What happened to 38-year old Priyanka (name changed) was unusual. After learning that her husband Rahul (name changed) met with an accident, she suddenly started feeling breathless with acute pain in her chest. Thinking that she had suffered a heart attack, her family members moved her to a nearby hospital immediately. It was only after hospitalization that they realised it was not a heart …
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Ever wondered what the relationship between stress and anxiety is? Why do you get so nervous and anxious when you are stressed? A team of researchers has found a neural circuit that connects the brain area, the lateral septum (LS), with other brain structures in a manner that directly influences anxiety. David Anderson, the Seymour Benzer Professor of Biology at California Institute of …
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‘Laughter is the best medicine’, is an age-old saying, and about 10,000 laughter clubs in India are a testimony to the fact that the therapy actually works. A combination of group laughter exercises with yoga breathing (or pranayam), which allows people to laugh without cracking jokes, should be performed for at least 15 to 20 minutes, says Hasya yoga guru Jiten Kohi. ‘The good chemical …
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Those nine blissful months are the most memorable months of your life undoubtedly; while you bond with your bump it’s important that nothing comes in the way to hinder the process. Stress as we all know can play a spoilsport. It’s important to steer clear of stress. 'Stress during pregnancy can increase the risk of circumstances like preterm labour, low birth weight in babies and …
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Want a better work-life balance? Exercise! Researchers have found that exercise plays a role in how individuals feel they can manage their work-life balance. 'Individuals who exercised regularly were more confident they could handle the interaction of their work and home life and were less likely to be stressed at work,' said Russell Clayton, assistant professor of management at Saint Leo …
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A new research has shown that in order to tackle New Year’s resolutions, people will have to counter their stress. According to a new research, stress negatively impacts people’s ability to lose weight, quit smoking and stick with a new healthy lifestyle change. In The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living, Mayo Clinic stress management and resiliency expert Amit Sood, M.D., draws on …
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Looking for some quick remedies that will help you relax and calm down after a stressful day at the office? Well, look no further. Food Technology magazine’s contributing Editor Linda Milo Ohr has jotted down some ingredients and beverages that may have a calming effect when consumed. Some popular ingredients currently being used in products to promote relaxation or reduce stress include …
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There is no denying that stress is a part of life. A small amount of stress can in fact keep you active and get you going. It can trigger either a fight or a flight response through a surge in hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. But excess and long-term stress can undermine your physical and mental health in the form of headache, stomach ache, anxiety, sleep deprivation, irritability, early …
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Every day is a challenge and for some people it is more so. Anxiety is common in today’s day-and-age but when is it too much? While common things like an important meeting or being in a place with unknown people can be unnerving, there are some symptoms that could mean you need to take cognizance of the situation. Here are some of the most common ones: Feeling breathless Hot or cold …
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A number of us wonder about meditation. The thought of sitting silent with your eyes closed and your mind focused on one thought seems to scare many of us. But meditation can be really easy. Here are 10 great tips to get you started on your road to nirvana. Pick the time Meditation is a time to relax and the time you pick should be entirely yours. It is important that you choose a time when you …
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The greater your anxiety level, the higher your risk of having a stroke, according to a new study.  The study is the first in which researchers have linked anxiety and stroke independent of other factors such as depression.  Anxiety disorders are one of the most prevalent mental health problems. Symptoms include feeling unusually worried, stressed, nervous or tense.  Over a 22 year period, …
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Researchers have claimed that caffeine shortens and alcohol lengthens telomeres - the end points of chromosomal DNA, implicated in ageing and cancer. Now Prof. Martin Kupiec said that for the first time they've identified a few environmental factors that alter telomere length, and they've shown how they do it. Telomeres, made of DNA and proteins, mark the ends of the strands of DNA in our …
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It might come as a relief to women as researchers at Microsoft have designed a smart bra that can detect stress. The prototype contains removable sensors that monitor heart and skin activity to provide an indication of mood levels. The aim was to find out if wearable technology could help prevent stress-related over-eating, the BBC reported. Mood data was provided to the wearer via a …
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