Can a guinea pig really ease your anxiety? Thousands of Britons are turning to ‘panic pets’ to help ease depression and other mental health issues Tammy Lovell, 42, going through a tough divorce and became a single mother She turned to looking at her daughter’s guinea pigs playing to calm her down She carves out at
Patients with ALS frequently have a string of repeated DNA code in the cells of their brain, carrying hundreds to thousands of copies within the gene C9orf72. New research looks at what triggers these repeated sequences to eventually produce the toxic proteins that are associated with ALS, frontotemporal dementia, and other neurodegenerative diseases in patients
A new study reveals that helping lower-income high school freshman to regulate their test-taking anxiety can cut their biology course failure rates in half. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and conducted by Barnard College President Sian Leah Beilock and her research team found that brief pre-exam de-stressing strategies could
Crippling anxiety suffered by obese people could be halted by a drug cocktail that ‘wipes out dangerous ZOMBIE cells thought to hamper their mental health’ ‘Zombie cells’ have been shown to accumulate in the brains of obese people Also known as senescent cells, they are alive but do not function properly In dangerously overweight mice,
According to some estimates, up to one in three people around the world may experience severe anxiety in their lifetime. In a study described today in Cell Reports, researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have revealed a previously unknown mechanism underlying anxiety. Targeting this biochemical pathway may help develop new therapies for alleviating the
Each year, approximately 100,000 Australian families will be affected by perinatal anxiety or depression, according to the Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Awareness (PANDA), which runs an awareness week every November. That is "up to one in five expecting or new mothers and one in 10 expecting or new fathers" who will experience anxiety or depression; I
Excessive stress during fetal development or early childhood can have long-term consequences for the brain, from increasing the likelihood of brain disorders and affecting an individual’s response to stress as an adult to changing the nutrients a mother may pass on to her babies in the womb. The new research suggests novel approaches to combat
Lack of estrogen may play a role in the development of anxiety and memory problems, according to a new rodent study. The findings will be presented today at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Diseases: Sex-Specific Implications for Physiology conference in Knoxville, Tenn. Estrogen, the primary female sex hormone, regulates the female
Persistent lung inflammation may be one possible explanation for why having asthma during childhood increases your risk for developing anxiety later in life, according to Penn State researchers. In a study with mice, researchers found that childhood exposure to allergens was linked with persistent lung inflammation. It was also connected to changes in gene expression
If you are feeling too stressed fulfilling the responsibilities as a new mother, here are some tips by internet sensation Kristina Kuzmic to help you deal with the situation better. The birth of a child heralds a new beginning for parents. But as much as we would like to romanticise childbirth, the reality is quite different.
The study, based on self-reported activity levels, including activity at work and at home, for transport, and during leisure time, in adults aged 18 years and older from 358 population-based surveys in 168 countries. At least 34 per cent of India’s population is insufficiently active, according to a new Lancet study published online on Tuesday.
According to the World Health Organisation, sexual health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. The negative side of it can lead to a range of health concerns — anxiety, guilt, depression, additions, sexually transmitted diseases and so on. Anything related to sex and sexuality still remain a ‘hush-hush’
When you’re dealing with something challenging or upsetting, you might feel tense or stressed. You may have some good ways to deal with stress or may need help. This guide will give you more information about stress and what you can do about it. What is stress? When you’re stressed, you feel it in your
Mind-body therapies—biofeedback, mindfulness, yoga, and hypnosis – provide a promising approach to the very common problem of anxiety in adolescents, according to a review in the March issue of The Nurse Practitioner. “A growing body of evidence supports the implementation of mind-body therapy as a low-risk and cost-effective strategy in the management of anxious teenagers,”
Nesreen Rashied didn’t think much of the nose injury she suffered as a kid — until she started having “massive” panic attacks in her adult years. The makeup artist, 35, learned that the childhood accident, and subsequent difficulties breathing, was the likely cause of her panic attacks. Rashied says in this exclusive clip from Wednesday’s
Australian radio and TV personality Meshel Laurie has written candidly about her struggle with hair loss in an inspiring Facebook post. During her regular spot on The Project last Friday, the 41-year-old sported a bright purple wig not unlike her often vividly coloured hair. But in a Facebook post published soon after the show aired, the
Memories of traumatic experiences can lead to mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can destroy a person’s life. It is currently estimated that almost a third of all people will suffer from fear- or stress-related disorders at one point in their lives. Now, a new study shows — at the cellular
The results of a study to be presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) suggest that rates of anxiety and depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis correlate with measures of disease activity over the first year following diagnosis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person’s joints, causing
A new study from University of Illinois at Chicago researchers suggests that more than one-third of U.S. adults may be using prescription medications that have the potential to cause depression or increase the risk of suicide, and that because these medications are common and often have nothing to do with depression, patients and health care
New research presented at this year’s Euroanaesthesia congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, shows that giving women different types of virtual reality (VR) sessions prior to sedation for IVF treatment reduces their anxiety and could improve successful pregnancy rates. The study was conducted by Professor Fabienne Roelants, Saint-Luc Hospital, Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium, and colleagues.