Emotional support from parents determines stress response in young adults, finds study

Emotional support from parents determines stress response in young adults, finds study

Some phases of life can be stressful. But everyone does not handle stress the same way. While some are adept at dealing with stressful situations positively, others give in to the challenges. Differences in stress responses say a lot about the way people are brought up or taught to deal with difficult circumstances. Now, a new study discusses the link between emotion socialization and responses to stressful situations. Read more

National Nutrition Month: Emotional eating linked to mood fluctuations

National Nutrition Month: Emotional eating linked to mood fluctuations

The U.S. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates the month of March, every year, as National Nutrition Month. During this month-long campaign, the academy focusses on disseminating awareness about the importance of inculcating healthy eating habits. The American lifestyle is heavily dependent on junk food and therefore as a community, it is important that we strive to eat healthy to ensure our present and future generations follow suit. Read more

Co-parenting with those battling substance abuse

Co-parenting with those battling substance abuse

Co-parenting refers to continuation of an association with one’s ex, after separation or divorce, to ensure the availability of stable and secure environment for the children. Divorce or separation can be a painful phase in one’s life, but when he or she has to co-parent with a person in need of addiction treatment, it can be very challenging. Read more

Kanye West hospitalized for exhaustion and sleep deprivation

Kanye West hospitalized for exhaustion and sleep deprivation

A good sleep is very important for a person’s mental and physical well-being. Sleep deprivation can increase a person’s risk to develop various health problems. One such case is of rapper Kanye West (39) who was reportedly admitted to UCLA Medical Center on November 21, 2016, to get treated for exhaustion and stress. The singer was admitted after a disturbance call from his residence. A leading cause of West’s exhaustion could be sleep deprivation due to his busy schedule, say reports. Read more

Risk of suicide goes up due to disruptions in sleep patterns: Study

Risk of suicide goes up due to disruptions in sleep patterns: Study

“Sleep is life’s nurse, sent from heaven to create us anew day by day.” The quote by novelist and dramatist Charles Reade aptly describes “sleep” as the most productive and important act of our life. Getting enough sleep has numerous advantages, the most important aspect being its role in protecting one’s mental and physical health and in improving the quality of life. Read more

Financial debt takes a toll on students’ mental health: Study

Financial debt takes a toll on students’ mental health: Study

Lack of adequate money to pay off the bills can be frustrating and this financial strain can affect the mental health of a person. Though it is normal to feel worried during financial stress, the lurking fear of redundancy and debt can pull one down in the abyss of emotional distress. To escape the burden of constant anxiety, some people may take to substances, thus raising the fear of addiction. Read more