Health

For pain relief, why not try drug-free alternatives

(HealthDay)—Pain sends more people to the doctor than any other ailment. But if you don't want relief from a medicine bottle—or when that relief isn't enough—consider complementary and integrative health approaches ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Culturally sensitive treatments for depression

Each week Dr. Yusra Ahmad, a psychiatrist and clinical lecturer at University of Toronto, meets six to eight women with a range of mental health disorders at a mosque in the city's west end. She leads them through a program ...

Overweight & Obesity

Mindful eating, meditation may lead to better metabolic health

A diet and exercise program that included mindfulness training resulted in participants having lower metabolic risk factors compared to those who underwent the same program without the training, according to a study led by ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness helps teens cope with stress, anxiety

As the morning school bell rings and students rush through crowded corridors, teenagers in one Portland classroom settle onto mats and meditation pillows. They fall silent after the teacher taps a Tibetan "singing bowl."

Neuroscience

Could scientists peek into your dreams? (w/ video)

(HealthDay)—Talk about mind reading. Researchers have discovered a potential way to decode your dreams, predicting the content of the visual imagery you've experienced on the basis of neural activity recorded during sleep.

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