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2010-06-18 06:40:00

AUGUSTA, Ga., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Meditation and deep breathing techniques, as a form of relaxation, have been in use for thousands of years. However, in the unique new book Pranayama (published by AuthorHouse), author Dr. Ravinder Jerath presents explanations and illustrations to more easily and succinctly explain exactly how meditation and deep breathing techniques beneficially affect the human body. The book's title, Pranayama, is taken from a yoga term for a type of breathing. It...

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2010-03-09 09:12:33

Randomized trial with Group Health patients shows general response A new randomized trial shows that on average, three months after receiving a series of 10 massage sessions, patients had half the symptoms of anxiety. This improvement resembles that previously reported with psychotherapy, medications, or both. But the trial, published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, also found massage to be no more effective than simple relaxation in a room alone with soft, soothing music. "We were...

2009-12-11 15:38:20

Obese patients who lost a moderate amount of weight by eating less and exercising more improved their cardiovascular health, says a study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The results of this two-year study, published in the Dec. 15, 2009, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, showed that weight loss led to improvement in four key measures of heart and vascular health. The improvements seen in the study participants included decreased thickness of...

2009-10-26 09:00:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from the 13th annual consumer survey conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®) indicate that 32 percent of Americans are seeking massage for medical and health reasons, tying relaxation and stress reduction for the first time as the top reasons people get massages. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/amta/40810/ (Photo:...

2008-10-28 09:00:39

KENILWORTH, N.J., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corp., today announced that a study published in the November 2008 issue of the medical journal, Anesthesiology (Vol. 109, No. 5)(1) demonstrated that sugammadex produced a significantly more rapid recovery from profound rocuronium-induced muscle relaxation than the conventional reversal agent neostigmine. Importantly, this is the first comparative study to demonstrate that rapid reversal of profound rocuronium-induced...

2008-09-15 18:00:11

By MARJIE GILLIAM In the past, relaxation was cited as the leading motivator for getting a massage, but increasingly Americans are looking to massage therapy for medical reasons and pain relief. Statistics from a 2006 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics showed that 1 in 4 adults in this country said they had experienced a daylong bout of pain in the past month, and one in 10 said the pain lasted a full year or more....

2008-07-29 18:00:51

KENILWORTH, N.J., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation today announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved BRIDION(R) (sugammadex) injection, the first and only selective relaxant binding agent (SRBA) and the first major pharmaceutical advance in the field of anesthesia in two decades. BRIDION is indicated for routine reversal of the commonly used muscle relaxants rocuronium or vecuronium and for immediate reversal of rocuronium in adults, and for...

2008-03-11 18:00:45

KENILWORTH, N.J., March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Committee on Anesthetics and Life Support has recommended sugammadex for approval. After reviewing data on the safety and efficacy of the medication, the committee unanimously recommended approval of the company's application for marketing. The FDA is not bound by the committee's recommendations; however, they usually are considered carefully...

2008-01-29 12:00:08

Offering the most advanced system ever created for sleep aid and relaxation, Raffel Comfort Sciences and its flagship brand Tranquil Ease introduce the patented, "Sound Asleep"™ Biorhythm® Massage System. Raffel Comfort Sciences is a leading manufacturer of relaxation and personal comfort products. "Sound Asleep" offers full-body, head-to-toe massages that wash away stress and help people fall asleep faster. Using the device, the wireless mattress massager...

2007-10-28 03:00:14

By Anonymous Excerpted from the book, Teaching Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting: A Childbirth Educator's Perspective written by Marcy White (available for purchase from the ICEA Bookcenter). Childbirth educators can teach relaxation knowing that it has a well- established research base with many uses, not only for childbearing, but for general health care as well. There is considerable research to document the benefits of relaxation in reducing hypertension, insomnia, anxiety, stress, and...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'