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Owning a dog may be good for your heart

November 17, 2017

People who own dogs, either as a single individual or within a family, showed lower risk of cardiovascular death in a Swedish nationwide study.

“We show that dog ownership is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in single households and with a reduced risk of cardiovascular and all-cause death in the general population,” the researchers wrote. “Taken together, we believe our longitudinal population-wide design provides the most robust evidence so far of a link between dog ownership and health outcomes.”

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Novel therapy improves outcomes in patients with fibromyalgia

October 19, 2017
Research published in Pain indicated that the novel emotional awareness and expression therapy improved many outcomes in patients with fibromyalgia, when compared with…
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Magic mushrooms may ‘reset’ brain connectivity in depression

October 18, 2017
Recent findings suggest that treatment with psilocybin may “reset” brain connectivity in patients with treatment-resistant depression. “Several of our…
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Tai chi viable option for patients declining cardiac rehabilitation

October 11, 2017
Tai chi may be a safe and effective alternative option for the improvement of physical activity among patients with CHD who decline enrollment in cardiac rehabilitation…
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