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Stressed out Americans Seek Mindful Peace

Stressed out Americans Seek Mindful Peace

AFP (Apr. 7, 2014) Mindfulness meditation is the latest trend adopted by movie stars and self-help gurus. But increasing numbers of psychologists are convinced that the technique can relieve stress and improve focus. Duration: 02:18 Video provided by AFP
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Meditation for Anxiety, Depression?

Jan. 6, 2014 Some 30 minutes of meditation daily may improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, a new analysis of previously published research ... full story
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Anxious? Activate Your Anterior Cingulate Cortex With a Little Meditation

June 4, 2013 Scientists, like Buddhist monks and Zen masters, have known for years that meditation can reduce anxiety, but not how. Scientists have now succeeded in identifying the brain functions ... full story
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Mindfulness-Based Meditation Helps Teenagers With Cancer

Mar. 13, 2014 Mindfulness-based meditation could lessen some symptoms associated with cancer in teens, according to the results of a clinical trial intervention. Mindfulness-based meditation focuses on the present ... full story
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Mindfulness Meditation May Improve Decision-Making, New Study Suggests

Feb. 12, 2014 New findings suggest that mindfulness meditation, which cultivates awareness of the present moment and clears the mind of other thoughts, may help people make smarter ... full story
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Medical Students Taught Meditation Techniques to Prevent Burnout, Improve Care

Oct. 30, 2013 Doctors commonly tell patients that stress can be harmful to their health. Yet when it comes to reducing their own stress levels, physicians don’t always heed their own ... full story
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Study Reveals Gene Expression Changes With Meditation

Dec. 8, 2013 With evidence growing that meditation can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body. A new study reports the first evidence ... full story
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Meditation May Help Slow Progression of Alzheimer's Disease

Nov. 18, 2013 A new pilot study suggests that the brain changes associated with meditation and stress reduction may play an important role in slowing the progression of age-related cognitive disorders like ... full story
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Social Connections Drive the 'Upward Spiral' of Positive Emotions and Health

May 9, 2013 People who experience warmer, more upbeat emotions may have better physical health because they make more social connections, according to a new ... full story
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Helps Lower Blood Pressure, Study Finds

Oct. 15, 2013 Blood pressure is effectively lowered by mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for patients with borderline high blood pressure or "prehypertension," according to new ... full story
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Mindfulness Meditation Trims Craving for Tobacco: 60% Reduction in Smoking

Aug. 5, 2013 Addiction to smoking and other substances involves a particular set of brain areas related to self-control, according to numerous research. For a new study, researchers wondered if a training ... full story
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In Addiction, Meditation Is Helpful When Coupled With Drug, Cognitive Therapies

Dec. 19, 2013 A treatment for addiction problems based on meditation-like techniques can be helpful as a supplement to help someone get out of addiction. Scientific and mathematical arguments are given for this in ... full story
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Integrating Meditation With Science

Apr. 2, 2014 Mindfulness meditation produces personal experiences that are not readily interpretable by scientists who want to study its psychiatric benefits in the brain. Researchers have now been able to ... full story
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Prisoners Doing Yoga May See Psychological Benefits

July 11, 2013 Yoga can improve mood and mental wellbeing among prisoners, a new study suggests, and may also have an effect on impulsive behavior. The researchers found that prisoners after a ten-week yoga course ... full story
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Religion, Spirituality Influence Health in Different but Complementary Ways

Mar. 28, 2014 Religion and spirituality have distinct but complementary influences on health, new research indicates. A new theoretical model defines the two distinct pathways. "Religion helps regulate ... full story
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A 20-Minute Bout of Yoga Stimulates Brain Function Immediately After

June 5, 2013 Researchers report that a single, 20-minute session of Hatha yoga significantly improved participants' speed and accuracy on tests of working memory and inhibitory control, two measures of brain ... full story
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Mindfulness Training Can Help Reduce Teacher Stress and Burnout

Aug. 28, 2013 Teachers who practice "mindfulness" are better able to reduce their own levels of stress and prevent burnout, according to a new ... full story
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Spirituality, Religion May Protect Against Major Depression by Thickening Brain Cortex

Jan. 16, 2014 A thickening of parts of the brain cortex associated with regular meditation or other spiritual or religious practice could be the reason those activities guard against depression – particularly in ... full story
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A Rather Complex Complex: Brain Scans Reveal Internal Conflict During Jung's Word Association Test

June 10, 2013 Over 100 years ago psychologist Carl Gustav Jung penned his theory of 'complexes' where he explained how unconscious psychological issues can be triggered by people, events, or Jung ... full story
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Yoga Can Lower Fatigue, Inflammation in Breast Cancer Survivors

Jan. 27, 2014 Practicing yoga for as little as three months can reduce fatigue and lower inflammation in breast cancer survivors, according to new research. The more the women in the study practiced yoga, the ... full story
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Positive Health Technique for Stressed Nurses Found

Mar. 3, 2014 Within the health care industry and beyond, daily exposure to stress can lead to negative consequences for employees both on and off the job -- from apathy and burnout to physical illness or mental ... full story
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