Therapy for parents of autistic children helps them handle emotions better

Therapy for parents of autistic children helps them handle emotions better

While therapy helps kids with autism, it has a great effect on parents too. According to recent study, a group of researchers have discovered that parents who participate in cognitive therapy with their children with autism also experience improvements in their own depression, emotion regulation. Approximately 70% of children with autism struggle with emotional or behavioural problems, and may benefit from cognitive behaviour therapy to improve their ability to manage their emotions. The scientists discovered that parents who participate in cognitive therapy with their children with autism also experience a real benefit that…

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A reason to wake up helps us sleep better

A reason to wake up helps us sleep better

The secret to a good night’s sleep is having a reason to wake up in the morning, say scientists. A team of researchers, including a team from Northwestern University in the US, has said that older adults who felt their lives had meaning were 63% less likely to have sleep apnoea – a disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. According to the researchers, these people were also 52% less likely to have the restless leg syndrome, and had moderately better sleep quality. Although the participants in the…

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DU’s summer school helps poor students realise dreams of higher education

DU’s summer school helps poor students realise dreams of higher education

Delhi University’s pre-entrance summer school is a boon for poor students, who want to pursue higher education. The university provides free coaching to students belonging to the economically weaker sections, SC/ST, OBC (non-creamy layer), minorities and persons with disabilities (PwD) to prepare them for the postgraduate admissions tests. This year, the university is holding free classes in five disciplines – English, Law, Mathematics, Physics and Zoology. The coaching, designed as a two-week course, started on June 7. The classes will end on June 19. The entrance exams for postgraduate courses…

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Vitamin D Helps You Prevent Cold

Vitamin D Helps You Prevent Cold

As the weather is changing and inactive bacteria are coming to life again due to rise in daily temperature, developing cold or any other infection is not a big thing. But if not treated well, mild cold can become as irritating as a pin under the mattress. Numerous sneezes, unhygienic feeling and a wet nose become a nightmare if not treated soon. Not only does it leave a poor impression at your workplace, but it also leads to spreading the infection to your peers or colleagues. Luke warm milk with…

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Fasting helps improve mood, sex and sleep

Fasting helps improve mood, sex and sleep

Fasting is common in most cultures of the world and is usually associated with religious events. Now science finds that going off food can not only help you lose weight but also improve the quality of life. Researchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Centre in Louisiana conducted a study on 218 healthy weight people to find out long-term effects of fasting. The findings of the study were published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers asked the subjects to either cut 25% of their overall calories for two years or continue with their…

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This Is Exactly How Cold Weather Helps Your Body Burn More Calories

This Is Exactly How Cold Weather Helps Your Body Burn More Calories

This time of year is filled with opportunities to pack on extra pounds. Think Christmas cookies, eggnog, lazy days when your only exercise is shuffling from the couch to the fridge … you get the idea. But if you live in a cold-weather climate, you have at least one calorie-burning weapon in your holiday arsenal: that arctic blast that hits you when you step outside. Yup, cold temperatures can boost calorie burn. We already knew this, thanks to recent studies on brown fat and the hormone irisin, both of which are…

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Yoga Helps Considerably in Quitting Tobacco: Study

Yoga Helps Considerably in Quitting Tobacco: Study

Nearly eighty-five per cent of tobacco addicts can quit the habit of consuming nicotine products just by meditation, a study said. The study that commenced in early 2014, conducting tests on 1,021 tobacco addicts of various forms, also found that the person did not relapse into addiction once he had quit the habit through meditation. The study showed 62 per cent of tobacco addicts of various forms who attended regular Yoga classes quit nicotine use within one month, while the non-regulars took a little more time to do so. “Apart…

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Exhaustion helps me sleep in peace

Exhaustion helps me sleep in peace

Exhaustion helps me sleep in peace Priyanka Chopra, winning the world one steady step at a time, gets up, close and personal A day in the life of Priyanka Chopra… It isn’t as glamorous as you would think. My life is all about 5 am call times, 16-hour work days, photoshoots; but I wouldn’t change anything about it. Your last vacation… About three years ago, after my dad passed away. My mom, brother, aunts and cousins, all went to the Turks and Caicos Islands for a long overdue vacation. Think…

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Cinnamon Helps to Cool Your Stomach

Cinnamon Helps to Cool Your Stomach

Cinnamon just not enhances taste but significantly contributes in improving health by cooling the body by up to two degrees, according to research. The research published in the journal Scientific Reports said that the investigators used pigs for the study and found that cinnamon maintained the integrity of the stomach wall. “When pigs feed at room temperature, carbon dioxide (CO2) gas increases in their stomach. Cinnamon in their food reduces this gas by decreasing the secretion of gastric acid and pepsin from the stomach walls, which in turn cools the…

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DASH diet helps improving gout blood marker

DASH diet helps improving gout blood marker

DASH diet helps improving gout blood marker (Getty Images) DASH diet, designed decades ago to reduce high blood pressure, also appears to significantly lower uric acid, the causative agent of gout. DASH is the form of diet rich in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and reduced in fats and saturated fats. A new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers shows that the effect was so strong in some participants that it was nearly comparable to that achieved with drugs specifically prescribed to treat gout. The findings, derived from a randomized clinical…

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