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Study finds racial disparities in culturally competent cancer care

Many non-white minority cancer survivors place importance on seeing doctors who share or understand their culture, but they are less likely than non-Hispanic whites to be able to do that, according to a new study from Harvard affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and University of Texas Southwestern. The study, which is one of the first nationally representative studies… Read More »

Mindfulness meditation study shows changes in neural responses to pain and fear

Participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to alter how the brain processes fear memories. In a study that will appear in the Nov. 1 issue of Biological Psychiatry, a team led by researchers at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) report that mindfulness meditation appears to help extinguish fearful associations. A common way to… Read More »

Study reveals bacon butties, burgers and hotdogs 'NOT linked to early deaths'

Bacon butties, burgers and hotdogs will not lead to early deaths, experts claim. A scientific study of 54,000 people failed to find any link between red and processed meats and the risk of heart disease, diabetes or cancer. And experts say it is safe to enjoy the foodstuffs three or four times a week in… Read More »

Study Offers New Insights On How Social Media Affects Girls’ Mental Health

null Getty There’s little doubt that social media is not great for mental health—studies have reported for several years now that more time spent on social media is linked to mental health issues, from low self-esteem and loneliness to depression and even suicidality. A new study from University College London and Imperial College London makes… Read More »