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The right to nap: Indian employees wish to sleep a wink at work

According to a survey conducted by Wakefit, 70 per cent of 1,500 respondents said they do not have a 'nap room' at work and 86 per cent felt having one would boost their productivity. 

World Brain Day 2019: Know all about the chronic condition of migraine

Migraine is the second most common cause of headache, affecting about 15 per cent of women and six per cent of men.

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Newly described form of stress promotes longevity: Study

The findings, published in the journal Science Advances, suggest that chromatin stress response and the longevity it mediates may be conserved in other organisms.

Dogs mirror owner's stress, says study

Researchers at Linkoping University in Sweden have examined how stress levels in dogs are influenced by lifestyle factors and by the people that the dogs live with.

Night owls can 'retrain' their body clocks to improve mental well-being

'Night owls' are individuals whose internal body clock dictates later-than-usual sleep and wake times -- in this study participants had an average bedtime of 2.30 am and wake-up time of 10.15 am.

Scientists have developed a new test to measure common stress hormones

The device uses ultraviolet light to measure stress hormones in a drop of blood, sweat, urine or saliva.

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Regulating gut microbes may reduce anxiety, finds study

Probiotics are living organisms found naturally in some foods that are also known as "good" or "friendly" bacteria because they fight against harmful bacteria and prevent them from settling in the gut.

Stress in early life may up depression risk, says study

The findings, published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, provide biological and psychological evidence to support work first proposed in the 1960s.

Comfort food leads to more weight gain during stress, says study

Researchers from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Australia discovered a molecular pathway in the brain, controlled by insulin, which drives the additional weight gain.

Stressed during exams? Junk food may be to blame: Study

The researchers investigated the relationship between exam stress and change in dietary quality, and whether these associations were modified by psychosocial factors such as eating behaviour, food choice motive, taste preference, impulsivity, coping strategies, sedentary behaviour, and social support.

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