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Meditation Can Soothe the Anxious Soul in Just One Session

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TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 – A single session of meditation can lower your anxiety levels, a small new study finds. "Our results show a clear reduction in anxiety in the first hour after the meditation session, and our preliminary results suggest that anxiety was significantly lower one week after the meditation session," said study author John Durocher. He is an assistant professor of physiology ...

Meditation: Different Approaches, Different Benefits

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THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 – Deep breathing is a great stress reliever, and the technique called mindfulness meditation is a helpful way to use breathing to get more in touch with your inner self. People who meditate say they feel more positive, and have more energy and better concentration. There's more than one way to tap meditation's benefits – through variations in technique. A study ...

Yoga Can Soothe Anxious Grade Schoolers

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FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 – Yoga at school might work wonders for the younger set, new research suggests. In the study, 52 third-graders who had symptoms of anxiety were randomly assigned to take part in either yoga/mindfulness sessions for eight weeks, or to a control group that received usual care such as counseling and other activities from a school social worker. At the start of each school ...

'Let It Go' May Be Good Advice for Health

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FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 – The advice to "let go" of negative feelings is repeated in yoga classes and self-help books. Now a new study suggests it really brings a lasting health benefit. The study, of more than 1,100 middle-aged adults, found that those who had a hard time getting over daily stressors typically had more physical health problems a decade later. And it wasn't just that people who ...

Here's Another Reason to Not Marry Your Cousin

Posted 4 Apr 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 – Children born to parents who are cousins have a significant risk for developing a mood disorder – such as depression or anxiety – when they grow up, a new study suggests. For adults whose parents are first-cousins, the risk is triple that of people whose parents are unrelated, the researchers reported. And, mood disorder risk is also significantly higher among ...

Tiny Changes in Facial Color Telegraph Your Emotions

Posted 3 Apr 2018 by

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 – Could new forms of artificial intelligence someday guess what you're feeling just by looking at you? It's a good bet, according to Ohio State University researchers who study human expressions of emotions. They say subtle changes in facial color telegraph your feelings to other people – and they created computer algorithms that can detect the same changes. Even without ...

Many Grad Students Struggle With Anxiety, Depression

Posted 31 Mar 2018 by

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 – Depression and anxiety is nearly seven times more common among graduate students than in the general population, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed nearly 2,300 graduate students – 90 percent who were working on their Ph.D. and 10 percent pursuing a master's. They found that 41 percent had moderate to severe anxiety and 39 percent had moderate to severe depression. ...

Reading With Your Toddler Boosts More Than Just Language Skills

Posted 27 Mar 2018 by

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 – All those hours spent reading bedtime stories may pay off for you and your little ones beyond language and brain development: New research suggests it's also good for social and behavioral skills. Evaluating prior studies on parent-child reading in children up to age 6, researchers in Hong Kong found positive effects for both sides in so-called psychosocial functioning, ...

Health Tip: Ways to Reduce Stress

Posted 26 Mar 2018 by

-- Stress can be triggered by workplace tension, a new baby, an upcoming event or even day-to-day traffic or long lines. Chronic stress may put you at risk for a host of health issues, including digestive problems, anxiety, headache, depression, sleep problems, weight gain, memory problems, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, the American Heart Association says. The AHA offers these ...

Too Much Facebook, Instagram Could Be Tough on Girls

Posted 20 Mar 2018 by

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 – Could it be time for younger girls to cut back on their use of social media? Perhaps, suggests a new study that reports that pre-teen and young teen girls who spend too much time on Facebook, Instagram and other social media might wind up feeling worse about themselves. Girls are much more active on social media early in their adolescence, and the time they spend there ...

Health Tip: Manage Political Stress

Posted 19 Mar 2018 by

-- Political change may be a source of stress and anxiety, research from the American Psychological Association confirms. About 2 in 3 Americans say concern about the future of their country is a cause of significant stress. Moreover, 57 percent of Americans say they are stressed by the political environment. The association suggests these strategies to manage stress in times of political change: ...

Facebook May Be 'Safe' Social Space for Adults With Autism

Posted 19 Mar 2018 by

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 – Moderate use of Facebook may help make adults with autism happier, a new study suggests. Researchers found that happiness among adults with autism increased with Facebook use, but only up to a certain point. The researchers also said their results can't be generalized to overall use of social media, because the use of Twitter did not boost happiness. The study was led by ...

Health Tip: Recognize an Anxiety Disorder

Posted 15 Mar 2018 by

-- Anxiety is a normal response to stress, but if it becomes overwhelming and difficult to conduct your daily routine, it may be time to seek help. Anxiety disorders affect nearly 1 in 5 people in the United States, the Office on Women's Health says. Women are twice as likely as men to develop the problem. The agency mentions these common symptoms of an anxiety disorder: Weakness. Shortness of ...

Early Periods Tied to Mental Health Issues Into Adulthood

Posted 10 Mar 2018 by

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 – Mental health problems can last into adulthood for girls who start having their periods at an early age, a new study suggests. Previous research had found that girls with early periods have more frequent and severe mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders. They're also more prone to substance abuse, delinquency and failing or dropping out ...

No Talking While Driving?

Posted 9 Mar 2018 by

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 --Talking while driving – whether on a cellphone or simply conversing with a passenger – undermines road safety, a new review claims. Drivers who talk, the researchers found, are less safe than drivers who stay quiet. "It is a common misconception that tasks that allow drivers to keep their eyes on the road are distraction-free," said study co-author Sarah Simmons, a Ph.D. ...

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