Carolyn Crist

Music playlists could help dementia patients

25 Jun 2019

Personalized music playlists that rekindle memories of childhood and happy moments may bring joy to dementia patients, because music can activate parts of the brain not affected by the disease, experts say.

Spending minimum two hours weekly in nature tied to good health, wellbeing

21 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - People who experience nature for at least 120 minutes per week are more likely to report good health and psychological wellbeing, a large UK study suggests.

Few heart patients use cardiac rehab after stenting

20 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - Just one in three patients enrolls in recommended cardiac rehabilitation after having a blocked heart artery cleared and a stent inserted, a Michigan study suggests.

Physical un-fitness linked with depression, anxiety in middle-aged women

19 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - Mid-life women with weak upper and lower body fitness may be more prone to depression and anxiety, a study from Singapore suggests.

Obesity-related pain contributes to opioid use

19 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - Long-term use of prescription opioids for chronic pain is more common among people who are overweight or obese, a new study finds.

Bringing photos to dermatology appointments can help

19 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - More patients are bringing pictures of their skin problems to their dermatologists, which helps the doctors better observe the progression and potentially diagnose the condition, according to a new study.

Listening to music may ease cancer patients' pain

14 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - Listening to music at home may reduce cancer patients' pain and fatigue and ease symptoms like loss of appetite and difficulty concentrating, according to research in Taiwan.

Experimental mobile app helps manage migraines

14 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - A smartphone-based relaxation app could help migraine sufferers reduce the number of headaches they get each month, a small study suggests.

Consistent bedtime routines help children's sleep self-control

12 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - Using consistent bedtime strategies such as allowing infants to fall asleep on their own can improve their sleep, New Zealand researchers say.

International travelers' lung health impacted in polluted cities

07 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - When healthy international travelers visit a city with higher levels of particle pollution than at home, their heart and lung function quickly deteriorate, a small study suggests.

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