Health Tips: Reduce Depression, Prostate, and Bowel Diseases

YOGA CAN HELP REDUCE SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION

Attending yoga and deep breathing classes at least twice a week and regular practice at home can help people reduce symptoms of depression, according to a new study from Boston University School of Medicine.

The findings, which appear in the Journal of alternative and complementary medicine, provide preliminary support for the use of yoga-based interventions as an alternative or supplement to pharmacologic treatments for depression. This Study used lyengar yoga.

WHAT CAUSES THE SPREAD OF PROSTATE CANCER TO BONES

A Washington State University researcher has discovered the way prostate cancer cells hijack the body’s bone maintenance, facilitating the spread of bone cancers present in some 90 percent of prostate-cancer fatalities.

The Findings appear in the the journal cancer cell. Working with colleagues at the Cedar-Sinai Medical Center and elsewhere, Jason Wu, an assistant professor of pharmacy at WSU Spokane, found the process appears to respond to the same drugs found in antidepressants.

ROLE OF GOOD BACTERIA IN BOWEL DISEASES

Beneficial bacteria may be the key help reverse a cycle of gut inflammation seen in certain inflammatory bowel diseases, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have found.

At this point we have limited treatment options and no cure for people with inflammatory bowel disease, said Justin E. Wilson, PhD, Research Assistant Professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Genetics and co-first author of the Study.