Monthly Archives: August 2010

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression Study shows yoga may reduce stress. September 16, 2009 – Since the 1970s, meditation and other stress-reduction techniques have been studied as possible treatments for depression and anxiety. One such practice, yoga, has received less attention in the medical literature, though it has become increasingly popular in recent decades. One […]

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression Study shows yoga may reduce stress. September 16, 2009 – Since the 1970s, meditation and other stress-reduction techniques have been studied as possible treatments for depression and anxiety. One such practice, yoga, has received less attention in the medical literature, though it has become increasingly popular in recent decades. One […]

Stressed? Turn Off the TV, Look Out the Window

Try to include glimpses of nature in your daily routine—actual nature, not a digital facsimile. RODALE NEWS, EMMAUS, PA—Researchers measured heart-rate recovery—an indicator of stress—among volunteers performing mildly stressful tasks in an office setting. If a window overlooking a nature scene (grass, trees and a public fountain) was present, the subjects’ heart rates calmed down […]

No laughing matter: Laughter can play key role in group dynamics

  Laughter can play key roles in group communication and group dynamics – even when there’s nothing funny going on. That’s according to new research from North Carolina State University that examined the role of laughter in jury deliberations during a capital murder case. The researchers were given access to the full transcript of jury […]

New Study Finds New Connection Between Yoga and Mood

Woman practicing yoga. Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that yoga may be superior to other forms of exercise in its positive effect on mood and anxiety.  ScienceDaily (Aug. 23, 2010) — Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that yoga may be superior to other forms of […]

Eating Berries May Activate the Brain’s Natural Housekeeper for Healthy Aging

Many berries could help protect the brain against aging, new research suggests.  ScienceDaily (Aug. 24, 2010) — Scientists have reported the first evidence that eating blueberries, strawberries, and acai berries may help the aging brain stay healthy in a crucial but previously unrecognized way. Their study, presented at the 240th National Meeting of the American […]

New Study Finds New Connection Between Yoga and Mood

Woman practicing yoga. Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that yoga may be superior to other forms of exercise in its positive effect on mood and anxiety.  ScienceDaily (Aug. 23, 2010) — Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that yoga may be superior to other forms of […]

Fears and Facts About Antidepressants

Fears and Facts About Antidepressants   By Mary Anne Dunkin  Along with counseling, antidepressants are a common part of treatment for depression. And they are usually effective. Six out of 10 people treated with antidepressants feel better with the first one they try. If the first antidepressant medication doesn’t help, the second or third often […]

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