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In the News: December 2012 Archives



Natural Health News

Mindful Multitasking: Meditation First Can Calm Stress, Aid Concentration



  June 13, 2012 -- Need to do some serious multitasking? Some training in meditation beforehand could make the work smoother and less stressful, new research from the University of Washington shows.   Work by UW Information School professors David Levy and Jacob Wobbrock suggests that meditation training can help people working with information stay on tasks longer with fewer distractions and also improves memory and reduces stress. Their paper was published in the May...

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Meditation Appears to Produce Enduring Changes in Emotional Processing in the Brain



  Nov. 12, 2012 -- A new study has found that participating in an 8-week meditation training program can have measurable effects on how the brain functions even when someone is not actively meditating. In their report in the November issue of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston University (BU), and several other research centers also found differences in those effects based on the specific type of meditation practiced.The two...

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Many Flame Retardants in House Dust at Unsafe Levels, Study Finds



  ScienceDaily (Nov. 28, 2012) -- A peer-reviewed study of the largest number of flame retardants ever tested in homes found that most houses had levels of at least one flame retardant that exceeded a federal health guideline.   The journal Environmental Science & Technology will publish the study online on Nov. 28. The study led by scientists at Silent Spring Institute tested for 49 flame retardant chemicals in household dust, the main route of...

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Mercury Released Into Air Contaminates Ocean Fish



Ab     ScienceDaily (Dec. 3, 2012) -- In new research published in a special issue of the journal Environmental Health Perspectives and in "Sources to Seafood: Mercury Pollution in the Marine Environment" -- a companion report by the Dartmouth-led Coastal and Marine Mercury Ecosystem Research Collaborative (C-MERC), scientists report that mercury released into the air and then deposited into oceans contaminates seafood commonly eaten by people in the U.S. and globally. Over the past...

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