Even minor distress puts you at risk of chronic disease, says study

Dealing with anxiety, depression, and stress at intense levels for a long time can impact our long-term physical health. But what if we are exposed to low levels of psychological distress? Does it still jeopardise our well-being? According to a new study, the answer is ‘yes’

Even minor distress puts you at risk of chronic disease, says study“Although the relationship between significant distress and the onset of arthritis, chronic pulmonary obstructive disorder (COPD), cardiovascular disease, and diabetes is well established,” says Prof. Catharine Gale, from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, “there is a significant gap in knowledge regarding the link between lower and moderate levels of distress and the […]

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%, […]

#BacktoSchool: 5 topics to discuss with your child

While it is slightly difficult to keep an eye on your child, all the time during school, maintaining a communicative relationship will help ease these gaps and ease your mind. Encouraging healthy habits at a young age will soothe this process

#BacktoSchool: 5 topics to discuss with your childAt school, a child may be facing pressures, and this certainly affects the parents as well. As a parent, one may be worrying about certain things like their child’s academic performance, mental health, stability and relationships with fellow classmates and teachers Here are a few topics to discuss with your child, as they head back […]

Yoga can be beneficial to ease chronic depression, finds study

Levels of depression, anxiety, stress, rumination, and worry were assessed before and just after the yoga program, as well as 4 months later. The researchers found that levels of depression, anxiety, and stress decreased throughout the course of the yoga program, and these results remained 4 months after the program ceased

Yoga can be beneficial to ease chronic depression, finds studyAntidepressants remain the primary treatment for depression, but they may not benefit all patients. It is estimated that around 10 to 30 per cent of patients with depression either fail to respond to antidepressants or experience only mild improvements paired with severe side effects. With this in mind, researchers are on the hunt for new […]

Anxiety in middle age could lead to dementia later on in life

A recent study suggests that living with moderate to severe anxiety in midlife may lead to dementia in later years. Clinically significant anxiety in midlife was associated with an increased risk of dementia over an interval of at least 10 years

Anxiety in middle age could lead to dementia later on in lifePeople with moderate to severe anxiety in middle age may be more likely to develop dementia as they get older, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data from four previously published studies that tracked a total of almost 30,000 people for at least a decade. In each of the smaller studies, there was a clear […]

Getting less than 8 hours of sleep can lead to depression, anxiety

Regular sleep disruptions can increase the difficulty in shifting attention away from negative thoughts. These negative thoughts can more easily expose people to different types of psychological disorders, such as depression or anxiety

Getting less than 8 hours of sleep can lead to depression, anxietyPeople who sleep less than the recommended eight hours a night are more likely to suffer depression or anxiety, a new study suggests. The study, conducted by researchers at Binghamton University of New York State and published in the recent edition of journal ScienceDirect, compared the timing and duration of sleep in individuals with moderate […]

8 science-backed benefits of doing yoga, you must know about

Doing a regular yoga practice will bring about positive changes in your life. This is a bold statement, yet yoga benefits are being researched by science and some of claims by yogis are being recognised as true.What is being found, through science, is that positive lifestyle changes are happening in people's lives and these are quantifiable

8 science-backed benefits of doing yoga, you must know aboutThe bendy benefits of yoga are obvious when you see the magic in action, but the perks of this ancient practice go far beyond the physical. Here are some of the best, science-backed results that come from doing yoga. Increase balance and flexibility Numerous studies have backed the ability of yoga to increase balance and […]

Yoga can help prevent urinary incontinence in elderly women

Yoga can help older women who fight frequent bouts of urinary incontinence, new research suggests. The finding stems from a small study of participants in yoga classes specifically designed to help older women with urinary incontinence. They were between the ages of 55 and 83 (average age: 66), and none practiced yoga before joining the study

Yoga can help prevent urinary incontinence in elderly women“In spite of their age, the frequency of their incontinence and their lack of experience with yoga, these women were able to learn to practice yoga effectively through a three-month yoga program that involved twice weekly group classes with six to 10 other incontinent women,” said study author Dr Alison Huang. “And by the end […]

Depression speeds up brain aging, reveal researchers

Depression is associated with accelerated brain aging, according to a new study by psychologists at the University of Sussex in England

Depression speeds up brain aging, reveal researchersPsychologists at the University of Sussex have found a link between depression and an acceleration of the rate at which the brain ages. Although scientists have previously reported that people with depression or anxiety have an increased risk of dementia in later life, this is the first study that provides comprehensive evidence for the effect […]

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 […]
1 2 3 8