The next time you order a pizza topped with extra cheese to bust your stress, think again! Eating a single high-fat meal a day after experiencing one or more stressful events can slow the body's metabolism, potentially contributing to weight gain, almost five kg a year, says a study. 'We know from other data that we are more likely to eat the wrong foods when we are stressed, and our data say …
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These crunchy dry fruit variants can single-handedly control your stress levels and prevent them from shooting through the roof. Dry fruits like cashew nuts, pistachios, and almonds are a good source of healthy fatty acids that can protect you from the unwanted effects of stress on your body. They are generally high in vitamins E and B which help in lowering blood pressure, which tends to rise …
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If you cannot resist the sweets kept in your refrigerator and crave for food even after a sumptuous meal, you could be a victim of overeating, warn health experts. Stress, long hours of starvation and the wide variety of food options available in the market contribute to overeating, they say. Listing the various reasons that lead to overeating, dietitian Akshita Aggarwal told : 'Usually, when …
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Nutmeg is commonly called jaipahala, you might often be sprinkling this exotic spice in your recipe when cooking biriyani or chicken masala, and is an essential ingredient of garam masala too. But did you know that this spice has a number of health benefits, and is not simply used for its rich and sweet taste? Expert says that nutmeg helps boost immunity, makes your skin glow and also eases …
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What if your smartphone can test your stress level on the go? With this new app, this will become a reality soon. Researchers are working on a smartphone app that will test your stress level easily and cost-effectively. How will it work? Users will collect their saliva with a small external device. They will allow the saliva to travel onto an assay strip and then take a flash photo of the strip …
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Stress is a phenomenon we all experience at some point in our lives. Be it due to work or on the personal. While the stressor fade away, it tends to leave an indelible mark on our mind and body; including our health. A precursor to many diseases like heart disease, diabetes, loss of memory and obesity, stress slowly and steadily takes a toll on our body. But with advances in technology, you can …
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Those who love spending time with animals would agree that nothing can beat the special feeling one gets after being greeted with the innocent look and wet kisses from a pet. Believe it or not, pets are the most powerful antidote to a stressful day. What’s more? The stronger your bond with your pet, the greater the antidote action will be. Several studies till date have suggested that …
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Today our lives revolve around our smartphones. These devices have undeniably made our lives easier and better. But looking at the exponential increase in the use of cellphones, it is important to analyse whether or not the benefits of using them outweigh the associated risks. Well, according to research – they do not. Apart from draining their own batteries, cellphones do tend to drain your …
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No matter how bad you are at singing, there’s really something special about it that leaves you happy at the end of the day. Singing is like the most powerful drug that regulates mood, lowers anxiety and eliminates depression, to amplify positive feelings without leaving behind any undesirable side-effects.  Scientists believe that all types of singing have positive psychological effects on …
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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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