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Mindfulness meditation linked to false memory recall
While numerous studies have hailed mindfulness meditation for its potential benefits for the mind and body, new research suggests it may have a negative impact on memory.
Medical News Today - Tue. Nov 17
Dishwashing could help relieve stress
After a stressful day at work, some of us might hit the gym, have a glass of wine or simply settle down in front of the TV in order to calm the mind. But why not try washing the dishes instead No, really. According to a new study, dishwashing can boost mental well-being.
Medical News Today - Tue. Nov 17
Mindfulness meditation trumps placebo in pain reduction
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Nov. 11, 2015 - Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found new evidence that mindfulness meditation reduces pain more effectively than placebo. This is significant because placebo-controlled trials are the recognized standard for demonstrating the efficacy of clinical and pharmacological treatments. The research, published in the Nov.11 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience , showed that study participants who practice ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 11
Research is lacking on marijuana's effects in patients with rheumatic diseases
Although there are anecdotal reports indicating that cannabinoids, especially marijuana or herbal cannabis , may be of therapeutic benefit for some patients with rheumatic complaints, a new review published in Arthritis Care Research , a journal of the American College of Rheumatology ACR , finds scant scientific evidence supporting any use of cannabinoids in rheumatic diseases. Furthermore, not a single controlled study has examined herbal cannabis in the ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 9
Acupuncture may reduce high blood pressure
A new study suggests that a form of acupuncture may benefit patients with high blood pressure and lower their risk of stroke and heart disease.
Medical News Today - Sat. Nov 7
Yoga may improve symptoms of arthritis
Around 52.5 million people in the US are living with some form of arthritis. But a new study suggests that for people with two of the most common forms - osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis - yoga may improve symptoms.
Medical News Today - Sat. Nov 7
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 ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 7
Trial reveals evidence of long-term benefits for people with chronic neck pain
A large scale investigation by researchers at the University of York found that the use of Alexander Technique or acupuncture can significantly relieve chronic neck pain. Chronic neck pain is a difficult condition to treat, and previous research shows that single interventions generally do not provide long term benefits. After evaluating the benefits of Alexander Technique or acupuncture, the researchers from the Department of Health Sciences at York concl ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Video conferencing could increase shared decision-making in hospice care
COLUMBIA, Mo. While there is vast research on shared decision-making between patients and providers, little research exists on how providers and family caregivers reach mutual decisions -- a dynamic that is prominent in hospice care, a type of medical care given to patients near the end of their lives. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that shared decision-making, although beneficial, could be enhanced in hospice care. The researche ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 13
How can one assess the effectiveness of hypnosis?
This news release is available in French . Although hypnosis has existed for hundreds of years, today it is still difficult to clearly judge its usefulness in the medical domain. In a report submitted to the French Directorate General for Health, researchers from Inserm led by Bruno Falissard assessed the effectiveness of this complementary medical practice for some of its indications women s health, digestive ailments, surgery, psychiatry, etc. . The latt ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 12
Canadian multicenter study examines safety of medical cannabis in the treatmen...
This news release is available in French . Montreal, September 29, 2015-- A Canadian research team led by Dr. Mark Ware from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre RI-MUHC in Montr 233 al has completed a national multicentre study looking at the safety of medical cannabis use among patients suffering from chronic pain. They found that patients with chronic pain who used cannabis daily for one year, when carefully monitored, did not h ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 6
Aspects of patient/physician interaction may help alleviate heartburn symptoms
The results of a small study of patients being treated for chronic heartburn suggest that the longer, more comprehensive interaction that is typical of visits with complementary and integrative medicine providers may result in greater symptom relief than conventional visits. The results of the study by investigators from the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital MGH and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center appear i ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 6