Sedentary adults with hypertension that drank beetroot juice before a thrice-weekly treadmill session had brain connectivity markers of younger adults.
In two studies, regular yoga classes or individual practice lowered anxiety, depression and negative thoughts in people with eating disorders.
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.
Children have fewer school absences and infections in the first year after a tonsillectomy, but the benefits ebb over time, reports a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study of 10,000 children.
Fewer hours of sleep was linked to a depressed immune system in a University of Washington study that had ruled out genetic factors as contributors.
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.
Chinese and British adults that ate 100 grams of fruit a day lowered their heart-attack and stroke risk by a third over seven years.
Chinese asthma sufferers reported fewer symptoms and improved lungs after taking a fungi-based traditional Chinese medicine for three months.
Women between ages 30 and 60 that were novice meditators had less depression and stress markers after six days of meditating while at a resort than peers just vacationing there.
British researchers found that listening to natural sounds led to relaxed brain patterns, while artificial sounds activated stress.