stressful situations

‘Broken heart syndrome’ actually protects organ


June 29th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) A condition that temporarily causes heart failure among those who experience severe stress might actually protect the organ from very high adrenaline levels, says a research.The ... Read more...

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‘Stress may retard brain development in children’


June 7th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Stress may retard brain development in children, altering the growth of a specific part and the abilities tied to it, researchers say. "There has been a ... Read more...

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Ability to love rooted in our infancy


December 15th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) The ability to trust, love, and resolve conflicts with loved ones is rooted in our very infancy, says a new US study. "Your interpersonal experiences with ... Read more...

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Brisk walk cuts chocolate consumption by half


December 8th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) A brisk 15-minute walk seems to be the easiest way to cut down chocolate consumption by half at the workplace.Even in stressful situations, office workers eat ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants use found to have long-term benefits


April 8th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 08 (ANI): An epidemiologist has suggested that the use of anti-depressants may have long-term benefits.Ian Colman, an epidemiologist in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, reviewed ... Read more...

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Elevated levels of sodium blunt body’s natural response to stress


April 6th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): New research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) shows that elevated levels of sodium blunt the body's natural responses to stress by inhibiting stress hormones that would otherwise ... Read more...

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Bottling up emotions ‘can make people more aggressive’


March 24th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): New research from The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Minnesota has found that bottling up emotions can make people more aggressive.The study could have ... Read more...

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Bottling up emotions can make you more aggressive


March 24th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) Ever wanted to yell at your difficult boss, but swallowed your anger? Researchers say such acts of supressing your emotions can actually be counterproductive, as it ... Read more...

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Bad relationship with spouse causes ‘pre-baby blues’


March 14th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): A new study has found that a bad relationship with the husband or partner is the strongest predictor of maternal emotional distress during pregnancy.Anxiety and depression during pregnancy ... Read more...

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Bad relations with spouse causes ‘pre-baby blues’


March 12th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) New research shows that a bad relationship with the husband or partner is the strongest cause of maternal emotional distress during pregnancy.Anxiety and depression during pregnancy ... Read more...

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Some people are born to be pessimistic: Study


February 8th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): Some of us are born to be pessimistic, according to a study, which found that the level of a chemical in the brain affects how we see the ... Read more...

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Coffee boosts women’s brainpower, but sends men into meltdown


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): A new study by psychologists at Bristol University suggests that women should swap herbal teas for strong coffee if they want to get ahead of their male counterparts ... Read more...

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New study finds a possible off-switch for anxiety


January 12th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Singapore scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how anxiety is regulated in the vertebrate brain.The new findings have shed light on how the brain normally shuts off ... Read more...

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People in 60s cope better with stress


December 17th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) People in their 60s are better at coping with stressful situations than their younger counterparts and empathizing with the less fortunate. A team of researchers led by ... Read more...

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Being a part of social groups ‘can improve mental health’


December 16th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new study has concluded that being a part of many different social groups can improve mental health and help a person cope with stressful events.And it ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan MPs to take up yoga classes


December 11th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Dec 11 (ANI): Sri Lankan members of the parliament are to be offered yoga sessions with an intention to eliminate their high levels of stress, according to the practitioners."With peace in ... Read more...

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Imagining stressful situations ‘gives confidence to survive them’


December 4th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Thinking about a crisis situation, especially violent ones, helps the brain respond more efficiently during an emergency, suggests a new study.Art Markman, a cognitive psychologist who studies the ... Read more...

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Reaching 100 years of age not just about health history


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Living to 100 is easier than you might think.A new research by the University of Georgia has provided new clues on surviving to be 100 years old, ... Read more...

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Why a piece of pizza is so tempting after a stressful day


December 1st, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Wonder why the thought of pizza or a chocolate cake is really tempting especially when you have had a really stressful day at work?A new animal study has ... Read more...

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How you are primed to become a typical girl or boy since pre-school


October 5th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Ever wondered why wearing pink, having long tresses and keeping a check on your make-up every now and then make people categorise you as a typical girl? Well, ... Read more...

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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...

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Talking to yourself is good, say scientists


September 24th, 2010 - 2:10 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Normally talking to yourself may be dubbed as an indication of madness but a new research shows it might be good for you. The study revealed that people who ... Read more...

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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...

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50 pct of young girls feel guilty about what they eat


August 10th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 10 (ANI): Around four in every ten young girls feel guilty about what they eat, a research has found.Many young girls feel guilty about what they eat against a background ... Read more...

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World’s first stress vaccine on the anvil


August 2nd, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Melbourne, Aug 2 (ANI): Too tense with your life and looking for an appropriate stress buster? Well, drugs that helps zebras calm down after being chased by hungry lions ... Read more...

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Elizabeth Smart’s suspect - Brian David Mitchell deemed ‘competent’


March 2nd, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Salt Lake City, Mar 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The main suspect in the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping case – Brian David Mitchell, has been deemed competent enough to stand trial. A federal judge ... Read more...

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Milan attack may have caused Berlusconi physical, psychological damage


December 17th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 17 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been in the hospital for four successive nights after the Milan attack, raising concerns that he may have suffered a long-term physical ... Read more...

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Berlusconi to remain in hospital for fourth night, docs order


December 17th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 17 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been in the hospital for four successive nights after the Milan attack.The duration has raised concern over the long-term physical and ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for stress-induced high BP identified


November 24th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Does your blood pressure increase in stressful situations? Well, then your phosducin gene could be responsible, says a new study.Researchers at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and the ... Read more...

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Secret of plants’ drought resistance revealed


November 10th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 10 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered that the key to plants' resistance to stressful situations such as drought lies in the structure of a protein.Much as adrenaline ... Read more...

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How the brain regulates emotion after experiencing violent assault


October 23rd, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Exposure to extremely stressful situations often leaves 'emotional scar', however, some people develop posttraumatic stress disorders and some don't. Now, a new study has explained how the victims ... Read more...

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People get happier as they age


August 8th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): People get happier as they age and exert more emotional control than younger adults, say researchers."Life expectancy changed because people changed the way they lived," said Dr Lauren ... Read more...

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Try natural scents to de-stress yourself


July 23rd, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Feeling stressed or fretful? Try savouring the scent of lemon, mango, lavender or other fragrant plants to calm yourself. Scientists in Japan are presenting the first scientific evidence that ... Read more...

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Flowers’ smell really can soothe stress


July 23rd, 2009 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Wondering how to de-stress yourself? Well, then try savour the smell of flowers, lemon or mango, for a new study has revealed that inhaling certain fragrances alter gene ... Read more...

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Centenarians’ offspring show personality traits linked with healthy ageing, longevity


April 4th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 4 (ANI): Scientists have found that the children of centenarians generally possess certain personality traits that are associated with healthy ageing and longevity.Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine's (BUSM) ... Read more...

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