When you wake up in the morning after a good night’s sleep, you expect yourself to be energetic, fresh and lively. But what if your mornings are bugged with notorious headaches, jaw pain and facial discomforts to deal with? Well hold on before you blame your sleep cycle or pattern for these morning woes. Because these symptoms might also point to an underlying condition that you could be …
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‘You learn the ropes of the life only by untying its knots,’ goes a famous saying. But at times you might need a little help and support to do the same. Sometimes professional support from a life coach can help you walk that extra mile. Though a relatively new concept, life coaching is getting more takes in India like the west. To throw some light on life coaching and to learn more about it …
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Bhopal reverberated with joyful sounds as people competed with each other to release their tensions and reduce stress by venting out all negativity and bringing in positivity through the medium of laughter as they celebrated World Laughter on Day on Sunday. A large group of people belonging to atleast 28 Laughter Clubs conducted a rally throughout the city to create awareness and spread the …
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Chronic stress caused by difficult social situations, including discrimination, victimisation and homophobia, leads to higher rates of binge drinking among lesbian and gay adolescents compared to their heterosexual peers, a study showed.  Gay and lesbian teens reported greater psychological distress when they experienced violence or victimisation, if they had internalised homophobia, and if …
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Did you get stressed out while watching the recent episode of Mad Men where Don Draper is treated like an unwanted guest in the firm he built from the ashes? Well, you’re not alone because a new study suggests that stress can be contagious, even if you see it experienced by a character in a TV show, reports the Telegraph. A study by the Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences in …
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Researchers have showed that highly stressed people who eat a lot of high-fat, high-sugar food are more prone to health risks than low-stress people who eat the same amount of unhealthy food. Kirstin Aschbacher, PhD, an assistant professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and lead author, said chronic stress can play an important role in influencing biology, and it’s critical to understand …
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And you thought people living in wealthy countries are generally more satisfied with their lives? Actually, they may experience more stress, worry and anger than people who live in poorer countries, a significant study shows. 'Life in an affluent country is more fast-paced, and there are just so many things that you have to do - leading to stress,' Louis Tay, an assistant professor of psychology …
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It doesn’t take a long a time to slip into depression if you’re going through a rough, stressful or sad phase in life. Anyone can get depressed for a short period of time but prolonged depression or sadness is a psychological condition that is linked to certain risk factors. If you constantly feel low and sad, the chance that you may actually become depressed depends on the presence of …
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What can be the best way to defuse a fight or a conflict? Sex. Yes, you read it right. Learn the art from bonobos, a species of dwarf chimpanzee. Rather than allowing a fight to escalate, they employ sexual contacts to diffuse tension and restore peace. 'Observing bonobos, it becomes clear that sex can play many roles in bonobo society - especially in resolving social tension,' said Zanna Clay …
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Your dad did not just pass his qualities via genes in you. He may have actually passed some stress too! A research reveals that stress alters the expression of small RNAs in sperms and leads to depressive behaviours in later generations. In lab research, scientists found that stress in early life altered the production of small RNAs, called microRNAs, in the sperm of mice. The mice showed …
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Angry at your spouse? Have a snack before you snap! Lower levels of blood sugar may make married people angrier and more aggressive towards their spouses, a new study has found. Researchers found that people who had generally lower levels of glucose were willing to blast their spouses with unpleasant noises at a higher volume and for a longer time than those who had higher glucose levels.  …
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Stress is a natural and an unavoidable element of life. All of us face stressful situations on a daily basis and diabetics are no exception to it. But people suffering from diabetes have to be extra careful about everything that could cause a spike in their blood sugar levels. Right from balancing diet, exercising daily to timing medication and monitoring sugar levels, management of diabetes can …
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We all have bad days at the office, days when we want to just go home and curl up and forget about the job but that happens to the best of us. However, there will be times when you will wonder whether you should quit your job. Here are 10 signs that you need to get out of there soon:  You hate getting up in the morning This is the very first sign that you don’t want to go to work. If you …
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Hyperventilation is a condition when you breathe deeper and more rapid than normal. It is more common in women than men and in people between 15 to 55 years of age. It is also most commonly associated with panic attacks. We breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. During hyperventilation, we tend to breathe excessively, that is, we over-breathe and this leaves us breathless. This …
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