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RELAXATION THERAPY FOR PREVENTING AND TREATING PRETERM LABOUR

Preterm birth, before 37 completed weeks’ gestation, is likely to have an effect on a baby’s survival and health. Adverse outcomes for the baby include respiratory distress syndrome, infections, congenital heart defects and thermoregulation problems. Woman’s psychological stress during pregnancy may be a predictor of preterm labour and preterm birth. We investigated the effectiveness of … Continue reading

MINDBODY INTERVENTIONS DURING PREGNANCY FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING WOMEN’S ANXIETY

Mind-body interventions like yoga or hypnotherapy may be effective for reducing anxiety. These can be learned to induce mental relaxation and alter negative thinking related to anxiety to change the perception of a stressful event, leading to better adapted behaviour and coping skills. Their effectiveness for treatment or prevention of women’s anxiety during pregnancy needs to … Continue reading

NON-HORMONAL INTERVENTIONS FOR REDUCING HOT FLUSHES IN WOMEN WITH A HISTORY OF BREAST CANCER

Breast cancer is one of the most frequent cancers worldwide and its treatment can produce disturbing symptoms including hot flushes, the sudden feeling of heat in the face, neck and chest. Hormonal treatments are used to control such symptoms in postmenopausal women but for women with a history of breast cancer these are not recommended … Continue reading

MEDITATION THERAPIES FOR ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that affects a significant number of children and adults in a variety of ways. It is characterized by chronic levels of inattention, impulsiveness and hyperactivity. Meditation therapy could be a beneficial treatment for those diagnosed with ADHD. The objective of this review was to assess the efficacy of this … Continue reading

RELAXATION FOR HYPERTENSION

The World Health Organisation estimates that high blood pressure leads to over 7 million deaths each year, about 13% of the total deaths worldwide. If people lower their blood pressure, they are less likely to die or to have heart attacks and strokes. If someone’s blood pressure is only slightly too high, they may prefer … Continue reading