Mindfulness May Be a Buffer Against Pain

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Mindfulness meditation may take the edge off of pain, a new study suggests. “Mindfulness is related to being aware of the present moment without too much emotional reaction or judgment,” explained lead researcher Fadel Zeidan. He’s an assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomy at Wake Forest Baptist Medical…

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ADHD Tied to Raised Risk of Early Parkinson's

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — People with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more than twice as likely to develop an early onset form of Parkinson’s, new research warns. What’s more, among “those ADHD patients who had a record of being treated with amphetamine-like drugs — especially Ritalin [methylphenidate] — the risk dramatically increased,…

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Cancer Advances Rely on U.S. Funding: Report

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Almost two dozen new cancer treatments received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval in the past year, a new report reveals. These treatments include innovative immunotherapies that target cancer cells (called CAR T-cell therapies) and targeted radiotherapies, according to the report from the American Association for Cancer Research…

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