Family structure and health, how companionship acts as a buffer against ill health.

Authors:  J.D. Meyer, K.M. Crombie, D.B. Cook, C.J. Hillard, & K.F. Koltyn Citation: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (2019); 51(9):1909-17 Background: Exercise has been shown to reduce depression and

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Serum Endocannabinoid and Mood Changes After Exercise in Major Depressive Disorder

Authors:  J.D. Meyer, K.M. Crombie, D.B. Cook, C.J. Hillard, & K.F. KoltynCitation: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (2019); 51(9):1909-17Background: Exercise has been shown to reduce depression and is as

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Walk to a Better Night of Sleep: Testing the Relationship Between Physical Activity and Sleep

Authors: A.N. Sullivan Bisson, S.A. Robinson, & M.E. LachmanCitation: Sleep Health (2019); 5(5): 484-97Background: Sleep disorders are extremely common, affecting between 50 and 70 million adults. Many people use medications (over

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Endocannabinoid and Opioid System Interactions in Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia

Authors: K.M. Crombie, A.G. Brellenthin, C.J. Hillard, and K.F. Koltyn.Citation: Pain Medicine 2018; 19:118-123Background: It is well known that exercise reduces pain in a process called hypoalgesia. For years, it was

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Effect of psycho-regulatory massage therapy on pain and depression in women with chronic and/or somatoform back pain – A controlled clinical trial

Authors: S. Baumgart, A. Baumbach-Kraft, J. LorenzCitation:  Brain Sci. 2020, 10, 721; doi:10.3390/brainsci10100721Background: Massage therapy has long been used as a means of accessing emotions through the skin and nervous system.

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Effect of a hand massage with a warm hand bath on sleep and relaxation in elderly women with disturbance of sleep: A crossover trial

Authors: Y. Kudo & M. SasakiCitation: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (2020), 1064-1075Background: Massage therapy has been shown to have a relaxing and comforting effect which may benefit sleep. Warm baths

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Touch and Social Support Influence Interpersonal Synchrony and Pain

Authors: M.C.Reddan, H.Young, J.Falkner, M.Lopez-Sola & T.D.WagerCitation: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (2020), 1064-1075Background: Several types of touch (including gentle stroking, massage, and handholding) have been shown to reduce pain. Similarly,

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Cannabimimetic Effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Authors: J. McPartland, A. Giuffirda, J. King, E. Skinner, J. Scotter & R. Musty.Citation: JAOA, 2005, 105(6):283-292.Background: Osteopatic manipulation has long been recognized to work on several levels, inducing musculoskeletal, neurological,

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Exercise-induced euphoria and anxiolysis do not depend on endogenous opioids in humans

Authors: M. Sibers, S.V. Biedermann, L. Bindila, B. Lutz, J. FussCitation: Psychoneuroendocrinlogy, 126 (2021) 1015173: 1-7Background: It is deeply ingrained in current biological and health sciences education that the “runner’s high”

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Cannabidiol in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Series.

Authors: Lucas Elms, Scott Shannon, Shannon Hughes, and Nicole Lewis. Background: In the US Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has a lifetime prevalence of 6.1%, making it a relatively common condition.

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