Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness meditation reduces pain by separating it from the self

For centuries, people have been using mindfulness meditation to try to relieve their pain, but neuroscientists have only recently been able to test if and how this actually works. In the latest of these efforts, researchers ...

Medications

The unsuspected virtues of hot pepper

It adds punch, heat, personality. It injects flavor, color, aroma. It goes by many names—habanero, cayenne, jalapeño, poblano, bird's eye—but hot pepper by any name always gets a reaction.

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Q&A: Stretching your hamstring

I am a very active person. I visit the gym and run regularly. Although I have been able to avoid any major injuries, I find myself constantly stretching my hamstrings. It seems no matter how flexible I get, they still feel ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could your indigestion be GERD?

(HealthDay)—Heartburn. Millions of people suffer from it. But what exactly is it and, most important, could it actually be something serious?

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