Scientists at UC San Francisco have developed a personalized digital meditation training program that significantly improved attention and memory in healthy young adults — a group already at the peak of brain health — in just six weeks. The intervention, called MediTrain, utilizes a closed-loop algorithm that tailors the length of the meditation sessions to […]
A study published by The BMJ reports a possible association between higher consumption of sugary drinks and and an increased risk of cancer. While cautious interpretation is needed, the findings add to a growing body of evidence indicating that limiting sugary drink consumption, together with taxation and marketing restrictions, might contribute to a reduction in cancer cases. […]
Spending at least two hours a week in nature may be a crucial threshold for promoting health and well-being, according to a new large-scale study. Research led by the University of Exeter, published in Scientific Reports and funded by NIHR, found that people who spend at least 120 minutes in nature a week are significantly more likely […]
People who worked long hours had a higher risk of stroke, especially if they worked those hours for 10 years or more, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. Researchers reviewed data from CONSTANCES, a French population-based study group started in 2012, for information on age (18-69), sex, smoking and work hours […]
Up until this point, there has been no known large-scale epidemiologic study of back pain in children in a representative cohort of American kids.