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Harvard yoga scientists find proof of meditation benefit

Scientists are getting close to proving what yogis have held to be true for centuries -- yoga and meditation can ward off stress and disease. John Denninger, HMS instructor in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is leading a five-year study on how the ancient practices affect genes and brain activity in the chronically stressed. Research by Herbert Benson, mind/body medical institute professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is also cited.

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