Medical News Today: Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD

Working with a cohort of young people with symptoms of PTSD and depression, researchers found that practicing transcendental meditation can help reduce or even reverse these symptoms. New evidence indicates that some types of meditation can successfully tackle mental health issues. Studies have shown that meditation practices can have a significant, positive effect on mental…

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Measles Outbreak: Your Questions Answered

Measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, but scattered outbreaks have occurred in recent years. This year there have been five — in New York, Texas, and Washington State — for a total of more than 120 cases. Here’s what you need to know about the disease and the risk of getting…

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Legalize Pot? Amid Opioid Crisis, Some New Hampshire Leaders Say No Way

MANCHESTER, N.H. — The push to legalize recreational marijuana is sweeping the Northeast: Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine have done it, and the governors of Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey say they want their states to do it, too. But in New Hampshire, Gov. Chris Sununu and some other state leaders are opposed.…

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Well : Loneliness Is Bad for Your Health. An App May Help.

Loneliness is bad for your health. Social isolation is associated with a significantly increased risk of premature death. And the problem resists fixing; solitary people who participate in experiments meant to nudge them into joining groups tend to have high rates of recidivism. According to a study published this month in Proceedings of the National…

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Diez causas comunes de la mastalgia

Las mujeres de todas las edades aseguran haber sufrido dolor en las mamas, lo que se conoce como mastalgia. El dolor puede aparecer antes o después de la menopausia. Sin embargo, es más común durante los años de reproducción. Cerca del 70 por ciento de las mujeres aseguran haber sufrido dolor en las mamas durante…

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Me & My Baguette

Before Chloé’s Paddington bag and Dior’s Saddle one, before Prada’s bowling bag and Mulberry’s Bayswater, there was the Fendi Baguette. A fanciful, hand-sewn purse that tucked under the arm like a French loaf and came in hundreds of variations, it was fashion’s first real “It” bag — and named for a carb. Introduced in 1997,…

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Russian researchers made gold nano-stars for intracellular delivery

IMAGE: A new intracellular delivery system. view more  Credit: Timofey Pylaev et al. Researchers from Russian Academy of Sciences developed a new method for star-shaped nanoparticles synthesis based on laser irradiation. A wide range of customizable conditions provides an opportunity to create comfortable environment for various substances delivery to different types of cells. The results are…

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Press registration now open for Nutrition 2019

Reporters and bloggers are invited to attend Nutrition 2019, the flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition. The meeting will be held June 8-11, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center. #Nutrition2019 is your source for high-quality nutrition research and news. Register for a complimentary press pass or follow along virtually to get the latest…

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Native California medicinal plant may hold promise for treating Alzheimer’s

IMAGE: Salk scientists identify possible healing compound in Yerba santa. From left: Pamela Maher and Wolfgang Fischer. view more  Credit: Salk Institute LA JOLLA—(February 20, 2019) The medicinal powers of aspirin, digitalis, and the anti-malarial artemisinin all come from plants. A Salk Institute discovery of a potent neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory chemical in a native California shrub…

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