between 300,000 and 500,000 years ago.
The woman shocked doctors when she said she would not require painkillers after hand surgery.
Many studies suggest that fasting can extend our lifespans and boost health—so why aren't health officials rushing to recommend these diets?
New research on millennials confirmed a continuing trend: that today's youth are waiting longer to have sex, potentially out of a "fear of intimacy."
Researchers have investigated whether anxiety is a precursor or risk factor of dementia.
Glaucoma affects 16 million people worldwide, many of whom have lost a third of their vision before they start treatment.
Hunt says he "did mean" what he said but regrets making the comments in front of reporters.