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Researchers pinpoint brain's happiness region
Researchers found that people who were happier had larger gray matter volume in a brain region called the precuneus, which they say can be targeted with meditation. (Medical News Today)

Yoga may benefit men with prostate cancer, study finds
Men receiving radiation therapy for prostate cancer may find twice-weekly yoga sessions can help maintain life quality and alleviate some side effects, new research suggests. (Medical News Today)

The power of music: how it can benefit health
Music has the power to trigger a range of emotions, but increasingly, researchers have suggested it can also offer some amazing health benefits. We investigate. (Medical News Today)

Bright light treatment efficacious for nonseasonal major depressive disorder
Bright light treatment either alone or combined with an antidepressant was an effective and well tolerated treatment for adults with nonseasonal major depressive disorder (MDD) in a randomized... (Medical News Today)

Mindfulness meditation reduces pain, study finds
Mindfulness meditation is shown in MRI scans to affect different parts of the brain than placebo cream, and to reduce pain more than a placebo. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin D levels can be compared across studies and countries
Knowledge about the vitamin D level of a population is important in order to assess the proportion that is vitamin D deficient or is at risk of becoming deficient, and to develop food strategies that... (Medical News Today)

Doctors warn of accidental overdosing on herbal medicines
In BMJ Case Reports this week, doctors warn of the dangers posed by herbal remedies after a trained herbalist accidentally overdosed on the "deadly nightshade" herbal medicine. (Medical News Today)

Find way to focus on dietary supplement safety, experts say
Pre-market registration, clearer disclaimers, better standards for identifying substances are good first steps to a safer market for supplements.A former principal deputy commissioner of the U.S. (Medical News Today)

Trial reveals evidence of long-term benefits for people with chronic neck pain
A large scale investigation by researchers at the University of York found that the use of Alexander Technique or acupuncture can significantly relieve chronic neck pain. (Medical News Today)

Online cognitive behavioural therapy benefits people with depression, anxiety
Internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) combined with clinical care has been shown to benefit people with depression, anxiety and emotional distress from illness, according to an... (Medical News Today)

Forget counting sheep - therapy could help chronic pain sufferers get a good night's sleep
Research conducted at the University of Warwick indicates that chronic pain sufferers could benefit from therapy to help them sleep better. (Medical News Today)

Patients with psychosis and addiction: disorder-specific treatment can help
People with psychosis often develop an addiction disorder: almost one in two patients with schizophrenia are affected once during their lifetime. (Medical News Today)

Gardening therapy helps women on long-term sick leave return to work
Being and working in a garden combined with active job coaching can effectively help women on long-term sick leave return to work. (Medical News Today)

Music proves to be a real hit in dementia project
Creative activities, such as designing musical instruments, can improve the quality of life of people with dementia, according to researchers at Lancaster University. (Medical News Today)

No proof that 85% of depression treatment apps accredited by NHS actually work
Seal of approval may falsely reassure patients; these apps should be removed from NHS libraryThere is no proof that 85% of the depression apps currently recommended by the NHS for patients to... (Medical News Today)

Dishwashing could help relieve stress
Though often seen as a mundane chore, a new study suggests dishwashing can be an effective stress-relieving tool if we focus solely on the task at hand. (Medical News Today)

Task Force recommends behavioral interventions and medication to help smokers quit
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends counseling and pharmaceutical interventions to help adults and pregnant women quit smoking. (Medical News Today)

Yoga may improve symptoms of arthritis
A new study suggests yoga may lead to improvements in physical and mental wellbeing for individuals with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. (Medical News Today)

Yoga improves arthritis symptoms and mood, study finds
A randomized trial of people with two common forms of arthritis has found that yoga can be safe and effective for people with arthritis. (Medical News Today)

Mindfulness meditation linked to false memory recall
Researchers suggest just 15 minutes of mindfulness meditation may impair the ability to correctly distinguish between the recall of real and imagined experiences. (Medical News Today)

Toxins in herbal medicines "can harm our health"
People who take unregulated complementary medicines are at a higher risk of being contaminated by heavy metals, a medical scientist has warned. (Medical News Today)

Pharmacists have a real role in advising on use of complementary medicines, Australia
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, the peak organisation representing pharmacists across all sectors of the profession, has issued a position statement recognising that complementary... (Medical News Today)

Acupuncture reduces hot flashes in breast cancer survivors
Findings also highlight acupuncture's ability to induce a stronger placebo effect than oral medicationsAcupuncture may be a viable treatment for women experiencing hot flashes as a result of... (Medical News Today)

Spinal manipulation works for back pain - in some people
Depending on whom you ask or what scientific paper you read last, spinal manipulation is either a mercifully quick, effective treatment for low-back pain or a complete waste of time. (Medical News Today)

High use of alternative medicine in senior oncology patients
Many seniors with cancer are also using complementary or alternative medicines that could interfere with their cancer treatmentAlternative medicines are widely thought to be at least harmless and... (Medical News Today)

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