Mindfulness-based meditation, which originated over 2 centuries ago in the Asian Buddhist traditions, is intended to increase attention and develop a nonjudgmental awareness of the present moment. A recent study published in Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology aimed to identify the ways in which meditation based practices could impact the quality of life in patients with cirrhosis and their caregiver.1
Monthly Archives: July 2017
July 28th marks Word Hepatitis Day and aims to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis. This year’s theme is #showyourface to eliminate hepatitis, highlighting that every single person could be affected by viral hepatitis and that we all have a part to play in achieving elimination. To mark the occasion we’ve put together a quiz to test your knowledge.
July 28th is World Hepatitis Day, and the theme this year is “#showyourface to eliminate hepatitis”, encouraging individuals to stop hepatitis. One group who require special consideration in this regard are people who use alcohol and other drugs. Here to tell us more is Daniel Fuster, Associate Editor of Addiction Science & Clinical Practice.
Co-authors Jeffrey Lazarus & Kelly Safreed-Harmon share a high point from a recent meeting of the HIV Outcomes initiative, which is co-chaired by Professor Lazarus.
The London 2012 Olympic Games are widely considered to have been a huge success, both in terms of the event itself and the legacy that followed. New research published today in City, Territory and Architecture evaluates the legacy of this Olympic edition and highlights ways to optimize the Olympics for host cities and build beneficial legacies.
It’s impossible to walk down the street in any city around the world without seeing at least one person with their earbuds in, listening to music. However recent studies have begun to look into the effects these listening habits have on hearing thresholds. How do headphones affect hearing thresholds, and are these new listening habits causing an increase in hearing-related conditions like tinnitus?
In the review article “Alcohol and fertility: how much is too much” published in Fertility Research and Practice, Dr. Kristin Van Heertum and Dr. Brooke Rossi discuss what we really need to know about alcohol and fertility. The authors review a wide variety of data and provide a summary of the most salient points.
Today, on July 11, 2017, governments, the United Nations, foundations, the private sector and civil society gather at the Family Planning Summit in London to galvanize progress toward the Family Planning 2020 goal of enabling 120 million additional women and girls to use modern contraception by 2020 and to strengthen the foundation for universal access to sexual and reproductive health, including family planning, by 2030, a vision set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this Q&A, we spoke with Cate Lane (USAID), Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli (World Health Organization), Matti Parry (World Health Organization), and Pooja Subramanian Parameshwar (World Health Organization) on why improving adolescents’ access to contraceptives and ensuring their correct use is of major importance to global health.1
Sleep disturbance has been linked to several negative health issues such as depression, cognitive impairment and heart disease. These closely mirror the positive health benefits that purpose in life is associated with. In order to explore whether a relationship between these exists, researchers have examined two cohorts of elderly African Americans, a group particularly prone to sleep disturbance. Here to talk about their study published Sleep Science and Practice are Arlener Danielle Turner, Christine E Smith, Jason and C Ong.