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Article ID: 701018

Now You Just Need to Remember to Exercise!

University of California, Irvine

People who include a little yoga or tai chi in their day may be more likely to remember where they put their keys. Researchers at the University of California, Irvine and Japan’s University of Tsukuba found that even very light workouts can increase the connectivity between parts of the brain responsible for memory formation and storage.

24-Sep-2018 3:50 PM EDT

Article ID: 700977

Take a Step Back From Yourself to Better Realize the Benefits of Awe

University at Buffalo

Religion and nature can both lead to awe, and turning to one or the other is a common coping strategy for the stress. But an awe-inspiring experience can have negative consequences as well as benefits, according to a novel UB-led study that uses cardiovascular responses to stress to take a broad look at awe and the critical role perspective plays when considering the effects of encountering awe.

24-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 700166

‘Mindful People’ Feel Less Pain; MRI Imaging Pinpoints Supporting Brain Activity

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Ever wonder why some people seem to feel less pain than others? A study conducted at Wake Forest School of Medicine may have found one of the answers – mindfulness.

6-Sep-2018 3:50 PM EDT

Article ID: 699345

From Mindfulness to Medical Education: Penn Radiation Oncology Explores the Potential of VR

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn’s Radiation Oncology department has recently added a VR mindfulness experience to its waiting room in the Roberts Proton Therapy Center.

22-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 697364

Interactive Web Site Aims To Reduce Yoga Injuries

Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Emergency room visits for yoga injuries have increased 70% in the past five years for over 36 million Americans who practice yoga. To make yoga safer for everyone and to prevent yoga-related injuries, Loren Fishman, MD, has launched YIP—Yoga Injury Prevention (YIP.Guru), a searchable interactive web site.

17-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 697252

Tip Sheet: Immunotherapy for Deadly Skin Cancer; More Money but No Better Outcome; Yoga and Music for Breast Cancer Therapy; Molecular Discoveries; Caregivers

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

This month's tip sheet from Fred Hutch includes story ideas about immunotherapy for a deadly type of skin cancer, cancer care that costs twice as much but yields no better outcome, yoga and music therapies for breast cancer and more. To pursue any of these story ideas, please contact the individual listed for each.

10-Jul-2018 3:25 PM EDT

Article ID: 695972

Mozart, Meditation and a Yoga Mat: Oncologists Welcome Certain Integrative Therapies Into the Breast Cancer Treatment Mix

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

A breast cancer patient dealing with anxiety, depression or mood swings could soon be encouraged by her oncologist to learn meditation techniques, join a yoga class or put music to therapeutic use. Today, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), published its endorsement of integrative therapy guidelines recently established by the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO).

11-Jun-2018 6:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 695093

Public Lectures Explore the Power of Light

Los Alamos National Laboratory

“Photons are the elementary particle responsible for light,” said Hollingsworth, a researcher at the Laboratory’s Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies. “If the 20th century depended on electronics, it is predicted that the 21st century will depend as much on photonics: the science and application of making, detecting, controlling and transforming photons.”

24-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 694963

Training Compassion ‘Muscle’ May Boost Brain’s Resilience to Others’ Suffering

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A new study suggests compassion meditation training may reduce the distress a person feels when witnessing another’s suffering. The findings may have implications for professions in which people routinely work with others who are suffering, like doctors, law enforcement officers and first responders.

22-May-2018 4:40 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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