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Good nutrition, physical training and mental exercises can reverse physical frailty in the elderly

Medicine / SCIENCEDAILY - 22 June 2017

Physical frailty is common among the elderly and is strongly associated with cognitive impairment, dementia and adverse health outcomes such as disability, hospitalisation, and mortality. A four-year study showed that a combination of nutritional, physical and cognitive interventions can reverse physical frailty in elderly people.

Study casts doubt about link between eczema, cardiovascular disease

Medicine / SCIENCEDAILY - 22 June 2017

Despite mixed evidence recently about an association between atopic dermatitis and cardiovascular disease, a new study that analyzed more than 250,000 medical records suggests there is no link.

Quality of early family relationships affects children's mental health

Medicine / SCIENCEDAILY - 22 June 2017

The birth of a child is often a long-awaited and deeply meaningful event, but the transition to parenthood also forces the parents to revise their interparental romantic relationship. At the same time as the parents learn how to cope with the new situation, the infant undergoes one of the most intense developmental periods in human life. Attachment research has demonstrated the importance of the mother-infant relationship to children’s emotional development, but there is still relatively little research on the role of fathers, the marital relationship and the family as a whole.

Cognitive behavior therapy significantly reduced depression and anxiety in chronic pain patients

Medicine / SCIENCEDAILY - 22 June 2017

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that focuses on psychological flexibility and behavior change, provided a significant reduction in self-reported depression and anxiety among patients participating in a pain rehabilitation program, new research has demonstrated.

New tool measures resilience in adolescent Syrian refugees

Medicine / SCIENCEDAILY - 22 June 2017

A brief and reliable survey tool to measure resilience in children and adolescents who have been displaced by the brutal conflict in Syria has been created by an international team of researchers.

Meditation and yoga can 'reverse' DNA reactions which cause stress, new study suggests

Medicine / SCIENCEDAILY - 22 June 2017

Mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don't simply relax us; they can 'reverse' the molecular reactions in our DNA which cause ill-health and depression, according to a study.

19-year-olds as sedentary as 60-year-olds, study suggests

Medicine / SCIENCEDAILY - 22 June 2017

Physical activity among children and teens is lower than previously thought, and, in another surprise finding, young adults after the age of 20 show the only increases in activity over the lifespan.

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