How dietary prebiotics are linked with better sleep

Prebiotics lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, help in improving digestion, and reduce risk of obesity and result in better hormonal balance

How dietary prebiotics are linked with better sleepWhat is the first thing that comes in your mind when you hear the word bacteria? A large group of harmful microorganisms? But not every bacteria that exists is harmful. Probiotics are the bacteria that are good for our health and are found in fermented foods like yogurt, buttermilk and kimchi. On the other hand, […]

Here’s why it’s good to shed tears once in a while

Research has found that in addition to being self-soothing, shedding emotional tears releases oxytocin and endorphins. These chemicals make people feel good and may also ease both physical and emotional pain. In this way, crying can help reduce pain and promote a sense of well-being

Here’s why it’s good to shed tears once in a whileCrying is a natural response humans have to a range of emotions, including sadness, grief, joy, and frustration. But does crying have any health benefits? This article explores why people cry and what health benefits crying may have. Why do people cry? Humans produce three types of tears: Basal: The tear ducts constantly secrete basal tears, […]

Risk factors for bipolar in children

Stress can play a role in the development of bipolar in children. More precisely, how a child responds to elevated stress has been suggested as a contributor to the development of bipolar disorder

Risk factors for bipolar in childrenBipolar disorder is a mental illness characterized by extreme swings in mood and thought. A person with bipolar disorder swings between periods of mania or less severe hypomania and depression. The onset of bipolar disorder typically occurs during young adulthood, but teens and children can also be diagnosed. Similarly to many mental health disorders, there are a number of […]

Stress and diabetes can cause early cataracts, warn experts

Increasing cases of diabetes is not a new phenomenon in the country. However, doctors now say that higher stress levels that result in diabetes, can lead to cataract in the 40’s, early age for cataract

Stress and diabetes can cause early cataracts, warn expertsDiabetes is a very common disease in our country. With the growing number of diabetic cases in India, a major cause of concern is the incidence of cataract among diabetic patients. “Diabetes induced cataract is becoming very common. In fact we see such patients almost every day,” said Dr Karobi Lahiri Coutinho, fellow at Sankara […]

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 […]

Your relationship with money is an important one, here’s how to deal with it

Money doesn’t have to control you. You can control how it affects your life and your health on a day-to-day basis. From professional help to everyday tasks you can do yourself, there are many resources available to help you get your finances, and how you think about them, on track

Your relationship with money is an important one, here’s how to deal with itChances are stress and anxiety about money are a part of your daily life. From rent and mortgage payments to health expenses and childcare costs, the list is endless. You’re definitely not alone in this plight. We all have some kind of stress or anxiety related to money. That’s despite the fact that, above a […]

Caring for a sick pet can mentally drain you, says study

In the study, a series of surveys and mental health tests were administered to assess each owner's overall state of mind. In the end, the team determined that symptoms of depression, anxiety and/or stress were notably higher among those caring for sick or dying pets

Caring for a sick pet can mentally drain you, says studyAs much joy as a pet can bring to the life of its human, when a beloved dog or cat falls ill, the emotional toll can be high. In fact, caring for an ailing animal often ends up placing a significant ‘caregiver burden’ on its owner, new research finds. “Think of the phrase, ‘Giving until […]

8 tips for conquering fear of flying

Air travel has increased in recent years in both frequency and overall safety. The 2016 accident rate of 2.8 accidents per million departures is the lowest airline accident rate in recent history, according to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

8 tips for conquering fear of flyingAs humans, our relationship to flight has changed dramatically in the last century. Air travel has developed from a fantasy into a common and widely used mode of transportation. There are about 100,000 flights in the world every day, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). It estimates that 3.7 billion passengers worldwide will fly during 2017. In […]

BMC stress helpline: More women seeking help

Everyone feels stressed from time to time. Stress is how the brain and body respond to any demand. Every type of demand or stressor such as exercise, work, school, major life changes, or traumatic events can be stressful. Stress can affect your health. To help people control it, in the year 2013, KEM Hospital had launched ‘Hitguj’ helpline. The number of women who call on the helpline is more than men

BMC stress helpline: More women seeking helpStress, in everyday terms, is a feeling that people have when they are overloaded and struggling to cope with demands. These demands can be related to finances, work, relationships, and other situations, but anything that poses a real or perceived challenge or threat to a person’s well-being can cause stress. Patient becomes mentally ill, if […]

Cope up: Tips to deal with negativity

In moments like these, it’s important to have techniques that help you to re-center and move toward a state of calm. Coping strategies do just that

Cope up: Tips to deal with negativityChaos comes in a variety of packages that can range in scope and severity. For example, finding that your car has been stolen is different from having what you thought was a promising date canceled at the last minute. But despite the differences, both of these situations deliver an emotional blow that can leave you […]
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