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Studies In News

Below are recent news-making articles about new clinical studies and emerging medical evidence for diverse wellness approaches. Because it’s mainstream reporting, the articles typically present complex medical studies in an easy-to-digest way.

If you come across important articles on new medical evidence for wellness, fitness or alternative medicine approaches, we would love to share them at the site. Please email the article link to: beth@rbicom.com.

ACUPRESSURE
April 2013 - Auricular Point Acupressure Shows Promise for Chronic Back Pain - News-Medical.net
September 2012 - Research Shows Acupressure Reduces Chronic Neck Pain - Massage Today

ACUPUNCTURE
April 2013 - Acupuncture: How This Ancient Remedy Can Help You (A Round-Up of Studies) - NewsMaxHealth
November 2012 - Research Links Treatment of Dry Mouth and Acupuncture in Cancer Patients - Therabreath
November 2012 - Acupuncture Might Ease Fatigue Linked to Breast Cancer - US News Health
October 2012 - Acupuncture Reduces Labor Pain & Complications - New Study - Health CMI
September 2012 - Acupuncture Provides True Pain Relief in Study - NY Times Well
September 2012 - Acupuncture Study Fails to Provide Evidence of Effect For Knee Arthritis - Web MD
September 2012 - Acupuncture Treatment Is Not As Safe As Advertised - New Scientist
September 2012 - Acupuncture Another Option When Facing Depression - Daily Herald
May 2012 - For Low-Back Pain, CAM Plus Usual Care Trumps Usual Care Alone - Massage Mag

AROMATHERAPY
May 2013 - Small, Comparison Study: Aromatherapy Could Reduce Nicotine Cravings - Massage Magazine
June 2012 - Aromatherapy May Boost Massage For Menopause Relief - Reuters
October 2012 - Can Aromatherapy Oils Poison You? How Tiny Particles 'May Damage Liver and Kidneys' - Mail Online

BIOFEEDBACK
May 2013 - EEG Biofeedback Restores Normal Function to Patients with "Chemobrain" - Applied Brain Research Foundation of Ohio
October 2012 - Biofeedback and Depression: Treating the Blues with Body-mind Therapies - Mother Nature Network

CHIROPRACTIC
January 2012 - For Neck Pain, Chiropractic and Exercise Are Better Than Drugs - New York Times

EXERCISE
April 2013 - Getting a Brain Boost through Exercise - The New York Times
November 2012 - Walking, Cycling may Ease Cancer-related Fatigue: Study - Chicago Tribune
November 2012 - Study Shows Exercise and Diet Improve Cholesterol in Adults - Medical Xpress
November 2012 - Exercise Can Improve Bone Density in Postmenopausal Women: Study - Counsel & Heal
November 2012 - Study Shows Exercise Leads to a Longer Life - Exercise Professionals
September 2012 - For Weight Loss, Less Exercise May Be More - New York Times Well
September 2012 - Exercise Reduces Future Stress - The Canadian
September 2012 - Exercise Can Reduce The Urge To Eat - Medical News Today
July 2012 - Cold May Be Cut By Exercise, Study Says - Detroit News
July 2012 - Exercise May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's - Web MD
July 2012 - Lack of Exercise As Deadly As Smoking, Study Finds - TIME Healthland
July 2012 - Exercise, Meditation Can Beat Back Cold, Flu, Study Finds - US News
March 2012 - How Exercise Can Change Your DNA - TIME
January 2012 - Exercise Hormone May Fight Obesity and Diabetes - New York Times
December 2011 - Nearly Half Of Cancers Due To Unhealthy Lifestyles - Exercise Professionals
July 2011 - How Exercise Can Keep the Brain Fit - New York Times

MASSAGE
April 2013 - Massage Therapy, Yoga And Tai Chi Help Reduce Lower Back Pain - iTech Post
March 2013 - Auburn University: Massage Therapy Improves Elders' Balance and Blood Pressure - Massage Magazine
November 2012 - New Research Indicates Biofreeze Significantly Reduces Knee Pain in Osteoarthritis Patients - Massage Mag
October 2012 - Massage Therapy Improves Dementia Patients' Sleep - Massage Mag
October 2012 - Massage Therapy Benefits Cardiac Surgery Patients, According to New Research - Massage Mag
August 2012 - Deep-Tissue and Therapeutic Massage Compared for Low-Back Pain Relief - Massage Mag
August 2012 - How Much Massage Therapy is Enough? - Massage Today
July 2012 - Massage Can Have Significant Benefit For Muscle Pain And Other Ills, Studies Find - Washington Post
July 2012 - New Research: Thai Massage Helps Stroke Patients - Massage Mag
July 2012 - Research: Massage Increases Range of Motion - Massage Mag
June 2012 - Prompt Massage Can Ease Muscle Injury - Health News Digest
May 2012 - Growing Body of Research Shows Massage Therapy Effective For Prevalent Health Conditions - Market Watch
March 2012 - Massage Could Be the Best Way to Ease Sore Muscles after Exercise - The Atlantic
March 2012 - Don't Call It Pampering: Massage Wants To Be Medicine - Wall Street Journal
February 2012 - Massage Works As Well As Aspirin, New Research Shows - Smart Brief
February 2012 - Can A Massage Improve Your Math Skills? - Business Insider
January 2012 - Study Works Out Kinks In Understanding of Massage - LA Times
November 2011 - Qigong Massage Benefits Children with Autism - LA Times
November 2011 - Patients with Fibromyalgia Find Comfort in Massage Myofascial Release Therapy - Massage Today
October 2011 - Body of Research Highlights Effectiveness of Massage Therapy - Australian Association of Massage
September 2010 - Regimens: Massage Benefits Are More than Skin Deep - New York Times

MEDITATION
May 2013 - Study: How Yoga and Meditation Alter Genes: Alternative Therapies Meant to "Break the Train of Everyday Thinking" Have Effects on a Cellular Level - The Atlantic magazine
April 2013 - Doctor's Orders: 20 Minutes of Meditation a Day - The Wall Street Journal
March 2013 - Meditation Could Boost Compassion, Study Suggests - Huffington Post Healthy Living
March 2013 - How Meditation Might Boost Your Test Scores - NY Times
March 2013 - Meditation Could Change Alpha Rhythms in the Brain - Lumosity Blog
January 2013 - 4 scientific studies on how meditation can affect your heart, brain and creativity - TED Blog
November 2012 - Meditation Influences the Brain Outside of the Practice - Elevated Existence
November 2012 - Meditation Influences Emotional Processing Even When You're Not Meditating: Study - Huffpost Healthy Living
November 2012 - Meditation Proven to Lower Heart Attack Risk - San Francisco Gate
August 2012 - The Studies Are In: 4 Reasons To Try Meditation - FitSugar
September 2012 - Meditation Improves Multitasking Skills At Work - Smart Planet
August 2012 - Meditation May Help Fight Loneliness, Study Says - US News Health
July 2012 - Meditation Reduces Loneliness - UPI
July 2012 - Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Loneliness in Older Adults, Carnegie Mellon Study Shows - Market Watch
July 2012 - Meditation Can Keep You More Focused At Work, Study Says - USA Today
December 2011 - Inside the Pentagon’s Alt-Medicine Mecca, Where the Generals Meditate - Wired
November 2011 - This is Your Mind on Meditation: Less Wandering, More Doing - LA Times
October 2011 - Can meditation change your brain? Contemplative Neuroscientists Believe It Can - CNN Religion

MUSIC THERAPY
April 2013 - Beth Israel Medical Center Study: Music Therapy Helps Premature Babies - CBS News
November 2012 - Music Therapy Provides Many Benefits for Surgery Patients: Study - Outcome Magazine
November 2012 - Doctors Health Press Reports on Study: Effects of Music Therapy in Treating Dementia - Chron
May 2012 - Good Vibrations: Using Sound to Treat Disease - Medical XPress
January 2012 - Really? The Claim: Listening to Music Can Relieve Pain - New York Times

PILATES
November 2012 - Study Finds Pilates Improves Aging Bodies and Posture - SB Wire
November 2012 - Pilates Benefits Patients with Heart Failure - The Clinical Advisor

REIKI
November 2012 - Reiki, Other Integrative Treatments Helping Cancer Patients Heal - 9 WSYR News
October 2011 - Immediate Effects of Reiki On Heart Rate Variability, Cortisol Levels, And Body Temperature in Health Care Professionals With Burnout - Pub Med
October 2011 - Demand Drives More Hospitals to Offer Alternative Therapies - Amed News

RELAXATION THERAPY
November 2012 - Relaxing can be Stressful for some People, new study shows - Global Post
October 2012 - Relaxation Therapy said to Aid Pregnancy - UPI.com
April 2012 - Integrating A Relaxation Response-based Curriculum Into A Public High School In Massachusetts - Pub Med

SLEEP HEALTH
October 2012 - More Sleep Means More Focused, Emotionally Stable Kids - Time: Health & Family
April 2012 - Study Finds Sleep Disruption Increases Diabetes Risk - Voice of America
November 2011 - Quality of Sleep Impacted By Physical Activity - Medical News Today
November 2011 - The Sleep-Heart Connection - Huffington Post
August 2011 - Poor Sleep Increases High Blood Pressure Risk - USA Today

STRESS MANAGEMENT
November 2012 - Most Docs Don't Talk to Patients About Stress, study finds - Vitals on NBC News
September 2012 - Work Stress Linked to More Heart Attacks - Time Healthland
April 2012 - Obesity is More Common Than Ever; Stress Makes You Sick - USA Today
April 2012 - Chronic Stress Feeds Common Cold, Study Finds - ABC News
January 2012 - Yeah, We’re Stressed But Dealing With It - Daily Comet
August 2011 - Religiosity and Major Depression in Adults at High Risk - The America Journal of Psychiatry
May 2010 - Lowering Stress Improves Fertility Treatment - New York Times

TAI CHI
April 2013 - Massage Therapy, Yoga And Tai Chi Help Reduce Lower Back Pain - iTech Post
February 2012 - Tai Chi Helps Parkinson's Patients’ Balance - Science News

YOGA
May 2013 - Study: How Yoga and Meditation Alter Genes - The Atlantic magazine
April 2013 - University of Oslo study: Yoga Can Produce Internal Changes on a Genetic Level - Salon
April 2013 - Massage Therapy, Yoga And Tai Chi Help Reduce Lower Back Pain - iTech Post
November 2012 - Study: Spas Can Make You Physically, Emotionally Healthier - Skin INC
September 2012 - Bullying Can Be Stopped With Yoga - Huffpost Healthy Living
September 2012 - Study: Group Yoga Can Benefit People Who Have Had Strokes - Tulsa World
September 2012 - Mindfulness Yoga Could Ease Depression Symptoms During Pregnancy: Study - Huffpost Healthy Living
September 2012 - Yoga May Help Benefit Kids With Autism - Huffpost Healthy Living
September 2012 - Study Finds Yoga Cost-Effective for Treating Back Pain - American News Report
August 2012 - Gov't Releases Video Revealing the Science Behind the Health and Treatment Benefits of Yoga - Medical Daily
July 2012 - Research Uncovers Yoga’s Stress Reduction Secrets - Psych Central
October 2011 - Study: Yoga, Stretching Classes Outdo Self-care For Back Pain - USA Today
October 2011 - Really? The Claim: Yoga Can Help Manage Pain - New York Times