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Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Loneliness And Inflammation In Older Adults

For older adults, loneliness is a major risk factor for health problems — such as cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease — and death. Attempts to diminish loneliness with social networking programs like creating community centers to encourage new relationships have not been effective. Included in this report is a video summary of the study results.

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Benefits Of Yoga Linked To Decreased Immune System Inflammation

Six months ago, researchers at UCLA published a study that showed using a specific type of yoga to engage in a brief, simple daily meditation reduced the stress levels of people who care for those stricken by Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. Now they know why. The results were published in the current online edition of the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology.

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Efficacy Of Herbal Remedies For Insomnia Remains Inconclusive

Approximately 1 in 3 Americans suffers from chronic sleep deprivation and another 10-15% of the population has chronic insomnia. Sleep disorders can profoundly affect a person’s whole life and have been linked to a range of diseases, including obesity, depression, anxiety, and inflammatory disorders. Included in this report is a link to download the original scientific article for free.

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Green Coffee Beans Can Produce Substantial Weight Loss In Short Amount Of Time

Scientists today reported striking new evidence that green, or unroasted, coffee beans can produce a substantial decrease in body weight in a relatively short period of time. In a study presented at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society, Joe Vinson, Ph.D., and colleagues described how a group of overweight or obese people who consumed a fraction of an ounce of ground green coffee beans each day lost about 10 percent of their body weight.

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