Article ID: 717539
Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment Can Learn – and Benefit from – Mindfulness MeditationWake Forest Baptist Health
Pilot study shows promising evidence that adults with MCI can learn to practice mindfulness meditation, and by doing so may boost their cognitive reserve
Released:15-Aug-2019 2:00 PM EDT
Article ID: 716581
Stressed at school? Art therapy reduces teenage girls’ headachesUniversity of Washington
In a pilot study led by the UW, researchers explored art-based mindfulness activities that schools could use to reduce headaches, a common side effect of stress in adolescent girls. After three weeks of twice-weekly mindfulness and art therapy sessions, eight teenage girls reported experiencing significantly fewer headaches.
Released:29-Jul-2019 5:05 PM EDT
Article ID: 716139
With Landmark Gift, UC San Diego Will Map Compassion in the Brain, then Prove its PowerUniversity of California San Diego Health
The T. Denny Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion at UC San Diego will investigate the neurological basis of compassion, design a compassion-focused medical curriculum and develop new methods to protect and promote the well-being of current clinicians and their patients.
Released:22-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Article ID: 713940
Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly SpeciesAugustana University, South Dakota
The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.
Released:8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713724
Loyola Medicine Initiative to Prevent Burnout in Young PhysiciansLoyola University Health System
Loyola Medicine pathologist Marissa Saint Martin, MD, is leading an initiative to help prevent burnout in young doctors.
Released:30-May-2019 5:05 PM EDT
Article ID: 713137
Mindfulness Helps Mothers with Opioid Use Disorder Combat DepressionThomas Jefferson University
The discovery highlights alternative treatment options to pharmaceutical medications.
Released:20-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Article ID: 712200
Researcher studies bystander behavior in sexual-assault preventionWest Virginia University
West Virginia University researcher Danielle Davidov is examining violence-prevention programs that teach potential bystanders to short-circuit situations that are charged with violence. They give participants strategies for intervening in risky situations—for example, if they hear one person call another a sexually degrading name, or see a semiconscious person dragged out of a bar. They also make bystanders more likely to intervene if the need arises, rather than staying silent.
Released:1-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Article ID: 711312
For Busy Medical Students, Two-Hour Meditation Study May Be Just as Beneficial as Longer CourseRutgers University-New Brunswick
For time-crunched medical students, taking a two-hour introductory class on mindfulness may be just as beneficial for reducing stress and depression as taking an eight-week meditation course, a Rutgers study finds.
Released:15-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT
Article ID: 710951
Preventing addiction with insight from scruffy dogs and ancient meditationUniversity of Utah
A new study shows that mindfulness training—a practice rooted in ancient meditative traditions—disrupts the development of conditioned behaviors. Based on the results, the study’s authors suggest that mindfulness training may protect individuals from developing the conditioned behaviors that sustain unhealthy habits.
Released:9-Apr-2019 12:40 PM EDT
Article ID: 710272
A Simple Strategy to Improve Your Mood in 12 MinutesIowa State University
We all have a remedy – a glass of wine or a piece of chocolate – for lifting our spirits when we’re in a bad mood. Rather than focusing on ways to make ourselves feel better, a team of Iowa State University researchers suggests wishing others well.
Released:27-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EDT