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Is meditation the answer to cognitive decline?
In a study endorsed by the Dalai Lama, individuals who regularly meditate were followed over 7 years. The authors conclude that meditation can enhance mental abilities and protect against age-related cognitive decline.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 9
Review of vitamin D research identifies ethical issues in placebo use
WASHINGTON April 5, 2018 -- Since World War II, medical ethics in research studies involving human subjects have shifted significantly. Despite this important growth, ethical issues remain. Nutrition supplementation research does not have guidelines around the use of placebo groups in clinical trials, posing ethical issues. A team led by Leigh Frame, PhD, MHS, director for the Integrative Medicine Program at the George Washington University School of Medic ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 9
Black spots on the lips: 13 causes
Noticing black spots on the lips may lead to concern or self-consciousness, but they are usually nothing to worry about. A variety of factors can cause them.
Medical News Today - Thu. Apr 5
Whiteheads on the nose: How to get rid of them
Whiteheads are a common form of acne. They present as a white bump under the skin s surface. These blemishes are firm and do not pop when squeezed because the pore is closed.
Medical News Today - Thu. Apr 5
Baking soda bath: 10 benefits and risks
Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is a household staple with many different uses, including baking. Adding baking soda to a bath may help detox the body or relieve itching, irritation, or infections.
Medical News Today - Thu. Apr 5
6 best essential oils for the flu
Influenza is more than just a flu bug. It is a highly contagious respiratory disease that attacks the nose, throat, and lungs, and can even send a person to the hospital. For the elderly or very young, the flu can be life-threatening.
Medical News Today - Thu. Apr 5
Home remedies for endometriosis: 9 ways to treat symptoms
Endometriosis can cause painful periods, cramps, and heavy menstrual bleeding. Home remedies can provide relief by controlling inflammation, relaxing the muscles, and improving overall health.
Medical News Today - Thu. Apr 5
400-year-old documents reveal evidence of Japanese opium production and winema...
Research from the Eisei Bunko Research Center of Kumamoto University reveals that Tadatoshi Hosokawa, a 17th century lord of Kyusyu, Japan, ordered his people to produce not only wine but also opium for medical purposes. Wine making appears in 15th and 16th century Japanese trade documents, diaries, catalogues, and other texts. Christian missionaries and trade merchants delivered wine to Japan from Western Europe, and it continued as a luxury import item f ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 5
Medical marijuana gets wary welcome from older adults, poll shows
ANN ARBOR, MI - Few older adults use medical marijuana, a new national poll finds, but the majority support its use if a doctor recommends it, and might talk to their own doctor about it if they developed a serious health condition. Four out five of poll respondents between the ages of 50 and 80 said they support allowing medical marijuana if it s recommended by a physician. Forty percent support allowing marijuana use for any reason. And two-thirds say th ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 5
Acupressure for menstrual pain
Can acupressure achieve a sustained reduction in menstrual pain Is an app-based self-care program particularly attractive to young women These questions addressed in a new study by researchers from Charit 233 - Universit 228 tsmedizin Berlin, the results of which have been published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology . Approximately 50 to 90 percent of young women experience pain during their periods. While this pain primarily manifests i ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 5
Meditate regularly for an improved attention span in old age
Regular and intensive meditation sessions over the course of a lifetime could help a person remain attentive and focussed well into old age. This is according to the most extensive longitudinal study to date examining a group of meditation practitioners. Published in Springer s Journal of Cognitive Enhancement , the research evaluates the benefits that people gained after three months of full-time meditation training and whether these benefits are maintain ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29
Dietary supplement shows promise for reversing cardiovascular aging
Scientists have long known that restricting calories can fend off physiological signs of aging, with studies in fruit flies, roundworms, rodents and even people showing that chronically slashing intake by about a third can reap myriad health benefits and, in some cases, extend lifespan. From a public health perspective, that advice would be impractical for many and dangerous for some. But a new University of Colorado Boulder study published today indicates ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29