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Omega-3 supplements may boost neuropsychological measures for kids who need most support

Posted March 5, 2014

Daily supplements of omega-3 fatty acids may improve attention, processing speed, executive function and hand-to-eye coordination in malnourished children, scientists report.

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Giving up smoking? Try positive psychotherapy

Posted January 23, 2014

The thousands of people who’ve resolved to stop smoking this New Year might soon be able to make use of a new method to help them break free from tobacco. Called PPT-S, or positive psychotherapy for smoking cessation, its success and potential as a new form of treatment is outlined in the current issue of The Journal of Positive Psychology.

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‘EFT’ Tapping Therapy Performs Well in Study

Posted January 16, 2014

Scientists at Staffordshire University are doing some pioneering research into the effectiveness of Emotional Freedom Technique’s (a.k.a. EFT or Tapping). EFT is a treatment which combines ancient Chinese acupressure (tapping using the fingertips) with modern psychology (voices positive affirmations), which can be effective for treating certain conditions like post-traumatic stress syndrome and stress. Theoretically it can reduce cortisol levels in the body and counteract the negative impact of stress by sending a calming signal to the part of our brain called the amygdala, which is responsible for our fight or flight response.

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Effects of an integrative treatment, therapeutic acupuncture and conventional treatment in alleviating psychological distress in primary care patients – a pragmatic randomized controlled trial

Posted November 8, 2013

To evaluate and compare effects of an integrative treatment (IT), therapeutic acupuncture (TA), and conventional treatment (CT) in alleviating symptoms of anxiety and depression in psychologically distressed primary care patients.

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Yoga and herbal medicines can help in treating psychological disorders

Posted December 31, 2012

PubMed Health writes that “obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions).” Generally the person carries out the behaviors in order to get rid of the obsessive thoughts, however this only provides temporary relief. Great anxiety can occur from not performing the obsessive rituals.

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Mindfulness-and body-psychotherapy-based group treatment of chronic tinnitus: a randomized controlled pilot study

Posted November 30, 2012

Tinnitus, the perception of sound in absence of an external acoustic source, impairs the quality of life in 2% of the population. Since in most cases causal treatment is not possible, the majority of therapeutic attempts aim at developing and strengthening individual coping and habituation strategies. Therapeutic interventions that incorporate training in mindfulness meditation have become increasingly popular in the treatment of stress-related disorders.

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The Health and Medicinal Benefits of Pumpkin

Posted April 30, 2012

More than just a Halloween decoration, pumpkin meat, seeds, oil and extract provide numerous health and medicinal benefits, qualifying it as a super food. Famous as the annual Jack-o-lantern and Thanksgiving pie tradition, pumpkin is low fat, low calorie and high in fiber superfood that offers numerous health benefits.

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Pumpkin flesh, seeds add nutrition to your diet

Posted April 30, 2012

Fall is in full swing, and pumpkins are ready to be picked at your local farm stands. The variety that trumps all is the Giant Pumpkin colossal vegetables that are popular attractions at local fairs and fall festivals.

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