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The term meditation refers to a variety of techniques or practices intended to focus or control attention. Most of them are rooted in Eastern religious or spiritual traditions. These techniques have been used by many different cultures throughout the world for thousands of years.

Today, many people use meditation outside of its traditional religious or cultural settings as a form of mind-body medicine. Many claims have been made about its value in promoting or improving health and wellness.
Men who have a resting heart rate of 75 bpm are twice as likely to die early

Men who have a resting heart rate of 75 bpm are twice as likely to die early

Study to compare benefits of tai chi and mindfulness meditation on MS symptoms

Study to compare benefits of tai chi and mindfulness meditation on MS symptoms

Statins provide no benefit for 50 percent of patients, say researchers

Statins provide no benefit for 50 percent of patients, say researchers

Stress-related disorders increase risk of cardiovascular disease by 60%

Stress-related disorders increase risk of cardiovascular disease by 60%

Study estimates how many cancer patients and survivors use complementary, alternative medicines

Study estimates how many cancer patients and survivors use complementary, alternative medicines

One-third of people with cancer use complementary and alternative medicines

One-third of people with cancer use complementary and alternative medicines

Study finds link between depression in 20s linked to memory loss in 50s

Study finds link between depression in 20s linked to memory loss in 50s

Mental health of students could be improved by introducing mindfulness training

Mental health of students could be improved by introducing mindfulness training

California looks to lead nation in unraveling childhood trauma

California looks to lead nation in unraveling childhood trauma

Self-care techniques should be first line of treatment for patients with facial pain, suggests study

Self-care techniques should be first line of treatment for patients with facial pain, suggests study

Study finds significant use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicines in Sub-Saharan Africa

Study finds significant use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicines in Sub-Saharan Africa

Study discovers link between meditation and how individuals respond to feedback

Study discovers link between meditation and how individuals respond to feedback

Study investigates how mindfulness meditation reduces emotional reactivity

Study investigates how mindfulness meditation reduces emotional reactivity

Meditation, music may change biomarkers of cellular aging and Alzheimer’s disease in older adults

Meditation, music may change biomarkers of cellular aging and Alzheimer’s disease in older adults

Brain activity pattern linked with development of schizophrenia

Brain activity pattern linked with development of schizophrenia

Researchers develop new app that reminds users to relax and prevent stress

Researchers develop new app that reminds users to relax and prevent stress

Breathing through the nose improves memory consolidation

Breathing through the nose improves memory consolidation

Mindfulness-based program effective for reducing stress in infertile women

Mindfulness-based program effective for reducing stress in infertile women

Study: Sarcoma patients poorly informed about risk of interactions with anti-cancer drugs

Study: Sarcoma patients poorly informed about risk of interactions with anti-cancer drugs

Managing your mental health while managing a newsroom’s social media

Managing your mental health while managing a newsroom’s social media