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Meditation Shown to Improve Cognitive Ability

Meditation can have a dramatic impact on more than just your mental health

If you need to be at your sharpest mentally it might be worth your time to take a meditation break. College students who listened to a 10-minute meditation tape were able to complete simple cognitive tasks more quickly and accurately as a result.

, August 13, 2018


Digital Media Usage Linked to ADHD in Children

The importance of limiting screen time is revealed in these study findings

Teens that spend a lot of time consuming digital media are twice as likely as their infrequent consuming peers to display symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). So says a new study conducted by the University of Southern California.

, July 23, 2018


Holding Hands Can Ease Pain

Research show the pain-relieving effect holding hands with a loved one can have

Holding the hand of a loved one that is suffering does more than provide them emotional support, it can actually ease their physical pain. That’s according to new research from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

, April 16, 2018


Chronic Depression Linked to Low Amino Acid Level

This research shows those battling depression may be deficient in a specific amino acid

Arginine is an amino acid readily found in turkey, chicken, soybeans and peanuts, but it is in low supply in those who are chronically depressed according to researchers from the University of Eastern Finland. The body uses arginine to produce nitric oxide, which boosts the immune system and helps improve blood flow.

, March 05, 2018


A Sauna Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

Relaxing in a sauna can do more than clear the mind, it can also lower your blood pressure

Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland have found that sauna bathing mimics exercise and can lower your blood pressure. Working with a group of 100 volunteers as part of the Sauna and Cardiovascular Health Project, scientists were hoping to learn more about the impact of spending time in a sauna after discovering health benefits in another study.

, January 15, 2018