The “Core Four”: Small But Mighty Mindfulness Tactics
“Mindfulness training need not be a marathon. Here are some “sprints.””

First integrated Human Lung Cell Atlas provides insights into lung diseases
“COLUMBUS, Ohio – The largest and most comprehensive cell map of the human lung was announced recently in a manuscript published in Nature Medicine. Revealing the great diversity of cell types in the lung and key differences between health and disease, the Human Lung Cell Atlas will be a valuable resource for lung researchers.”

Why China’s changing diet is a bellyache for public health
“The shift from traditional cuisine to an increasingly Western diet is creating issues for nutrition researchers and countering other steps forward in public health.”

Survey: Millions of People in the US Forgo Medications to Reduce Costs
“In 2021, more than 9 million US adults aged 18 to 64 years did not take their medications as prescribed because of costs, according to a report by the National Center for Health Statistics. These individuals made up 8.2% of adults in this age group who took prescription drugs in the 12 months preceding the survey.”

Light exercise speeds healing after a concussion
“People who did light exercise within 48 hours after a concussion saw their symptoms resolve in about half the time as those who waited more than a week to exercise, a new University of Michigan study found. The study adds to the growing body of science that suggests that “cocoon therapy”—bed rest in the dark with minimal mental stimulation after concussion—isn’t good for patients.”

All About Grounding: Techniques to Connect to Nature
“Grounding, also called earthing, is a technique some people use to connect their physical bodies to the earth’s electrical energy. Planet Earth has a negative electric charge. Some scientists theorize that there is a transfer of free electrons to the human body during grounding.”

Research reveals devastating impact of Western diet on human health
“In a recent study published in the journal Nutrients, researchers discuss the impact of the Western diet on various aspects of human health including metabolism, the gut microbiome, inflammation, cardiovascular health, mitochondrial fitness, cancer, and mental health.”

How mindfulness can help couples thrive during the transition to parenthood
“Trait mindfulness (a person’s general tendency to be aware of their present moment experiences with an attitude of non-judgment and acceptance) is indirectly associated with greater relationship satisfaction during the transition to parenthood through its negative association with perceived stress, according to new research published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.”

The secret of Novak Djokovic’s record-breaking tennis success – is his mental resilience
“It comes as no surprise to anyone who follows tennis that Novak Djokovic won his 23rd Grand Slam at the French Open this month, making him the most successful men’s tennis player in history. The Serbian player is consistently hard to beat, even when he is playing poorly. But what is it that sets him apart?”