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Meditation and Music Aid Memory in Early Stages of Alzheimer’s

Meditation and Music Aid Memory in Early Stages of Alzheimer’s

West Virginia adults with early symptoms of Alzheimer’s improved their memory and cognitive functions after three months of kirtan kriya meditating or listening to other music 12 minutes a day.

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Massage Relieves Chronic Back Pain

Massage Relieves Chronic Back Pain

Half of those with chronic back pain that participated in a study reported meaningful relief after 10 sessions of massage therapy, say Indiana University-Purdue University researchers.

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Natural Sounds Soothe the Brain

Natural Sounds Soothe the Brain

British researchers found that listening to natural sounds led to relaxed brain patterns, while artificial sounds activated stress.

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Post-Stroke Exercise Improves Brain Function

Post-Stroke Exercise Improves Brain Function

Cognition improves in patients after a stroke with as little as 12 weeks of aerobic exercise and strength training, University of Pittsburg researchers report.

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Combo Probiotics Ease Hay Fever

Combo Probiotics Ease Hay Fever

A combination of two probiotics reduced spring allergy symptoms in adults in a University of Florida study.

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Itchy Ivy

Itchy Ivy

Lurking almost anywhere, poison ivy can cause nasty reactions if we come into contact with it—but natural treatments can soothe the itching and blistering.

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Latin American Tree Bark Improves Diabetes Markers

Latin American Tree Bark Improves Diabetes Markers

Type 2 diabetics that ingested a dry extract of the bark of Hintonia latiflora, a tree grown in Mexico and South America, experienced a 25 percent reduction in fasting blood glucose levels, as well as improved cholesterol and liver markers.

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Tai Chi Eases Chronic Neck Pain

Tai Chi Eases Chronic Neck Pain

In a Harvard Medical School study, patients with chronic neck pain that practiced tai chi won the same reduction in pain as those doing conventional neck exercises.

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Stress and Fatigue Abate with Combo Supplement

Stress and Fatigue Abate with Combo Supplement

Stressed and fatigued individuals that took a supplement containing magnesium, probiotics, vitamins and minerals for 30 days saw sharp reductions in these symptoms.

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Reflexology and Imagery Relieve Preoperative Anxiety

Reflexology and Imagery Relieve Preoperative Anxiety

Israelis facing surgery that received reflexology massages, acupuncture and guided imagery exercises beforehand experienced a 60 percent drop in anxiety levels.

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