Health

Yoga, meditation surging in popularity in US

(HealthDay)—If it seems like everyone you know is trying yoga or meditation, you might be right. A new government survey shows that the number of Americans practicing the "mindfulness" techniques has surged in the past ...

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 ...

Medications

Experts question push for 'abuse-deterrent' Rx opioids

In response to the rise in opioid overdose deaths nationwide, pharmaceutical companies have developed formulations of prescription opioids designed to prevent tampering or abuse. These "abuse-deterrent" forms, however, are ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness takes practice (Update)

Students practice mindfulness meditation for at 45 minutes a day, six days a week, at home, as well as weekly group sessions with a teacher. These are the guidelines for standard mindfulness-based cognitive therapy or mindfulness-based ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Mindfulness' probably won't cure your back pain: study

(HealthDay)—Proponents of mindfulness-based stress reduction claim it can improve relationships, mental health, weight and more. But, one complaint it's unlikely to fix is lower back pain, researchers now say.

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