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Menopause plays no role in sleep difficulties

Washington: Menopause neither increases nor creates any difficulty in sleeping amongst women, says a University of Pennsylvania study. According to the researchers, women in their late thirties and forties who have trouble sleeping are more than three times more likely to suffer sleep problems during menopause than women who have an easier time getting shut-eye. Only 25 percent of women ... Read More »

Stress may take a toll on your heart

Answers to questions like, “How stressed do you feel?” or “How often are you stressed?” may help predict one’s risk of incident coronary heart disease (CHD) or death from CHD. This is according to a new meta-analysis of six studies involving nearly 120,000 people. The study was led by Columbia University Medical Center researchers. The six studies included in the ... Read More »

Himalayan forests at greater risk from climate change: Govt

NEW DELHI: Climate change will be an additional stress on Indian forests, especially in upper Himalayan stretches, which are already subjected to multiple challenges including over-extraction, livestock grazing and human impact, a government report said here on Wednesday. India’s second National Communication to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, released by environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan said that the assessment ... Read More »

Stress on need to raise chronic disease prevention rate

India must substantially increase the rate of effective prevention and control of chronic diseases, according to the third article of the Lancet series on ‘India: Towards Universal Health Coverage.’ This is imperative for India which has passed the early stage of the chronic disease burden, the article noted. The authors have also called for the integration of national programmes for ... Read More »

Daily Fitness

Health should be a top priority in each and every person’s life, but this is not the case. Just stop for a moment and muse over how much care you take of your health each day. You will probably realize that you hardly bother to take time out for yourself. Good health not only makes us active but also keeps ... Read More »

Study: A Handful of Walnuts a Day May Help Keep Stress Away

Among people with high cholesterol (that’s nearly one-third of American adults, for those keeping score at home), foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce levels of LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol. Now a new study finds that some types of these polyunsaturated fats — namely the alpha linolenic acid found in walnuts and flax seeds — can also improve ... Read More »

8 foods that ward off stress

Stress is in the air, while on the move, we stress over poor road sense of fellow drivers, in office over mounting workload, at parties over surging real estate rates, and round up as impatient listeners at home. But just who is not stressed today? Experts blame an erratic diet as a predominant cause of stress, which usually spans into ... Read More »