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Cellular Aging Blood Markers May Be Altered By Music And Meditation

A simple meditation or music listening program may alter certain biomarkers of cellular aging and Alzheimer’s disease in older adults who are experiencing memory loss, according to research led by Dr. Kim Innes, a professor in the West Virginia University School of Public Health. The findings also suggest these changes may be directly related to […]

Mindfulness Meditation Associated With Lower Amygdala Activation

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, a new study shows differences in the brain’s emotional network in people who don’t meditate, people new to meditation, and people considered long-term meditators, who have thousands of lifetime experience with mindfulness meditation. Mental training such as mindfulness meditation – an accepting awareness of the present moment – has been […]

Meditation’s Prosocial Effects Are Limited, Meta-analysis Finds

Meditation’s role in making individuals better people is limited, new research suggests. The findings run counter to claims that meditation can change how we behave towards others and make us more compassionate. Scientists at Coventry University in the UK, Massey University in New Zealand, and Radboud University in the Netherlands, reviewed more than 20 studies […]

Mindfulness Meditation May Help Keep Lost Weight Off

A review of studies investigating the effect of mindfulness-based interventions on weight loss and obesity related eating behaviours found that the practice has the potential to help keep lost weight from coming back. Mindfulness draws on the ancient practice of meditation by training people to become more aware of the present moment while not getting […]