Natural ways to help manage anxiety

Anxiety is part of life, we all feel it from time to time. When you do, there are a few things you can try to help calm your emotions. If you feel anxious often and nothing seems to help, talk with your doctor about other ways to manage it

Natural ways to help manage anxietyExercise You don’t have to train for the Olympics – a 10-minute walk can do the trick just as well as a 45-minute workout. Either can make you feel better for a few hours, like aspirin for a headache. And if you exercise regularly – at least 3 times a week – you’re less likely […]

Parents need to limit their screen time for better parent-child interaction

As much as children need limits on their smartphone use and screen time on other devices, parents need ‘off-hours’ time, too, according to a new resource published in JAMA Pediatrics

Parents need to limit their screen time for better parent-child interactionChildren learn smartphone habits from their parents, so it’s important to make time to unplug and ‘single-task,’ prioritise quality time with children, and resist the urge to document everything, the authors write. “With mobile devices, parents have a personalised, interactive computer containing all of their work, social, informational and entertainment lives in their pockets,” said […]

One in five young adults with autism suffers from depression, reveals study

People with autism are far more likely to develop depression in adulthood, according to a study.  Those with the condition were more than three times as likely as the general population to receive a diagnosis of depression by the age of 27

One in five young adults with autism suffers from depression, reveals studyDepression affects almost 20 per cent of young adults with autism, new research shows, a rate that’s more than triple that seen in the general population. And young adults with autism who were relatively high-functioning – meaning they did not have intellectual disabilities – were actually at higher risk of depression than people with more […]

Art can play a beneficial role in easing chronic pain, find researchers

Art helps lower the perception of pain by moving your mental focus away from the painful stimulus. It is not simply a distraction, but rather a way to teach you how to relax and alter your mood, so the pain doesn’t control your emotional state

Art can play a beneficial role in easing chronic pain, find researchersArt museums may have an analgesic effect on chronic pain, a small study suggests. Chronic pain sufferers who took guided tours of art museums felt less discomfort and unpleasantness related to their pain shortly afterward, researchers found. The researchers invited 54 visitors to the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California, who reported experiencing chronic pain […]

Amazing health benefits of the humble potato

Nutrient density depends on the type of potato and method of cooking. potatoes are rich in vitamin B6 which improves brain cell and nervous system activity, boosts athletic performance, and offers cardiovascular protection. Potatoes are also a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and manganese

Amazing health benefits of the humble potatoPotatoes may not have the best reputation in the world of healthful diets. But the downsides, experts say, often have to do with how they are prepared and processed. For instance, deep frying them and adding too much of oil, salt, butter, etc. Potatoes are also vilified for a number of reasons- they are high […]

This is why you should never skip breakfast

Habitual consumption of breakfast is important to keep your physical and mental health in good shape and free of complications

This is why you should never skip breakfastDespite fad diets that pop-up every few weeks, which may tell you otherwise, here are five reasons why you should never skip your morning meal: It makes your workout more effective Eating breakfast helps burn more carbohydrates during exercise, according to a new study from the University of Bath, England. In addition, it also aided […]

Sleep medication and its use and abuse

Dr Mohammed Shakeel, HOD-Emergency and Trauma, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, how the excessive use of sleeping pills can abuse your body. Also, it may cause addiction for that drug. Dr Shakeel, explains how to take care and differentiate between use and abuse

Sleep medication and its use and abuseInsomnia or sleep disturbance is the most common of all sleep disorders. Insomnia is difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep, even when a person is trying to sleep. According to a report by the National Institutes of Health, around 30% of the total general population complains about sleep disruption and over 10% have been […]

Engaging in these 4 activities may reduce your risk of dementia

The main risk factor for dementia is older age. Genetic influences also play a role in the onset of the disease, but these are stronger for rarer types of dementia such as early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Although we can’t change our age or genetic profile, there are nevertheless few lifestyle changes we can make that will reduce our dementia risk

Engaging in these 4 activities may reduce your risk of dementiaWhile genetics play a role, making a few lifestyle changes and addressing preventable factors can also help in delaying the onset of dementia. The disease is not a normal part of the ageing process and commonly causes the symptom of memory loss. While there is no cure, research has found some activities might help in […]

7 effective ways to lower blood pressure and stress

When it comes to preventing and treating high blood pressure, one often-overlooked strategy is managing stress. If you often find yourself tense and on-edge, try these seven ways to reduce stress

7 effective ways to lower blood pressure and stressGet enough sleep: Inadequate or poor-quality sleep can negatively affect your mood, mental alertness, energy level, and physical health. Learn relaxation techniques: Meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, deep breathing exercises, and yoga are powerful relaxation techniques and stress-busters. Strengthen your social network: Connect with others by taking a class, joining an organisation, or participating […]

Constant psychological stress can cause vision loss, finds study

The study, published in the EPMA Journal, is based on a comprehensive analysis of hundreds of published research and clinical reports on the relationship of stress and ophthalmologic diseases

Constant psychological stress can cause vision loss, finds studyWhen a person loses their eyesight, they may experience a high level of mental stress in the form of worries and anxiety about the situation. Sometimes, in more severe circumstances, depression and social isolation may ensue. But does the reverse also occur? Can stress actually lead to a loss of vision? A new study, published […]