Interventions Based on Music and Massage Can Alleviate Pain and Anxiety in Burn Patients

Written by Angeline De Leon, Staff Writer. Burn patients groups who received either music, massage, or music and massage, experienced significant improvements in pain, anxiety, and relaxation compared to the control group receiving just primary care. These improvements were also significant in all three groups when comparing before intervention (baseline) to after intervention. (more…)

Tea Catechin and Caffeine can Activate Brown Adipose Tissue and Increase Thermogenic Capacity

Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. Drinking a tea catechin and caffeine containing beverage significantly increased energy expenditure by activating brown adipose tissue in participating subjects. As well, longer term daily ingestion of a catechin beverage chronically elevated cold-induced thermogenesis in participating subjects but not in the control group. (more…)

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