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.
Yoga and physical therapy (PT) are effective approaches to treating co-occurring sleep disturbance and back pain while reducing the need for medication, according to a new study from Boston Medical Center.
Colder temperatures, inclement weather, changes in the amount of daylight, and the spread of cold and flu viruses can all have a significant impact on your winter well-being, making it more challenging for you to stay safe and healthy.
Scientific studies already support yoga practice as a means to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.
A new study published today in Journal of Obstetrics Gynaecology Canada has found one in eight Australian women with endometriosis use cannabis to alleviate pain and other symptoms, rating the plant based medicine as the most effective way to self-manage the disorder.
The Center for BrainHealth, part of The University of Texas at Dallas, recently hosted the annual Friends of BrainHealth Scientist Selection Luncheon at the Dallas Country Club, where the following five scientists were awarded funds for their independently designed research studies.
Participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to alter how the brain processes fear memories.
When Jeanne Anderson was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago, the Beverly Hills resident underwent a course of chemotherapy to shrink the tumors in preparation for surgery.
A new study finds that kids who specialize in a chosen sport tend to engage in higher levels of vigorous exercise than their peers and may be more likely to sustain injuries, such as stress fractures, tendinitis and ACL tears.
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.