Meditation Can Help Improve Focus in People With Anxiety

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People who tend to ruminate and dwell on the same anxious thoughts could benefit from mindful meditation, a new study finds.

Thunderstorms Can Trigger Asthma Flares, Study Finds

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Rain often helps people with allergies or allergic asthma by bringing pollen to the ground. But a new study says that's not necessarily the case with thunderstorms, which may actually trigger asthma outbreaks.

Exercise and Vitamin D: A Heart-Healthy Combo

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of exercise and sufficient vitamin D levels may reduce the risk of serious heart problems more than either one alone, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: How to Get Enough Vitamin D

(HealthDay News) -- Sunlight provides much-needed vitamin D, but you have to protect yourself from sun damage and skin cancer.

Is a Low-Salt Diet Always Healthy?

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Steering clear of salty foods might not be as helpful for your heart health as previously thought, a new study claims.

'Mindfulness' Probably Won't Cure Your Back Pain: Study

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Proponents of mindfulness-based stress reduction claim it can improve relationships, mental health, weight and more. But, one complaint it's unlikely to fix is lower back pain, researchers now say.

Leading Medical Groups Join March for Science on April 22

MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than two dozen U.S. medical groups say they will join the March for Science on Earth Day.

Could a Daily Vitamin Curb Smog's Effect on the Heart?

FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's a lot of evidence to show that breathing in dirty air can harm your heart. But a small new study suggests that daily vitamin B supplements might counteract that effect.

Chiropractors Not Magicians When It Comes to Chronic Back Pain

TUESDAY, April 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Chiropractors can help ease some cases of low back pain, though their treatments may be no better than taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, a new analysis finds.

Music May Soothe the 'Savage Beast' of Post-Op Pain

FRIDAY, April 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients recovering from back surgery often struggle with pain and anxiety, but new research shows that music therapy may help ease their discomfort.