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Children exposed to violence suffer health problems: Study


July 4th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) Children exposed to community violence may be traumatised up to a year after the event, which may carry long-term negative consequences for health, says a study. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Friends mitigate effect of bad experiences


January 29th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 29 (IANS) Having supportive friends can mitigate the effects of bad experiences and confer psychological benefits. "Having a best friend present during an unpleasant event has an immediate ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Stress-free babies develop fewer allergies


December 14th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Infants with low concentrations of cortisol, a stress-related hormone, in their saliva develop fewer allergies.The incidence of allergies in children has increased over the past few ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Casting vote causes stress hormone levels to shoot up


July 6th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Voting in elections is stressful, even to a point of causing hormonal changes among voters. The level of cortisol -- a hormone released when a person ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Lambs offer clues to why kids born to obese mums are fat


March 15th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): Lambs are helping researchers understand why babies born to obese mothers are more likely to become fat.A team from the universities of Wyoming and Texas found a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Simple spit and blood test could reveal if you’re on the point of burnout


February 23rd, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new research suggests that simple spit and blood tests can detect burnout before it happens.Researchers Sonia Lupien and Robert-Paul Juster of the University of Montreal also found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lesbians, gays, bisexuals at higher risk for severe mental health problems


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 03 (ANI): The stress of being rejected or victimized because of sexual orientation may disrupt hormonal responses in lesbians, gays and bisexuals (LGB), new research from Concordia University suggests.This investigation ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Biological changes in depressed patients


November 30th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new research has found inflammation in the brain as a strong contributory factor to depression.This is a new theory that challenges the prevalent view that depression ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

10 do’s and don’ts for a healthy, glowing skin


November 15th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Has your skin lost the shine? Here are the dos and don'ts to curb your complexion crimes.1. Taking hot showersWe all love languishing in a steamy shower ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Teen stress doubles depression risk in adult life


November 7th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) Stressed teenagers could face double the risk of developing depression in early adulthood, say experts. The pressures of modern life may be more hazardous to our mental health ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Forced birth may cause emotional problems for babies


November 4th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) Babies born with the help of forceps or a suction cup are more likely to have emotional problems, a study has revealed.Forceps or a suction cup is ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Babies born by caesarean ‘are calmer’


November 4th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 4 (ANI): A Chinese research has revealed that babies born by caesarean are calmer and more peaceful as compared to babies born normally.Researchers said that babies who are born through ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Men switch off emotionally during rows


September 30th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 30 (IANS) Women may actually be right when they accuse men of 'switching off' during a furious tiff. Scientists have found that men effectively 'check out' in stressful situations, while ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stress ups ‘risk of death five-fold’


September 10th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): A new study has revealed that high levels of the stress hormone cortisol strongly predict cardiovascular death among both persons with and without pre-existing cardiovascular disease.In stressful situations, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Your hair can give clue to how stressed your are


September 3rd, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 3 (ANI): Experts can predict how stressed you are or if you are prone to a heart attack, just by looking at your hair, revealed a study.Researchers have found that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Measure stress in hair to assess cardiac risk


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 3 (IANS) The levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, in one's hair can tell when a person is most likely to suffer a heart attack. University of Western Ontario researchers, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mums-to-be warned against liquorice


August 9th, 2010 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Experts have advised expectant mothers to stay away from liquorice, a confectionery flavoured with the liquorice plant's root extract, as it might put their unborn child at increased ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Eating liquorice during pregnancy ‘ups kids’ disease risk in adulthood’


August 8th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 8 (ANI): Pregnant women who eat liquorice could be increasing their unborn child's risk of diseases later in life, a new study has found.Experts London's Great Ormond Street Hospital and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Some males react to competition like chimps


June 29th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Prior to competition, an average man experiences hormonal changes similar to a passive bonobo, a dwarf chimp species, and a "status-striving" man undergoes changes similar to a chimpanzee, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Why losing a loved one can be fatal


June 26th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 26 (ANI): Ever wondered why the risk of dying increases among widows and widowers following their spouses' death? Well, it seems scientists have found the answer.They believe that the so-called ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A pill that resets body clock could make jet lag a thing of the past


June 24th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 24 (ANI): Scientists at the Max Planck Institute in Germany have moved closer to developing a pill that may help cure jet lag by resetting the body clock.Jet lag ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mom’s simple phone call calms edgy nerves


May 14th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) A simple phone call from your mother can calm frayed nerves by sparking the release of a powerful stress-quelling hormone, says recent research. Biological anthropologist Leslie Seltzer from the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Mum’s phone call as comforting as a hug during stressful times


May 12th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): A simple phone call from your mum or a warm hug has often brightened your gloomy moments, and now this has been scientifically proven by a new American ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A beautiful stranger’s company can send men’s stress hormones soaring


May 2nd, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): A beautiful stranger can send a man's stress hormones soaring so much so that the stress may be bad for the heart -especially if he thinks he's not ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Baby’s sex determines response to pregnancy stress


April 30th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 30 (IANS) Baby's sex decides the way it responds to stress during pregnancy and its ability to survive complications, says a study. Male and female babies show different growth and development ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Dieting can cause heart disease, cancer!


April 19th, 2010 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) Going on a diet could increase the risk of developing potentially deadly conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer, a study has found. The study revealed that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Good mothering can make up for prenatal stress


February 26th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Fetuses exposed to elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol - shown to be a harbinger for babies' poor cognitive development - can escape this fate if their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stress ‘increases memory loss risk in diabetics’


February 22nd, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): A new study from Edinburgh University suggests that stress increases the risk of memory loss in diabetics.The findings showed that high levels of a stress hormone called cortisol ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stress an ancient problem, Peruvian hair sample shows


January 23rd, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 23 (IANS) Recent studies show that stress is on the rise but then the problem is of much older vintage. New research from the University of Western Ontario (UWO) proves stress ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Adopt holistic approach for weight loss, says expert


January 10th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): Forget dieting or gruelling workout regimes -adopting a holistic approach to losing weight would be enough to feed your body the nourishment it craves for, says medical director ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A feel good way to shedding excess baggage?


January 9th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) When your New Year's resolution to lose weight crumbles as fast as the cookie touching your lips, it's time to admit that dieting doesn't work. More successful is ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Difficult-to-treat asthma’ may be due to poor use of meds


October 24th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): A new study by researchers in Northern Ireland has revealed that difficult-to-treat asthma often may have more to do with patients who do not take their medication as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Different types of booze impact desire for food differently


August 25th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, August 25 (ANI): The type of alcoholic drink you consume may have an impact on your desire for food, suggests an Australian study.Dr. Anna Kokavec, a research psychologist at La Trobe ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Depression signs in obese kids linked to stress hormone abnormalities


June 12th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): A new study has found a link between symptoms of depression in obese children and abnormalities of the 'stress' hormone."There is evidence in adults that abnormal regulation of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Witnessing violence traumatic for school kids


April 22nd, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Schoolchildren who witness violence, shootouts or hear gunshots is traumatised by them, a new study confirms. Young people living in US cities experience and witness high levels of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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