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 […]

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

Andropause 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 […]

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

A 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 […]

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

It’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 […]

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

All 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 […]

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Heart-healthy diet linked to bigger brain volume, reveals new research

#WorldHeartDay: 5 healthy heart tips

India 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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#WorldHeartDay: Stressed at work and trouble sleeping? You’re at a high risk for heart disease

Work stress and impaired sleep are linked to a threefold higher risk of cardiovascular death in employees with hypertension. That’s the finding of research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Study author Professor Karl-Heinz Ladwig, of the German Research Centre for Environmental Health […]

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5 reasons why yoga is good for your heart

#WorldHeartDay: 5 reasons why yoga is good for your heart

Many studies have shown tremendous health benefits of yoga including that of cardiac health.  Yoga is a body-mind activity which helps in flexibility, muscle strengthening, balance, relaxation and concentration. Followings are the cardiac benefits of yoga: Decreases stress Stress leads to increase in stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline which increase heart rate and blood […]

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