3 Chronic Pain Conditions That Can Be Relieved Through Meditation
Research is showing that meditation can significantly reduce the pain of certain chronic conditions.
Meditation can help with chronic pain and the anxiety and depression that often accompanies it. It isn’t a cure-all that eliminates the need for medication, but it can help you manage your pain, and it may indeed reduce your need for medication.
Too much sleep can hike stroke risk in women
Sleep patterns in middle-aged women can increase their risk for stroke, researchers in the United States have found. The greatest increase in stroke risk 70 percent was noted among women who slept 9 hours or more per night, according to their report in the medical journal Stroke.
Vytorin fails to meet main goal of heart study
The cholesterol fighter Vytorin sold by Merck & Co Inc and Schering-Plough Corp failed to meet the main goal of improving cardiovascular outcomes in a closely-watched heart study.
Abnormal sleep patterns in women linked to stroke
Sleep patterns in middle-aged women can increase their risk for stroke, researchers in the United States have found. The greatest increase in stroke risk — 70 percent — was noted among women who slept 9 hours or more per night, according to their report in the medical journal Stroke.
Australian Study Seeks Genetic Roots of Cerebral Palsy
Australian researchers are recruiting 10,000 people to participate in the world’s largest study of the possible genetic causes of cerebral palsy. The study will include 5,000 people from families with an affected child and 5,000 people from unaffected families. Researchers will collect genetic samples by taking cheek swabs from mothers and their children. Cerebral palsy, which affects one in 500 children worldwide, is one of the most serious pregnancy/birth complications. People with cerebral palsy lack control of their movement and posture as a result of brain injury in the neuro-motor region. Symptoms range from poor muscle coordination to quadriplegia.