Stress from work, home can harm women’s hearts – caution doctors

Even with supportive spouses, many women still find themselves helping the kids with homework and cleaning up household messes, often while scrambling to make dinner after a 10-hour workday filled with deadlines and challenging colleagues

Stress from work, home can harm women’s hearts – caution doctorsAll that stress could put women at higher risk than men for having a stroke or developing diabetes, heart disease and other chronic conditions, according to a growing number of studies. If women expect to continue to take care of their loved ones, they must first take care of themselves, said Dr Gina Lundberg, medical […]

Regulating gut bacteria might help manage anxiety, finds 11 of 21 studies

Evidence that suggests our gut bacteria play complex roles in maintaining and impacting overall health is piling up. One new review of the scientific literature has now found that regulating intestinal microbiota may help relieve the symptoms of anxiety

Regulating gut bacteria might help manage anxiety, finds 11 of 21 studiesPeople who experience anxiety symptoms might be helped by taking steps to regulate the microorganisms in their gut using probiotic and non-probiotic food and supplements, suggests a review of studies published today in the journal General Psychiatry. Anxiety symptoms are common in people with mental diseases and a variety of physical disorders, especially in disorders […]

Losing steam? Avoid these energy zappers

What may seem like harmless lifestyle habits may really be robbing you of your get-up-and-go

Losing steam? Avoid these energy zappersLet’s face it: we all get more fatigued as we get older. It’s part of the ageing process: we lose mitochondria (energy-producing engines in the cells) and we produce less adenosine triphosphate (ATP) — the molecule that delivers energy to cells throughout our body. Other causes of fatigue, such as medication side effects or chronic […]

Exhaust particles from aircraft turbine engines cause direct damage to lung cells

In a unique, innovative experiment, researchers under the leadership of the University of Bern have investigated the effect of exhaust particles from aircraft turbine engines on human lung cells

Exhaust particles from aircraft turbine engines cause direct damage to lung cellsThe cells reacted most strongly to particles emitted during ground idling. It was also shown that the cytotoxic effect is only to some extent comparable to that of particles from gasoline and diesel engines. Now, in addition to already investigated particle sources like emissions from heating systems, industry and road traffic, aircraft turbine engine particle […]

Eating while keeping mental health in mind

Tanisha Sanghavi, shares how little care and mindful eating can help enhance the functioning of the brain, and what food are beneficial for better brain functioning

Eating while keeping mental health in mindWith anxiety and stress at its peak in an individual’s life due to various reasons, it results in diminished brain functioning. A constant supply of fuel is required for the brain, and it comes from the food one eats. To overcome this decline in brain functioning, we need to rely on different alternatives to cope […]

‘Eat nuts three times a week’ during pregnancy to improve your child’s I.Q.

Eating nuts during early pregnancy may boost a child’s cognitive ability, according to a new study by researchers in Spain

‘Eat nuts three times a week’ during pregnancy to improve your child’s I.Q.According to the study, children born to mothers who consumed 2 to 3 ounces of nuts per week during the first trimester of pregnancy typically scored higher on I.Q., memory and attention tests, compared with women who did not eat nuts. Previous research has shown that eating nuts is associated with a reduced risk of […]

Heart health: Youth at a higher risk of heart disease due to smoking and other vices

The increase in heart disease in younger adults are caused due to habits of smoking, stress (work and non-work related), unhealthy diet, lack of sufficient physical activity and excess consumption of salt and packaged food, in some cases

Heart health: Youth at a higher risk of heart disease due to smoking and other vicesDeaths caused due to heart disease are usually attributed to the adult population. What is less known is that young adults are not spared of this main cause of death worldwide. The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) conducted a study to find the reasons for youth being susceptible to heart diseases and […]

Everyday stress may boost blood vessel dysfunction in people with depression

Long-term stress has been linked with cardiovascular disease, but for people with depression, researchers say small, everyday stressors may be enough to diminish blood vessel function in otherwise healthy adults

Everyday stress may boost blood vessel dysfunction in people with depressionA team of researchers led by Penn State found that among adults with depression, those who had experienced stress in the previous 24 hours had worse endothelial function, a process that helps regulate blood flow, than those with depression alone. Lacy Alexander, associate professor of kinesiology, said the results help explain the links between stress, […]

Low oxygen levels harm specific cells in the developing brain

Low oxygen levels are a well-known cause of brain injury in premature babies. But the mechanism by which low oxygen hurts the developing human brain has been unclear

Low oxygen levels harm specific cells in the developing brainNow, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a specific set of brain cells that are particularly susceptible to harm from low oxygen exposure in early development. This damage is congruent with brain abnormalities, particularly reduction in grey matter, seen among children who are born very prematurely. The researchers have also identified […]
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