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A Whopping One-Third Of Cancer Patients Try Alternative Medicine Without Informing Their Doctors

A U.S. study revealed cancer patients are not only using complementary and alternative medicine. Almost 30 percent of them do so without telling their doctors, raising concerns about safety and efficacy.

Medicine April 13, 2019

Maryland Yogi Rebecca Leigh Suffers Stroke While Performing Yoga Pose

Rebecca Leigh is warning other yogis to be more careful. She suffered from stroke and aneurysms after doing a tutorial on yoga hollowback handstand in October 2017.

Public Health March 26, 2019

Woman Dies Of Rabies After Puppy Encounter During Yoga Retreat In India

Tour members confirmed that a woman was bitten by a puppy outside a hotel in India. The wound was simply washed with water and she was given no further treatment.

Public Health January 4, 2019

Meditation, Breathing Exercises May Help Improve Brain Health

Researchers from Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience and the Global Brain Health Institute in Dublin dissected the neurophysiological link between breathing exercise and brain health. They provide a scientific explanation of how exactly pranayama, yoga, and mindfulness improve people’s concentration.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 15, 2018

Yoga Could Ease Symptoms Of Depression, New Studies Reveal

A number of new studies have revealed that doing yoga may ease depression, and the practice could complement traditional therapies to lessen the symptoms. Find out more about its benefits for mental health.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 7, 2017

Yoga As Good As Physical Therapy For Treating Lower Back Pain: Study

Chronic back pain sufferers can look to yoga as an alternative form of treatment for their condition. A new study suggests that the practice could provide the same amount of pain and function improvement as physical therapy.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 21, 2017

Back Pain Could Be Warning Sign Of Early Death: Study

A team of Australian researchers found that people who reported lower back pain had a significantly greater chance of early death compared with their peers. They used data from over 4,300 elderly Danish twins.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 25, 2017

Before Taking Drugs, Try These Exercise Therapies For Back Pain First

The American College of Physicians rolled out new recommendations for treating back pain. It shifted to advising non-drug options such as mindfulness meditation and yoga for back pain before resorting to prescription or OTC pain medications.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 15, 2017

Looking To Spice Up Regular Yoga? Goat Yoga Might Be What You’re Looking For

Two women in Arizona have started a bizarre, but successful business. The concept of goat yoga involves yoga sessions with goats, which are believed to be therapeutic for people.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 19, 2017

Drop The Pain Reliever: Experts Say Yoga, Acupuncture And Tai Chi Might Be Just As Effective

Alternative approaches like yoga, tai chi, massage therapy and acupuncture could be effective in relieving pain without any side effects. People suffering from headache, migraine, back pain and arthritis could find relief with the help of one or more of the techniques.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 3, 2016

Americans Spend Billions On Alternative Medicine But Treatments Not Covered By Health Insurance

Americans are spending billions of their hard-earned money on complementary and alternative medicine even if they're not covered by health insurance. In 2012, Americans spent more than $30 billion on complementary health in out-of-pocket expenditures.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 23, 2016

Yoga, Meditation May Benefit Older Adults With Memory Problems

Yoga and meditation can bring you more than just inner peace and a svelte body. A new study found that it can help older adults with memory problems too.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2016

Yoga Can Improve Life Quality Of People With Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Yoga may provide benefits to patients with an abnormal heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation. A new study showed that those who did yoga scored higher in mental tests, had lower blood pressure and heart rate, and felt generally better after the experiment.

Life March 15, 2016

Can Yoga Help Individuals Deal Better With PTSD, Anxiety Or Depression?

Yoga has long been touted to promote well-being. Researchers, however, believe the practice is, at the moment, best used as complementary treatment rather than as standalone therapy.

Life March 11, 2016

The Nadi Yoga Pants Correct Your Yoga Positions Using Haptic Feedback

Ben Moir and Billie Whitehouse from Wearable Experiments have designed a new pair of yoga pants that correct the user's yoga positions using small vibrations in the pants.

Gadgets January 15, 2016

Glaucoma Patients Warned To Avoid Head-Down Yoga Poses And Push-Ups

Glaucoma patients may experience greater intraocular pressure when they perform various head-down yoga positions as well as push-ups and weightlifting. Experts are advising caution against these inverted positions when doing the ancient wellness exercise.

Life January 9, 2016

Yoga May Help Reduce Side Effects Of Prostate Cancer Treatment

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that yoga can help improve the health of men undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer. Patients who participated in Eischens yoga classes experienced a reduction in side effects typically associated with the treatment.

Life November 20, 2015

Yoga May Help Women Who Want To Conceive: Here's How

A woman's journey towards a successful pregnancy gets a few twists. A new study found regular yoga exercises can relieve anxieties and increase chances of pregnancy.

Life October 21, 2015

Social Media Can Motivate People To Exercise More: Here's How

New research published in the journal Preventive Medicine Reports showed that 'health buddies' on social media can positively affect exercise habits. The health buddies provided motivating effects and produced 'a substantial growth' in enrollment rates among peer networks.

Life October 10, 2015

Study Says Yoga Can Ease Arthritis, Boost Mood

Staying active is challenging when you have arthritis but a study has found that yoga is a safe and effective solution that offers both physical and psychological benefits.

Life September 17, 2015

Mind, Body, Tech: Meditation And Wellness Apps Bring Mindfulness To The Masses

In need of a little Zen? Score some peace of mind online with digital destinations that merge wellness with technology.

Internet Culture June 25, 2015

7 Awesome Infographics On Benefits Of Yoga

What can yoga do for you? Here are seven quick-and-easy guides to gain a better understanding of the benefits of the practice.

Life May 24, 2015

5 Ways To Ease Carpal Tunnel Symptoms From A Sports Yoga Expert

Long hours typing on a computer or smartphone can lead to this condition. Soothe the pains of modern living with poses from Gwen Lawrence, a yoga pro who has trained top athletes and celebrities.

Internet Culture April 23, 2015

Buy The New MacBook Or Go Non-Apple: MacBook 2015 vs. Dell XPS 13 (2015) vs. Asus Zenbook UX305 vs. Lenovo Yoga 3

The big push is on to be sleek and skinny, but consumers also want speed and battery stamina. Let's take a look at how laptop makers are striving to deliver everything a consumer wants without pulling features that consumers love.

Computers March 11, 2015

Does Yoga Lead To Satanism? This Catholic Priest Thinks So

A Catholic priest from Ireland has warned that engaging in Yoga could lead to people opening themselves up to “Satan and the fallen angels.” He is not the first Catholic leader to warn about the spiritual risks of the practice.

Life February 23, 2015

Ultrabook Ultra Fight: Asus Zenbook UX305 Vs. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Vs. Samsung ATIV Book 9

The new Zenbook from Asus this week will likely ignite a battle among laptop makers to rule the ultrabook computing segment. Here's a look at what three top ultrabooks offer consumers.

Computers February 18, 2015

Couples Have Easier Time Kicking Bad Habits When They Work Together

Quitting bad habits and adopting good ones is easier when the goal is undertaken with a partner, a new study suggests. Just how effective is support for adopting healthy living choices?

Life January 20, 2015

Think Yoga Isn't That Beneficial? Think Again

Yoga reduces the risk of heart disease, and has numerous other health benefits, according to a new meta-study. What can the practice do for the human body?

Life December 16, 2014

How Alzheimer's disease, cognitive decline can be reversed

Alzheimer's disease has been successfully reversed in a handful of patients for the first time, according to a researcher from the University of California.

Life October 2, 2014

Yoga doyen BKS Iyengar dies at 95: Death of yoga guru mourned worldwide

Yoga guru BKS Iyengar passed away at age 95, but what does this mean for the future of his school and practice?

Life August 20, 2014

Thousands welcome summer solstice in Times Square with yoga

Solstice, the longest day of the year that marks the beginning of summer, is the perfect time to do yoga at Times Square in New York City. Thousands participated in the 2014 Solstice in Times Square event.

Life June 21, 2014

Yoga may prompt a drop in cortisol levels among breast cancer sufferers

Research has found that breast cancer sufferers who undertook a committed yoga regime had a lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol than those who simply stretched or remained sedentary.

Life March 4, 2014

Yoga mat chemical not only in Subway sandwiches: 500 more food items contain azodicarbonamide (ADA)

A new report indicates that almost 500 foods contain the harmful additive azodicarbonamide, or ADA.

March 3, 2014

Yoga may help beat fatigue and inflammation in breast cancer survivors

A new study shows that regular yoga can significantly reduce levels of inflammation and fatigue being experienced by patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Life January 28, 2014

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