Higher parental stress linked to low screen-time enforcement, research finds

When parents are under stress, household rules about screen time often get abandoned, new University of Guelph research finds. A first of its kind in Canada, the study found parents of young children reporting high levels of life or parenting stress were less likely to monitor and limit their kids’ screen use and more likely to use their own devices […]

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Want to stop the COVID-19 stress meltdown? Train your brain

Let’s face it: We’re all under stress right now. The uncertainty and constant health threats surrounding the coronavirus pandemic have upended our lives. We may need two vaccines: one to protect us from the coronavirus and another from the toxic effects of too much stress. Could we train our brains to prevent this stress from becoming lodged in our brains, […]

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Chest pain, stress tests warrant attention even if arteries are clear

Patients who experience chest pain and have abnormal results on a cardiac stress test but who do not have blocked arteries often experience changes in their symptoms and stress test results over time, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC). “Even though these patients had very abnormal […]

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Signs that you're experiencing more stress than you realise

I’m fine, you say, despite running on four hours of sleep, having a never-ending to-do list, and having a running monologue running through your mind about the world burning to a crisp. As a nation, we’re really not great at knowing when our stress levels have passed the point of acceptable. We think as long as we’re able to get […]

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More reasons why you must manage your stress

If you’ve ever experienced an immobilizing sense of panic when faced with a difficult or threatening situation, you’re not alone. It turns out that the well-documented fight-or-flight instinct for self-preservation isn’t a guaranteed reaction. Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that stress can actually lower your ability to effectively assess new threats because […]

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4 Ways to Declutter Your Life and Reduce Stress

“Messy bed, messy head.” “A clean space promotes a clean mind.” Cliches like these have been muttered for ages — and scoffed at by anyone who, like me, may have missed the Marie Kondo gene. But eye rolls aside, there’s research to support the fact that too much clutter can negatively affect our well-being and stress us out more than we think. On […]

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Stress in pregnancy raises risk of child having a personality disorder

Women who become stressed during pregnancy ‘are 10 TIMES more likely to have children with a personality disorder’ The research was published in the publication the British Journal of Psychiatry  It is the first to show a link between prenatal stress and personality disorders  Experts think about one in 20 people in the UK have a personality disorder  Women who […]

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Student’s headaches from ‘exam stress’ caused by a BRAIN TUMOUR

Student whose crippling headaches were dismissed as ‘exam stress’ discovers she has a golf ball-sized BRAIN TUMOUR during an eye test at Vision Express Rhiannan Harris had just graduated from university when symptoms appeared She never imagined regular headaches and blurred vision were due to a tumour Opticians referred her to hospital during a check-up in July 2018 Doctors believed […]

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Prescribed opioids associated with overdose risk for family members without prescriptions: Case control study finds nearly threefold increase in overdose rates for those on same health insurance plan as person with opioid prescription

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid overdoses were responsible for more than 42,000 deaths in 2016. Access to family members’ drugs may be a strong risk factor for overdose in individuals without their own prescriptions, according to a new study by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Their findings were published recently in JAMA Internal Medicine. […]

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Dentistry: Root canal work not so bad after all

Root canal work is not as bad as people think when compared to other dental procedures. Self-reporting of their dental health suggests that patients find the procedure no worse than other dental work which overturns the popular belief that root canal work is the most unpleasant dental treatment. Dr Tallan Chew, postgraduate student, Adelaide Dental School, University of Adelaide co-authored […]

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