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Scared of staying single, losing your phone? A look at new-age stressors

Hindustan Times | By Puneeta Mahadevia
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2019 07:11 PM IST
Plus, what you can do to help yourself and others.
Stress is as constant as change in our corporate life. And Stress-related health issues are rampant -- hypertension/BP; sugar etc. Stress can cause burn-outs, lower the productivity of employees, executives and workers in whom the companies have invested for years.(Unsplash)
Stress is as constant as change in our corporate life. And Stress-related health issues are rampant -- hypertension/BP; sugar etc. Stress can cause burn-outs, lower the productivity of employees, executives and workers in whom the companies have invested for years.(Unsplash)

Stress: The dreaded phenomenon which is a paradox and an enigma

Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2019 12:17 PM IST
Stress is as constant as change in our corporate life. And Stress-related health issues are rampant -- hypertension/BP; sugar etc. Stress can cause burn-outs, lower the productivity of employees, executives and workers in whom the companies have invested for years.
The analysis suggests some common conditions, such as male migration and women’s poor working conditions, combine with either institutional failure, or poverty, to constrain women’s ability to make choices and decisions.(Unsplash)
The analysis suggests some common conditions, such as male migration and women’s poor working conditions, combine with either institutional failure, or poverty, to constrain women’s ability to make choices and decisions.(Unsplash)

Here’s why environmental stress hits women the hardest

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 04:05 PM IST
The analysis suggests some common conditions, such as male migration and women’s poor working conditions, combine with either institutional failure, or poverty, to constrain women’s ability to make choices and decisions.
Diabetes-related stress is more harmful for young adults.(Unsplash)
Diabetes-related stress is more harmful for young adults.(Unsplash)

Diabetes-related stress is more harmful for young adults

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 08:55 AM IST
Age plays a critical role in the well-being of people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
The study looked at smartphone as an instrument readily available for simple self-monitoring of one’s health.(Unsplash)
The study looked at smartphone as an instrument readily available for simple self-monitoring of one’s health.(Unsplash)

Smartphone can help detect mental, physical stress. Here’s how

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 01:57 PM IST
According to the study, by suitably processing this signal, measurements can be acquired of the heart beat rate and status of activation of the sympathetic-vagal balance, associated with the stress level.
Chronic stress may be linked with depression, other ailments.(Unsplash)
Chronic stress may be linked with depression, other ailments.(Unsplash)

Chronic stress may be linked with depression, other ailments

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 01:06 PM IST
Even powerful, prescription anti-inflammatory drugs that should help break the connectivity between chronic stress and inflammation don’t help many patients with depression.
Deep sleep can rewire stress and anxiety(Unsplash)
Deep sleep can rewire stress and anxiety(Unsplash)

Deep sleep can rewire stress and anxiety

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 09:50 AM IST
In William Shakespeare’s masterpiece Macbeth, he had referred to sleep as the “balm of hurt minds”.
Visits to national parks around the world may result in improved mental health valued at about $US6 trillion (5.4 trillion euros), according to a team of ecologists, psychologists and economists.(Unsplash)
Visits to national parks around the world may result in improved mental health valued at about $US6 trillion (5.4 trillion euros), according to a team of ecologists, psychologists and economists.(Unsplash)

National parks a boost to mental health, improve sleep, reduce stress worth trillions

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 03:40 PM IST
Visits to national parks around the world may result in improved mental health valued at about $US6 trillion (5.4 trillion euros), according to a team of ecologists, psychologists and economists.
After a night of no sleep, brain scans showed a shutdown of the medial prefrontal cortex, which normally helps keep our anxiety in check, while the brain’s deeper emotional centres were overactive.(Unsplash)
After a night of no sleep, brain scans showed a shutdown of the medial prefrontal cortex, which normally helps keep our anxiety in check, while the brain’s deeper emotional centres were overactive.(Unsplash)

Deep sleep can rewire stress and anxiety

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 06:04 PM IST
While a full night of slumber stabilizes emotions, a sleepless night can trigger up to 30% rise in anxiety levels, a new study suggests.

On hard days, it’s eat, sleep, music, shopping, says Swara Bhaskar

Hindustan Times | By Natasha Rego
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2019 07:28 PM IST
Read on for the actor’s fitness tips, and special kheer recipe.
Children begin down this route when they have trouble processing their trauma and perceive their symptoms as being a sign that something is seriously wrong.(Unsplash)
Children begin down this route when they have trouble processing their trauma and perceive their symptoms as being a sign that something is seriously wrong.(Unsplash)

Overthinking on trauma makes kids prone to developing PTSD

Washington D.C. [USA] | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 12:44 PM IST
Children begin down this route when they have trouble processing their trauma and perceive their symptoms as being a sign that something is seriously wrong.
This stress in women is likely of long-standing nature; studies have shown that males are more vulnerable to adverse prenatal environments, suggesting that highly stressed women may be less likely to give birth to a male.(Unsplash)
This stress in women is likely of long-standing nature; studies have shown that males are more vulnerable to adverse prenatal environments, suggesting that highly stressed women may be less likely to give birth to a male.(Unsplash)

Stress during pregnancy may impact the gender of your child. Here’s how

Washington D.C., USA | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 12:12 PM IST
This stress in women is likely of long-standing nature; studies have shown that males are more vulnerable to adverse prenatal environments, suggesting that highly stressed women may be less likely to give birth to a male.
For the findings, published in the journal PNAS, the research team examined 27 indicators of psychosocial, physical and lifestyle stress collected from questionnaires, diaries, and daily physical assessments of 187 otherwise healthy pregnant women, aged between 18 to 45.(Shutterstock)
For the findings, published in the journal PNAS, the research team examined 27 indicators of psychosocial, physical and lifestyle stress collected from questionnaires, diaries, and daily physical assessments of 187 otherwise healthy pregnant women, aged between 18 to 45.(Shutterstock)

Stress during pregnancy may affect baby’s sex

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 06:02 PM IST
Stress can also affect the mother’s immune system, leading to changes that affect neurological and behavioural development in the foetus.
A healthy diet plays a big role in skincare.(Unsplash)
A healthy diet plays a big role in skincare.(Unsplash)

Poor dietary habits, increased stress linked with acne

Madrid | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 02:25 PM IST
The research presented at the 28th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress in Madrid also found that harsh skincare practices were more common in acne sufferers.
World Heart Day, observed today, is a day to promote health education(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
World Heart Day, observed today, is a day to promote health education(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Matters of the heart: how best to deal with stress

By Dr Upendra Kaul
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 02:08 PM IST
How can we modify the damaging effects of stress on our hearts and our well-being? Limiting stressers may be one of the ways
According to the researchers, studying these odours could be utilized in the prevention of issues such as infant neglect, and attachment disorders.(Unsplash)
According to the researchers, studying these odours could be utilized in the prevention of issues such as infant neglect, and attachment disorders.(Unsplash)

Chemicals found in baby-head odours may help mothers bond with infants

Tokyo, Japan | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 11:07 AM IST
According to the researchers, studying these odours could be utilized in the prevention of issues such as infant neglect, and attachment disorders.
From dropped shoulders to ‘Poshitis’, your arm candy can trigger lifestyle conditions you’d never have associated with bags.(Shutterstock)
From dropped shoulders to ‘Poshitis’, your arm candy can trigger lifestyle conditions you’d never have associated with bags.(Shutterstock)

Ending the day stiff and full of aches? Your office bag could be to blame

Hindustan Times | By Vanessa Viegas
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 09:10 PM IST
Dangling totes, heavy shoulder bags and even thin-strapped backpacks could be altering the way you walk, weakening your neck and back muscles, even triggering headaches.
An average police officer works 14 hours a day.(HT File)
An average police officer works 14 hours a day.(HT File)

Stress, apathetic attitude taking toll on policing: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 06:59 PM IST
More than one-third of police personnel would be willing to give up their profession if they were given a chance to join another job with the same salaries and perks, the survey found.
Universities usually take the counselling approach to tackle mental health issues. But this is inadequate, since it tends to put the onus on students to tackle the problem. Instead the strategy should be to invest in a preventive system that decreases stress. (Representative photo)(Hindustan Times)
Universities usually take the counselling approach to tackle mental health issues. But this is inadequate, since it tends to put the onus on students to tackle the problem. Instead the strategy should be to invest in a preventive system that decreases stress. (Representative photo)(Hindustan Times)

Student suicides have spiked. Policies must be geared to decrease stress

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 08:19 PM IST
According to a 2017 study published in the Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 37.7%, 13.1%, and 2.4% of the students were suffering from moderate, severe, and extremely severe depression in universities.
People with anorexia nervosa avoid food, severely restrict food, or eat very small quantities of only certain foods.(Shutterstock)
People with anorexia nervosa avoid food, severely restrict food, or eat very small quantities of only certain foods.(Shutterstock)

Study reveals how stress can curb eating desire

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 01:57 PM IST
The scientists believe their research could aid efforts to develop treatments for a serious eating disorder called anorexia nervosa.
A flotation therapy session underway at Shalom, Pune.
A flotation therapy session underway at Shalom, Pune.

Don’t sink, stay in sync, with flotation therapy

Hindustan Times | By Shweta Kushe
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2019 06:18 PM IST
This relaxation treatment involves lying in a shallow tank of saline water that blocks out light and sound.
The research is part of an ongoing project examining the well-being and influence of new mothers and fathers.(Unsplash)
The research is part of an ongoing project examining the well-being and influence of new mothers and fathers.(Unsplash)

Stress during pregnancy linked to behavioural problems in toddlers

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 09:11 AM IST
A recent study is the first to examine the influence of both mothers’ and fathers’ well-being before and after birth on children’s adjustment at 14 and 24 months of age.
In a pilot study led by the University of Washington, researchers explored art-based mindfulness activities that schools could use to reduce headaches among adolescent girls.(Unsplash)
In a pilot study led by the University of Washington, researchers explored art-based mindfulness activities that schools could use to reduce headaches among adolescent girls.(Unsplash)

Art therapy can ease stress in teen girls

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 02:44 PM IST
Recently some schools have turned to mindfulness-based programmes as a way to alleviate stress among their students. These programmes could benefit from more research into what activities students find most useful.
Yoga and sports helps one beat the stress.(Bijay/Hindustan Times (Representative))
Yoga and sports helps one beat the stress.(Bijay/Hindustan Times (Representative))

Yoga, sports in foundation course for aspiring doctors to beat stress

New Delhi | By Rythma Kaul
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 07:34 AM IST
The course, which will be introduced from this academic year (2019-2020) as part of a revised MBBS syllabus, is meant to orient a student on the skills and attitude required during their medical studies and later in their professional career.
Students have classes, exams and so many other pressures common in modern life and now researchers have found that petting dogs and cats can improve students’ mood with stress-relieving physiological benefits, a study shows.(Unsplash)
Students have classes, exams and so many other pressures common in modern life and now researchers have found that petting dogs and cats can improve students’ mood with stress-relieving physiological benefits, a study shows.(Unsplash)

Petting dogs, cats may reduce stress in students

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 09:11 AM IST
According to the study published in the journal AERA Open, many universities have instituted ‘Pet Your Stress Away’ programmes, where students can come in and interact with cats and dogs.
Stress during pregnancy affects reproductive function in male offspring.(Unsplash)
Stress during pregnancy affects reproductive function in male offspring.(Unsplash)

Stress during pregnancy affects reproductive function in male offspring: Study

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 02:32 PM IST
A study suggest that men, whose mothers were exposed to stressful life during the first 18 weeks of pregnancy, may have reduced sperm counts when they become adults.
A file photo shows Kit Harington at HBO's Game of Thrones final season premiere in New York.(Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
A file photo shows Kit Harington at HBO's Game of Thrones final season premiere in New York.(Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Games of Thrones star Kit Harington checks into rehab, being treated for stress, exhaustion and alcohol use

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 07:54 PM IST
Reports said Harington was hard hit by the ending of the show and had checked into a clinic several weeks before the medieval fantasy series came to an end on May 19.
Ethical leadership is when supervisors demonstrate appropriate work conduct through their personal actions and those who engage employees by discussing their work-related worries and emotions.(Unsplash)
Ethical leadership is when supervisors demonstrate appropriate work conduct through their personal actions and those who engage employees by discussing their work-related worries and emotions.(Unsplash)

Ethical leadership helps alleviate stress in work environment, shows study

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c. [usa]
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2019 01:02 PM IST
Managers who demonstrate ethical leadership through two-way communication, positive reinforcement and emotional support helps alleviate stress in the work environment.
According to a recent study, having a pet can help older adults cope with mental and physical health issues.(Unsplash)
According to a recent study, having a pet can help older adults cope with mental and physical health issues.(Unsplash)

Having pets may lower stress in older adults: Study

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 11:55 AM IST
For those who reported that their health was fair or poor, pet ownership appeared to offer even more benefits.
People in their twenties, breathe a sigh of relief. But only if you belong to the majority of people who haven’t figured out their lives yet.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
People in their twenties, breathe a sigh of relief. But only if you belong to the majority of people who haven’t figured out their lives yet.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Stop bothering the millennials

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2019 06:21 PM IST
The age signifying the start of adulthood was always arbitrary
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