Not ordinary growing pains
It is upsetting to see anyone in pain, but it s especially heartbreaking to watch a child endure chronic pain. In addition to the suffering itself, chronic pain can cause traumatic effects on a child s quality of life, and it can have significant physical, psychological and social consequences. Making matters worse, chronic pain greatly can affect the child s parents or caregivers by causing feelings of helplessness and inadequacy. Treating children with c ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 16
The Hidden Dangers of Drinking Water
I was born in the early 1960s in Seoul, Korea, and clean water was hard to come by. We bathed at the local bathhouses and had toilets outside of the home.
Huffington Post - Mon. Dec 14
Researchers pinpoint brain's happiness region
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence, the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle once said. But how does one reach this goal According to a new study by researchers from Japan, a person s happiness may depend on the size of a specific brain region.
Medical News Today - Sun. Dec 6
Yoga may benefit men with prostate cancer, study finds
Yoga is used by millions of people to relieve stress and improve fitness, but the practice may yield so much more. A new study suggests yoga may help maintain quality of life and alleviate some side effects for men undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer.
Medical News Today - Mon. Nov 23
The power of music: how it can benefit health
I think music in itself is healing, American musician Billy Joel once said. It s an explosive expression of humanity. It s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we re from, everyone loves music. Most of us would wholeheartedly agree with this statement, and it is this universal bond with music that has led researchers across the globe to investigate its therapeutic potential.
Medical News Today - Sat. Nov 21
Mindfulness meditation reduces pain, study finds
Mindfulness meditation can bring greater pain relief than a placebo, according to research published in the Journal of Neuroscience .
Medical News Today - Thu. Nov 19
Light therapy effective for depression: UBC study
New research finds that light therapy can treat non-seasonal depression and improve the overall wellbeing of people suffering from the disease. These results are very exciting because light therapy is inexpensive, easy to access and use, and comes with few side effects, said Dr. Raymond Lam, a UBC professor and psychiatrist at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, a partnership between UBC and Vancouver Coastal Health. Patients can easily use lig ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 19
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