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Meditation and Psychoneuroimmunology

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Psychoneuroimmunology Meditation practices may have impacts on physiological pathways related to stress and various diseases. Meditation practices have been found to have benefits including • Calming the mind; • Promoting focused … Continue reading

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Effects of Mind-Body Interventions on the Proinflammatory Transcription Factor NF-κB

Mind-body interventions such as Tai Chi, Qigong, yoga, and meditation have been found to improve the quality of life. Recent studies have shown that these methods may affect the biological activities especially inflammation. A meta-study of 26 trials about mind-body … Continue reading

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Stress, Depression, and Inflammation

Inflammation is a risk factor for many aging problems such as metabolic syndrome, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and frailty (Jaremka et al., 2013). Inflammation can be enhanced by stress and depression, such as in the condition of troubled relationships. … Continue reading

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Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Cytokines, and Immune Functions

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has been associated with the malfunctions of multiple biological systems and pathways, especially the cytokines of the immune system. The altered immune functions may influence crucial neurodevelopmental processes (Napolioni et al., 2013). For example, the cytokines … Continue reading

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infections, Psychological Stress, and Mood Disorders

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a beta-herpes virus that may be associated with aging and many health problems. The infection of CMV can be asymptomatic. However, higher levels of serum cytokines including TNF-alpha and IL-6 have been observed in CMV infections, which … Continue reading

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Stress, Skin Disorders, and Psychoneuroimmunology

With a history of about 30 years, psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) studies the interactions among psychological activities, the nervous system, and the immune system. In the area of dermatology, many dermatologic diseases have been found to be related to mental and psychological … Continue reading

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