Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Should female employees get 'first day of period' leave? > Health-in-Motion 12 June 2017 Being charitable is good for you Being charitable is good for you. That may sound a little bit like New Age flimflam, but a new study shows it to be true. Monitoring 175 newlywed couples, a team of American psychologists has demonstrated that partners who perform compassionate acts, such as expressing tenderness or changing their own plans for the sake of their spouse, derive emotional benefits from doing so, even if the recipient is unaware of these acts. In fact, in such instances the positive effect is approximately 45% greater for the giver than the recipient. 0 More: Daily Dose: Should female employees get 'first day of period' leave?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical This potential health risk of a cockroach will shock you Medical Are you suffering from allergies or sinusitis? Medical 7 dangerous conditions that start with a simple cough Lifestyle 5 diseases that can keep you out of the office for months Medical Only 2% of SA kids are treated for this potentially lethal illness Diet and nutrition Why you should avoid these 5 ‘diet’ foods From our sponsors How erectile dysfunction can affect relationships Coping with the fear of cancer IBS affects 15% of people around the world The evolution of asthma treatment Live healthier Could it be? » Can coughing help you during a heart attack? Is it a cold or an allergy? 7 myths about cough 7 dangerous conditions that start with a simple cough Here's why you should never ignore a persistent cough... Do you know the difference? » 6 ways sinusitis can cause a mysterious 'brain fog' Here’s how sinusitis can lead to brain swelling Are you suffering from allergies or sinusitis? Sometimes symptoms can be misleading, and you’re not quite sure if what you’ve got is allergic rhinitis or sinusitis. Here’s how to spot the difference.