Meditation could help anxiety and cardiovascular health

John Durocher, assistant professor of biological sciences, is presenting the work of a team of Michigan Technological University researchers about mindfulness meditation and its ability to reduce anxiety at the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting April 21-25 in San Diego, which is attended by appr Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180420122810.htm

New ‘brain health index’ can predict how well patients will do after stroke

The new approach, published today in the International Journal of Stroke, can quantify visible brain injury from cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) and brain atrophy by translating the million plus bits of information stored in brain scans into a single measure, the "brain health index. Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180419233831.htm

Reducing severity of PTSD symptoms long-term holds significant public-health and economic implications

The findings suggest effective and lasting approaches for symptoms of PTSD-a debilitating and typically chronic disorder that rarely diminishes spontaneously and is associated with significant distress, impairment and considerable economic costs. For U.S. Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180419131133.htm