A 20-year-old from Australia recently had her thumb amputated due to a cancer that doctors say was most likely caused by nail biting.
Stress is one of those things most people know they need less of, but struggle to actually put that in practice. Now, here’s more motivation to try cut back on your stress levels: It could wreck havoc on your health. According to a new mouse study published in the journal Scientific Reports, stress can negatively impact your gut microbiota (the microorganisms that are crucial to your digestive and metabolic health) the same way as eating a junk food diet.
We all know stress isn’t good for us, but according to new research, it can actually age your brain — and African-Americans are particularly at risk.
Richard Simmons at the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2013, a year before he dropped out of the public eye. Much ado has been made about Richard Simmons’s unexplained disappearance from the public eye. Rumors about the 68-year-old fitness icon’s health and safety have run rampant, in large part the result of the wildly popular podcast Missing Richard Simmons.
It’s no secret that chronic stress and anxiety can increase the odds that a person will develop gray hair. Now, new research has found that phenomenon extends to dogs as well.
Alison Cullen, a spokesman for A.Vogel, which commissioned the research to look at the impact of stress on immunity said: "Ongoing stress causes the body to put everything on hold except immediate survival. The result is more cold and flu infections, which in turn cause more stress. With that in mind, and to coincide with National Stress Awareness Day (November 2nd), we've put together our simple stress squashing tips.
“These days, many of us live under chronic stress. But our bodies can’t distinguish between late trains, missed appointments, spiralling debt, infuriating work colleagues, family disputes and the truly life-threatening stress it gears up to challenge. “The key things is, don’t ignore it thinking it will get better.
Rather depressingly, rates of adult acne have gone up 200 per cent in the last year alone. Some of the most beautiful women in the world, including Victoria Beckham, Cameron Diaz and Katy Perry, have talked about their struggle with spots. With around 50 per cent of adults suffering from acne at some point, and with 80 per cent of those being women, it’s important to understand what’s really going on when it comes to problem skin.
People are increasingly aware of the emotional and mental symptoms, but there are a whole host of unexpected physical symptoms that are associated with depression too, and often people don’t make the link. This strange feeling can be caused by stress or shallow breathing, so is often associated with depression linked to anxiety. Stress and depression can cause hormonal imbalances that can lead to hair loss.
The University of Toledo recently polled 408 North Americans and found that 35 per cent identified themselves as TV binge-watchers. “Literature shows that TV viewing (especially screen time) is associated with poor mental and physical health outcomes.
January is all about resolutions, which, for many, means workout binges and failed attempts at dieting. But, if your 2016 goal is to slim down, there may be another way. “I’ve worked with many clients who can afford personal training, even a personal chef or tailored meal delivery services designed for weight loss, and yet despite these resources they wind up sabotaging themselves through emotional eating,” Cynthia Sass, a nutritionist and registered dietitian tells Yahoo Health. Instead of beating yourself up, try one of these nine alternative ways to get your weight loss plan back on track.
Related: Here’s What Millennials Really Think About Aging and Stress Body “A stress response starts with the increased release of corticotrophin-releasing hormones,” says Dr. David Sack, psychiatrist and CEO of Promises Treatment Center in California. In short, it makes you resilient: your blood sugar stays up and you can tolerate stress, but chronic stress affects every organ in the body.” Norepinephrine released in the brain, heart, and blood vessels increases your blood pressure and makes your heart work harder, while an acute increase in epinephrine (essentially adrenalin) makes your heart rate go up.