Aromatherapy may reduce stress and anxiety , WVU researcher suggests

Aromatherapy may reduce nurses’ stress, WVU researcher suggests

The researchers found that participants felt significantly less stressed, anxious, fatigued and overwhelmed after wearing the aromatherapy patches. The levels of anxiety and fatigue they reported fell by 40 percent, and their stress levels and feelings of being overwhelmed decreased by half.

***The patches were infused with a citrusy blend of essential oils: lemon, orange, mandarin, pink grapefruit, lemongrass, lime and peppermint.

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Reven, Marian & Humphrey-Rowan, Janelle & Moore, Nina. (2020). West Virginia University Oncology Nurses Don Aromatherapy Patches: A Pilot Feasibility Study/ “The International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy” (IJPHA) Volume 8, Issue 4, Spring 2020.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340487906_West_Virginia_University_Oncology_Nurses_Don_Aromatherapy_Patches_A_Pilot_Feasibility_Study_The_International_Journal_of_Professional_Holistic_Aromatherapy_IJPHA_Volume_8_Issue_4_Spring_2020

Cloth Masks May Prevent Transmission of COVID-19: An Evidence-Based, Risk-Based Approach

https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-2567

Beware of false negatives in diagnostic testing of COVID-19

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/jhm-bof052620.php

Pandemic likely to cause long-term health problems, Yale School of Public Health finds

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/ysop-plt052020.php#.Xss0KInDXgQ.wordpress

Social isolation increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and death from all causes

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/sh-sii051820.php#.XssyzNlZeQ4.wordpress

Social isolation linked to more severe COVID-19 outbreaks

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/p-sil051920.php#.XssxctNHIyM.wordpress

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Blue light can help heal mild traumatic brain injury

Blue light can help heal mild traumatic brain injury

 

“Daily exposure to blue wavelength light each morning helps to re-entrain the circadian rhythm so that people get better, more regular sleep. This is likely true for everybody, but we recently demonstrated it in people recovering from mild traumatic brain injury, or mTBI. That improvement in sleep was translated into improvements in cognitive function, reduced daytime sleepiness and actual brain repair,” said William D. “Scott

William D.S. Killgore, John R. Vanuk, Bradley R. Shane, Mareen Weber, Sahil Bajaj. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of blue wavelength light exposure on sleep and recovery of brain structure, function, and cognition following mild traumatic brain injury. Neurobiology of Disease, 2020; 134: 104679 DOI: 10.1016/j.nbd.2019.104679

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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0969996119303547?via%3Dihub#f0035

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