New protein may help us fight stress

Scientists have identified a protein target that can lead to new strategies to treat the effects of stress on the body.

Believe it! Washing dishes reduces stress

 If a look at the piling dishes in the kitchen sink after a long day gives you a headache, just take a deep breath and plunge into action! New research has found that washing dishes with full concentration may calm the mind and reduce your stress.

Stress causes infants to resort to habits

Under stress, people are inclined to resort to habits, rather than try out new things, and the same is true for infants, a new study by psychologists from Germany's Ruhr University Bochum showed.

India staring at a heart disease epidemic? Facts you should know!

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New Delhi: Heart disease is the number one cause of death in both men and women. Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 people annually.

Stress the biggest killer for sex-starving women

Some women are indeed starving for sex, craving for action between the sheets at least six times a week but there is one factor that is blocking their way: stress.

Starting work before 10 am is tantamount to torture: Sleep expert

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Oxford: Getting up early in the morning for school or work can be quite painful, right? All those of you while reading this and yawning in your offices will certainly agree with me.

Stress may be non-genetic link to Alzheimer's disease

A team of researchers has found a link between stress and Alzheimer`s disease.

University of Florida Health research, conducted on a mouse model and in human cells, found that a stress-coping hormone released by the brain boosts the production of protein fragments. 

Elephants born into stressful situations age faster
Elephants born into stressful situations age faster

Asian elephants born during times when their mothers experience highest stress levels not only produce significantly fewer offspring in their lifetime but also decline much more rapidly in older age.

Strong relationship with loved one can help ease stress in difficult situations

A new study has found evidence of emotional load sharing in close relationship couples.

Be smart, stay mentally fit!

People think about how to keep themselves physically fit practically everyday, so much so, that they often forget that their mental health is equally important.  

Study claims hypertension may be auto-immune disease

 An Australian study published on Wednesday says hypertension could be an auto-immune disease, opening the possibility of exploring new methods to treat the condition which at its extreme may also lead to death.

Know why laughter is the best medicine!

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Laughing is the key component to stay happy and lead a healthy lifestyle. So, one should laugh alot to stay healthy. Going by an old saying which says that laughter is the best medicine, it is also the best form of exercise which can be done easily.

Proteins that help plants grow under salt stress identified
Proteins that help plants grow under salt stress identified

 While high salt in soil threatens to reduce the growth and yield of crops, researchers have now identified a protein family that may help plants grow under slat stress.

Good sleep can lower effects of stress in kids 

Eight to nine hours of good quality sleep every night, combined with other healthy lifestyle behaviours, can reduce the negative consequences of stress in kids.

The snooze diaries: 7 health benefits of sleep

Excessive fatigue, stress, or idle­ness is a part of the stressful life we lead and only those who have suffered thus, can realize what the desire of much-wanted sleep may feel like.

Sleep properly to keep illness at bay

Scientists have revealed that insufficient sleep is connected to an increased chance of getting sick.

Single cocaine dose affects perception of sadness, anger: Study

 A single dose of cocaine interferes with a person's ability to recognise negative emotions such as anger and sadness, says a new study.

How to de-stress after a hectic day at work!

Here are a few tips to unwind after a hectic day.

Stressed? Start colouring to reduce anxiety

Are you unable to cope with stress? Well, its time you start colouring, as it can help reduce stress and anxiety.

Stress: Scary things it's doing to your body and how to deal with it

 The word 'stress' is generally used whenever we feel overloaded with work or other activities and wonder whether we can really cope up with the pressures put on us.