Pets may help reduce anxiety risk in children: Study

Pets may help reduce anxiety risk in children: Study

Pets are the best companions one could ever get in life. They are fun, innocent and most importantly, they do not judge others around them. However, time and again concerns have been raised regarding the hygiene quotient due to the presence of pets at home and that germs and probable diseases spread through them. But there can be a sense of relief to pets’ lovers as a study revealed that presence of pets can significantly reduce the risk of anxiety in children. Read more

Immune system plays bigger role in development of Alzheimer’s: Study

Immune system plays bigger role in development of Alzheimer’s: Study

Previous studies have indicated the role of immune system in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but now, a group of researchers at the University of California, Irvine, has indicated that certain unexpected parts of the immune system may have an increased role in the development of this disease. The study, titled “The adaptive immune system restrains Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis by modulating microglial function,” was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in February, 2016. Read more

Texting: A surprising stress source

Texting: A surprising stress source

Quick question: how can you spell “stress” with just three letters?

S-M-S. Which stands for short message service. Which we all know better as texting. Texting allows mobile phone users to send each other short text messages and can be read at the user’s convenience. It’s helpful in these busy times; people can stay in touch without fear of catching someone at the wrong time or interrupting something important. Texting’s popular, too. The Pew Research Center says people aged 18 to 24 send around 110 texts daily. Read more

New parents, new baby, new stress

New parents, new baby, new stress

After all the pains and commotion at the time of delivery, new parents can look at their new baby in awe. A new child means a lot of love, joy and memories being made. No one mentions the stress, though. Stress comes with a new baby along with the rest, especially for new parents. From learning to change a diaper without making a mess to dealing with sporadic amounts of sleep, the presence of a new baby has a big impact on mom and dad’s stress levels. Read more