Health

Training the brain to quit smoking

In many ways, the decline of smoking is one of America's great public health success stories. Before the Surgeon General released a damning report on smoking and health in 1964, more than 40 percent of American adults smoked. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness at work: A little bit goes a long way

Workplace wellness is expanding beyond annual blood pressure checks to include the benefits of meditation, yoga and other exercises designed to manage stress and center the mind. But do such practices, known as mindfulness, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindful parenting shapes emotional health of youth, study shows

Young adults who were raised by parents who were supportive of them expressing emotions tend to be more emotionally healthy and report lower levels of depression and anxiety, according to a study led by a Georgia State psychology ...

Health

Mindfulness may ease menopausal symptoms

Mindfulness may be associated with fewer menopausal symptoms for women, according to a Mayo Clinic study recently published in Climacteric: The Journal of the International Menopause Society. Researchers discovered that being ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness can help tame everyday stress

(HealthDay)—Being in tune with the present moment—called mindfulness—can relieve stress and make you an actor rather than a reactor, a wellness expert says.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Anxiety—stop censoring yourself and learn to lose

Anxiety disorders are some of the most common mental health problems today. In fact, four out of every 100 people around the world have one, and research my colleagues and I were involved in at the University of Cambridge ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The benefits of 'being in the present'

(HealthDay)—When you have a full schedule, multitasking might seem like the best way to finish your endless to-do list.

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