Oncology & Cancer

Mindfulness practice reduces cortisol blunting during chemo

(HealthDay)—Mindfulness practice during chemotherapy can reduce the blunting of neuroendocrine profiles typically observed in cancer patients, according to a study published online April 7 in Cancer.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Power poses don't help and could potentially backfire, study shows

The idea behind power poses, that if you stand in a "powerful" position, broad posture, hands on hips, shoulders high and pushed back, you will suddenly feel psychologically and physiologically stronger, is intuitively appealing, ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Autism biobank aims to help research

Ever since their two children were diagnosed with autism, San Jose mother Renee Trevino and her husband, Michael, have done whatever it takes to help Isaiah, 7, and Ava, 4, function at higher levels.

Autism spectrum disorders

Experts launch largest-ever autism research study in US

Autism experts at the University of Washington are bracing for a flood of interest starting Thursday as they help launch the nation's largest-ever autism research study, which will seek DNA and other information from 50,000 ...

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