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Newswise: Eboo Patel named U's 2024 Commencement speaker
Released: 15-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Eboo Patel named U's 2024 Commencement speaker
University of Utah

Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith America, will give the keynote address for the University of Utah’s 2024 general campus-wide commencement.

Released: 13-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
Life doesn't stop at age 65. Get the latest on seniors and healthy aging in the Seniors channel

Below are some of the latest research and features on this growing population of older adults in the Seniors channel on Newswise.

Newswise: Study visually captures a hard truth: Walking home at night is not the same for women
Released: 8-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Study visually captures a hard truth: Walking home at night is not the same for women
Brigham Young University

An eye-catching new study shows just how different the experience of walking home at night is for women versus men.

Released: 19-Jan-2024 8:05 AM EST
VCU research promotes a business paradigm shift that emphasizes people, not just profit
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

New research from Virginia Commonwealth University fundamentally challenges the paradigm that business organizations should promote profit above all else.

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Released: 18-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST
Don’t look back: the aftermath of a distressing event is more memorable than the lead-up, study suggests
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A Beckman study led by Paul Bogdan and Florin and Sanda Dolcos suggests the moments that follow a distressing episode are more memorable than the moments leading up to it.

Released: 18-Jan-2024 11:05 AM EST
New research sheds light on incel community’s connection to mass violence
University of Rhode Island

Though much has been written in the past decade about “involuntary celibates,” the rise of violent extremism, and their connection to mass violence, empirical research on this community is surprisingly scarce. A new examination authored by URI Professor Miriam Lindner aims to fill this gap.

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Released: 17-Jan-2024 10:00 AM EST
Nose Breathing Lowers Blood Pressure, May Help Reduce Risk Factors for Heart Disease
American Physiological Society (APS)

According to new research published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, breathing through the nose leads to several benefits, including lower blood pressure and other factors that could predict heart disease risk. The study was chosen as an APSselect article for January.

Released: 8-Jan-2024 4:05 PM EST
Emotional well-being and subjective health are linked during adulthood
Jyvaskylan Yliopisto (University of Jyvaeskylae)

A study conducted at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, showed that mood and life satisfaction are linked to people’s experiences of their health. Emotional well-being was found to predict subjective health up to 11 years later. And vice versa, better health predicted life satisfaction later in life.

Released: 27-Dec-2023 8:05 AM EST
Doctor's Tips To Make New Year Resolutions Stick
Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH

As we anticipate the ringing in of 2024, many of us will commit to healthy resolutions but will end up changing our tune before January is even over. In fact, some have dubbed the second Friday in January as ‘Quitters’ Day.’ Studies show that of the 41% of Americans who make a resolution, only about 9% keep them through the end of the year.

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Released: 22-Dec-2023 5:05 PM EST
Something to (re)Think About
Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI)

At Biodiversity Research Institute, our passion drives us to explore diverse projects across continents—from monitoring mercury levels to studying offshore wind development and tracking waterfowl movement.

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Released: 19-Dec-2023 10:05 AM EST
Expert says forget the resolution, focus on mindfulness & behavioral interventions in the New Year
Virginia Tech

As 2023 comes to a close and 2024 approaches, many people will be thinking about how to reset goals and make lifestyle changes. Individuals often set challenging resolutions and tend to lose motivation as time progresses.

Released: 18-Dec-2023 3:05 PM EST
Prescrição de contato com a natureza para a saúde física e mental
Mayo Clinic

Alimentar-se corretamente e praticar exercícios físicos são maneiras importantes para uma pessoa manter-se saudável física e mentalmente. Ao invés de sair do sofá e subir em uma esteira ergométrica, considere sair ao ar livre e aproveitar os benefícios para a saúde proporcionados pelo contato com a natureza.

Released: 18-Dec-2023 3:05 PM EST
Recetar la naturaleza para la salud mental y física
Mayo Clinic

Alimentarse bien y hacer ejercicio son maneras importantes de mantenerse saludable mental y físicamente. En lugar de levantarse del sillón y subirse a la cinta de marcha, quizás quiera considerar salir al aire libre y aprovechar los beneficios para la salud que ofrece pasar tiempo en la naturaleza.

7-Dec-2023 12:05 PM EST
Yoga nidra might be a path to better sleep and improved memory

Two weeks of 20-minute yoga nidra sessions led to a higher percentage of delta-waves in deep sleep and better memory, decision-making, and abstraction.

Released: 7-Dec-2023 2:15 PM EST
Looking for unique stories about the winter holidays? Check out the Winter Holidays channel

It's the moooost wonderful time...of the year! Are you looking for new story ideas that are focused on the winter holiday season? Perhaps you're working on a story on on managing stress and anxiety? Perhaps you're working on a story on seasonal affective disorder? Or perhaps your editor asked you to write a story on tracking Santa? Look no further. Check out the Winter Holidays channel.

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Released: 4-Dec-2023 8:05 AM EST
Alix Earle tells students: ‘Stay true to yourselves’
University of Miami

The University of Miami graduate and popular social media influencer visited the Miami Herbert Business School as a guest lecturer on Wednesday, offering insight on social media strategies and encouraging students to remain authentic to themselves.

Released: 26-Oct-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Connection with nature linked to longer, healthier lives
Texas A&M AgriLife

Horticulture, health experts promote the ‘power of nature’

Released: 25-Oct-2023 1:05 PM EDT
Tai Chi may curb Parkinson’s disease symptoms and complications for several years

Associated with slower disease progression and lower doses of required drugs

Released: 23-Oct-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Study finds mindfulness training may not be enough to increase eco-friendliness
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Could general well-being practices like meditation encourage eco-friendly behaviors and attitudes? As the climate crisis accelerates ecological disasters around the world, scientists’ investigations into this longstanding question have taken on greater urgency. A new study from the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison explores the connection between meditation and environmental consciousness and suggests the relationship might not be that simple.

Released: 5-Oct-2023 10:25 AM EDT
Botox Improves Chronic Nausea and Vomiting in Children with Disorder of Gut-Brain Interaction
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

A study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago demonstrated that Botulinum toxin (Botox) injected in the pylorus (sphincter where the stomach exits into the small intestine) during endoscopy improves chronic nausea and vomiting in children who have a disorder of gut-brain interaction (DGBI).

Released: 27-Sep-2023 12:50 PM EDT
Stay informed on women's health issues in the Women's Health channel

Below are some of the latest headlines in the Women's Health channel on Newswise.

Released: 17-Aug-2023 12:45 PM EDT
Philosopher: Mindfulness rests on dubious philosophical foundations
University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Humanities

Mindfulness is one of the most widespread forms of therapy for people suffering from stress, and many benefit greatly from it. But the philosophical assumptions on which mindfulness is based are dubious and should not be accepted as a matter of course.

Newswise: 5 Great Tips on Where to Start with Self-Care
Released: 17-Aug-2023 12:35 PM EDT
5 Great Tips on Where to Start with Self-Care
Ochsner Health

An Ochsner Health blog on the importance of self-care for our mental health.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease Patients Need Help Transitioning to Adulthood
Released: 16-Aug-2023 12:20 PM EDT
The Medical Minute: Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease Patients Need Help Transitioning to Adulthood
Penn State Health

Parents can be so protective of a child with congenital heart disease they often forget what comes next. When should they start learning to take care of their own condition? Two Penn State Health experts share their views.

Released: 15-Aug-2023 5:20 PM EDT
Study highlights role of mindfulness in mental health for young Black adults
University of Houston

Over the past decade, suicide rates have increased by 30% for Black Americans. By contrast, in a similar time frame, epidemiological data reveals a decrease in suicide trends for white Americans.

Newswise: Researchers Find Little Evidence of Cheating with Online, Unsupervised Exams
Released: 31-Jul-2023 10:55 AM EDT
Researchers Find Little Evidence of Cheating with Online, Unsupervised Exams
Iowa State University

A new study finds unsupervised, online exams can provide a valid and reliable assessment of student learning, but instructors should be aware of potential weak spots.

Released: 27-Jul-2023 3:15 PM EDT
MIND Diet Study Shows 'Short-Term' Impact on Cognition

New research shows the importance of long-term commitment to the MIND diet for reaping the greatest benefit to brain health.

Released: 24-Jul-2023 1:25 PM EDT
How Mindfulness Can Ease Your Dental Anxiety. Even if You Don’t Love Meditating
Tufts University

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine faculty member and mind-body wellness expert, Christina DiBona Pastan, shares tips on how adults and kids can feel calmer when visiting the dentist.

Released: 20-Jul-2023 12:30 PM EDT
Tell us how you really feel -- keep up with the latest research in Psychology and Psychiatry

The latest research in psychology and psychiatry on Newswise.

7-Jul-2023 11:15 AM EDT
In-person mindfulness courses help improve mental health for at least six months, study shows
University of Cambridge

Adults who voluntarily take part in mindfulness courses are less likely to experience symptoms of anxiety and depression for at least six months after completing the programmes, compared to adults who do not take part, a new analysis pooling data from 13 studies has confirmed.

Released: 1-Jun-2023 10:40 AM EDT
Too Much of Anything Isn’t Good For Your Health: Why You Should Stop Binge Watching To Maintain Your Brain Health
Hackensack Meridian Health

Experts available on the correlation between binge watching television and dementia later in life

Newswise: Debriefing After Critical Events Combines Review, Reflection
25-May-2023 3:05 PM EDT
Debriefing After Critical Events Combines Review, Reflection
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

The PICU bereavement/wellness committee at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago developed a tailored debriefing process to allow time for reflection and communication after critical patient events. The process was designed as a hot debriefing to be completed during the current shift, with all staff members who were involved in the event invited to participate.

Newswise: New health indicator can revolutionize how we measure and achieve well-being
Released: 31-May-2023 11:55 AM EDT
New health indicator can revolutionize how we measure and achieve well-being

The term ‘well-being’ entered popular vocabulary during the Covid-19 pandemic soon after ‘lockdown’ and ‘quarantine’. We quickly discovered that without the ability to take walks, socialize, and work, our well-being suffered.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: The best cancer care treats body, mind and spirit
Released: 31-May-2023 11:25 AM EDT
The Medical Minute: The best cancer care treats body, mind and spirit
Penn State Health

During cancer treatment, everyone focuses on the part of the anatomy where the tumor is growing. A Penn State Cancer Institute oncologist talks about why you shouldn’t neglect everything else.

Released: 24-May-2023 4:55 PM EDT
Mind-body practice of qigong can improve cancer-related fatigue
Brown University

A study led by Brown University researchers found that a low-impact, meditative movement program involving qigong was as effective as more standard exercise programs in improving cancer-related fatigue.

Newswise: Morning “larks” tend to be more religious than “night owls”, with links to conscientiousness and life satisfaction
17-May-2023 11:00 AM EDT
Morning “larks” tend to be more religious than “night owls”, with links to conscientiousness and life satisfaction

A new analysis suggests that being religious may contribute to a previously established link between preferring to wake up early and having higher life satisfaction, and this relationship may, in turn, be influenced by a person’s level of conscientiousness.

Released: 16-May-2023 10:05 AM EDT
Experts Available to Speak on Mental Health Topics
University at Albany, State University of New York

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and this Thursday, May 18, marks the third annual Mental Health Action Day. University at Albany experts are available to discuss the importance of mental health and related topics, with a focus on actionable steps we can take to support our own mental health, as well as the mental health of those around us.

9-May-2023 3:05 PM EDT
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Get your mental health news here

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Get your mental health news here.

Released: 10-May-2023 4:05 PM EDT
The Science of Consciousness - 2023 Conference Taormina, ITALY May 22-27, 2023
Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona

Over 500 scientists, philosophers, scholars, artists will gather in Taormina Sicily and engage in discussions to try to get as close as possible to the question regarding the nature of consciousness.

Released: 4-May-2023 5:20 PM EDT
Help for Ted Lasso and Nathan Shelley; A Furman psychology professor weighs in on the strained relationship
Furman University

If you follow Ted Lasso, the hit show on Apple TV+, you know the rift between the affable, golden retriever of a coach and the sometimes sweet, sometimes very angry former kitman Nathan Shelley is one of the most intriguing storylines of the series. What tore them apart? Can they come back together before the series ends? How? They can, according to Grace Binion, an assistant professor of psychology at Furman University, with the help of dialectical behavioral therapy, or DBT. So can, you know, real people who face similar struggles.

Released: 1-May-2023 7:55 PM EDT
The alarm theory of consciousness
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Humans possess consciousness. But is it merely a by-product of evolution or does it fulfil a fundamental function? Professor Albert Newen from Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, and Professor Carlos Montemayor from San Francisco State University, USA, have developed a new theory on this question.

Newswise: Program Leads to Sustained Improvements in Nurses’ Moral Resilience
26-Apr-2023 5:05 PM EDT
Program Leads to Sustained Improvements in Nurses’ Moral Resilience
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

An experiential educational program led to sustained improvements in nurses' skills in mindfulness, resilience and competence in confronting ethical challenges. In the study, more than 95% of the 245 participating nurses reported confronting ethical challenges in their workplace, but only 15% had previously received formal ethics training.

Newswise: Psychology Expert: Smartphones Negatively Impact Mental Health
Released: 27-Apr-2023 5:10 PM EDT
Psychology Expert: Smartphones Negatively Impact Mental Health
New York Institute of Technology, New York Tech

New York Institute of Technology psychology researchers finds evidence that smartphones increase anxiety and erode mindfulness and comprehension.