Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness meditation training changes brain structure in 8 weeks

(PhysOrg.com) -- Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. In a study that will appear in the ...

Ophthalmology

Can psychological stress cause vision loss?

Persistent psychological stress, which is widely recognized as a consequence of vision loss, is also a major contributor to its development and progression, according to a study now published in the EPMA Journal, the official ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Only 25 minutes of mindfulness meditation alleviates stress

Mindfulness meditation has become an increasingly popular way for people to improve their mental and physical health, yet most research supporting its benefits has focused on lengthy, weeks-long training programs.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study Shows that Women's Compassion for Others Benefits the Self

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Dalai Lama holds that compassion -- concern for the well-being of others -- leads to happiness. Now a new study has found that compassion may also have health benefits in the form of stress reduction ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers Study Whether Psychosocial Interventions Ease Psoriasis

(PhysOrg.com) -- The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine has awarded University of Rochester Medical Center researchers $2.5 million to investigate the impact of psychological interventions on attacks ...

Health

Lowering blood pressure

The words are in larger-than-average type. The message is simple: "The Blood Pressure Miracle." And Frank Mangano, health advocate and natural health writer, says that's all it takes to lower your blood pressure -- naturally.

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