Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect women

Women and men share most of the common illnesses; but there are few distinctions that set them apart from each other. The health of a woman can be differentiated and deserves special attention. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, doctors elaborate on the five common illnesses witnessed largely in women

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect womenMenstrual Irregularities These can have various presentations right from puberty to menopause. Periods may be prolonged, heavy, scanty, delayed or frequent. Often, this can be physiological; however, it is important to rule out any underlying medical cause. In young adolescent girls, the cause of an irregular bleeding pattern could be a polycystic ovarian disease, thyroid […]

‘Quitting smoking helps in boosting mental health‘

In a reply to Ranjanben Bhatt, BJP MP’s question in Lok Sabha, on whether smoking increases the risk of mental illness, Anupriya Patel, The Minister Of State In The Ministry Of Health And Family Welfare stated that Studies have shown that early life exposure to smoking has been demonstrated to be associated with enhanced anxiety response in later life

‘Quitting smoking helps in boosting mental health‘Few other studies show that tobacco smokers are likely to develop anxiety disorders and depression over a period of time. Some studies also suggest that patients already taking antidepressants or antipsychotic drugs for anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, etc need higher doses of these medicines as compared to non-smokers. Quitting smoking helps in boosting mental health and […]

High cortisol levels due to chronic stress raises obesity risk

Past research has shown that stress can fuel obesity; stress has been linked to "comfort eating," whereby individuals turn to foods high in fat and sugar in an attempt to make them feel better

High cortisol levels due to chronic stress raises obesity riskResearchers found that individuals who had persistently high levels of the “stress hormone” cortisol over long periods of time weighed more, had a higher body mass index (BMI), and a larger waist, compared with those who had low levels of the hormone. The study – led by Dr Sarah Jackson from the Department of Epidemiology […]

Here’s how parents can help prevent suicide in children

There are times when kids show clear signs of depression, but parents tend to ignore them or pass them off as usual mood swings. If there is a doubt that your child is being highly temperamental or suicidal, parents should immediately seek help from counsellors at school or a mental health expert

Here’s how parents can help prevent suicide in childrenIn recent times, due to the influence of technology, kids have become aloof and do not share much with their parents. It is at this time that the parents need to be cautious to identify signs that might lead to self-harm or worse, suicide. There are times when kids show clear signs of depression, but […]

Huge financial setback in midlife can raise risk of premature death

A sudden loss of net worth in middle or older age is associated with a significantly higher risk of death, reports a new Northwestern Medicine and University of Michigan study. When people lose 75% or more of their total wealth during a two-year period, they are 50% more likely to die in the next 20 years, the study found

Huge financial setback in midlife can raise risk of premature deathMiddle-aged adults who lose most of their net worth over a brief period of time are more likely to die prematurely than individuals who hold on to their nest eggs, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers studied 8,714 people over two decades, starting when they were 55 years old, on average. Overall, 749 participants, or 9%, […]

Kids with ADHD and autism at a higher risk of developing anxiety

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and ADHD had more than twice (or 2.2 times) the risk of anxiety disorder and 2.7 times the risk of other mood disorders. Researchers also found that these psychiatric conditions were more prevalent in older children. Intervention during early childhood is important to promote the optimal development and well-being of people with an ASD

Kids with ADHD and autism at a higher risk of developing anxietyThe study, which compares comorbidities among patients with ASD and ADHD, and ASD alone, is one of the largest of its kind. A team of researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute used the data from a cross-sectional survey of children aged between six to seventeen years old with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study included […]

Instagram tops list of social media apps in terms of negativity impact

Instagram - the image-saturated app with over 700 million users worldwide -- topped the list in terms of negative impact, most notably among young women, stated the report, published on Friday

Instagram tops list of social media apps in terms of negativity impactAccording to a new report by the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK, Instagram is the most detrimental social networking app for young people’s mental health, followed closely by Snapchat. Their study, #StatusofMind, surveyed almost 1,500 young people between the ages of 14 to 24 on how certain social media platforms impact health […]

Can’t fall asleep? Making a to-do list before bedtime can help, says study

Researchers found that the participants who wrote to-do lists fell asleep an average of 9 minutes faster than those who wrote about already-accomplished tasks. The theory behind this is the mentally ‘offloading’ responsibilities before bedtime, which in turn frees the mind

Can’t fall asleep? Making a to-do list before bedtime can help, says studyIt sounds simple, but there’s evidence that it just might work. According to a small study published in the January issue of Journal of Experimental Psychology, participants who took 5 minutes to write out a to-do list before bed fell asleep more quickly than participants who wrote about tasks they had already completed. The key, […]

Financial stress can have a major impact our heart, reveals new study

People who reported significant financial stress were 13 times more likely to have a heart attack than those who had minimal or no stress. The researchers studied over 106 patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction but without any symptoms of cardiac diseases

Financial stress can have a major impact our heart, reveals new studyPeople worry about money — a lot. According to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association (APA), 72 per cent of those in the United States felt the weight of financial stress at least once in the past month. Another sizeable 22 per cent said that they experienced extreme financial stress in the past […]

5 mental disorders caused by excessive use of Internet and smartphones

Researchers have found multiple mental disorders that have been caused by the rise in people’s use of the Internet and smartphones. Here are the most common ones

5 mental disorders caused by excessive use of Internet and smartphonesThere is no doubt that in today’s world, technology is an important part of our lives and has a huge impact on the way we communicate, live, and work. The simplicity of communication has been aided by the invention of mobile phones and Internet. These two inventions have changed the way we communicate, which is […]
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