The intention and scope of this review is <welcome>

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Does "welcome" here mean "gladly received"? What is confusing (more or less) is the professor uses such word to describe science for which rigor is golden standard.

The 2014 analysis found meditation and mindfulness may provide modest benefits in anxiety, depression and pain. He also cites a 2013 review published in Clinical Psychology Review for mindfulness-based therapy that found similar results. “The intention and scope of this review is welcome—it is looking to introduce rigor and balance into this emerging new field,” says Willem Kuyken, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Oxford in England, who was not involved in research for the new report.

-Scientific American

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