Scientists find missing link between heart attack and depression

People with heart disease are more likely to suffer from depression, and the opposite is also true. Now, scientists at the University of Cambridge believe they have identified a link between these two conditions: inflammation - the body’s response to negative environmental factors, such as stress

Scientists find missing link between heart attack and depressionResearchers already recognised the link between depression and heart disease. However, until recently, the mechanisms explaining it remained a mystery. A new study reveals that stress-induced inflammation may explain why mental and cardiovascular health are so intimately related. What explains this link? Researchers from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom set out to […]

Stress can be as bad as junk food for gut health

It is common knowledge that stress can have negative implications for both emotional and physical health, including an increased risk of anxiety, depression, and obesity. The new study suggests that some of these implications may be down to how our gut microorganisms respond to stress

Stress can be as bad as junk food for gut healthResearchers found that stressed female mice experienced changes to their gut microbiota, i.e., the community of microorganisms that reside in the intestine, comparable with what is seen in response to a high-fat diet. In male mice, however, stress appeared to have no effect on gut microbiota. Study co-author Laura Bridgewater, of the Department of Microbiology […]

Breastfeeding might benefit babies by reducing stress, reveals study

Mothers have long been told that ‘breast is best’ when it comes to feeding newborn babies, but a small experiment suggests at least some of the benefits may have nothing to do with the milk itself

Breastfeeding might benefit babies by reducing stress, reveals studyPaediatricians recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed infants until they’re at least 6 months old because it can bolster babies’ immune systems and reduce their risk of ear and respiratory infections, sudden infant death syndrome, allergies, obesity and diabetes. While there’s plenty of research documenting these benefits, less is known about exactly how breastfeeding might cause […]

Lead the healthy way with yoga

There are so many ways that a regular yoga practice benefits your life physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. It is an ancient practice that helps to create a sense of union between mind body and soul. Yoga not only helps you become physically fit, but also helps you to become mentally conscious about the life as a whole

Lead the healthy way with yogaWeight loss, a strong and flexible body, glowing beautiful skin, peaceful mind, good health – whatever you may be looking for, yoga has it all to  offer. Who is ideal to practice yoga? You, me and everyone! As, yoga is a regime that brings in flexibility, improves flexibility, reflexes and helps you shed the excess […]

‘Young men are falling prey to psychogenic erectile dysfunction ’

Three months post marriage, a couple walked into a city doctor’s clinic with a complaint of the man ‘not performing well’. But his diagnosis, has made the doctors in the city believe that this is a side-effect of excessive pornography and taking up sex as a challenge rather than a pleasurable experience

‘Young men are falling prey to psychogenic erectile dysfunction ’Erectile dysfunction is not always a physical problem only. There can be psychogenic causes which may cause or worsen the problem. Psychogenic erectile dysfunction is defined as the persistent inability to achieve or maintain erection satisfactory for sexual performance owing predominantly or exclusively to psychological or interpersonal factors. Psychogenic erectile dysfunction frequently coexists with other sexual […]

One in 13 children affected by PTSD by age of 18, finds landmark UK study

A large UK study has found that almost one in 13 (8%) young adults suffer from PTSD following a childhood trauma, which may be linked to a rise in the diagnosis of mental health disorders in the adult population

One in 13 children affected by PTSD by age of 18, finds landmark UK studyOf all 18-year-olds in England and Wales one in 13 have had post-traumatic stress disorder at some point, half of those within the previous 12 months, researchers have said. The study’s findings have been met with alarm among experts, who raised concerns that few of the young people who experienced trauma accessed support for their […]

Social support can help slash the risk of heart disease in postmenopausal women, says study

Having good friends can save your life, as a study based on data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) demonstrates how strong social support may reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in postmenopausal women

Social support can help slash the risk of heart disease in postmenopausal women, says studyThe study results have been published online on February 20 in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) With so many people affected by cardiovascular disease (CVD), there has been tremendous research on its various risk factors (although much of the focus to date has been on traditional risk factors such as […]

Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD, finds new study 

Interest in meditation’s potential as a tool for coping with various mental health symptoms has risen in recent years, and now, a new study suggests that one type of meditation, called transcendental meditation, can successfully counteract post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and lower depression

Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD, finds new study Studies have shown that meditation practices can have a significant, positive effect on mental health and how well our bodies respond to stress. Existing research has also found that different types of meditation can even help boost a person’s emotional intelligence. Working with a cohort of young people with symptoms of PTSD and depression, researchers […]

Inflammation in middle age may indicate increased risk of dementia in later life, finds study  

Chronic inflammation in middle age may lead to memory and thinking problems later in life. People who have chronic inflammation in middle-age may develop problems with thinking and memory in the decades leading up to old age, according to a new study published in the February 13, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology

Inflammation in middle age may indicate increased risk of dementia in later life, finds study  The latest findings from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study indicate that people suffering chronic inflammation during middle age show a greater decline in cognitive function as they get older. When the body sustains an injury, it raises an acute inflammatory response to fight off infection and promote healing. This inflammatory response is localised […]

Reasons why your cough won’t just go away

Sick and tired of your cough that doesn’t seem to want to go away? There are many different possible reasons why your cough is not improving, and some of the most common ones are the following

Reasons why your cough won’t just go awayDehydration One of the smartest things you need to do each time you have the common cold or flu is drink plenty of water in order to loosen thick mucus in the airways, allowing them to be coughed up. If you’re dehydrated, your body is going to have an extremely difficult time getting rid of […]
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