STRESS

  • Job loss fears may trigger asthma risk: Study September 23, 2014

    Washington: The fear of losing job may boost the risk of developing asthma for the first time, a new study has warned. The findings back up other epidemiological studies pointing to a link between the development of asthma and stress, particularly work related stress, researchers said. They base their findings on...
  • Living it Up: 10 crore people in India suffer from hypertension August 16, 2014

    Nearly 10 crore people in India suffer from hypertension in India, and survey predicts that another 20 crore people will be afflicted with hypertension by 2020. The World Health Organisation has however said that hypertension is the most easily preventable problem. A healthy lifestyle, less stress and lot of positive...
  • Not everyone wants cheering up: study June 28, 2014

    Toronto: People with low selfesteem may not really want you to try to boost their spirits, a new study suggests. Those with low selfesteem have overly negative views of themselves, and often interpret critical feedback, romantic rejections, or unsuccessful job applications as evidence of their general unworthiness, researchers said. Researchers at the...
  • Stress hormone tied to shortterm memory loss as we age June 18, 2014

    Washington: Having high levels of cortisol a natural hormone in our body whose levels surge when we are stressed can lead to memory lapses as we age, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Iowa (UI) said there is a potential link between stress hormones and...
  • Cricketers feel depressed after retirement: survey December 23, 2013

    Sydney: A survey of retired Australian players has found that a quarter of them experienced depression and feelings of helplessness after quitting professional cricket. The Australian Cricketers' Association, which conducted the survey, contacted every player who had retired or been forced out of cricket at international or state level since 2005. It...
  • Jonathan Trott leaves Ashes tour with 'stress illness' November 25, 2013

    Brisbane: England batsman Jonathan Trott has left the team's Ashes tour of Australia with a stressrelated illness, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Monday. "Trott will take a break from cricket for the foreseeable future and will take no further part in the tour," the ECB said...
  • Low salt food and exercise can bring down high BP: Dr Ravi R Kasliwal April 5, 2013

    High blood pressure and hypertension are the new lifestyle diseases afflicting India's urban middle class. Dr Ravi R Kasliwal, Chairman, Clinical & Preventive Cardiology, MedantaThe Medicity, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. What kind of cooking oil is good for heart & esp for high BP patients?...
  • It's difficult for a rape survivor to deal with the trauma: Psychiatrists December 25, 2012

    Mumbai: Even as the nation prays for the 23yearold gangrape survivor in Delhi, psychiatrists tell CNNIBN that it could take quite some time to deal with the emotional trauma. The extensive media coverage could also trigger trauma in other rape survivors. When asked what is the road of recovery like...
  • Doctorpatient trust helps brain fight pain, stress December 4, 2012

    Washington: A doctorpatient relationship built on trust and empathy has much more going on than merely putting patients at ease it helps the brain beat pain and stress. Recent studies have shown that doctors who listen carefully have happier patients with better health outcomes, but the underlying mechanism was...
  • It's official! More Facebook friends means more stress November 27, 2012

    London: A wide circle of friends on Facebook may make you feel popular but it can also give you stress! The more people you have as your Facebook friends, the more likely you are to get stressed trying not to cause offence, according to a new report. The report from...
  • Living It Up: Rising stress levels November 3, 2012

    On this episode we take a look how stress and depression is affecting lives. ...
  • Don't shy away from seeking help for mental problems October 9, 2012

    New Delhi: For 35-year-old Ritika (name changed), everything seemed a burden. She suddenly started losing interest in both work and people around her. Even ordinary tasks seemed Herculean to her. A call centre employee, she no longer paid attention even to her personal life. "I did not feel like getting...
  • Why does Bangalore get angry? August 28, 2012

    Bangalore: Dont angry me. When Akshay Kumars Rowdy Rathore character punched his way and struck a chord with the masses, it unconsciously amplified the inner feelings of many a million. Today, stress is considered to be a common physical reaction to the multiple frustrations and pressures of daily life....
  • Now, an app that recognises stress from your voice August 19, 2012

    London: Your smartphone may soon be able to tell you when you are most stressed, with the help of a new software that can identify stress from the patterns in your voice. The app called 'StressSense' is first trained to recognise a person's unstressed voice. For that, users must relax...
  • Kochi: More corporate staff turn to Ayurveda August 7, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The corporate employees of Kochi stand third among other cities in the country switching over to ayurvedic treatments to combat high stress levels. A study conducted by the The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) revealed that 72 per cent of the corporate employees are turning...
  • Assange's mother says WikiLeaks founder under stress July 31, 2012

    Quito: The mother of Julian Assange, visiting Ecuador on Monday to plea for her son's asylum request, said the WikiLeaks founder is under extreme psychological stress and feels his only option is to seek safety in Ecuador. Assange has been taking refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since June 19....
  • Bangalore: Working mothers on a rollercoaster July 9, 2012

    Bangalore: Working mothers perform most of the household chores, but the onus of taking care of the children too falls on the mother, apart from her job responsibilities. Nowadays, stress loads are high for working mothers resulting in frustration, tension and no quality time for themselves. This is the status...
  • FTN: what makes India the world's suicide capital? June 26, 2012

    According to a new Lancet study, India has the highest suicide rate in the world with maximum number of young people on the brink, worse it may soon turn out to be the biggest killer in the country. ...
  • Suicide rate among the youth highest in India June 23, 2012

    New Delhi: According to a new Lancet study, India has the highest suicide rates in the world with maximum number of young people on the brink, worse it may soon turn out to be the biggest killer in the country. According to Registrar General of India's first national survey, 200103, suicides...
  • NASA space drink can reverse signs of ageing? May 27, 2012

    London: A "space drink" developed by NASA to protect astronauts from radiation can also reduce wrinkles and reverse the telltale signs of ageing in just four months, say researchers, following a human trial. A team at Utah University has found in its research that the concoction, known as AS10, dramatically reduces...
  • A new app to bust social media stress May 8, 2012

    Singapore: Nestle, purveyor of the decadesold KitKat snack, has launched an app it says addresses a growing problem among young social media users giving them a break from the stress of posting updates by doing it for them. The software, Social Break, automatically sends random updates to users' Facebook, Twitter...
  • Email vacations can boost productivity: Study May 5, 2012

    Washington: Being cut off from official emails not only lowers stress levels but also allows employees to concentrate far better, says a new study. During the study, researchers attached heart rate monitors to computer users in a suburban office setting. Software sensors detected how often they switched windows. People who read emails...
  • Mumbai: Blisters on skin drives man to suicide April 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Distressed with an ailment that plagued him for two years, a 45yearold man committed suicide by strangling himself with a towel in the verandah of JJ Hospital on Sunday. Shyam Narayan Vishwakarma, resident of Mankhurd was undergoing treatment for a severe skin ailment, pemphigus vulagaris (blistering and sores on...
  • Stress kills another Anna University student April 18, 2012

    CHENNAI: S Dhairyalakshmi Her name embodied courage, but the 19yearold engineering student of Anna University, who came from a rural background, apparently lost the will to live. On Tuesday, she committed suicide by hanging herself in her hostel room. In a suicide note, she claimed that she was leaving because...
  • Cummins to make comeback in U19 side March 30, 2012

    Melbourne: Eighteenyearold Australia Test fast bowler, Pat Cummins will make his return from a left heel stress injury against kids his own age. Cummins, who took six secondinnings wickets and hit the winning runs in a manofthe match performance on debut in the second Test against South Africa in December...
  • West Bengal most debtstressed state: Mamata March 29, 2012

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday expressed hope that the Centre would take steps to treat West Bengal as a most debtstressed state and respond to the repeated pleas made to it to resolve the crisis. "We are not begging the Centre for assistance. The Centre should take...
  • Stressed: More doctors in Kerala dying young March 23, 2012

    KOCHI: Are doctors in Kerala dying young, mostly of lifestyle related ailments? Yes, if the Kerala chapter of the Indian Medical Association is to be believed. IMAs social security schemes show that 45 doctors died last year and over half of them were below 50. Most deaths were triggered by...
  • Citi, 3 other major US banks fail stress tests March 14, 2012

    Washington: All but four of 19 major US banks got a green light on Tuesday from the Federal Reserve to boost their dividends and take other steps that will make their stocks more attractive to investors. The Fed declared them strong enough to survive a downturn worse than the Great...
  • One gene drives aggressive male stress response March 13, 2012

    Washington: Ever wondered why men react more aggressively than women under stress? It's because all their response boil down to a single macho gene, scientists say. Australian researchers who discovered the YSR gene said it could explain why men have a fight or flight response while women are more likely...
  • Mumbai: 'paintanaccident' contest draws flak January 6, 2012

    Mumbai: It was meant for creating muchneeded awareness regarding road safety. But the drawing competition for schoolchildren being organised by Mumbai's regional transport offices (RTOs) and education department has now taken on a rather gloomy hue, with child psychologists claiming that subjects like 'The accident I saw' may send a...