Tag: Stress

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, […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Expressive writing may keep stress at bay

New York: Do you get worried, stressed and anxious when your boss entrusts a task to you? There is, however, a way to handle the task efficiently without placing yourself under undue stress. Expressing your feelings on a sheet of paper can cool your brain and help you perform the stress-inducing task more efficiently, finds […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Financial stress may up migraine risk

London: Stress caused by financial hardship can increase the risk of developing migraine in people with a particular gene variant, a study has showed. Migraine is a serious and debilitating neurological disease affecting one billion people worldwide. The findings showed that the genetics of circadian rhythms has an effect on migraine and that people with […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Life satisfaction affects bone health

Elderly women who are satisfied with their lives have a higher bone density and suffer from osteoporosis less frequently than their unsatisfied peers, according to a new study

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021
Just like humans, dogs do well under stress reveals study

London: It’s not just humans who perform better in tests or athletic events when slightly nervous but dogs too perform equally well under stress, says a new study. A little extra stress makes hyper dogs crack under pressure but gives mellow dogs an edge. A little stress can be a good thing, but only up […]

  • Saturday, 26 June 2021
Childhood stress may make women gain weight

New York: Childhood stress may have a bigger influence on weight gain by women than stress during adulthood, says a study. Interestingly, the study that appeared online in the journal Social Science & Medicine found that neither childhood nor adult stress was associated with weight gain for men. “These findings add to our understanding of […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Stress hormone enhances memory retrieval

London: The stress hormone cortisol strengthens memories of scary experiences in life, researchers report. If a person remembering a terrifying event has a high stress hormone level, the memory of that specific event will be strongly reconsolidated after each retrieval. “The results may explain why certain undesirable memories don’t fade, for example in anxiety and […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Stress ups risk of death from liver disease

London: In a first, researchers have linked high levels of anxiety or depression with an increased risk of death from liver disease. The study from University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences provides further evidence for the important links between mind and body. “Psychological stress can have a damaging effect on physical wellbeing. While […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
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Chronic stress predisposes brain to mental disorders

Chronic stress causes long-term changes in the brain that can make people prone to mental problems such as anxiety and mood disorders later in life, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
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.

  • Tuesday, 25 May 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021