Kids, these days, have a greater number of stressors than any other generation has experienced. But while some studies show that certain stressors can improve learning, adapting and coping; certain stressors like physical abuse, emotional trauma, poverty and neglect can have a lasting negative impact on a child’s development. A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers recently …
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Typing the word 'stress' in the App Store research bar produces a multitude of apps oriented towards detecting and reducing stress, most of which are presented as lighthearted distractions. Now scientists have created a device that tests the levels of the stress hormone cortisol in saliva and presents results on smartphones. 'We have developed a method for measuring cortisol in saliva using a …
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Tulsi or holy basil is considered as one of the holiest plants. This sacred plant is a principle herb in India's Ayuvedic medicinal practices. It is well-known for its wide range of health-promoting and disease-preventing properties. Renowned for its calming effect, know what makes this wonder herb an effective natural remedy to fight against stress.  Read more about Top 10 health benefits of …
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Scientists said Sunday they may have unravelled how chronic stress leads to heart attack and stroke: triggering overproduction of disease-fighting white blood cells which can be harmful in excess. Surplus cells clump together on the inner walls of arteries, restricting blood flow and encouraging the formation of clots that block circulation or break off and travel to another part of the body. …
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Patients with confirmed episodes of awareness during anaesthesia and surgery do not seem to be at increased risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), says a study. 'We found no indication that intra-operative awareness with recall had any long-term effects on patients' psychosocial outcome,' said Tanja Laukkala from Centre for Military Medicine in Helsinki, Finland. The long-term follow-up …
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Who would not be depressed if they were fired from their job? We're sure some people would be more depressed than the others, obviously. In a recent study conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health, it was found that the impact of job loss is significantly stronger for those with little or no wealth than for wealthier individuals. Also, the impact of job loss due to plant closure was …
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Bored of your daily monotonous life? Add some creativity to it. Creativity is not about just about art and craft. It can also involve science, maths and probably anything and everything you can think about. You just need to put your thinking cap on and explore yourself a bit more. This quick video explains why you need creativity in your life in order to live a healthy, fulfilling life.  It …
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Avoid undue stress in life as it may accelerate age-related changes in your brain. Researchers have found that aged rats with high levels of the stress hormone corticosterone (similar to the human stress hormone cortisol) showed structural changes in the brain and short-term memory deficits. 'Research suggests that how the body responds to stress may be one of the factors influencing how the …
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Stress isn’t very uncommon these days due to deadlines, work pressure, too many errands to run, etc. But being in a constant state of stress can show its effects on your skin. Dr Dinyar Workingboxwalla, a celebrity cosmetologist with clients like Jacqueline Fernandes, Lara Dutta, points out how stress affects our beauty with tips to counter the same. Here is an excerpt from his book ‘Beauty …
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Are you shy and a reserved? That could be one of the reasons for your stress and unhappiness. People who are introverts or shy away from social interaction reach a state of perpetual stress. They might not show that they’re unhappy but deep down are surrounded by worries, fears and feeling of loneliness which is detrimental to their health. Researchers from the University College Dublin …
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A study by Aarhus University shows that the risk of obesity increases if a person has faced severe stress in early life. Though the researchers have previously shown that severe stress experienced by pregnant women can lead to weight problems for children between 10 and 13 years, a correlation between the mother’s level of stress during pregnancy and the risk of developing overweight or obesity …
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As goes the famous saying ‘You can’t buy happiness but you can buy chocolates and it’s kind of the same thing.’ Every single person on this planet loves eating chocolates and if someone disagrees then that person is definitely lying. We have got science to prove it. A study carried out by François-Pierre J and colleagues analysed the everyday experience of eating chocolates on anxiety, …
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How stressed you are during pregnancy can affect the health of your kid even when they grow up. Researchers have found that unborn children who are exposed to severe stress levels, have an increased risk of becoming overweight or developing obesity as adults. If the expectant mother lost her husband during pregnancy, her son had twice the risk of developing obesity in adulthood, the findings …
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As Indian soccer buffs get hooked to the FIFA World Cup, health experts are advising fans to rein in their emotions and take precautions to cope with the rigours of the late-night schedules of the globe's biggest sporting extravaganza. Observing that emotional stress on seeing one's favourite team perform badly may spill into the other aspects of life, clinical psychologist Tanmoy Mitra …
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