Health

The impact of sleep deprivation in children

We all know kids, especially, need a good night's sleep in order to thrive. After studying thousands of children, psychologist Mona El-Sheikh, a professor of child development, says children who don't get enough shut-eye ...

Health

Yoga reduces cytokine levels known to promote inflammation

(PhysOrg.com) -- Regularly practicing yoga exercises may lower a number of compounds in the blood and reduce the level of inflammation that normally rises because of both normal aging and stress, a new study has shown.

Health

Stress and alcohol 'feed' each other

Acute stress is thought to precipitate alcohol drinking. Yet the ways that acute stress can increase alcohol consumption are unclear. A new study investigated whether different phases of response to an acute stressor can ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Loneliness, Poor Health Appear to be Linked

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two UA studies have found that hoarding friends doesn't necessarily diminish forlorn feelings and that loneliness is a matter of perception.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study Shows that Women's Compassion for Others Benefits the Self

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Dalai Lama holds that compassion -- concern for the well-being of others -- leads to happiness. Now a new study has found that compassion may also have health benefits in the form of stress reduction ...

Health

Hearts may swoon when stocks do, study suggests

(AP) -- Stock market slides may hurt more than your savings. New research suggests they might prompt heart attacks. Duke University researchers found a link between how a key stock index performed and how many heart attacks ...

Health

Workplace yoga and meditation can lower feelings of stress

(PhysOrg.com) -- Twenty minutes per day of guided workplace meditation and yoga combined with six weekly group sessions can lower feelings of stress by more than 10 percent and improve sleep quality in sedentary office employees, ...

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