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Gross NPAs could rise to 13.5% under the baseline stress scenario by September 30, 2021, according to RBI.

New stress-test formula gets RBI board nod

By Gopika Gopakumar, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 05:22 AM IST
The scrutiny on stress tests comes after market participants raised concerns on the quality of these tests, which differ from projections by banks and rating agencies. Stress tests should ideally prepare the system to handle a crisis by issuing early warnings.
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There are bravehearts who tame the beast of pressure with deep breathing and clear thinking(Parth Garg)
There are bravehearts who tame the beast of pressure with deep breathing and clear thinking(Parth Garg)

Humour: The stress test

By Rehana Munir | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2020 07:01 AM IST
Does pressure motivate you to excel or reduce you to a blithering mess?
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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

By Asian News International | Washington D.C.
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.
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Conversely, being exposed to a stranger’s scent had the opposite effect and raised levels of the stress hormone, cortisol.(Unsplash)
Conversely, being exposed to a stranger’s scent had the opposite effect and raised levels of the stress hormone, cortisol.(Unsplash)

Smelling your partner’s shirt could be a stressbuster, here’s how

By Asian News International | Washington D.C. [USA]
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 06:31 AM IST
While your partner’s aroma will calm you, conversely, being exposed to a stranger’s scent had the opposite effect and raised levels of the stress hormone, cortisol.
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The findings, published in JAMA Cardiology, showed that for patients without any history of heart disease and at low-risk based on traditional clinical criteria, those with an abnormal CMR scan were 3.4 times more likely to die compared to patients with a normal CMR scan.(Shutterstock)
The findings, published in JAMA Cardiology, showed that for patients without any history of heart disease and at low-risk based on traditional clinical criteria, those with an abnormal CMR scan were 3.4 times more likely to die compared to patients with a normal CMR scan.(Shutterstock)

This novel method can help in predicting fatal heart disease

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2019 06:26 PM IST
The study showed that predicting mortality is a key requirement for the technology to be more widely used.
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As part of the research, the men’s T-shirts were frozen to preserve the smell of their clothes.(Unsplash)
As part of the research, the men’s T-shirts were frozen to preserve the smell of their clothes.(Unsplash)

Sniffing your partner’s sweaty clothes can reduce stress

By Asian News International | Asian News International, London
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2019 11:05 AM IST
The findings showed that women feel calmer after being exposed to their male partner’s scent, lowering levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
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In Japan, a 2015 survey found that 32% of workers reported suffering from strong anxiety, worry and stress from work at some point in the previous year.(Shutterstock)
In Japan, a 2015 survey found that 32% of workers reported suffering from strong anxiety, worry and stress from work at some point in the previous year.(Shutterstock)

Saliva swab test helps detect workplace stress, burnout

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Paris
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 11:30 AM IST
Measuring levels of the anti-stress hormone cortisol at different times of the day more accurately reveals stress levels than more complicated measures.
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Authors of the study slammed the practice of over-stenting and said responsible stenting can not only improve patient’s survival chances but reduce cost of treatment.(Pic for representation/ Getty Images)
Authors of the study slammed the practice of over-stenting and said responsible stenting can not only improve patient’s survival chances but reduce cost of treatment.(Pic for representation/ Getty Images)

Unwanted stents up chances of cardiovascular disease: Study

By Sadaguru Pandit | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2018 11:39 PM IST
Researchers studied 4,595 heart patients across 110 district hospitals in Maharashtra from 2012 to 2016
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