phobias

British Airways launches video for nervous flyers


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British airways have launched a video to calm down nervous flyers. The instructional video is meant to calm the nerves of individuals who might be having a ... Read more...

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British dogs to get anti-depressants


June 25th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) Dogs in Britain would now be given anti-depressant drugs similar to those given to humans after it was found that over six million canines suffer from ... Read more...

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Fearing something magnifies its hold on you


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) The more you fear a spider, the bigger it insect will seem to be. Simply told, fearing something only magnifies its hold on you and distracts ... Read more...

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Humans, animals still share primitive fear response


January 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Our primitive response to fear, a trait we share with other animals, can override our conscious anticipation or assessment of danger.These findings have implications for how ... Read more...

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I was terrified to travel: Witherspoon


October 7th, 2011 - 6:19 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) Actress Reese Witherspoon was scared of travelling because she had to leave her two small children.The 35-year-old, who is married to actor Ryan Phillippe, has children, ... Read more...

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‘Glee’ shooting halted, courtesy mouse


April 17th, 2011 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) The shooting of "Glee' was halted after a terrified Lea Michele spotted a mouse.The brunette beauty who plays Rachel Berry in the musical TV show ... Read more...

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Stress hormone fights fear of heights


March 29th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 29 (ANI): Does the mere thought of climbing a ladder or peering over a cliff sets your heart racing and palms sweating? Worry not, for scientists have come to the ... Read more...

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Every man I’ve been involved with is terrified of spiders, says Liz Hurley


January 4th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): Elizabeth Hurley has offered an insight into the phobias of her various men over the years.She previously had a 13-year relationship with Hugh Grant before announcing businessman Steve ... Read more...

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Mahii Vij an Egyptian princess in past life? (TV Snippets)


December 23rd, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) TV actress Mahii Vij, who became popular as Nakusha, the ugly duckling of "Laagi Tujhse Lagan", has found out that she was an Egyptian princess in her ... Read more...

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Become a child again to erase bad memories forever


December 10th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Temporarily returning the brain to a child-like state could help people with post-traumatic stress disorder and phobias forget their fears forever.A clue to permanent erasure comes from research ... Read more...

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Ugandan President feared attack on aircraft on “mercurial” Gaddafi’s instructions


December 8th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): "Mercurial and eccentric" Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is often ridiculed by the West for his irritating behaviour, but is regarded with fear and mistrust in parts of ... Read more...

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How tarantulas trigger panic alarm in human brains


November 9th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Treating people with phobias could be possible one day with better understanding of which brain regions fail to function normally when confronted with fear, say scientists.A large network ... Read more...

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Baring all for ‘Man from Banaras’ was challenging: Ravi Kishan


October 14th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan, who has reportedly bared all for his upcoming project "Man from Banaras" says he had his inhibitions to portray the role of ... Read more...

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Nandish Sandhu Suffering From Acrophobia!


August 28th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 28, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Nandish Sandhu also known as Veer of "Uttaran' is suffering from Acrophobia, but frankly speaking he is not alone in the world suffering from Phobias, there ... Read more...

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Heat forces nearly one-third Russians to behave inappropriately


August 5th, 2010 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About 30 percent people in Russia have begun panicky behaviour during the heat wave and fires across the country, a leading psychiatrist said Wednesday. About 30 percent believe ... Read more...

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Cell Phone Phobias Of The Bollywood Stars


June 15th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 15, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): In this day and age of Global connectivity, Bollywood stars seem to have developed the strangest cell phone etiquette. They want to be in touch ... Read more...

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India’s first transgender celebrates birthday


May 8th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 8 (ANI): Rose Venkatesan, India's first transgender to become a television host celebrated her first birthday as a woman.Thirty-year-old Rose underwent a sex-change surgery in March this year ... Read more...

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Childhood cancer survivors 4 times more prone to post-traumatic stress disorder


May 4th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Young adult survivors of childhood cancers are four times more likely to develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) than their control group siblings, revealed a study.The Childhood Cancer Survivors ... Read more...

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Gently tapping away craving for foods, snacks


April 24th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 24 (IANS) Psychological acupuncture has successfully reduced food cravings for up to six months in people who are overweight or obese, according to research. The technique combines gentle tapping on pressure ... Read more...

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Psychological acupuncture can help keep food cravings at bay


April 24th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Psychological acupuncture, or the emotional freedom technique (EFT), can help reduce food cravings for up to six months in people who are overweight or obese, a new study ... Read more...

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Soon, a single jab to cure phobias


March 24th, 2010 - 7:35 am ICT by IANS
London, March 24 (IANS) Researchers from University of Hiroshima have found a novel way to cure fears. They said that injecting a common local anaesthetic directly into the brain may cure fears. The ... Read more...

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Map of fear memory formation in human brain extended


January 28th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Extending the map of fear memory formation, scientists at Emory University have found that panic and fight-or-flight like situations not only lights up the amygdala, but also another ... Read more...

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Modified anxiety related gene makes men, mice act alike


January 19th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) A modified gene DNA that makes men and mice act alike in anxiety, under lab conditions, can help study human behaviour more precisely. The findings may help open the ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga was afraid of intimacy


December 7th, 2009 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) British pop star Lady Gaga has claimed to have had a phobia of intimacy. The 23-year-old has said it was her relationship fear and several other phobias that led ... Read more...

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Virtual reality to the rescue of nervous car drivers


November 30th, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) Goggles, similar to those worn by comic book superhero Cyclops of the X-Men, may help drivers overcome their road phobias by transporting them to a 3-D virtual world, ... Read more...

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Symptoms of Fear


October 13th, 2009 - 9:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, Oct 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A phobia is an excessive, enduring fear of objects or situations that interferes with a person's normal life and routine. Although people are logical beings ... Read more...

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Sushmita encourages Kangana to take up driving


August 12th, 2009 - 4:12 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Known in the industry circles for their independent personas, Kangana Ranaut and Sushmita Sen are doing a film together for the first time. The film is Anees Bazmee directed No Problem ... Read more...

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Haseeno ke nakhre


August 9th, 2009 - 3:18 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Akshay and his thirteen haseenayein will awe you with all the daredevil stunts on the show. But before conquering their fears on the show all these hotties have been living with ... Read more...

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Commitment-phobic Butler


August 6th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Gerard Butler is tired of being called a playboy. The actor, who recently denied dating his The Bounty co-star, Jennifer Aniston is fed up of people thinking he seduces all women, ... Read more...

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Which part of the brain scares you?


July 7th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) Scientists have discovered where a primal emotion like fear is located in the mammalian brain. Fear conditioning is a form of Pavlovian, or associative learning and is considered ... Read more...

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Now, cure your chocolate addiction by a simple tap on the head


May 27th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): Want to get rid of those uncontrollable urges to eat chocolates? Well, all one needs is a tap on the head.A new therapy, called Emotional Freedom ... Read more...

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U.S. woman fine with boyfriend having sex with other women


May 13th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 13 (ANI): An American woman has revealed that she has no issues at all with her boyfriend sleeping with other women, especially since he is helping them out in his ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover biochemical pathway to block worst fears


March 25th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Are distressing memories of the past haunting you? Well, then researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have found a biochemical pathway that can block your ... Read more...

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Designer mirrors dismal realities of metropolis life


March 19th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 19 (ANI): Sombre shades of city life were reflected in designer Nitin Bal Chauhan''s collection for the Autumn/Winter''09 collection at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. Infused with ... Read more...

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Common blood pressure drug may banish fears, post traumatic stress


February 16th, 2009 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
London, February 16 (ANI): A commonly prescribed drug for blood pressure can eliminate phobias and post traumatic stress for good, say researchers. Merel Kindt and her colleagues at the University of ... Read more...

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