If you suffer from significant stress after a traumatic incident, the kind that follows an accident or death of a loved one, war, or any other great tragedy, you might be suffering from what is called PTSD or Post traumatic stress disorder. It turns out the gas has anaesthetic properties which helps treat PTSD and other conditions linked to fear and anxiety.  Xenon induces anesthesia by …
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Do you feel drained out and completely exhausted during the day no matter what you do? Sometimes, it's just the simple lack of energy that could be causing exhaustion and the over-tired feeling. All you need to do to correct the problem and keep your energy levels high is follow these energy boosting tips. Never skip breakfast: Being the first meal of the day, breakfast is the key determinant …
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When you are back home after a long and tiring day, you need that energy booster in some way! A list of songs that could help kick off your stress would be ideal. Here are the 10 songs you can lend you ears to:  1. Pharrell Williams - Happy It gets you to nod your head and tap your feet in no time. Before you know it, you have broken into a dance step on your work desk! ‘Clap alone if you …
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The hassles of modern day life keep us constantly under grinding pressure that makes stress a part of our daily routine. Daily chores, making the most out of our day, distractions, pressure at office or responsibilities can trigger stress in no time. Our body has a systemic response when it is succumbed to stress. Though stress is not all bad, it can affect our body and also hamper weight loss …
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What face do you make when you are angry? Well, some of the most common expressions include scrunching of the eyebrows, thinning of the lips, flaring nostrils and other facial changes. But did you know that apart from scaring your opponent, your angry face can actually make you look physically stronger?  According to a recent study performed at the University of California, Santa Barbara and at …
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It is very common to get tired physically as well as mentally after a long day at work. But when people feel stressed out all the time feeling lazy, sleepy or exhausted it can be due to chronic fatigue syndrome. Most of us are unaware of this condition and its health effects but there are ways to cope up with it and lead a normal life. Although medications are prescribed to fight against this …
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We all go through stressful phases in our daily life. For some, it is a rare occurrence but for many these days, stress is a part and parcel of one’s routine. Keeping up with deadlines and other chores can take a toll on you not just physically but also mentally. If you are too pressed for time to indulge in a relaxing bath or to go for a spa treatment, here are a few options which are …
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How much do you love your work? Do you often think about how to free up time for more work or do you become stressed when you can’t work? Then the chances are that you’re a workaholic who needs help. For the first time ever, Norwegian researchers have formulated a criteria to which includes seven points to gauge workaholism. ‘If you reply 'often' or 'always' to at least four of these seven …
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Movies have that exceptional power to whisk you away or in some cases to take you down memory lane. They can be mood-changers, stress busters and help create memories while you are watching them. Here are 10 movies (Hindi and English) you can go back to, to laugh it off, cry it out (if that's what floats your boat!), fall in love all over again or simply be at the edge of your seat: Hindi …
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Are you a victim of 'always on' stress? Give your smartphone worries a break even if the battery goes dead or there are no signals to connect to a call. According to a study, more and more people are showing signs of 'always on stress induced by smartphone addiction. 'The negative impacts of this 'always on' culture are that your mind is never resting. You are not giving your body time to recover …
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Shitali pranayam: The word ‘shitali’ means cooling, and this pranayam does exactly that – it cools the entire body. While performing Shitali pranayam,  air is inhaled through the mouth and is exhaled through the nostrils. This action cools the entire body and relaxes your central nervous system. Steps to do this pranayam: Sit in sukhasana or padmasana, with your body and hands …
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Hair loss is one such problem that affects both men and women equally. All too often, this phenomenon vies for our attention, frequently, a lot more than needed. While hair fall isn’t a healthy sign, you don't have to worry about it always. In a normal scenario, a hair grows from its follicle, ages and falls when it is time. Hence hair fall always doesn't indicate a serious problem. Keeping …
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A new research has shown that women face discrimination after falling pregnant and also suffer "derailed" careers. According to the survey, 75 percent of women reported that their employer had been less interested in their career after they became a mother and nearly 70 percent felt that their boss had a negative perception of working mothers, the Independent reported. Majority of new mothers …
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Couples often justify inexcusable behavior on the part of their spouses saying that ‘he/she means well’. According to a recent study, this may in fact be true, assuming that your spouse is more concerned about your skin health than about your emotional well-being! According to the study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology scientists studied the effects of stress on skin …
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