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Yoga Boosts Brain Function More than Aerobic Activity

Yoga Boosts Brain Function More than Aerobic Activity

Individuals have greatly improved brain function after a round of yoga exercise when compared aerobic activity. This is according to researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and published in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health. Read More


Yoga Offers Similar Back Pain Relief in Both Weekly and Bi-Weekly Classes

Yoga Offers Similar Back Pain Relief in Both Weekly and Bi-Weekly Classes

Boston University scientists have discovered that a weekly yoga class provided similar results in low back pain relief and lowered the need for pain medication as bi-weekly classes in low income patients. The study results suggest that patients who are interested in trying yoga for low back pa... Read More


Yoga Can Aid in Reducing Blood Pressure

Yoga Can Aid in Reducing Blood Pressure

A new study has found evidence suggesting yoga can reduce a person%u2019s blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is generally considered to be below 120/80. In this measurement, 120 represents the systolic measurement and 80 represents the diastolic measurement. Read More


Massage Therapy can Benefit Preterm Infants

Massage Therapy can Benefit Preterm Infants

It appears that even for the smallest of people, a gentle massage may have benefits. Newborn intensive care units (NICUs) are stressful environments for preterm infants; mechanical ventilation, medical procedures, caregiving activities and maternal separation can create these stressful conditi... Read More


Parkinson's Patients May Benefit from Acupuncture

Parkinson's Patients May Benefit from Acupuncture

Acupuncture may aid in relieving some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, according to researchers from the University of Seoul, South Korea, and reported in CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics. It appears that acupuncture reactivates parts of the brain that have become deactivated, the author... Read More


Chinese Herbal Treatment Reduces Menopausal Hot Flashes

Chinese Herbal Treatment Reduces Menopausal Hot Flashes

Women who are approaching menopause and took a Chinese herbal formula called EXD (Er-xian decoction) experienced a significant downturn in the frequency of menopausal hot flashes. This is according to a University of Hong Kong study reported in Menopause. Read More


Pain Relief Found in Reflexology Treatment

Pain Relief Found in Reflexology Treatment

A small scientific study on reflexology as a treatment for acute pain has determined it may be as effective as pain medication. The authors believe reflexology may be a useful complement to conventional treatments for conditions like osteoarthritis and cancer, which are typically associated wi... Read More


Are Vitamin and Mineral Supplements a Safe Bet?

Are Vitamin and Mineral Supplements a Safe Bet?

It's a question that many individuals around the world ask, "Should we take vitamin and mineral supplements or are they a complete waste of money"? According to Stacey Zawacki, there is no simple answer. She explains that "everyone is unique" and that it's up to a registered dietician to find... Read More


Male Cardiovascular Disease Risk Rises with Consumption of Calcium Supplements

Male Cardiovascular Disease Risk Rises with Consumption of Calcium Supplements

Males who consume a high intake of calcium supplements appear to have a greater risk of cardiovascular disease death. This is according to research from the National Cancer Institute and reported in JAMA Internal Medicine. The authors noted that women do not appear to be impacted in the same way. Read More


Early Childhood Asthma Affected by Pollen Exposure during Pregnancy

Early Childhood Asthma Affected by Pollen Exposure during Pregnancy

A woman being exposed to high levels of pollen late in pregnancy can elevate a child's risk of early asthma. This is according to a group of researchers at Sweden%u2019s Umea University. Read More


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