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May 6, 2016

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May 6, 2016

Paranormal Beliefs Can Increase Number of Dé Jà Vu Experiences

Apr. 27, 2016 — A belief in the paranormal can mean an individual experiences more déjà vu moments in their ... read more

Faith-Based Health Promotion Program Successful With Older Latinas

Apr. 27, 2016 — Abuelas en Accion, a faith-based program that connects healthy behaviors with lives of Catholic saints, successful at helping older Latinas eat healthier and exercise, say ... read more

What Are the Risks of Growing Up in Places of High Religious Segregation?

Mar. 25, 2016 — A new report sheds light on the risks encountered by young people and children growing up in places of high religious segregation. The report focuses on interface communities -- areas in Northern ... read more

Can Mindful Eating Help Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease?

Mar. 9, 2016 — Given the high stress levels, extended periods of screen time and regular social outings many Americans experience day-to-day in environments where high-calorie foods are readily available, it can be ... read more

Meditation and Ballet Associated With Wisdom, Study Says

Mar. 7, 2016 — A new study confirms the age-old conception that meditation is associated with wisdom. Surprisingly, it also concludes that somatic (physical) practices such as classical ballet might lead to ... read more

Link Between Sleep and Social Participation May Be Key to Healthy Aging

Mar. 1, 2016 — Sleep may be one of the most important factors for well-being; yet, according to the CDC, one in three adults does not get enough. Lack of sleep can lead to potential cognitive declines, chronic ... read more

Neurobiological Changes Explain How Mindfulness Meditation Improves Health

Feb. 4, 2016 — New research provides a window into the brain changes that link mindfulness meditation training with health in stressed adults. The study shows that mindfulness meditation training, compared to ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Meditation eases anxiety, fatigue and pain for women undergoing breast cancer biopsies, according to researchers. They also found that music is effective, but to a lesser ... read more

A Uniter and a Divider: Purity Keeps Us Together -- And Apart

Feb. 2, 2016 — A study of moral values reveals issues related to purity can determine how close -- or how far -- we want to be with someone in social and political ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — Morality is not rooted in religion, and religion matters less for moral values now than it did thirty years ago, says a researcher. Based on the analysis of European survey data, researchers found ... read more

Transcendental Meditation May Reduce PTSD Symptoms, Medication Use in Active-Duty Personnel

Jan. 11, 2016 — Regular practice of Transcendental Meditation enables some active duty service members battling post-traumatic stress disorder to reduce or even eliminate their psychotropic medication and get better ... read more

Religious Beliefs Don't Always Lead to Violence

Jan. 7, 2016 — From the Christian Crusades to the Paris attacks, countless conflicts and acts of violence have been claimed to be the result of differing religious beliefs. These faith-based opinions are thought to ... read more

We Trust in Those Who Believe in God, Study Finds

Jan. 5, 2016 — It's political season and there's one thing you're sure to hear a lot about from candidates vying for support -- religion. Talking directly or subtly about religion has become part of ... read more

Dec. 21, 2015 — We can learn to empathize with strangers. Surprisingly, positive experiences with people from another group trigger a learning effect in the brain, which increases empathy, researchers reveal. They ... read more

Dec. 21, 2015 — Humans haven't learned much in more than 2,000 years when it comes to religion and politics. Religion has led to social tension and conflict, not just in today's society, but dating back to ... read more

Active Ingredient in Magic Mushrooms Reduces Anxiety, Depression in Cancer Patients

Dec. 10, 2015 — Psilocybin, found in magic mushrooms, decreased anxiety and depression in patients diagnosed with life-threatening cancer. New research shows that patients who received a psilocybin dose that altered ... read more

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Diminishes Chemo Brain

Dec. 7, 2015 — Participation in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program yields robust and sustained improvement in cancer-related cognitive impairment, a prevalent and potentially debilitating condition that ... read more

Dec. 3, 2015 — Are all scientists atheists? Do they believe religion and science can co-exist? These questions and others were addressed in the first worldwide survey of how scientists view ... read more

Christmas Period May Reduce Quality of Life for Many Europeans

Dec. 1, 2015 — Many Europeans do not experience the run-up to Christmas as a particularly jolly time, and often feel despondent and stressed, reports a new study. However, the study suggests Christians, ... read more

Seven Minutes of Meditation Can Reduce Racial Prejudice, Study Finds

Nov. 19, 2015 — A popular meditation technique that's intended to create feelings of kindness can also reduce prejudice, according to new research. The study found that just seven minutes of Loving-kindness ... read more

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