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Breathing-based yoga may help treat major depression
Antidepressant medication is considered a primary treatment for major depression, but the drugs fail to fully work for more than half of Americans who use them. Now, researchers suggest a way to boost their effectiveness breathing-based yoga.
Medical News Today - Fri. Nov 25
Yogic breathing helps fight major depression, Penn study shows
PHILADELPHIA -- A breathing-based meditation practice known as Sudarshan Kriya yoga helped alleviate severe depression in people who did not fully respond to antidepressant treatments, reports a new study published today in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The study bolsters the science behind the use of controlled yogic breathing to help battle depression. In a random ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 22
Musical training creates new brain connections in children
CHICAGO - Taking music lessons increases brain fiber connections in children and may be useful in treating autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD , according to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America RSNA . It s been known that musical instruction benefits children with these disorders, said Pilar Dies-Suarez, M.D., chief radiologist at the Hospital Infantil de M 233 xico Feder ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 21
Men and women show sex-specific improvements after hip replacement
WASHINGTON -- Outcomes such as pain, function, range of motion, and strength after total hip arthroplasty, or joint replacement surgery, are different for men and women, which could lead to the development of sex-specific rehabilitation programs, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2016 ACR ARHP Annual Meeting in Washington. Osteoarthritis , or OA, is the most common joint disease affecting middle-age and older people. It is chara ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 14
PCOS: Red wine compound remedies abnormal hormone levels
Polycystic ovary syndrome is one of the most common hormonal endocrine disorders that affects around 5-10 percent of women of childbearing age and is characterized by abnormal hormone levels. Now, scientists have found that resveratrol - a natural compound found in red wine and grapes - can help address this hormone imbalance.
Medical News Today - Fri. Nov 11
Licorice compound interferes with sex hormones in mouse ovary, study finds
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A study of mouse reproductive tissues finds that exposure to isoliquiritigenin, a compound found in licorice, disrupts steroid sex hormone production in the ovary, researchers report. This is the first study to examine the effects of this chemical on the ovary. Exposure to high levels of the compound, which the researchers call iso, lowered the expression of key genes involved in hormone production, the researchers found. In particular, ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 10
Sham Acupuncture Equals Real Acupuncture for Hot Flashes: Study
Sham acupuncture is as effective as real acupuncture in treating hot flashes in women, and the placebo effect likely plays a role in both, according to a new Australian study. In real acupuncture, thin needles are inserted into the skin at specific points. Sham acupuncture uses blunt-tipped needles that don t penetrate the skin. The study included 327 Australian women older than 40 who had at least seven moderate hot flashes a day. Half received 10 session ...
Healthday - Thu. Nov 10
Canada needs national plan to combat opioid epidemic
Canada, the second highest consumer of opioids worldwide, must take a comprehensive approach to curb rampant prescribing of opioids and reduce deaths, argue addiction and mental health experts in an analysis in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . It is late -- but not too late -- to move toward reducing the toll of opioid overuse and abuse in Canada, writes Dr. Benedikt Fischer, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Faculty of Medicine, Un ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 7
Scientists decode the genome of Chinese licorice
In research published in The Plant Journal , a group of scientists led by researchers from the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science in Japan have decoded the genome of Glycyrrhiza uralensis , or Chinese licorice, a plant that is important for its use in Chinese medicine and as a natural sweetener. Chinese licorice, which is closely related to the plant-- Glycyrrhiza glabra --used for licorice candy, is an important component of Chinese traditional ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 4
Allina Health researchers present LifeCourse findings at national palliative c...
The last years of a serious illness can be expensive and stressful, not only for the person with the illness, but also family and friends. This situation can only escalate. In the next 15 years, U.S. communities will care for the same number of people over 65 as they have over the past 90 years combined. The need for innovative, upstream palliative care models that can be deployed wide scale and sustainably is critical, says Heather Britt, MPH, PhD, direct ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 2
Novel, nonsurgical approach helps adolescent athletes with vocal cord dysfunct...
DENVER, CO -- A new study shows that a novel, nonsurgical approach to treating vocal cord dysfunction VCD can help 3 out of 4 adolescent athletes, who did not respond to conventional therapy, breathe better during training and competition. Vocal cord dysfunction also known as exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction is a common condition characterized by the throat inexplicably closing during rigorous exercise. It can dramatically increase breathing difficul ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 31
Popular ultrasound treatment does not improve fracture healing
Hamilton, ON Oct. 25, 2016 - Low intensity ultrasound after surgical repair of a bone fracture is a popular treatment to improve recovery, but it doesn t work, says a large international study led by researchers at McMaster University. In a clinical trial published by The BMJ today, the researchers show no difference in the recovery time between using low intensity pulsed ultrasound LIPUS or a placebo device for patients with a fractured tibia shinbone . A ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 26