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Released: 23-Jun-2022 10:45 AM EDT
It Starts with a Spark! Keep Your Bones and Joints Safe When Using Fireworks This Summer
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Community parades and hometown Independence Day celebrations are back in full swing following cancellations due to pandemic restrictions. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is reminding Americans to celebrate safely and take caution when handling fireworks. From small-scale sparklers to larger firework displays, at-home safety measures are key to avoiding injuries to the hands, eyes and face.

Released: 16-Jun-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Research: Online Yoga Reduces Stress, Improves Well-Being
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

In this age of remote work, virtual meetings, and telemedicine visits, add yoga to the list of things you can do effectively without leaving home.

Released: 14-Jun-2022 3:15 PM EDT
"Yes, optimists live longer" and more research news on Aging for media

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Aging channel on Newswise, a free source for journalists.

Released: 24-May-2022 8:05 AM EDT
No Time for Self-Care? Even Small Doses Can Help
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

As part of Mental Health Awareness month, Barbara Randall, director of Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care Employee Assistance Program, discusses what self-care is, why it is important and how we can make it part of our daily routine throughout the year.

Released: 20-May-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Mindfulness as a key to success in psychotherapy
University of Vienna

Mindfulness is the ability to focus one’s attention on the present moment and to approach the resulting impressions, thoughts, and feelings with curiosity, openness, and acceptance.

Released: 18-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
IOMF-Funded Study Determines Orgasmic Meditation is More Comparable to Meditation than Sex
Institute of Om Foundation

New research supported by the Institute of OM Foundation (IOMF), based in Santa Rosa, CA, documents the profoundly positive effect of Orgasmic Meditation, commonly known as "OM," for many looking to achieve the overall benefits of meditative practice, according to IOMF-backed researchers.

Released: 17-May-2022 3:50 PM EDT
Study Determines Orgasmic Meditation Is More Comparable to Meditation Than Sex
Institute of Om Foundation

New research supported by the Institute of OM Foundation (IOMF), based in Santa Rosa, CA, documents the profoundly positive effect of Orgasmic Meditation, commonly known as “OM,” for many looking to achieve the overall benefits of meditative practice, according to IOMF-backed researchers.

Released: 17-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Stress could make us more likable, and other Behavioral Science news tips

Here are some of the latest articles added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise.

Released: 5-Apr-2022 3:55 PM EDT
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Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Clinical Trials channel on Newswise.

Newswise: Goals Over Guilt
Released: 1-Apr-2022 1:15 PM EDT
Goals Over Guilt
LifeBridge Health

Don't let the fear of failure disrupt your weight loss journey.

Released: 25-Mar-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Rutgers Psy.D. Student Creates Mindfulness Game for Anxiety, Burnout Prevention
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Zen Buddhists inspired it, Lady Gaga has touted it and now thanks to the innovative work of a Rutgers doctoral student, a major publishing house thinks you should try it: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Released: 24-Mar-2022 11:10 AM EDT
Lessons Learned: Reflections on What We’ve Lost, What We’ve Gained, and How to Stay Strong Through COVID-19
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Reflecting on two years of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on society, we asked experts across Beth Israel Lahey Health about managing another year of the unknown, how to shore up our mental resources to heal from what we’ve been through and how to prepare for whatever may lie ahead.

Newswise: Mindfulness Alleviates Post-Gun Violence Trauma and Depression
Released: 22-Mar-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Mindfulness Alleviates Post-Gun Violence Trauma and Depression
University of California San Diego Health

A UC San Diego pilot study on parents of mass shooting victims finds that eight weeks of mindfulness training is effective in reducing trauma, depression, stress and grief caused by gun violence.

Newswise: Hugging a “breathing” cushion to ease anxiety
2-Mar-2022 1:35 PM EST
Hugging a “breathing” cushion to ease anxiety

Novel device shows promise in reducing anxiety for stressed students.

Released: 4-Mar-2022 8:05 AM EST
Mindfulness Meditation Can Reduce Guilt, Leading to Unintended Negative Social Consequences
University of Washington

Mindfulness meditation is a stress-management practice with ancient lineage that cultivates nonjudgmental awareness of the present moment, often by directing attention to the physical sensations of breathing. Initially inspired by centuries-old Buddhist practices consisting of philosophies and meditations together, today a secular version of mindfulness — consisting of meditations alone — is becoming increasingly popular.

Released: 2-Mar-2022 9:05 PM EST
Mindfulness therapy reduces opioid misuse and chronic pain in primary care, according to new research
University of Utah

Results from a new clinical trial demonstrate that an eight-week mindfulness-based therapy—Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE)—decreased opioid use and misuse while reducing chronic pain symptoms, with effects lasting as long as nine months.

17-Feb-2022 3:35 PM EST
The Latest Research News in Cardiovascular Health

The Latest Research News in Cardiovascular Health

Released: 15-Feb-2022 8:05 AM EST
Combining traditional mandala colouring and brain sensing technologies to aid mindfulness
Lancaster University

Mandalas are geometric configurations of shapes that have their origins in Buddhist traditions. The colouring of mandala shapes is increasingly popular as a way for people to attempt ‘mindfulness’, a way of being present in the moment, and which has been associated with helping people to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Released: 27-Jan-2022 2:05 PM EST
Meditation and Glaucoma
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Can mindfulness meditation help patients with glaucoma? A recent study suggests that there may be benefits to eye pressure and optic nerve health by doing meditation on a regular basis.

Released: 20-Jan-2022 7:05 AM EST
The best way to fix a sad mood: Whatever you think works best
Ohio State University

What’s the best way to improve a sad mood? It may be whatever skill you think you’re best at, a new study suggests.

Released: 16-Dec-2021 10:10 AM EST
Intense meditation brings robust immune system activation
University of Florida

Eight days of intense meditation cause robust activation of the immune system, University of Florida researchers and their colleagues have found. The findings are believed to be the first comprehensive genomic study of how meditation affects the biological processes directly involved in disease development.

Released: 15-Dec-2021 4:45 PM EST
The Latest Mental Health Research and Feature News in the Mental Health Channel on Newswise

The Latest Mental Health Research and Feature News in the Mental Health Channel on Newswise

Released: 13-Dec-2021 3:25 PM EST
Mayo Clinic Healthcare专家提供如何享受节日大餐而不会引起胃灼热的建议
Mayo Clinic


Released: 13-Dec-2021 3:20 PM EST
خبير الرعاية الصحية في مايو كلينك يقدم نصائح للتمتع بالولائم في العطلات مع تلافي حرقة المعدة
Mayo Clinic

لندن - الأطعمة الخاصة هي من ملذات احتفالات العطلات، لكن على الجانب السلبي، بالنسبة للأشخاص الذين يعانون من أمراض الجهاز الهضمي أو أولئك الذين يفرطون في الأكل، يمكن لولائم العطلات التسبب سريعًا في ما يمكن تشبيهه بثمالة الطعام

Released: 13-Dec-2021 2:50 PM EST
Especialista da Mayo Clinic Healthcare oferece dicas para evitar a azia nas festas de fim de ano
Mayo Clinic

comidas especiais estão entre os prazeres das celebrações de fim de ano. O problema é que, para pessoas com doenças digestivas ou pessoas que exageram, as festas de fim de ano podem rapidamente se tornar a versão alimentar de uma ressaca.

Released: 13-Dec-2021 2:40 PM EST
Experto de Mayo Clinic Healthcare ofrece consejos para celebrar las fiestas sin acidez estomacal
Mayo Clinic

Las comidas especiales se encuentran entre los placeres de las celebraciones navideñas. Sin embargo, para las personas con enfermedades digestivas o aquellas que se exceden, las comidas de las fiestas pueden producir rápidamente la versión alimentaria de una resaca.

Released: 13-Dec-2021 10:25 AM EST
Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert offers tips for holiday feasting without the heartburn
Mayo Clinic

Special foods are among the pleasures of holiday celebrations. On the negative side, for people with digestive diseases or those who overindulge, holiday feasting can quickly produce the food version of a hangover. James East, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London, explains why this sometimes happens and how we can enjoy the menu while also making holidays happy for our digestive systems.

Newswise: Clinical trial to study if mindfulness helps with diabetes-related stress, health
Released: 1-Dec-2021 10:05 AM EST
Clinical trial to study if mindfulness helps with diabetes-related stress, health
Penn State College of Medicine

Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine are seeking volunteers from across the U.S. to participate in a clinical trial examining whether online mindfulness-based stress reduction can reduce stress and average blood sugar levels in those with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

Newswise: Managing Holiday Stress with Cancer: Top 10 Tips for Patients and Families
Released: 22-Nov-2021 10:35 AM EST
Managing Holiday Stress with Cancer: Top 10 Tips for Patients and Families
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The hustle and bustle of the #holiday season often brings stress. Rutgers Cancer Institute social workers Gabrielle Alvarez and Samantha Campanella share some practical tips to minimize stress when coping with cancer during this holiday season.

Released: 18-Nov-2021 4:40 PM EST
White people trained in mindfulness were three times more likely to help Black people in staged scenarios, new study finds
Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Could mindfulness change the way we treat people of other races? White people who received training in mindfulness meditation were three times more likely to help a Black person in staged scenarios than those who were not trained, according to a new study in Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Released: 11-Nov-2021 12:25 PM EST
Brain Changes During A Unique Spiritual Practice Called Orgasmic Meditation
Thomas Jefferson University

In a first-ever study, a unique spiritual practice called orgasmic meditation, has been found to produce a distinctive pattern of brain function.

Released: 14-Oct-2021 12:40 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic book author gives insights on living younger longer by preventing disease
Mayo Clinic

ROCHESTER, Minn. — While people know their health affects their longevity and quality of life, many struggle to do even the small things that will help them live younger longer. Stephen Kopecky, M.D., a preventive cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, shares his insights on protecting overall health and boosting the immune system from his book, "Live Younger Longer: 6 Steps to Prevent Heart Disease, Cancer, Alzheimer's and More." Dr. Kopecky is a two-time cancer survivor.

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Released: 12-Oct-2021 11:35 AM EDT
Mindful breathing for pain control: Like yin and yang
University of Michigan

It's long been known that meditative mindful breathing helps with various health conditions, including pain.

Released: 28-Sep-2021 9:45 AM EDT
Researchers’ novel mind-body program outperforms other forms of treatment for chronic back pain
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Physician-scientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center developed a 12-week mind-body program that takes a new approach to chronic back pain. The team demonstrated that the mind-body intervention was highly beneficial for treating back pain when compared to standard care

Newswise: Mind over matter? Recognizing your hunger cues
Released: 27-Aug-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Mind over matter? Recognizing your hunger cues
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Two nutrition researchers at UAB claim that hunger cues go well beyond your stomach’s rumbling and grumbling — it has more to do with your overall mindfulness.

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Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

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Released: 18-Aug-2021 9:00 AM EDT
8 weeks of meditation studies can make your brain quicker
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Just eight weeks of meditation studies can make your brain quicker, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released: 27-May-2021 3:25 PM EDT
Families with a child with ADHD can benefit from mindfulness training
Radboud University

Children with ADHD are generally treated with medication and/or behavioral treatments. However, medication-alone is insufficient in a quarter to a third of the children.

Released: 14-May-2021 11:00 AM EDT
No Excuses: Stop Procrastinating on These Key Health Checks
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A quick guide to the most-valuable preventive care that adults need to get scheduled, to catch up on what they may have missed during the height of the pandemic, and to address issues that the pandemic might have worsened.

Released: 13-Apr-2021 2:50 PM EDT
Mindfulness can make you selfish
University at Buffalo

A new study by University at Buffalo researchers demonstrates the surprising downsides of mindfulness, while offering easy ways to minimize those consequences ─ both of which have practical implications for mindfulness training.

Newswise: Practicing ‘Mindfulness’ in Summer Camp Benefits Campers and Counselors Alike
Released: 12-Apr-2021 7:05 PM EDT
Practicing ‘Mindfulness’ in Summer Camp Benefits Campers and Counselors Alike
Florida Atlantic University

A project shows how implementing an evidence-based mindfulness program in a summer camp setting decreases emotional distress in school age children and empowers campers and counselors alike – enhancing camper-counselor relationships. Mindfulness – a state of consciousness that fosters awareness – has the potential to help regulate emotions and behaviors. Mindful breathing, mindful bodies, and mindful listening assisted in bringing awareness to campers in the program and provided skills to address stressful experiences.

Released: 22-Mar-2021 3:30 PM EDT
Online Mindfulness May Improve Mental Health During COVID-19 Pandemic
Wake Forest Baptist Health

The fear, anxiety and stress associated with the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on mental health. But a new study suggests these symptoms may be alleviated through safe and convenient online mindfulness practices.

Released: 11-Mar-2021 1:45 PM EST
Mindfulness meditation improves quality of life in heart attack survivors
European Society of Cardiology

An eight-week programme of mindfulness meditation improves quality of life and reduces fear of activity in heart attack patients, according to research presented today at ESC Acute CardioVascular Care 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

Released: 11-Mar-2021 1:15 PM EST
Mindfulness program in campus dorms, groups improved students’ mental health
University of Washington

Amid a growing mental health crisis among teens and young adults nationwide, a pilot program teaching mindfulness and coping techniques to students at the University of Washington has helped lower stress and improve emotional well-being.

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