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Tag: Stress

Elevating psychology as viable career option imperative in post Covid India
Psychology To Become More Viable Career Option Imperative In Post Covid India

In the post-Covid India, Psychology graduates will be ideally positioned to extend our understanding of the human mind and move the field forward in the development of new treatment options for mental anguish and illness.

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Depression, Stress Higher During Peak Of Covid-19 Pandemic

Sydney: Australian researchers have found that rates of elevated psychological distress, including depression and anxiety symptoms, were found among adults during the peak of the Covid-19 outbreak. The acute and long-term mental health impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic are largely unknown, the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE reported. “Research into previous pandemics has […]

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Pranayam Helps In Combating Stress, Anxiety & Depression

New Delhi: Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, when people are battling stress, uncertainties and health risks — a study done by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has found that yoga- and meditation-based lifestyle intervention (YMLI) increases neuroplasticity and reduces the severity of major depressive disorder. The 12-week study, to determine the effects […]

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Young People With Even Mild Mental Distress At High Suicide Risk

London: The vast majority of young people who self-harm or experience suicidal thoughts appear to have only mild or moderate mental distress, according to researchers. Measures to reduce suicide risk in young people should focus on the whole population, not just those who are most distressed, depressed or anxious, said Cambridge University researchers during Mental […]

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Pets may relieve stress for parents of kids with autism

New York: Researchers have found that a family pet can lead to strong bonds and reduced stress for both children with autism and their parents. According to the study, parents of children with autism report higher levels of stress on average than parents of typically developing kids. “Some kids with autism have specific sensitivities, so […]

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COVID-19 Scare May Cause Cardiac Injury In Patients Without Heart Conditions

New York: In a new study, researchers have claimed that COVID-19 scare can have fatal consequences of cardiac injury in people with underlying cardiovascular disease. Even it can cause cardiac injury in patients without any heart conditions. Experts have known that viral illnesses such as COVID-19 can cause respiratory infections that may lead to lung […]

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Heartbreak & Hardship Shape Growing Old

London: Stressful and heart-breaking life inequalities have a profound effect on our physical and mental wellbeing in later life. The stressful instances and heart-breaking life inequalities include having emotionally cold parents, poor educational opportunities, losing an unborn child, financial hardship, involvement in conflict, violence and experiencing a natural disaster. The findings, published in the Journal […]

Heavy stress may shorten our life expectancy
Heavy stress may shorten our life expectancy

London: If you are taking too much stress, read this carefully. Researchers have found that life expectancy is influenced not only by the traditional lifestyle-related risk factors, but also by factors related to a person’s quality of life, such as heavy stress. The study, published in the journal BMJ Open, was based on data collected […]

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Air Pollution, Stress Linked To Thought Problems In Kids

New York: Parents, please take note. Researchers have revealed that kids with elevated exposure to early life stress in the home and increased prenatal exposure to air pollution exhibited heightened symptoms of attention and thought problems. Early life stress is common in youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who also often live in areas with greater exposure […]

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Air Pollution, Stress Linked To Thought Problems In Kids

New York: Parents, please take note. Researchers have revealed that kids with elevated exposure to early life stress in the home and increased prenatal exposure to air pollution exhibited heightened symptoms of attention and thought problems. Early life stress is common in youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who also often live in areas with greater exposure […]

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Desk Plants Can Reduce Stress At Work

Tokyo: People who often feel stressed in office, please take note. Researchers have found that small plants situated within easy viewing at your workplace linked to various stress-reducing benefits. For the study, published in the journal HortTechnology, the research team explored the practical use of indoor plants to boost mental health among employees typically removed […]

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Yoga As Good As Aerobic Exercise For Super Brain Health

New York: If you do not like or cannot perform aerobic exercise for some reason, try yoga to improve brain health as scientists led by Indian-origin Neha Gothe have found evidence that yoga enhances many of the same brain structures and functions that benefit from aerobic exercise. The findings are based on a review focused […]

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Stress Hormone Controls Your Body Clock 24/7

London: Stress hormone, and not neurons, manage the fixed circadian rhythm that controls everything from sleep needs to body temperature, the researchers have found. Our internal clock is controlled by some very distinct hereditary genes, known as clock genes. These genes are particularly active in the so-called suprachiasmatic nucleus area of the brain. However, these […]

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Stress, anxiety may not be as harmful as you think

New York: People generally think of stress and anxiety as negative concepts, now new study shows that they often play a helpful, not harmful, role in our daily lives. “Many Americans now feel stressed about being stressed and anxious about being anxious. Unfortunately, by the time someone reaches out to a professional for help, stress […]

Yoga can help cope with mental illness

Lucknow: Mental illness in city dwellers which has emerged as a major problem can be treated to an extent through yoga, say experts. Though mental illness, as such, cannot be directly treated through yoga, stress, which one of the major causes, said mental health expert Prakriti Poddar in a telephonic interview. “Stress is one of […]

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Stress in early life may lead to depression

London: People who take stress in early life are at risk of developing negative thinking which could lead to major depressive disorder (MDD), says a study. “This study supports a wider body of literature which suggests that depression may develop from an interesting yet complex interaction between biological and psychological processes,” said study lead author […]

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Exam stress? Shun fast food now

London: Students, please take note. Increased stress during examinations is associated with eating a poor-quality diet including less fruit and vegetables and more fast food, say researchers. The research, published in the European Journal of Nutrition, suggests that students have difficulties eating healthy food and find themselves adopting bad eating habits, leading to stress. “Stress […]

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Skipping breakfast may increase death risk

Brasilia: Do you skip your morning meal and eat dinner late at night? If so, it may increase the risk of death and other heart-related problems, researchers have warned. The findings, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, suggest that people with such an unhealthy lifestyle had a four to five times higher likelihood […]

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How chronic stress promotes breast cancer development

Beijing: Chinese researchers have revealed the mechanism of how chronic stress promotes breast cancer development, shedding light on future clinical treatment for cancer. Cancer patients often suffer negative emotions such as anxiety, despair and fear, which are risk factors facilitating tumour growth as well as promoting cancer progression. However, the specific mechanisms of how chronic […]

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Night shift can affect bladder, health

Rome: Working night shifts may deteriorate your quality of life by affecting your bladder, researchers have warned. Night shift workers reported a significantly higher rate of overactive bladder, and a poorer quality of life when compared with day shift workers, suggests the study presented at the European Association of Urology Congress in Barcelona. They also […]

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Just 20-minute visit to park can cut stress, make you happy

New York: Forget morning walk or jogging, spending just 20 minutes in contact with mother nature can help you cut stress, mental fatigue and boost life satisfaction. The study, published in International Journal of Environmental Health Research, intended to validate previous findings on the impact of a park visit on emotional well-being, and evaluate the […]

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High job stress can lead to weight gain in women, claims study

London: Are you gaining weight suddenly? Blame increased stress at workplace, say researchers who found that heavy pressure at work predisposes women to weight gain, irrespective of whether they have received an academic education. The findings, led by the University of Gothenburg in Sweden researchers, showed that long-term exposure to high job demands played a […]

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Extreme distress increases risk for dementia: Study

London: Men and women who are distressed in midlife could be at higher risk of developing dementia in their old age, suggests a new study. The study showed that vital exhaustion, which can be perceived as an indicator of psychological distress, is a risk factor for future risk of dementia. Psychological distress is potentially linked […]

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Your body may not cope with evening stress: Study

Tokyo: Human bodies which experience stress in the evening release less cortisol — the primary stress hormone in humans — compared to stressful events in the morning, and thus may pose vulnerabilities, according to a new research. The study, led by medical physiologist Yujiro Yamanaka at Japan’s Hokkaido University, the body’s central system reacts less […]

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Millennial stress load - and how to overcome it

New Delhi: India, with a population of over a billion people, will have the worlds youngest population by 2020. While this sounds promising in terms of the composition of the workforce, the millennial generation is also proven to have higher stress levels in comparison to those of an older generation. Several studies suggest that there […]

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Meditation can boost emotional intelligence, cut stress at workplace

New York: Finding it hard to cope with work-related stress? Take heart, practicing a silent form of meditation at your workplace can lead to significant improvements in emotional intelligence as well as perceived stress, according to a study. The study found that those who meditated more regularly scored higher on total emotional quotient and had […]

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Stress reduces fertility in women, but not in men: Study

New York: Higher levels of stress can lower conception or fertility in women but it does not affect men, finds a study. The researchers, from Boston University in the US, found that the association between higher levels of stress and lower levels of conception could be due to decreased intercourse frequency, increased partner stress discordance […]

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What generates pessimistic mood?

New York: Scientists have identified a brain region that could generate pessimistic moods in disorders such as anxiety or depression that leads people to focus more on the possible downside than the potential benefit in a stressful situation. In a study tested on animals, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found that […]

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Eat fibre-rich food to cut stress and anxiety

London: If you want to reduce your stress then you should eat more pulses, wholegrain cereals, oats and vegetables as consumption of high-fibre foods may help reduce the effect of stress, says a study. The authors explained that stress can cause major changes in the gut and also in our brain which in turn affects […]

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Childhood stress makes your brain mature faster: Study

London: Stress in early childhood due to negative experiences — such as illness or divorce of parents — may lead to faster maturation of certain brain regions,during adolescence, a new study suggests. The study found that these experiences cause faster maturation of the prefrontal cortex and amygdala — that also play a role in the […]

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Move closer to God for better sleep quality

New York: Finding it hard to get a proper night sleep? A higher religious involvement can reduce stress levels and lead to healthier sleep outcomes, say researchers. The findings showed that persons with a greater sense of assurance of spiritual salvation tend to enjoy better sleep quality and tend to have fewer negative sleep consequences […]

Coming soon, a probiotic-based injection for stress

New York: Finding it hard to cope with stress? Take heart, a novel probiotic-based shot that could protect against post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression — that are known to impact as many as one in four people in their lifetime — could soon be on the anvil, say researchers. Various studies have suggested […]

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Cut stress, boost memory by eating dark chocolate!

  New York: Consuming dark chocolate can reduce stress and inflammation, as well as improve memory, immunity and mood, results from experimental trials have shown. This is due to the high concentration of cacao — a major source of flavonoids. The flavonoids found in cacao are extremely potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, with known mechanisms beneficial […]

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Father's stress linked to kids' brain development

New York: Fathers, take note! Taking too much stress may affect the brain development of your kids, a new study has claimed. According to the researchers, the stress changes the father’s sperm which can then alter the brain development of the child. This new research provides a much better understanding of the key role that […]

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Reduce stress, anxiety by cycling regularly

New Delhi: Cycling can be one of the easiest ways to stay fit. Besides controlling your weight, it can reduce depression, stress and anxiety, say experts. R.M. Anjana, Managing Director at Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre and Deepali Badoni, Physiotherapist at AktivHealth Clinic, talk about the benefits of cycling: * Cycling is an aerobic exercise […]

Over 50% teenagers believe smoking cigarettes cuts stress

Delhi: Around 50 per cent of teenagers in India smoke cigarettes as they believe it helps reduce stress, and because smoking makes them appear “cool”, finds a survey. The survey showed that over 52 per cent teenagers believed that smoking helps increase concentration levels. While nearly 90 per cent of teenagers said they would continue […]

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Know how stress affects decision-making capability!

New York: No one is immune to stress. If you are going through stressful circumstances, it is advisable that you reconsider your decisions once again as it affects one’s decision-making capabilities. People usually tend to make risky and abnormal decisions under chronic stress, a new study has found. Making decisions in this type of situation, […]

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Blue lighting may help you reduce stress: Study

London: Tension and stress can be reduced by trying the blue light therapy as blue lightings accelerates the relaxation process after acute psychosocial stress in comparison with the conventional white lighting, new study says. Psychosocial stress or the ‘said stress’ is a kind of short-term stress (acute stress) that occurs during social or interpersonal relationships, […]

Stress just as unhealthy as junk food

New York: If you are reeling under work pressure, find ways to relax. Researchers have found that stress may be just as harmful to your body as a really bad diet. “We sometimes think of stress as a purely psychological phenomenon, but it causes distinct physical changes,” said Laura Bridgewater, Professor at Brigham Young University […]

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Stress may diminish our ability to sense new dangers

New York: Contrary to the conventional view that stress enhances our ability to detect sources of threat, a team of researchers have found that it diminishes the ability to predict new dangers. The research indicated that stress reduces physiological response to the new threat cue. The researchers applied a computational learning model to further understand […]

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