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Mindfulness meditation provides opioid-free pain relief, study finds
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - March 16, 2016 - Everyone knows that stubbing your toe hurts. What makes it stop hurting is the body s main pain-blocking process - the natural production of opioids. Cognitive-based approaches found to reduce pain, such as hypnosis, acupuncture, distraction and even the placebo response, have been shown to work through this system. But does meditation also use opioids to reduce pain In a study published in the current issue of the Jo ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 16
Molecules that may keep you young and alive
Montreal, March 15, 2016 -- Even though the search for the Fountain of Youth dates back to the ancient Greeks, the quest to live forever continues today. Indeed, it has been said that the ability to slow the aging process would be the most important medical discovery in the modern era. A new study published in the journal Oncotarget by researchers from Concordia and the Quebec-based biotech company Idunn Technologies may have uncovered an important factor ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 15
2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: Novel therapies against malaria an...
The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has decided to award the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with one half jointly to William C. Campbell and Satoshi 332 mura for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites and the other half to Youyou Tu for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against malaria. Diseases caused by parasites have plagued humankind for millennia and constitute a major ...
Science Daily - Sun. Mar 6
Insufficient evidence for the use of omega 3 supplements in treating depression
New research out today concludes that there is insufficient evidence for the use of taking an Omega 3 fatty acid supplement in treating major depressive disorder. Omega 3 fatty acids are widely thought to be essential for good health and are naturally found in fatty fish, such as tuna, seafood and some nuts and seeds. Omega 3 fatty acids have been widely promoted globally and are readily available, over-the-counter supplement. These supplements have hugely ...
Science Daily - Sun. Mar 6
Drinking more water associated with numerous dietary benefits, study finds
For people who want to control their weight or reduce their intakes of sugar, sodium and saturated fat, tap water may be what the doctor ordered. A new study that examined the dietary habits of more than 18,300 U.S. adults found the majority of people who increased their consumption of plain water -- tap water or from a cooler, drinking fountain or bottle -- by 1 percent reduced their total daily calorie intake as well as their consumption of saturated fat ...
Science Daily - Sun. Mar 6
Fibromyalgia sufferers might benefit from tailored acupuncture
Fibromyalgia affects an estimated 5 million Americans, 80-90 of whom are women. The disorder is characterized by widespread pain and diffuse tenderness. Although there is no cure, tailored acupuncture might provide some welcome respite, according to a new study.
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 29
New study highlights potential US public health impact of fish oil derived fro...
A new study published in Lipid Technology highlights the potential positive impact of consumption of oil derived from menhaden, a U.S.-caught fish high in the omega-3s EPA and DHA, on public health across the country. Medical expenditures in the U.S. are the highest in the world, and cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of mortality, costing more than 444 billion each year in direct and indirect costs 1 . The consumption of 1000 mg per day of EPA and ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 24
New study finds Transcendental Meditation reduces stress in family caregivers
It has been estimated that over 20 of the U.S. population has served as an unpaid non-professional family caregiver for an elderly or disabled person -- and the resulting stress can be devastating. Caring for chronically ill relatives and friends often leads to stressful psychological, behavioral, and physiological effects that can contribute to impaired immune function, coronary heart disease , and a higher mortality rate. Transcendental Meditation reliev ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 19
Acupuncture May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, Study Finds
Acupuncture may help ease pain and improve quality of life for people with fibromyalgia, a new study suggests. Ten weeks after treatment, the pain scores of patients given acupuncture dropped an average of 41 percent, compared with an average drop of 27 percent for those given a simulated acupuncture treatment. The benefits were still seen after a year. Individualized acupuncture is a safe and good therapeutic option for the treatment of patients with fibr ...
Healthday - Tue. Feb 16
Meditation shown to reduce pain during breast cancer biopsy
Meditation is a practice of the mind and body that has long been used to generate calmness and physical relaxation. Now, a new study suggests that women who are having breast cancer biopsies should use meditation, as it reduces anxiety, fatigue and pain.
Medical News Today - Tue. Feb 16
Acupuncture Relieves Stress: New Understanding Of Why The Ancient Practice Eas...
Good news, acupuncture fans It really does help relieve stress. And now, a new study is giving a closer look at why .
Huffington Post - Tue. Feb 9
Meditation eases pain, anxiety and fatigue during breast cancer biopsy
DURHAM, N.C. -- Meditation eases anxiety, fatigue and pain for women undergoing breast cancer biopsies, according to researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute. They also found that music is effective, but to a lesser extent. The researchers note that adopting these simple, inexpensive interventions could be especially helpful in light of recent reports citing anxiety and pain as potential harms from breast cancer screenings and testing. Image-guided needle ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 9