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Constant pressure from parents and teachers, and excessive use of social media are some of the reasons for students to feel stressed.(Photo: iStock)

World Mental Health Day: Students share need to de-stress, experts suggest ways

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2020 10:06 PM IST
Amid Covid-19 pandemic, students who have been homebound confess that they have been feeling stressed due to numerous reasons. Experts give tips to keep them calm.
Brahmi is more than a herb, it is an ayurvedic aushadhi.(Shutterstock)
Brahmi is more than a herb, it is an ayurvedic aushadhi.(Shutterstock)

From boosting memory to pumping up immunity, here are 6 surprising benefits of brahmi

HealthShots | By Nikita Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 06:08 PM IST
Whatever be your health concern, you can always turn to Ayurveda for help! Our pick is the medicinal herb brahmi that offers a host of benefits to enhance your health.
The key is to keep your mind calm and stay positive. This World Health Day, we look at some Ayurvedic tips that are helpful in keeping yourself calm.(Unsplash)
The key is to keep your mind calm and stay positive. This World Health Day, we look at some Ayurvedic tips that are helpful in keeping yourself calm.(Unsplash)

World Health Day 2020: Ayurvedic tips to keep calm during lockdown

By Dr. Partap Chauhan
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2020 04:09 PM IST
With an impending sense of negativity, economy on a downward trajectory and new challenges that these difficult times must have thrown at you it is easy to get bogged down. The key is to keep your mind calm and stay positive. This World Health Day, we look at some Ayurvedic tips that are helpful in keeping yourself calm.
Researchers attempted to startle the horses by throwing a ball in front of them.(Unsplash)
Researchers attempted to startle the horses by throwing a ball in front of them.(Unsplash)

A horse’s eyes can tell if it is stressed. Here’s how

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 04:22 PM IST
The study, published in the journal -- Animals, is thought to be the first to reveal the significance of eyelid twitches as an indicator of stress, said professor Katrina Merkies, the study’s lead author.
The research team worked with over 200 children aged between eight and 17 who had attended a hospital emergency department following a one-off traumatic incident.(Shutterstock)
The research team worked with over 200 children aged between eight and 17 who had attended a hospital emergency department following a one-off traumatic incident.(Shutterstock)

Kids who overthink their trauma develop PTSD

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2019 01:50 PM IST
While most children recover well after a traumatic event, some go on to develop PTSD that may stay with them for months, years, or even into adulthood.
Providing “untargeted” support such as giving to charity does not have the same neurobiological effects as helping someone. The study says helping someone leads to better parenting.(Shutterstock)
Providing “untargeted” support such as giving to charity does not have the same neurobiological effects as helping someone. The study says helping someone leads to better parenting.(Shutterstock)

Help people in need to become better parents

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 10:33 AM IST
A new study finds that providing social support to people in need activates regions of the brain involved in parental care.
The scientists found a disrupted stress response in people with schizophrenia, but not in people at high psychosis.(Shutterstock)
The scientists found a disrupted stress response in people with schizophrenia, but not in people at high psychosis.(Shutterstock)

Stress can affect people with schizophrenia differently, here’s why

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 10:49 AM IST
Stressful situations affect the brain and body of people with schizophrenia differently from those without the mental illness, says this new study.
Long working hours might prompt a chronic stress response in the body, thus, increasing the risk of hormonal abnormalities and insulin resistance.(Shutterstock)
Long working hours might prompt a chronic stress response in the body, thus, increasing the risk of hormonal abnormalities and insulin resistance.(Shutterstock)

Ladies, putting in long hours at work can hike risk of diabetes by 70%

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2018 11:15 AM IST
Do you work for more than 45 hours a week? You are increasing your risk of getting diabetes, says this new study. Men are, however, not at risk. Previous studies had also linked overwork to cancer, heart disease and strokes.
A doctor consults with a heart patient.(Shutterstock)
A doctor consults with a heart patient.(Shutterstock)

Older patients can benefit from prehabilitation before heart surgery

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2018 03:11 PM IST
Prehab has the overarching goal to reduce postoperative complications and hospital length of stay as well as ideally improving the transition from the hospital back home.
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