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Men, take note! Excessive sugar intake may lead to anxiety, depression

Men, take note! Excessive sugar intake may lead to anxiety, depression

Eating too many sweets may make men anxious and depressed, thereby increasing the risk of common mental disorders.

Smoking ups anxiety, affects brain's ability to suppress fear

Smoking ups anxiety, affects brain's ability to suppress fear

Scientists have found that tobacco smoke can impair the brain`s ability to repress fear-related memories, leaving smokers less able to deal with fear and anxiety after a traumatic event.

Anxiety drug may help you with fear of social rejection

Anxiety drug may help you with fear of social rejection

According to researchers, low doses of anxiolytic drugs - such as diazepam (Valium) - can ameliorate (make something better) this effect by increasing the activity of mitochondria in the neurons of the brain pathway associated with motivation and reward.

Social media leads to anxiety, fear in young: Survey

Social media leads to anxiety, fear in young: Survey

Use of social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter is making youngsters more anxious and fearful, a survey in the UK has found. The survey of over 10,000 young people aged 12 to 20 suggests that cyber-bullying is widespread online.

Allergy to food might be linked to anxiety in children: Study

Allergy to food might be linked to anxiety in children: Study

Food allergies were not associated with symptoms of childhood depression or with symptoms of anxiety or depression among their caregivers.

Persistent mental stress ups death risk in heart disease patients

Persistent mental stress ups death risk in heart disease patients

According to researchers, people with persistent mental distress, including depression and anxiety, were nearly four times as likely to have died of cardiovascular disease and nearly three times as likely to have died from any cause.

Yoga: Learn how it transforms your body

Yoga: Learn how it transforms your body

The practice of yoga has been linked to countless health benefits, from lowering blood pressure to improving sex life.

Yoga and the mind: How it helps you beat stress, anxiety, depression

Yoga and the mind: How it helps you beat stress, anxiety, depression

The truth is that yoga has a great role to play in mental wellbeing. If not as a mainstay, then even as an add-on.

Feeling stressed? Do alternate nostril breathing for instant anxiety relief; here's how

Feeling stressed? Do alternate nostril breathing for instant anxiety relief; here's how

Alternate nostril breathing (through the left and right nostrils without or with retention of breath) is a great way to lower the levels of stress and anxiety.

Exam failure: What parents should do if their child fails out of school, college

Exam failure: What parents should do if their child fails out of school, college

Here are a few tips for parents to help their child cope with failure in exams and get them back on track.

Does your baby snore regularly? It could be signs of serious health problems

Does your baby snore regularly? It could be signs of serious health problems

As per a new study, children with regular snoring - at least four nights a week – may be indicative of some serious health problems.

Chronic physical illness in childhood can give you depression in adulthood: Study

Chronic physical illness in childhood can give you depression in adulthood: Study

The paper revealed that the sufferers of all chronic conditions reviewed were at increased risk of developing depression or anxiety, emotional problems that persisted beyond childhood and adolescence and into adult life.

Having a dog may help reduce stress in children, says study

Having a dog may help reduce stress in children, says study

A new study has showed that children who had their pet dog with them reported feeling less stressed compared to having a parent for social support or having no social support.

Poor women at greater risk of anxiety

Poor women at greater risk of anxiety

Anxiety disorders, which often manifest as excessive worry, fear and a tendency to avoid potentially stressful situations including social gatherings, are some of the most common mental health problems in the Western world.

53 percent mental health patients experience relapses in UK

53 percent mental health patients experience relapses in UK

In total, 9.2 billion pounds are spent every year by the NHS on mental health support and services.

Feeling anxious? 10 minutes of daily meditation will help you cope!

Feeling anxious? 10 minutes of daily meditation will help you cope!

The team from the University of Waterloo found that developing an awareness of the present moment reduced incidents of repetitive, off-task thinking – a hallmark of anxiety.

People with poor sleep are more likely to see things negatively: Study

People with poor sleep are more likely to see things negatively: Study

Researchers have found that people with poor sleep may find it harder to see things in a postive light.

Smartphone addiction may create personal, social problems

Smartphone addiction may create personal, social problems

In the study, participants who identified themselves as "addicts" and "fanatics" exhibited signs that could indicate depression, social isolation, social anxiety, shyness, impulsivity and low self-esteem. 

Adults with smaller brain structure are more likely to suffer from anxiety, negative thoughts: Study

Adults with smaller brain structure are more likely to suffer from anxiety, negative thoughts: Study

A study conducted by a team of US researchers has revealed that healthy adults, who have smaller Inferior Frontal Cortex are more likely to suffer from anxiety, associated with more bias towards negative thoughts.

Mental Healthcare Bill passed in Lok Sabha: Why it is significant for India with high suicide rates

Mental Healthcare Bill passed in Lok Sabha: Why it is significant for India with high suicide rates

The passage of the Mental Healthcare Bill 2016, which was earlier passed by the Rajya Sabha in August 2016, is significant given India's current mental health status.