How to deal with your worst nightmares, experts offer advice

How to deal with your worst nightmares, experts offer advice

Nightmares are very vivid and bad dreams that occur during the rapid eye movement (REM) phase of sleep. Although, it is very common in children, nightmares can happen to anyone, say doctors.  If the nightmares are persistent, psychotherapy and counselling can serve to be useful in addressing a person’s underlying emotional issues. Also listen to calm […]

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Do you feel scared quite often? Your sleep quality might be the reason

The quality of your sleep could play a role in how your brain responds to fear, which, in turn, could determine how likely you are to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a small, new study suggests. People in the study who got more “rapid eye movement” (REM) sleep had less activity in the areas […]

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Listening to music may ease cancer patients’ pain

In the study, breast cancer patients assigned to 30 minutes of music listening five times a week had “noticeably” reduced side effects of cancer and its treatment over 24 weeks, researchers report in the European Journal of Cancer Care. The patients said the music helped their physical and psychological well-being because it distanced them from […]

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Bystanders may hesitate to perform CPR for fear of causing harm, finds study

The most common reason people gave for being reluctant to perform CPR is worry about causing additional injuries, the researchers report in Emergency Medicine Journal. Other concerns included fearing their skills were inadequate and reluctance to remove a female victim’s shirt. “Bystander CPR is the most important intervention to increase the chance of a good […]

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What is Tokophobia? Here’s all you need to know about it

Childbirth can clearly be a scary prospect. For women who have not given birth before, it is the great unknown. Research into women’s concerns and fears suggests that women may be anxious about the risk of injuries or complications, pain, their ability to give birth, losing control, and interactions with health professionals. Even women who […]

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New study investigates how our brain processes fear

From an evolutionary perspective, fear and anxiety are quite useful. These deeply ingrained emotions used to protect our ancestors from predators, and in our times the “fight-or-flight” response is still a healthy reaction to dangerous situations. When fear is proportionate to the danger a person is in, it is a normal, adaptive response. However, some […]

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Mumbai doc shivers on entering the hospital

Are you afraid of stepping in the office, due to some unpleasant experiences, fear or poor self-confidence? Beware! You might be suffering from workplace phobia. Work-related anxieties are frequent and have a negative effect on the occupational performance of the person and the person panics when approaching or even thinking of the workplace.  It can […]

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Mysterious case of Italian woman who sweats blood baffles doctors

Mysterious case of Italian woman who sweats blood baffles doctors

A young woman in Italy has a rare and mysterious condition that causes her to sweat blood, according to a new report of her case. The 21-year-old told her doctors that, over the last three years, she periodically experienced bleeding from her face and palms, without any cuts or skin lesions. These bleeding episodes typically […]

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