Memory recall, fear response influenced by breathing
It goes without saying that breathing is essential for survival, providing cells with the oxygen they need to function. But new research finds breathing might serve another purpose it might influence memory recall and regulate our response to fear.
Medical News Today - Mon. Dec 12
Daily hour of yoga lowers blood pressure
Prehypertension affects 1 in 3 Americans. A new study suggests 1 hour of yoga a day reduces blood pressure and may help patients with prehypertension avoid developing high blood pressure.
Medical News Today - Fri. Dec 9
Tai Chi may benefit veterans with PTSD
Around 7 to 8 percent of Americans will experience post-traumatic stress disorder in their lifetime, and the condition is even more common among veterans, affecting around 23 percent of those involved in recent conflicts. According to a new study, the ancient Chinese exercise Tai Chi could help veterans manage symptoms of post-traumatic stress.
Medical News Today - Wed. Dec 7
Acupuncture improved mastectomy recovery in Abbott Northwestern Hospital study
MINNEAPOLIS - Nov.30, 2016 - Women who had acupuncture treatments after breast cancer surgery at Abbott Northwestern Hospital had a greater reduction in pain, nausea, and anxiety and were better able to cope on the first post-operative day compared with patients who had traditional care, according to a study published in the Oncology Nursing Forum in November. We are always looking for non-pharmacologic pain management options. This study showed that acupu ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 30
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