Providing yet another evidence on how young girls are taking extreme steps to chase the media defined "perfect" and thin bodies, a recent research has found that schoolgirls as young as 12 are not happy with the way they look. They wish they were thinner and are skipping meals to lose weight. According to the research conducted by Schools Health Education Unit, half of the 12 and 13 year olds and 58 per cent of 14 or 15 year olds said that they wanted to lose weight.
According to researchers from the Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, caregivers of stroke survivors are at risk for developing depression and complications from chronic stress.
Researchers have found that police officers who sleep fewer than six hours per night are more susceptible to chronic fatigue and health problems, such as being overweight or obese, and contracting diabetes or heart disease.
A latest research claims that sleep deprivation after a stressful event is good for the mental well-being.
For many, retirement is very difficult to deal with. Life suddenly comes to a halt with nowhere to rush to everyday, and lying on the cozy bed for a major part of the day, becomes a routine. However, scientists say that sleeping for long hours in old age, might be harmful for the brain. Even, not getting proper sleep is also harmful. Now, the scientists say that restricting oneself to seven hours night sleep might be helpful in preventing the brain from ageing by extra two years. Care should be ...
Four new studies claim that the amount of sleep and the quality could cause mental deterioration and Alzheimer's disease.
Catching a good 8 hours of sleep at night is important because a disturbed sleep at night ruins the whole of the next day with fatigue.
Police officers are at an extremely greater risk of having long term physical and mental issues.
Researchers found that overweight and obese people did not have an increased risk of death when compared to those with normal weight.
According to a Brazilian study published in the journal Chest, people with sleep apnea see their condition worsen during the winter months.
If you smoke, have had a head injury, or have been exposed to pesticide, you may be at risk for a rare sleep disorder that causes people to kick or punch during sleep, according to a study published in the June 27, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology
Researchers from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands are saying that not getting enough sleep "jolts the immune system into action in the same type of immediate response shown during exposure to physical stress."
The experience of going to school is completely different for different children. While some find school extremely boring, for some others, school is the best place to be in, all depending on their relationship with their friends and peers. For a child who is unpopular among his/her classmates, schooldays not only become miserable, but also affects them much later in life, says a latest research.
Generally, after losing a child, bereaved parents get into a state of numbness and at times even denial. It could be accompanied by feelings of extreme anger, guilt, or fear.
A new study reveals that external stimulation during sleep can strengthen memory and help you learn. The research revealed that the stimulation can strengthen the memory for what is already learnt and not help people learn anything new. "The critical difference is that our research shows that memory is strengthened for something you've already learned," the study's co-author, Paul Reber, associate professor of psychology at Northwestern, said in a university news release.