Health & Wellbeing

Stress can affect both your physical and mental health. As more research is done into the link between stress and health, the medical community is beginning to view stress as a serious problem. A recent study by the American Psychological Association revealed that stress is the number one cause for chronic illness.

Mix of mindfulness, art therapy destresses breast cancer patients

A combination of mindfulness and art therapy has been shown to reduce stress levels and enhance quality of life among breast cancer patients.

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Stressed rich outlive stressed poor: study

Those who are stressed but affluent are likely to live longer than those who suffer similar stress levels but are also poor, reveals a new study.

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University provides puppy room for stressed students

A university in Canada is hoping to help its students relieve their exam season stress by providing them with a puppy room to visit and play with the animals.

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Aromatherapy reduces blood pressure: study

Mainly popular for its purported emotional benefits, aromatherapy could also aid in lowering high blood pressure and an elevated heart rate. We look into the findings of this new study.

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More Facebook friends means more stress: study

The more people you connect with on Facebook, the more stressed you’re likely to become. A new report suggests that social networking may not be as harmless as most of us think.

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Workplace stress blamed for rise in migraines

Work-related stress can cause a wide variety of physical and emotional problems. A new survey finds doctors increasingly worried about the link between workplace stress and migraines.

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“Floating yoga” rides stressbusting wave

Karaoke yoga is last week’s news. Floating yoga – also known as Flo-Yo, YogAqua, Paddleboat or Paddleboard Yoga – is the next big thing for fighting stress.

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Meditation also helps cut colds and flu

It’s the season for dreaded winter colds and flu that knock many of us for six. But instead of stocking up on vitamin C, doctors are now suggesting trying meditation to ward off such illness.

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Stressed? Watch a rom-com, kid’s film or musical: study

A new study delves into the fascinating subject of how our bodies react to watching movies. While “Pulp Fiction” upped viewers’ stress levels, “Prometheus” had the opposite effect.

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Teen girls risk depression if mothers suffered stress after birth

A new study finds a link between depression in teenage children and the incidence of high stress levels in their mothers.

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