Meditation is "about training in awareness and getting a healthy sense of perspective", noted Headspace - an app that guides its users on how to meditate. Now a research study demonstrated the lifeskill can achieve so much more.
Led by Dr. Chayakrit Krittanawong, his research – published in the American Journal of Cardiology – revealed those who partake in meditation have a reduced level of cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels. "I believe in meditation, as it can give us a sense of calm, peace, and stress reduction, leading to improvement of our emotional well-being," said Dr. Krittanawong. His research utilises data from more than 61,000 survey participants collated from the annual National Health Interview Survey.
This research study adds to a growing body of evidence highlighting the benefits of regular meditation.
WVU connecting southern West Virginians with substance use disorder to recovery resources, jobs, transportation and more
The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded a two-year, nearly $500,000 grant to WVU for the project, “West Virginia Inspiring Hope,” to enhance and expand the existing recovery-to-work ecosystem, including training, job placement, recovery treatment, housing and transportation in a seven-county area — Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Summers and Webster.
On Dec. 31, 2019, the World Health Organization's (WHO) office in China noted a report of cases of "viral pneumonia" on the website of the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission. Earlier that same month, there was another important milestone: at its headquarters in Geneva, the WHO celebrated the 40th anniversary of the confirmation of the eradication of smallpox. As more and more people receive vaccines and with steep declines in the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide, what does the end of this pandemic look like? Will we also win freedom from this virus?
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