Effective ways to help you beat the October heat

Although there’s nothing much we can do to save ourselves from the scorching heat, here are a few ways you can try to cheat this sultry weather

Effective ways to help you beat the October heatSeems like monsoon has withdrawn from the country and October heat is here torment us. Mercury levels have taken an upward path since the past two days and it might get even hotter in the days to come. Few things to take care of while stepping out in the heat Extreme heat events can trigger […]

Stress during pregnancy can increase the risk of preterm birth, finds study  

It’s becoming well established that maternal stress during pregnancy can affect foetal and child development as well as birth outcomes, and a new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York-Presbyterian now identifies the types of physical and psychological stress that may matter most

Stress during pregnancy can increase the risk of preterm birth, finds study  The study was published online in the journal PNAS, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “The womb is an influential first home, as important as the one a child is raised in, if not more so,” says study leader Catherine Monk, Ph.D., professor of medical psychology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians […]

Men, are you stressed out? You may be suffering from andropause

Ageing in men leads to a dramatic drop in testosterone, similar to the loss of oestrogen experienced by women during the menopause. Andropause is commonly seen in men, after the age of 40 and can be managed by making lifestyle alterations, say doctors

Men, are you stressed out? You may be suffering from andropauseAndropause is a condition that is associated with the decrease in the male hormone testosterone said doctors. Dr Prakash Kothari, Padma Shri and consultant sexologist, said, “Andropause in men, is similar to menopause, in women. In menopause, there is abrupt stoppage of hormones, while, during andropause, the decrease in testosterone and the development of symptoms is more […]

#WorldObesityDay: Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression

Researchers have recently examined the link between mental health conditions and obesity in over 12,000 children and teenagers. The results show that obesity raises the risk of anxiety and depression, which is something that physicians and healthcare professionals should be ‘vigilant about’

#WorldObesityDay: Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depressionA new study connects obesity and anxiety among young people, finding that obesity is an independent risk factor for anxiety and depression among children and teenagers. Louise Lindberg, from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, is the lead researcher of the new study. She and her colleagues presented their findings at the European Congress on […]

#MentalHealthDay: Dear stress, let’s break up

Many of us experience stress in life, whether this is in the short term from one-off projects, or long-term stress from a high-pressure career. Not only can this be profoundly unpleasant, it can seriously affect our health and our work. However, it is possible to manage stress, if you use the right tools and techniques

#MentalHealthDay: Dear stress, let’s break upWhat is stress? Stress is defined as a response to a demand that is placed upon you. Stress in a normal reaction when your brain recognises a threat. Psychologist Richard S. Lazarus best described stress as “a condition or feeling that a person experiences when they perceive that the demands exceed the personal and social […]

Effective #mentalhealth tips to follow when working in a high-stress job

Experts say there has been a growing number of studies showing the link between chronic stress and the development of cancer. It may be hard at first and may take some time getting used to, but understanding that your mental health should come before anything else is key to being a better worker and better human being, as well

Effective #mentalhealth tips to follow when working in a high-stress jobIt’s a very common occurrence. It’s past six and somehow you’re still in front of the computer crunching numbers or finishing some emails. Your Skype or Slack notification goes off, and you get anxiety during the brief moment of you hovering your mouse over it. It’s your boss, and he’s asking you, yet again, to […]

Effective ways to deal with stress-eating

Stress affects people emotionally and physically. It disrupts relationships, decision making and even diets. That is why the public coined the term ‘stress eating.’ It happens when emotions control a person’s consumption of food and not the body

Effective ways to deal with stress-eatingStress eating may have some negative effects. It encourages people to eat unhealthy set of foods and reduce physical activity, which both can contribute to sudden weight gain. “Stress might also disrupt sleep and drive people to seek out food when they wouldn’t normally — such as in the middle of the night,” Fatima Cody […]

This is why cleaning can be good for your health, according to science

While it sounds pretty simple, it turns out that neatness can make a good difference for a lot of us, not just in terms of appearance but even when it comes to your physical and mental health

This is why cleaning can be good for your health, according to scienceBy taking control of our surroundings, cleaning can be ‘an escape’ when we are overwhelmed by things like work or technology. Darby Saxbe, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at the University of Southern California, says that the physical act of cleaning up and setting things in order can be therapeutic. “We’re typing, thinking, and living […]

#MentalHealthWeek: Do you wake up feeling anxious? Know why this occurs

While ‘morning anxiety’ is not a medical term, many have reported feeling anxious and stressed after they wake up without any known trigger. According to experts, here are some of the possible causes

#MentalHealthWeek: Do you wake up feeling anxious? Know why this occursAll of us have experienced anxiety and stress at some point but should we be paying more attention to the factor of timing? In a new study from Japan, researchers examined how evening stress may be different from morning stress. The finding stated that the body only activates the sympathetic nervous system as a response […]

#WorldHeartDay: 5 healthy heart tips

Lack of exercise, a poor diet and other unhealthy habits can take their toll over the years. Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant cardiologist at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, gives 5 simple steps to look after your heart

#WorldHeartDay: 5 healthy heart tipsIndia has rapidly become the capital of metabolic diseases over the globe.This term encompasses a combination of ‘high’ – body weight, blood pressure, blood sugars and blood cholesterol, a disease of excess. These metabolic diseases lead to heart diseases like heart attacks, heart failure and fluctuations in heart rate (arrhythmia), said Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant […]
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