Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness is key to tinnitus relief

A leading UK study has found that a new mindfulness based approach to tinnitus could transform the treatment of the condition.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Substantial recovery rate with placebo effect in headache treatment

Headache is a very common complaint, with over 90% of all persons experiencing a headache at some time in their lives. Headaches commonly are tension-type (TTH) or migraine. They have high socioeconomic impact and can disturb ...

Medications

Pain relief without opioids? Yes, it's possible

Are opioid medications the only way to fight pain? Experts at USC say no, as growing research shows that non-opioid pain medicine and other tools can help people reduce or even avoid the use of narcotics.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New Canadian guidelines for treating fibromyalgia

Physicians from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the University of Calgary have published a review article in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) to help family doctors diagnose and treat fibromyalgia. ...

Other

Mind/body program increases pregnancy rates in IVF treatment

There is no doubt that undergoing infertility treatment is stressful, with high rates of anxiety and depression reported by many patients. Mind/body therapies designed to help women reduce stress earlier in the treatment ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Depression and back pain: The chicken or the egg?

(Medical Xpress)—A researcher with the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) has found that depression and back pain are part of a vicious cycle which reinforce each other.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could you have a sensitive gut?

(HealthDay)—If you've ever wondered why emotional distress causes stomach cramps or a mad dash to the bathroom, know that there's a direct line of communication that runs from your brain to your digestive tract.

Health

Study: Relaxation good therapy for hot flushes

Women who have undergone group therapy and learned to relax have reduced their menopausal troubles by half, according to results of a study at Linköping University and Linköping University Hospital in Sweden.

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