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Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in world's first Roundup cancer trial
11 August 2018 - A California jury on Friday (10 August) found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages. (more)

U.S. appeals court orders EPA to ban pesticide said to harm
9 August 2018 - A divided federal appeals court on Thursday (9 August) ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ban a widely-used pesticide that critics say can endanger children and farmers. Writing for the Seattle-based appeals court, Judge Jed Rakoff directed the EPA to ban chlorpyrifos within 60 days, saying the agency failed to counteract 'scientific evidence that its residue on food causes neurodevelopmental damage to children.' (more)

US study: Greening vacant lots improves mental health
7 August 2018 - Planting new grass and trees and making other improvements to vacant lots may reduce neighbors' feelings of depression and worthlessness, a recent study suggests. Improving blighted areas could be an inexpensive way for communities to help address local mental health, say the authors. A commentary published with the study points out that a growing body of evidence ties contact with nature to health benefits. (more)

Yoga asanas on the Danube as Budapest bridge transformed into urban park
23 July 2018 - As the sun rises above Budapest, hundreds of people spread out their yoga [asana] mats on a bridge over the Danube, at the start of a day when the river crossing turns into a unique venue for concerts, dance, and picnics. On four weekends this summer, Budapest's 19th century Liberty Bridge is closed to traffic, becoming a free urban space for Hungarians and tourists. (more)

You should actually send that thank you note you've been meaning to write
20 July 2018 - New research showed the recipients of an emailed expression of gratitude felt much more 'ecstatic' than writers expected. The study, published last month in the journal Psychological Science, is an effort to fill a hole in the growing field of gratitude research. Numerous studies had documented a range of benefits to individuals who express gratitude, so then the question researchers turned to was -- what's holding people back? (more)

More U.S. teens saying 'no' to smoking and drinking
19 July 2018 - High school students in the U.S. are a lot more sober than they used to be, a new study suggests. The proportion of high school students in their final year who have never tried alcohol or drugs increased fivefold from 1975 to 2014, and surged nearly as much for younger students between 1991 and 2014, the study found. (more)

US: Homegirl Cafe offers 'platos' by ex-gang members with hope
17 July 2018 - Here, in the City of Angels [Los Angeles], Homegirl Cafe offers a unique dining experience with food prepared by former gang members gaining new skills. It's a haven for them, to be sure. But the popular cafe in the city's Chinatown is a special place for visitors, too, providing carefully crafted meals along with inspiration from ex- inmates who willingly tell stories about how they are seeking a better life. The hip cafe is an offshoot of the Homeboy Industries social enterprises founded by Jesuit priest Greg Boyle. (more)

UK: Peers and parents may have influenced drop in childhood smoking
11 July 2018 - Two consecutive generations of children in the UK had dramatically different rates of smoking at an early age, and one major reason may be the changing socioeconomic status and behaviors of their parents and friends, researchers say. Children born in 1970 were 12 times more likely to have smoked a cigarette by age 10 or 11 compared with kids born in the early 2000s, the study team reports in the journal Addictive Behaviors. (more)

U.S. judge allows lawsuits over Monsanto's Roundup to proceed to trial
10 July 2018 - Hundreds of lawsuits against Monsanto Co by cancer survivors or families of those who died can proceed to trial, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday (10 July), finding there was sufficient evidence for a jury to hear the cases that blame the company's glyphosate-containing weed-killer for the disease. (more)

Happy and healthy: one in five Dutch is super smiley
6 July 2018 - Whatever the weather, one in five Dutch adults feels glowing. This is the message from a Dutch Statistics Office study of 7,500 people between 2013 and 2017. A detailed investigation of the figures, first released in March, was published on Friday (6 July). It reveals that people who rate their happiness at 9 or 10 out of 10 are more likely to be healthy, in close contact with family and friends, trusting of strangers, and working actively as a volunteer. (more)

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American Nurses Association's 'Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation' campaign blog features Transcendental Meditation
4 August 2018 - The American Nurses Association's (ANA) Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation blog recently published an article by Amy Ruff, RN, BSN, WOCN, US National Director of Transcendental Meditation for Nurses. In 'Meditation 101: Know Your Options', she writes, 'One common misconception is that all meditation procedures are more or less ''the same''. But this is incorrect - meditation procedures often differ in their purpose, practice and the results they give.' Ruff learned TM as a new graduate RN in 1973 - tired, stressed, and full of anxiety after months in the high-stress environment of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). 'What appealed to me was the science behind [TM]': research showing physiological indications of decreased stress and improvements in health. 'After the first 20 minute meditation I felt rejuvenated, clearer and happier.... TM saved my nursing career.' (more)

Stressed out? Anxious? Looking for peace? Why some are turning to Transcendental Meditation - Detroit TV news reports
30 July 2018 - In addition to many celebrities who practise Transcendental Meditation, Detroit area TV station WXYZ features 'regular folks here in southeast Michigan [who] are among TM's fans'. A physician recalls learning TM when he was in 10th grade: 'I couldn't read for more than five minutes at a time or study [or] just focus. . . . The minute I learned [the TM] technique, I could study for an hour straight. . . . Next thing I know, I was getting all A's.' James Cahaney, director of the Transcendental Meditation centre in metro Detroit, explains, 'When you learn TM and your stress levels - cortisol, epinephrine - are reduced, then people start to feel better.' (more)

Transcendental Meditation empowers vulnerable women in Uganda - stories and research
23 July 2018 - When Nakelembe Brenda set out to help Ugandan women empower themselves by learning a skill, they often told her they were overwhelmed with stress, worry, fatigue, insomnia, depression, and ill health. After learning Transcendental Meditation, Brenda realized that she had to think of empowerment in a new way. 'Practising TM,' she said, 'helped me to stop wasting my time on worrying and to channel my energy into my work, to be more creative and recognize new opportunities.' Partnering with Judith Nassali, National Director of African Women and Girls Organization for Total Knowledge (AWAGO), Brenda arranged for a group of 60 women to start TM. Now over 600 mothers at UWOPED - and 300 of their children - have learned TM. The results have been impressive: Women who were too stressed and isolated to leave their homes are now running their own businesses, earning money to send their children to school, and 20 have become elected leaders in the women's councils of their communities. (more)

Italy: Bob Roth, David Lynch Foundation CEO, to keynote at 2018 Global Wellness Summit - October
19 July 2018 - The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the annual gathering of leaders and visionaries to positively impact and shape the future of the US$3.7 trillion global wellness economy, has announced that Bob Roth, CEO of the non-profit David Lynch Foundation and one of the world's top experts on meditation, will keynote at the conference taking place 6-8 October in Cesena, Italy. Over the past 45 years, Roth has taught Transcendental Meditation (TM), a simple, evidence-based technique to calm the mind, to many thousands of people: from at-risk youth and inmates to CEOs, military leaders, and celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Hugh Jackman, Katy Perry, Ellen DeGeneres, and Jerry Seinfeld. 'I'm excited to share new research findings and insights into why meditation needs to come out of the realm of philosophy and be categorized as serious and scientific medicine for the 21st century,' Roth said. (more)

Brazil: Health Ministry hosts 1st International Congress of Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Public Health / 3rd International Ayurveda Congress
11 July 2018 - In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 4,000 delegates recently participated in the historic 1st International Congress of Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Public Health, in which the 3rd International Ayurveda Congress formed a key part. The Ministry of Health of Brazil, while promoting the 1st International Congress of Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Public Health, had the honour to host and support the 3rd International Ayurveda Congress. The 1st International Congress marked the collaboration of important government health organizations. It also received support from the All India Ayurveda Congress, the International Academy of Ayurveda, the International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation, and the Fundacion Maharishi de Latino America. (more)

One in ten French people may suffer from PTSD: Transcendental Meditation is a solution - Forbes France reports
6 July 2018 - Managing the devastating problem of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has become a public health issue in France today, not only in the military, but across the population - one in ten French people may be affected, Forbes France reports. Some of the proposed solutions include meditation techniques, among which Transcendental Meditation has given the best results. The effects of this independent practice build up over time. A study funded by the US military has shown its superiority over long-term psychotherapy, and a recent meta-analysis found that it can be up to ten times more effective than mindfulness meditation. (more)

Serbia: 3rd International Symposium on Mind/Body Medicine in Ayurveda - Aromatherapy and Ayurveda: Conference report
5 July 2018 - Dr Branko Cicic, President of the Serbian Association for AyurVeda, reported on the recent 3rd International Symposium on Mind/Body Medicine in Ayurveda: Aromatherapy and Ayurveda. The Symposium, held in Belgrade, Serbia, was titled 'Living in a Fragrant World'. Experts gave presentations on the Fundamentals of Ayurveda, Aromatherapy, and Applied Aromatherapy - including 'AyurVeda: The Complete Science of Life' and 'Aromatherapy in AyurVeda: A Consciousness-Based Approach to Aromatherapy'. The Symposium was honoured by the presence of H.E. Mrs. Narinder Chauhan, Ambassador of India to the Republic of Serbia (more)

Celebrating American Independence Day: Helping veterans heal from post-traumatic stress with Transcendental Meditation
4 July 2018 - 'As we celebrate American Independence Day, we think of those who have helped defend and preserve that freedom. We think of the cost those brave individuals have paid, and we work to bring them relief from the trauma and toxic stress that's followed them home,' says the David Lynch Foundation on this Fourth of July holiday. Learn more about the benefits of Transcendental Meditation for post-traumatic stress and active military duty at 'Stand with us as we stand with our veterans.' (more)

US: More nurses learning Transcendental Meditation
3 July 2018 - More and more nurses in the US are learning the Transcendental Meditation technique as they become aware of its health-saving and career-saving results. Many nurses learn the technique and are awarded Continuing Education credits for the course. Some hospitals underwrite the TM course fee for their nursing staff. This news is among several recent developments regarding Transcendental Meditation and the nursing profession. (more)

1st Slovenian and 5th International Ayurveda Congress to be held 21-23 September - Ljubljana, Slovenia
1 July 2018 - The 1st Slovenian and 5th International Ayurveda Congress will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 21-23 September. The congress will illuminate the time-tested knowledge of Ayurveda health care with up-to-date insights from modern science. Breakthrough research about the consciousness-based approach to cardiovascular disorders and the specific Ayurveda approach to autoimmune disorders will be presented - locating the inner healing intelligence of the human physiology to achieve the ultimate goal of Ayurveda - a disease free society. The 5th Ayurveda Congress will join its efforts to raise the public awareness of the need for a holistic approach to health with other sections of the 11th European Congress for Integrative Medicine, which is the 'umbrella' event for all of them. (more)

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Blue light from phone screens accelerates blindness, study finds
14 August 2018 - Light from digital devices triggers creation of toxic molecule in the retina that can cause macular degeneration. Scientists say they have found how blue light from smartphones, laptops, and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness. (more)

US: Toxics from manufacturing turn up in public water systems
13 August 2018 - Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets, and fast-food wrappers. Henry Betz, at 76, rattles around his house alone at night, thinking about the water his family unknowingly drank for years that was tainted by the same contaminants, and the pancreatic cancers that killed wife Betty Jean and two others in his household. In Horsham, and surrounding towns in eastern Pennsylvania, and at other sites around the United States, the foams once used routinely in firefighting training at military bases contained per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. PFAS have been in production since the 1940s, and there are about 3,500 different types. EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] testing from 2013 to 2015 found significant amounts of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in public water supplies in 33 U.S. states. (more)

Norway: Bacteria flourishing in warmer fjord waters is infecting swimmers and seafood
7 August 2018 - The southern Nordic fjords are heating up as Europe boils, and bacteria there are flourishing, infecting swimmers and seafood, including oysters that can take months until they are safe to eat again, Norway's food safety authority said. The warm waters in southern Norway and Sweden have accelerated the reproduction of the vibrio bacteria, a species that can cause vibriosis ... (more)

Marijuana smoking by parents tied to risk of psychotic episodes in children
2 August 2018 - Cannabis (marijuana) use by mothers or fathers during pregnancy, or even only before pregnancy, is associated with an increased risk of psychotic-like episodes in their children, a Dutch study suggests. ... pot use by mothers and fathers carried similar risk, and a mother's use before pregnancy had the same effect as use during pregnancy ... (more)

Democratic Republic of Congo declares new Ebola outbreak in eastern province
1 August 2018 - Four people have tested positive for Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo just days after another outbreak that killed 33 people in the northwest was declared over, the health ministry said on Wednesday (1 August). Twenty people have already died from hemorrhagic fevers in and around Mangina, a densely populated town about 30 km (18 miles) southwest of the city of Beni and 100 km from the Ugandan border, the ministry said in its statement, without saying when the deaths occurred. (more)

Superbugs now also becoming resistant to alcohol disinfectants
1 August 2018 - Multidrug-resistant 'superbugs' that can cause dangerous infections in hospitals are becoming increasingly resistant to alcohol-based hand sanitizers and disinfectants designed to hold them at bay, scientists said. Their findings were published on Wednesday (1 August) in the journal Science Translational Medicine. (more)

Record number of severely obese children in England
28 July 2018 - A record number of primary school children are leaving school severely obese, according to new figures from Public Health England. Data for 2016/17 shows one in 25 10 to 11 year olds were severely obese. That's more than 22,000 children, and the highest level since records began. Levels of childhood obesity have remained fairly stable in recent years, but the new analysis shows that severe obesity has been on an upward trend over the last decade. (more)

'Urban island effect' compounds Phoenix's sweltering heat
26 July 2018 - When temperatures soar as they have this week in downtown Phoenix, homeless people ride the air-conditioned light rail to avoid a heat so brutal it killed 155 people in the city and surrounding areas last year. An occasional siren wails as paramedics rush to help people sick from the heat. Already devilishly hot for being in the Sonoran desert, Arizona's largest city is also an 'urban heat island,' a phenomenon that pushes up temperatures in areas covered in heat-retaining asphalt and concrete. ... In urban heat islands, solar radiation and hot air from vehicles and buildings get trapped between high-rises. There aren't enough trees to provide shade and evaporative cooling that can bring down temperatures. (more)

UK: Antidepressant prescriptions for children on the rise
24 July 2018 - The number of antidepressants prescribed to children in England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland has risen over the past three years, figures obtained by BBC's File on 4 reveal. ... The total number of prescriptions rose from 290,393 in 2015-16 to 330,616 in 2017-18. The steepest increase was seen in the youngest patients, those aged 12 and under, where the number of prescriptions rose on average by 24 percent, from 14,500 to almost 18,000. (more)

US study: Gluten-free kids' foods loaded with sugar
23 July 2018 - Children's foods that are promoted as gluten-free tend to be lacking in nutritional value and loaded with sugar just like other packaged kids' products on grocery store shelves, a U.S. study suggests. Four in five children's snacks and treats had at least 10 percent of calories from sugars -- gluten-free or not -- the study found. (more)

Global Good News reviews the impact of Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation on health

Raising health standards is a global challenge which transcends national, racial, and gender boundaries. With rising health costs threatening the economies of even the wealthiest nations, medical news repeatedly demonstrates the urgent need for a prevention-oriented approach which looks beyond specific treatments for disease to promoting good health in a holistic way.

Current health news also illustrates the inextricable relationship between individual health and the collective health of society.

Global Good News presents health news for today that looks beyond the current fragmentary and incomplete approach to health care, highlighting positive health news based on approaches that incorporate holistic knowledge of Natural Law.

Global Good News focuses on positive health news in the fields of both individual and collective health, including health news articles relating to the programmes of the Global Country of World Peace. These scientifically-validated technologies derived from the world's most ancient and complete system of natural health care, have been revived in recent decades as Maharishi's Vedic Total Knowledge Based Approach to Health. These technologies include approaches to promoting good health for the mind, body, behaviour, and environment.

Recent health news on this comprehensive system centres on its unique technologies of consciousness—Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation and Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme. Scientific research on these techniques comprises more than 600 studies conducted at over 250 independent universities and research institutions in 33 countries. These studies demonstrate a wide range of benefits for individual and collective health, and have appeared in many leading, peer-reviewed journals.

For example, in recent years, a multi-centre medical research team in America has attracted grants totalling over $24 million, principally from the US National Institutes of Health, for research on Transcendental Meditation and prevention of cardiovascular disease. These investigations have been published in prestigious medical journals such as American Journal of Cardiology, Archives of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Hypertension, Stroke, and Hypertension. Results show that Transcendental Meditation leads to sustained reductions in high blood pressure comparable to those commonly found with medication, but without adverse side-effects.

These and other well-controlled studies further demonstrate that Transcendental Meditation reduces atherosclerosis ('hardening of the arteries'), improves cardiac functioning and well-being in people with heart disease, reduces mortality from cardiovascular disease and all causes, decreases hospital admissions and health care costs, reduces smoking and alcohol consumption, and improves psychological health and well-being in both children and adults, including elderly people.

A growing number of physicians worldwide recommend Transcendental Meditation to their patients. The website: sponsored by The American Association of Physicians Practicing the Transcendental Meditation Program', provides an opportunity to ask questions of leading doctors who utilize Transcendental Meditation in their clinical practice.

In offering these Vedic technologies to the world, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Founder of the Global Country of World Peace, has revolutionized our understanding of health and established development of higher states of consciousness as fundamental to the creation of perfect health.

In reporting on health news, Global Good News is pleased to note indications of growing interest in the applications of TM and the TM-Sidhi Programme among major health-care providers and policy makers.

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