| Post Date|| Title and Description|
| 2012-06-14||‘Nurturing grace’: Painter Emmett Wigglesworth champions African diaspora art |
Emmett Wigglesworth is a man on a mission — to give Brooklynites greater access to works by black artists. The painter dreamed up a project that put 40 murals by artists of the African diaspora on display in downtown Brooklyn.
| 2012-06-13||Music of kindness: Playing together strengthens empathy in children|
Researchers looking at group education sessions for 8 to 11 year old children have shown that engaging in regular music-based activities with others – from ensembles to simple rhythmic exercises – can conspicuously advance empathy development, increasing a child’s capacity to recognise and consider the emotions of others.
| 2012-06-11||Music is magic when it comes to fuelling workout|
Experts say exercising to the proper music can boost your mood, kick your workout up a notch and channel the energy of a younger you.
| 2012-06-05||Using Art Therapy to Re-Author the Dominant Narrative of Illness|
Michaela’s story is both compelling and inspiring to all those who confront mortality when living with a diagnosis of cancer or other condition. From working with Michaela, I learned much of what I now believe about the role of art expression as therapy for individuals and families with life-threatening or chronic illness.
| 2012-03-06||Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy |
Expressive arts therapy has a unique role as an intervention with traumatized children. In fact, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) provides a comprehensive summary of the role of the creative art therapies in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
| 2010-04-16||Arts in Healthcare: Creativity for the Health of It|
The "arts in healthcare" is a wide-ranging international movement that covers the waterfront of possibilities for how the arts enhance lives and impact patient care, hospital environments, care for caregivers, and community-building within medical and other settings.
| 2005-03-10||Meditation May Reduce Heart Disease Risk|
Black adolescents with high normal blood pressure who practice transcendental meditation improve the ability of their blood vessels to relax and may reduce their risk of becoming adults with cardiovascular disease, researchers say.
|--Science Daily, US|
| 2005-03-09||Bill would decriminalize alternative health practices|
A group of Republicans and alternative medicine providers came together Tuesday to introduce a bill to decriminalize alternative medicine in Ohio.
|--Business Courier, US|
| 2004-03-28|| Tai chi infection protection |
A new study shows Tai Chi Chih -- a variant form of Tai Chi -- can boost seniors' immunity to the shingles virus.
|--News 8, Austin, TX|
| 2004-03-26|| Vitamins: Boost for the brain |
Increasingly, the kinds of memory problems that have long been seen as inevitable with age are now thought to be avoidable—or at least postponable. The more scientists look at the way we age, the more they recognize the value of eating right and exercising regularly.
| 2003-02-02|| Glucosamine May Ease Knee Pain
A small study has found that daily doses of glucosamine, a widely available nutritional supplement, reduce discomfort and improve mobility in people with chronic knee pain.
| 2003-02-02|| 'Good' Fatty Acid for Diabetics
An essential fatty acid called conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) may help people with diabetes reduce their weight and blood sugar.
| 2002-02-22|| Laughter eases hospital pain
The old adage "laughter is the best medicine" has proved its worth among children coping with pain, research suggests.
| 2002-02-22|| Fish 'reduces premature birth risk'
Eating fish in pregnancy reduces the risk of having a premature birth, scientists have found.
Every year over 13 million babies are born prematurely across the world - many in developing countries.
| 2001-12-24|| Vitamin E could halt Alzheimer's
A daily vitamin E supplement could protect the brain and prevent the onset of diseases such as Alzheimer's, a study suggests. Scientists in Japan discovered it is possible to reverse a degenerative brain disease simply by administering vitamin E.
| 2001-12-24|| Study: Eating More Often Cuts Cholesterol
Eating more often appears to reduce cholesterol levels by five percent, according to a finding in the British Medical Journal. This is associated with reductions in coronary heart disease ranging from 10 percent to 21 percent, say researchers.
| 2001-09-29|| Study: Lean diet may mean long life
It's never too late to cut back on the calories to prolong life, even in your later years, a study involving mice and low-calorie diets indicates.
| 2001-06-26|| Artist Emerges With Works in a 'Private Language'
Judith Scott, a woman with Down syndrome, who spent decades in institutions, has met some success as a fiber artist, though she does not speak, hear, read or write.
|--New York Times|
| 2001-04-16|| The Power of Yoga
It's the exercise cum meditation for the new millennium, one that doesn't so much pump you up as bliss you out. Yoga now straddles the continent — from Hollywood, where $20 million-a-picture actors queue for a session with their guru du jour, to Washington, where, in the gym of the Supreme Court, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and 15 others faithfully take their class each Tuesday morning.
| 2001-03-30|| Chinese Herbal Medicine to be Industrialized
To shift the superiority of Chinese Traditional Medicine (CTM) in the cultural aspect into the economical one, the industrialization of the CTM and quickening its pace of technical progress has been listed as a project of key importance in the tenth Five-year Plan.
| 2001-03-18|| We Can Control Memory
Two American researchers at the University of Oregon say they have proof that people can influence the content of their memories.
Legumes & Soybeans: Health Boosters!
Legumes play an important role in the traditional diets of many regions throughout the world. In contrast in Western countries beans tend to play only a minor dietary role despite the fact that they are low in fat and are excellent sources of protein, dietary fiber, and a variety of micronutrients and phytochemicals. Soybeans are unique among the legumes because they are a concentrated source of isoflavones. Isoflavones have weak estrogenic properties and the isoflavone genistein influences signal transduction. Soyfoods and isoflavones have received considerable attention for their potential role in preventing and treating cancer and osteoporosis.
|--American Journal of Clinical Nutrition|