Psychology & Psychiatry

Social distancing is increasing loneliness in older adults

Social distancing introduced in response to COVID-19 is increasing feelings of loneliness in Scotland's older population and impacting their wellbeing, according to a new University of Stirling study.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Yoga, Tai Chi, and meditation bring specific benefits for veterans

Three popular complementary and integrative health (CIH) therapies—yoga, tai chi, and meditation—lead to significant improvements in key outcomes perceived by Veterans receiving care in the Veterans Health Administration ...

Cardiology

Tai chi lifts spirits of people with heart disease

Heart patients who feel gloomy should try tai chi, according to research published today in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The mind-body exercise was ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Oh my aching back: Do yoga, tai chi or qigong help?

It's a pain. About 80 percent of adults in the United States will experience lower back pain at some point. Treating back pain typically involves medication, including opioids, surgery, therapy and self-care options. Efforts ...

Health

To avoid falls, check your balance

(HealthDay)—Bad balance is a common cause of dangerous falls, especially among older adults. Falls send more than 2 million adults to the emergency room every year and often result in lengthy rehab stays.

Health

Three moves for better balance

(HealthDay)—Guarding against falls isn't just for the elderly. The inner ear's ability to maintain balance can begin to decline as early as age 40, according to a study in Frontiers of Neurology. So the time to improve ...

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