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Meditation vs Medication

Even a brief introduction to meditation can ease pain New research has found that a 30-minute introduction to mindfulness can significantly reduce negative emotions and ease physical pain — even for those who have never practiced the technique before. Research has shown that mindfulness and mindful acceptance have multiple benefits for physical and emotional health. […]

What is the coronavirus illness blamed for multiple deaths in China?

Officials in China are racing to contain a deadly new strain of virus that has infected more than 2,700 people and left at least 81 dead. Chinese officials have blocked all transportation in and out of the city of Wuhan and surrounding areas, where the outbreak of the “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV” originated.  Five cases […]

Breast implant illness

“I feel like I’m being poisoned.” I will never forget the night I told my parents that I thought my breast implants were the cause of a decade’s worth of unexplained medical phenomena. What started as a sudden onset of panic attacks 7 years ago transformed into a laundry list of debilitating mental and physical […]

Five ways to quit smoking

Deciding that you are now ready to quit smoking is only half the battle. Knowing where to start on your path to becoming smoke-free can help you to take the leap. We have put together some effective ways for you to stop smoking today. Tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke are responsible for more […]

High blood pressure research

In this special feature, we collate some of the most intriguing hypertension studies from 2019. We particularly focus on nutrition, risk factors, and hypertension’s relationship with dementia. Today, in the United States, around 1 in 3 adults has high blood pressure, which doctors also call hypertension. Hypertension increases the risk of cardiovascular events, such as […]

New Year’s resolutions: How to boost success rates

Do we make New Year’s resolutions just to ignore them? Are they merely promises doomed to fail? In this feature, we ask whether, statistically speaking, these resolutions work, and what increases the chances of success. New Year’s resolutions are an ancient tradition that continues to this day. The Babylonians started each year with pledges to […]

A new study identifies a link between vaping and depression.

A recent study concludes that people who smoke electronic cigarettes are twice as likely to report clinical depression as those who have never vaped. The correlation was particularly strong among younger people. Known as vaping, battery-powered e-cigarettes use heat to deliver an aerosol cocktail of nicotine and flavors to the user. An e-cigarette produces a […]

What is the difference between cold and flu?

Both flu (influenza) and cold are caused by viruses, and they can have similar symptoms. So how do we know if a person has the flu or a bad cold? In this article, we explain the differences. Cold and influenza are the most common illnesses in humans. . Every year, 5-20 percent of the population […]