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Mindfulness meditation may relieve chronic inflammation

Mindfulness meditation may relieve chronic inflammation

Jan. 16, 2013 — People suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma — in which psychological stress plays a major role — may benefit from mindfulness meditation techniques, according to a study by University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientists with the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center. Continue reading

Mindfulness meditation may relieve chronic inflammation

Mindfulness meditation may relieve chronic inflammation

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Mediation combined with art therapy can change your brain and lower anxiety

Mediation combined with art therapy can change your brain and lower anxiety

ScienceDaily (Nov. 28, 2012) — Cancer and stress go hand-in-hand, and high stress levels can lead to poorer health outcomes in cancer patients. The Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine combined creative art therapy with a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program for women with breast cancer and showed changes in brain activity associated with lower stress and anxiety after the eight-week program Continue reading

Too much risk associated with SSRI usage and pregnancy, research suggests

Too much risk associated with SSRI usage and pregnancy, research suggests

ScienceDaily (Oct. 31, 2012) — Elevated risk of miscarriage, preterm birth, neonatal health complications and possible longer term neurobehavioral abnormalities, including autism, suggest that a class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) should only be prescribed with great caution and with full counseling for women experiencing depression and attempting to get pregnant, say researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center and MetroWest Medical Center. Continue reading

Meditation reduces loneliness

Meditation reduces loneliness

ScienceDaily (Aug. 14, 2012) — Many elderly people spend their last years alone. Spouses pass and children scatter. Continue reading

Yoga may help stroke survivors improve balance

Yoga may help stroke survivors improve balance

ScienceDaily (July 26, 2012) — Group yoga can improve balance in stroke survivors who no longer receive rehabilitative care, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke . In a small pilot study, researchers tested the potential benefits of yoga among chronic stroke survivors — those whose stroke occurred more than six months earlier. “For people with chronic stroke, something like yoga in a group environment is cost effective and appears to improve motor function and balance,” said Arlene Schmid, Ph.D., O.T.R., lead researcher and a rehabilitation research scientist at Roudebush Veterans Administration-Medical Center and Indiana University, Department of Occupational Therapy in Indianapolis, Ind Continue reading

Evidence supports health benefits of ‘mindfulness-based practices’

Evidence supports health benefits of ‘mindfulness-based practices’

ScienceDaily (July 11, 2012) — Specific types of “mindfulness practices” including Zen meditation have demonstrated benefits for patients with certain physical and mental health problems, according to a report in the July Journal of Psychiatric Practice . “An extensive review of therapies that include meditation as a key component — referred to as mindfulness-based practices — shows convincing evidence that such interventions are effective in the treatment of psychiatric symptoms and pain, when used in combination with more conventional therapies,” according to Dr William R. Marchand of the George E Continue reading

Greater traumatic stress linked with elevated inflammation in heart patients

Greater traumatic stress linked with elevated inflammation in heart patients

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Some like it hot: Popular yoga style cranks up the heat

Some like it hot: Popular yoga style cranks up the heat

ScienceDaily (Jan. 16, 2012) — Yoga is one of the hottest fitness trends and a style known as “hot yoga” is gaining in popularity. Hot yoga refers to yoga practiced in a heated environment, with the room temperature generally reaching 90 to 105 degrees. Continue reading

Global study sheds light on role of exercise, cars and televisions on the risk of heart attacks

Global study sheds light on role of exercise, cars and televisions on the risk of heart attacks

ScienceDaily (Jan. 11, 2012) — A worldwide study has shown that physical activity during work and leisure time significantly lowers the risk of heart attacks in both developed and developing countries Continue reading