Psychology & Psychiatry

How meditation can help sufferers of schizophrenia

"I felt a sense of dissolving, disappearing completely." "My body and mind melted and merged with the universe." "I ceased to exist." These are excerpts of what I occasionally hear from the students who come to my yoga and ...

Health

Paracetamol no better than placebo for lower back pain

Paracetamol is no better than placebo at speeding recovery from acute episodes of lower back pain or improving pain levels, function, sleep, or quality of life, according to the first large randomised trial to compare the ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Low back pain? Don't blame the weather

Australian researchers reveal that sudden, acute episodes of low back pain are not linked to weather conditions such as temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction and precipitation. Findings published in Arthritis ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Visualizing how infection exacerbates lung disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of death worldwide. The disease, characterized by constricted airways due to bronchitis and emphysema, is commonly seen in smokers but can also be brought on ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

VCU medical team recommends preventive antibiotic for COPD sufferers

Patients suffering from the chronic lung condition COPD, which is the third-leading cause of death and disability in the United States, may benefit greatly from a three-times-a-week dose of an antibiotic, according to a study ...

Medical research

Stem cell focus for IBD wound healing

Scientists at The University of Nottingham are investigating whether stem cell markers could have a role to play in speeding up wound healing in patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).