Yoga is an ancient system of practices used to balance the mind and body through exercise, meditation (focusing thoughts), and control of breathing and emotions. Yoga is being studied as a way to relieve stress and treat sleep problems in cancer patients.
If you're a middle-aged or older adult saving for retirement, it's never too late to think about adding physical activity to your investment portfolio, according to an article in the September issue of ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal, an official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine
The first time Lori Tipton tried MDMA, she was skeptical it would make a difference.
For people who inherited genes that increase their chance of becoming obese, there is hope for keeping the weight off.
Matthew J. Bair, M.D., M.S., a research scientist with the Regenstrief Institute and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will co-lead a $21 million national study to find the best approach to manage chronic low back pain. The Department of Veterans Affairs is funding the 20-site trial.
Social media captures demographic data on physical activity by using Twitter and artificial intelligence (AI), a new study shows.
As the opioid epidemic continues to claim lives and shatter families across the nation, a Cedars-Sinai expert is urging physicians and patients to try managing pain without the addictive pills.
To survive in his struggle against an aggressive form of prostate cancer, Bin McLaurin didn't only have to overcome the disease attacking his body. He said he also had to toss out his long-held image of masculinity.
Mothers with opioid use disorder face many challenges as they work towards a more stable life for themselves and their children, depression not least among them.
Increased stress during university examinations is associated with eating a poorer quality diet including less fruit and vegetables and more fast food, according to an observational study being presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, UK (28 April-1 May).
A new study finds that veterans and active-duty service members with combat-related PTSD and mild traumatic brain injury had larger amygdalas--the region of the brain that processes such emotions as fear, anxiety, and aggression--than those with only brain injuries.
This study used data from a nationwide survey to estimate how many patients with cancer and cancer survivors use complementary and alternative medicines in addition to or instead of conventional therapies, and how many don't disclose that to their physicians.
A stunning one-third of people with a cancer diagnosis use complementary and alternative medicines such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and supplements.
A computer science research team at Dartmouth College has produced a smart fabric that can help athletes and physical therapy patients correct arm angles to optimize performance, reduce injury and accelerate recovery.
A new report shows older people benefit from improved physical and mental health in retirement communities, resulting in cost savings to the NHS.
Two decades ago, the popular movement for integrative health practices prompted researchers to advance "whole systems research" (WSR).
In the study "Leading Employers Germany 2019", the Berlin-based manufacturer of high-tech laboratory measuring instruments KNAUER was ranked as one of the best employers for the second time.
Neighborhood income and education level is associated with risk of disability progression in patients with multiple sclerosis, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia.
According a study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, eight weeks of intensive yoga practice significantly decreases the severity of physical and psychological symptoms in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis, a debilitating chronic auto-immune inflammatory disease.
While oral appliances such as splints and bite guards are the most common treatment for facial pain from temporomandibular disorders, patients rate them as less helpful than self-care treatments, such as jaw exercises or warm compresses, finds a new study by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry.
Researchers who have undertaken the first systematic review of into the use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicines in Sub-Saharan Africa found its use is significant and not just because of a lack of resources or access to "conventional medicine".