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You might be stressed, even if you don’t know it

44% of Pakistan’s population vulnerable to stress and depression

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July 8, 2019


Brain implants can help treat depression: study

Deep brain stimulation may succeed where other treatments have failed

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December 2, 2018


Living close to nature may cut stress, make brain healthy

ISLAMABAD :People who build their homes in the lap of mother nature may have a healthier brain and may be at lower risk of developing stress-related depression and anxiety disorders than those living near the urban green or wasteland, a research said. The findings showed that city dwellers are at a higher risk of psychiatric…

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February 1, 2018


Yoga in the workplace can reduce back pain

NEWS DESK: Back pain is the single leading cause of disability in the world. In the US, four out of every five people experience back pain at some point in their life. In the UK, back pain is one of the most common reasons for visits to the doctor, and missed work. In fact, absence…

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January 2, 2018


Serena Williams’ baby is teething and it’s breaking her heart

NEWS DESK: Parenthood is definitely a struggle. And Serena Williams has shown that she’s just like every other new parent by sharing the struggle of trying to soothe a teething baby, reported The Independent. The tennis star took to social media on Sunday to express how difficult it is trying to comfort her baby Alexis,…

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December 19, 2017


Anxiety Matters

 By Zara Maqbool   In the last few months, I have come across many people who complain of suffering from anxiety. A few of my clients have a similar issue complaining about anxiety that ranges from general anxiety without any distinct manifestation, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorders, phobias, social anxiety or any that comes post a…

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December 2, 2017


A bad work environment can be bad for your health

NEWS DESK: Don’t hit the snooze button on this one. Some dread going to work, and some look forward to it, but how important is it to actually enjoy and feel satisfied with your job? Nearly two-thirds of US workers experience some degree of mismatch between their desired and actual working conditions, according to a…

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September 3, 2017


Playing video games at work reduces stress: study

NEWS DESK: Among the many aspects of life that cause stress, jobs are the most common. A new study found that relief could come from an unexpected source: playing video games at work, reported Newsdesk. More than half of Americans regularly experience cognitive fatigue related to stress, frustration and anxiety while at work, according to…

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July 27, 2017


Teen depression — a reality of society

By Maha Shakil In the present world, depression in under-age people in our society has become a reality and this is one of the most alarming facts, which is getting common among youngsters. It’s not unusual for young people to experience the blues or feel down in the dumps occasionally; adolescence is always an unsettling…

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February 24, 2017


Study shows the way stress may harm your heart

PARIS: Scientists said Thursday they may have uncovered a biological explanation for the long suspected link between stress and heart disease. People with a highly active amygdala — a region of the brain involved in stress processing — also have a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, the researchers revealed. A hard-working amygdala was…

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January 12, 2017


Will it hurt? Uncertainty is worst of all, says study

PARIS: Not knowing if a decision will provoke pain is more stressful than correctly anticipating the outcome, even when that outcome hurts like hell, according to a study released Tuesday. Moreover, experiments with volunteers receiving electric shocks showed, the greater the stress the better subjects were at reading available clues to figure out the right…

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March 30, 2016


Khan lays stress on provincial autonomy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Monday stressed upon a need to make the provinces antonymous for the betterment of the public. “There is a need to do justice with all the provinces in the country,” Khan said while addressing the sit-in participants from atop his luxurious container. The PTI chief said that the…

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October 6, 2014


'Interreality' may enhance stress therapies

NEW YORK: Using virtual reality to add “real world” challenges to psychotherapy sessions may enhance the treatment’s effect for people learning to cope with workplace stress, according to a small study from Italy. Researchers say the hybrid therapy known as “interreality” was more effective than traditional cognitive behavioral therapy, which is currently considered the gold…

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July 29, 2014


Smartphones allow do-it-yourself stress hormone tests

NEW YORK: The next addition to the collection of health apps coming online for smartphones may be a stress test, researchers said at a recent conference. With a simple tube, some software and a saliva sample, people and their doctors can measure levels of the stress hormone cortisol, according to new research presented last week…

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July 5, 2014


Stress in pregnancy linked to child asthma

NEW YORK: Stress during pregnancy brought on by events like divorce, job loss or death of a loved one appears to be linked to an increased risk of asthma and eczema among children. These findings, Dr. Petra Arck told Reuters Health in an email, could “allow clinicians to evaluate future asthma risk in unborn children…

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April 5, 2014


Trott leaves Ashes tour with stress illness

SYDNEY: England batsman Jonathan Trott has left the team's Ashes tour of Australia with a stress-related illness, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Monday.”Trott will take a break from cricket for the foreseeable future and will take no further part in the tour,” the ECB said in a statement.England's number three batsman…

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November 25, 2013


All but one major US bank pass Fed's stress test

WASHINGTON: US banks have enough capital to withstand a severe economic downturn, the Federal Reserve said on Thursday, with all but one major bank passing the annual health check of the financial sector.A stronger economy and banks' efforts to boost their capital since the 2007-2009 US financial crisis helped all 18 participating lenders except Ally…

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March 8, 2013


Kerry to stress need for Egypt to reach IMF deal -U.S. official

CAIRO: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will stress the importance of Egypt reaching an agreement with the IMF supported across the country's political spectrum when he visits Cairo, a senior U.S. official said on Saturday. The official said if Cairo could agree on a $4.8 billion loan from the IMF, this would bring in…

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March 2, 2013


Single moms should play with kids to cut stress

NEW YORK; Single mothers eager to lower their stress levels should spend more time reading and playing games with their children, according to a study released on Wednesday.Researchers at Kansas State University found that although interacting more is seen to have a positive impact on the child, there is also a long-term benefit for the…

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June 21, 2012


Japan nuclear plants to undergo 'stress tests'

TOKYO: Japan said Wednesday it will conduct “stress tests” on all the country's nuclear plants to ease heightened concerns about disaster preparedness after this year's tsunami sparked the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl. The March 11 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan knocked out power at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, sending it toward meltdown in…

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July 6, 2011


Killers of Sarfraz stress to transfer case to session court

Staff Report KARACHI: Suspects involved in Sarfraz Shah killing case stress to transfer the case from Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) to the session court, SAMAA reported Friday. The suspects’ lawyer requested the court to transfer the case to the session court. He told the court that the footage clearly shows that the rangers’ officials did…

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July 1, 2011