Tag: stress

Rare crocodile dies of ‘stress from sound of loud party next to enclosure’

A critically endangered crocodile died from stress allegedly caused by pounding music from a party beside her enclosure. Devastated bosses at Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology near Chennai, India, had asked tourists to turn the volume down, it’s alleged. They were concerned the “vibrations from the bass

7 Steps to Better Heart Health

As the focus of health care increasingly shifts from acute, episodic care delivery – a visit to the doctor, clinic or hospital – over to daily wellness management for chronic conditions, patients and family members have become crucial partners in their own health care. Nowhere is this more important for

National Stress Awareness Day: Tips and tricks to tackle workplace stress

Stress is something that affects us all on a day-to-day basis and it can take many forms, ranging from missing a flight to discovering your favourite supermarket sandwich has sold out. In severe cases, it can provoke a number of psychological and physical symptoms, such as headaches, chest pain, nausea and

How we can train Breathing meditations?

Generally, the purpose of breathing meditation is to calm the mind and develop inner peace. We can use breathing meditations alone or as a preliminary practice to reduce our distractions before engaging in a Lamrim meditation A Simple Breathing Meditation The first stage of meditation is to stop distractions and make

Don’t stress out yet about stress shrinking your brain

Relax: A new study shows that people with higher levels of the “stress hormone” tend to have smaller brains — but that doesn’t mean one causes the other. The study, published today in the journal Neurology, reports smaller brain volumes and worse memories in people with higher-than-average levels of cortisol — popularly

Coffee makes your brain younger: Research shows that by normalizing stress hormones, coffee reverses memory deficits

Do you start your morning off with a cup of coffee or tea? Many people do – and research continues to show that caffeine can have many great health benefits. Beyond coffee’s reputation for offering an instant pick-me-up, scientists have found that caffeine and its analogs may actually help stave off age-related

Resveratrol reduces oxidative stress in the lungs

Taiwanese researchers investigated the use of resveratrol to protect the lungs against oxidative stressed caused by carbon black nanoparticles (CBNPs), a common toxic industrial pollutant. They reported that reservatrol – a plant-based polyphenol – could shield lung cells from the harmful inflammation caused by CNBPs. Their research efforts were supported

Body-focused Repetitive Behaviour

Did you know that skin picking, nail biting, hair pulling, etc., are categorized as a disorder called body-focused repetitive behaviour? Reasons for this disorder are factors such as stress, temperament, environment, etc. By encouraging patients to indulge in activities such as knitting, one can help reduce the occurrence of activities

Tunisian dates keep your immune system strong

A new study reported that the seeds of the Tunisian dates are an untapped, rich, and inexpensive source of polyphenols. These bioactive compounds have powerful antioxidant properties that can strengthen the immune system by scavenging free radicals and preventing oxidative stress that damages cells. Polyphenols and other natural oxidants are drawing a

Stress slows your reaction to danger, new study finds, increasing vulnerability

Suffering stressful events may compromise the body’s perception of new threats or danger, a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has revealed. The study carried out by a team of researchers at the New York University challenges a long-held notion that stress keeps the body on high alert. The researchers have noted