Though it has gained popularity in the West as medically and psychologically beneficial, meditation can produce a much wider variety of outcomes, not all of them calm and relaxing, according to a new study that analyzes meditation-related challenges.
One year after the University’s diversity and inclusion action plan committed to doubling the number of faculty from historically underrepresented groups, two initiatives are already attracting both early-career and experienced scholars to Brown.
Sergio Gonzalez, senior vice president for university advancement and external affairs at the University of Miami, has been named senior vice president for advancement at Brown University, effective Aug. 1, 2017.
As she prepares to step down as the inaugural dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, Terrie Fox Wetle is earning praise for leading fast growth yet instilling a family feel at Brown’s newest professional school.
Some of the newest wheelchairs, prosthetics, hearing, speech and communication devices could provide great help for people with disabilities in the workforce, but non-technological barriers often limit their promise.
Plumes of vapor generated by ancient impacts on Mars created tornado-like winds possibly swirling at more than 500 miles per hour, which explain mysterious streaks seen near large impact craters on the Martian surface.
New research shows that New Englanders are susceptible to serious health effects even when the heat index is below 100, a finding that has helped to change the National Weather Service threshold for heat warnings.
People with dementia living in nursing homes that implemented the MUSIC & MEMORY program were more likely to cease using antipsychotic and antianxiety drugs and engaged in fewer problematic behaviors, according to the first evaluation of the program.
Evidence in a new study casts doubt on the idea, favored by members of both political parties, that slapping a copay on Medicare home health care will save money by deterring use of the benefit among seniors.