Day: November 4, 2019

Cultivating joy through mindfulness: An antidote to opioid misuse, the disease of despair

November 4, 2019

New research shows that a specific mind-body therapy, Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE), increases the brain’s response to natural, healthy rewards while also decreasing the brain’s response to opioid-related cues. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, examined data from four experiments involving 135 adults who took opioids daily for chronic pain. The study […]

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Being Physically Active Can Lower Older Adults’ Risk for Dying

November 4, 2019

For older adults, being physically active is an important part of overall good health. In fact, experts say that nine percent of all premature deaths are caused by not getting enough physical activity. Physical activity is known to reduce deaths from heart disease, diabetes, chronic lung disease, and mental illness. A team of researchers looked […]

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Male Marijuana Use Might Double the Risk of Partner’s Miscarriage

November 4, 2019

If a man habitually uses marijuana even as little as once a week, could that increase the risk of his partner experiencing a miscarriage in early pregnancy? A first-of-its-kind study suggests so. By analyzing more than six years of lifestyle and behavioral data from 1,535 heterosexual couples actively trying to conceive, Boston University School of […]

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Study of twins shows what’s good for the heart is good for the brain

November 4, 2019

Emory University researchers are giving us double the reasons to pay attention to our cardiovascular health – showing in a recently published study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease that good heart health can equal good brain health. The American Heart Association defines ideal cardiovascular health (CVH) across seven modifiable risk factors (blood sugar, serum […]

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Researchers find high-intensity exercise improves memory in seniors

November 4, 2019

Researchers at McMaster who examine the impact of exercise on the brain have found that high-intensity workouts improve memory in older adults. The study, published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, has widespread implications for treating dementia, a catastrophic disease that affects approximately half a million Canadians and is expected to rise dramatically […]

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