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Paint relief: Singaporeans make messy art to de-stress

Aug 10, 2019 - 8:53 PM

There are no rules and no time limit – people can keep going until they run out of paint, and let themselves loose on the walls when their canvas is full

DE-STRESSING. This picture taken on August 1, 2019 shows Ashtalaxmi Dinakaran holding onto a canvas as her son Yugan Navin Jeyaratnam, 4, creates a watercolor and acrylic painting at Splat Paint House in Singapore. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Paint relief: Singaporeans make messy art to de-stress

Aug 06, 2019 - 3:12 PM

Singapore's Splat Paint House lets guests paint onto walls and canvases using brushes, water guns, and syringes – no rules and no time limits

Quarter of world's population facing extreme water stress

Aug 06, 2019 - 2:31 PM

The World Resources Institute says, 'water stress is the biggest crisis no one is talking about. Its consequences are in plain sight in the form of food insecurity, conflict and migration, and financial instability.'

No water flows from a faucet during a drinking water supply cut in Santiago, on February 26, 2017. More than 1.4 million homes in Santiago were affected Sunday by a water cut from heavy rains in three regions of central Chile that left four dead and seven missing, authorities said. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BERNETTI

Why driving can help clear and reenergize the mind

Jul 19, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Studies show that driving can actually be good for mental health

'Burnout' is an 'occupational phenomenon' not disease – WHO

May 28, 2019 - 7:58 PM

The clarification comes a day after the World Health Organization mistakenly said it had listed burnout in its International Classification of Diseases for the first time

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WHO recognizes 'burnout' as medical condition

May 27, 2019 - 8:35 PM

The World Health Organization defines burnout as 'a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed'

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The science behind 'taking it out on someone'

Mar 31, 2019 - 11:00 AM

What if you were asked to trust someone for the first time? What would make you trust them?

New Australian Open heat policy to counter oven-like conditions

Dec 29, 2018 - 12:18 PM

A heat stress scale will be used for the first time at a Grand Slam to prevent players from fainting and suffering exhaustion

In the last Australian Open, tennis players like France's Gael Monfils struggled to play in extreme heat. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

How to detoxify your life

Nov 11, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Is life being too hard on you? Maybe it’s time to detoxify

Extreme stress in childhood is toxic to your DNA

Jul 07, 2018 - 10:00 AM

How does stress turn cells from Jekyll to Hyde?

LOST CHILDHOOD. A Rohingya refugee receives an oral cholera vaccine from a Bangladeshi volunteer at the Thankhali refugee camp in Ukhia district on October 10, 2017.  Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Help for the helpers: Mental health support for Yolanda's first responders

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:08 AM

In the clamor for mental health support during natural calamities, most of the attention is focused on the victims, but those who provide relief response also need help

Destress in under 2 minutes: Relaxing tools for really busy people

Sep 22, 2017 - 4:43 PM

Use these "me time" essentials, even when you have no time

Journalists bear invisible scars of Mexico's drug war

Jun 13, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Many Mexican crime reporters suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as they either bear daily witness to violence or experience it themselves

Journalists protest against violence during the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the murder of Mexican journalist Manuel Buendia at the Angel de la Independencia monument in Mexico City on 30 May, 2017.  Mexico ranks third in the world for the number of journalists killed, after Syria and Afghanistan, according to the media rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF). / AFP PHOTO / ALFREDO ESTRELLA

Free instant stress-buster: happy memories

May 18, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Science goes a step further to confirm what having good memories could do for you

Study shows the way stress may harm your heart

Jan 12, 2017 - 9:14 AM

People with a highly active amygdala – a region of the brain involved in stress processing – also have a higher risk of heart disease and stroke researchers reveal

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Dec 07, 2016 - 9:59 PM

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Lady Gaga reveals battle with post-traumatic stress disorder

Dec 06, 2016 - 11:45 PM

I told the kids today that I suffer from a mental illness – I suffer from PTSD says the singer in the Today Show

Dear Class of 2016: Reality bites

Aug 07, 2016 - 3:31 PM

A year after getting their diplomas what advice can Class of 2015 give this year s batch of graduates?

Stress less, smile more

Aug 03, 2016 - 3:47 PM

Stress is an unavoidable fact of life but it doesn’t have to show

Hotter climate causing lower worker productivity – study

Jul 19, 2016 - 2:17 PM

The global economic cost may be more than 2 trillion by 2030 according to the study on the impact of climate conditions on occupational health

A woman covers her face under the scorching heat of the sun while walking along the financical district of Makati. File photo by Joel Nito/AFP

For Pinoys, this is the leading cause of stress at work – survey

May 03, 2016 - 8:31 PM

A new study from Willis Towers Watson also shows that employers and employees are sometimes not on the same page when it comes to understanding causes of stress at work

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Israel sees heady future for medical marijuana

Mar 27, 2016 - 11:30 AM

In 2015 Israeli doctors prescribed the herb to about 25 000 patients suffering from cancer epilepsy post traumatic stress and degenerative diseases

Slow mobile buffering a horror show – Ericsson

Feb 18, 2016 - 12:37 AM

Ericsson s findings indicate that if the buffering delay lasted 6 seconds the stress response to delays was similar to that of watching a horror movie or solving a mathematical problem and greater than waiting in a check out line at the grocery store

Stress tests show no real estate bubble in PH – BSP

Jan 11, 2016 - 6:06 PM

“At this point we don’t see any signs of stress in the real estate sector ” says BSP Deputy Governor Guinigundo

NO BUBBLE YET. The initial results of the real estate stress tests conducted by banks show the capital adequacy ratio (CAR) of banks would remain above the central bank requirement even, if 25% of their real estate loan portfolio turns sour, BSP deputy governor Diwa Guinigundo says.

Blatter 'under medical evaluation' – spokesman

Nov 07, 2015 - 12:54 PM

Sepp Blatter suffered a medical incident last weekend and had been placed under medical observation for 10 days a Swiss radio station reports

UNDER MEDICAL EVALUATION. Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter suffered a "medical incident" and his spokesman confirmed it is because of "stress" due to the pressures he recently faced. File Photo by Steffen Schmidt/EPA

Study: PH to experience more days when it's too hot to work

Oct 28, 2015 - 9:30 AM

A report by global risk analytics company Verisk Maplecroft predicts that the Philippines is in for more working days exceeding safe levels of heat stress by 2045

Bounce: Stress management through expressive arts

Oct 07, 2015 - 11:51 AM

Create space for yourself with mindfulness at work Learn how to use the arts for wellbeing

How 'mindfulness' helps us deal with high-stress jobs

Sep 18, 2015 - 1:03 PM

Humanitarian work is not easy so how do the people who help survivors survive their own jobs?

Philippines faces 'high' level of water shortage in 2040 – study

Aug 30, 2015 - 7:52 AM

The country s agricultural sector will bear the brunt of the predicted water scarcity according to a new World Resources Institute study

Fight or flight: How stress can affect our bodies

Apr 24, 2015 - 4:08 PM

Busy days ahead? Check this infographic out for some facts on stress

Banks' exposure to real estate rises, driven by loans

Apr 02, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Despite the increase in overall exposure the ratio of bad loans continues to decrease

 The coninuing decrease in non-performing real estate loans is a postive sign for Philippine real estate. Photo by Rappler/John Javellana

4 years on, Japan's tsunami victims frozen in their tragedy

Mar 11, 2015 - 10:08 AM

Four years after the tsunami thousands of people are unable to turn the page on the horror For them grief is frozen in time because they cannot find the bodies they need to mourn

IN LOVING MEMORY. In a picture taken on March 8, 2015, portraits of Takayuku Ueno's two deceased children, daughter Erika (L) and son Kotaro (R), are displayed on an alter at his newly constructed home at Kaibama area in Minami-soma, north of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Love for hearts on Valentine's Day and beyond

Feb 14, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Here are 4 reasons why the symbol of love should also get some lovin

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DSWD: Families of SAF 44 need livelihood assistance

Feb 11, 2015 - 5:06 PM

Some families also need medical assistance and subsistence allowance

FAMILIES NEED HELP. Relatives of killed elite PNP-SAF PO3 Junrel Kibete grieve over his coffin during the necrological service of 42 slain SAF members at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig on January 30, 2015. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Once more, with feelings: Multi-tasking will make you dumb

Jan 30, 2015 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Multi tasking gives you a double whammy: you get to cultivate your inner moron and worse you get to love doing it

Stress and social media: it's complicated

Jan 16, 2015 - 12:01 AM

A report by the Pew Research Center and Rutgers University researchers concludes that the stress facing some users of social networks is related to the cost of caring

UK Falklands veteran tries to trace family of soldier he killed

Nov 10, 2014 - 9:04 AM

A British soldier who fought in the 1982 Falklands War is hoping to find peace by finding out the identity of an Argentinian marine he killed in battle

SEEKING CLOSURE. Falklands War veteran Gordon Hoggan holds the helmet of an Argentinian soldier he killed as he poses for pictures at his local pub during an interview with AFP in Derby, East Midlands, England, on November 5, 2014. Lindsey Parnaby/AFP

Post-Yolanda: 'Cases of mental disorders to rise until 2015'

Nov 07, 2014 - 10:15 AM

The Philippines faces more challenges ahead in tackling mental health issues one year after Super Typhoon Yolanda

GRIEF. In this file photo taken on Nov 19, 2013, Mary Joy Ducusin reacts as she finds her missing 6 year old son, British citizen Jairo Ben among the bodies brought to one of three mass burial sites where they so far have received more than one thousand typhoon victims in Tacloban, after Super Typhoon Haiyan swept over the central Philippines. File photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

[Bodymind] Why people who need people are the luckiest

Oct 29, 2014 - 7:17 PM

My mother was like a beacon of low self esteem shining brightly on any behavior which to her mind proved I was incapable of taking care of my own child

Neuroscientists say it's possible to overwrite bad memories

Aug 28, 2014 - 9:24 AM

Emotions connected to memories can be rewritten making bad events in the past seem better and good things appear worse scientists say

This image depicts the injection sites and the expression of the viral constructs in the two areas of the brain studied: the Dentate Gyrus of the hippocampus (middle) and the Basolateral Amygdala (bottom corners). Image courtesy of the researchers via MIT News

Scientists explain stress-heart attack link

Jun 23, 2014 - 7:55 AM

Scientists say chronic stress triggers overproduction of disease fighting white blood cells which can be harmful in excess

A future of thirst: Water crisis lies on the horizon

May 13, 2014 - 12:18 PM

Don t waste even a single drop By the end of this century billions are likely to be gripped by water stress and the stuff of life could be an unseen driver of conflict

WHO: Mental health problems emerging in Yolanda-hit areas

May 10, 2014 - 1:37 PM

Common mental health problems after disasters include post traumatic stress disorder depression and anxiety They manifest 3 6 months after a disaster

Stressed out Americans seek mindful peace

Apr 07, 2014 - 5:03 PM

Can mindfulness a form of meditation really change the way we deal with daily life? One study says that in some cases mindfulness could be as effective as taking anti depressant medication

BE MINDFUL. Stay aware, in the present

Signs of argument before US base shooting: commander

Apr 04, 2014 - 9:20 AM

Investigators are combing through the records of the gunman Army specialist Ivan Lopez to determine his mental state before Wednesday s incident

FORT HOOD SHOOTING. Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general, addresses news media at Fort Hood military base near Killeen, Texas, USA, April 2, 2014. Ashley Landis/EPA

4 dead in shooting at Fort Hood US base

Apr 03, 2014 - 12:11 PM

UPDATED The gunman who wasn t immediately identified ending the shootings with a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head

FORT HOOD SHOOTING. Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general, addresses news media at Fort Hood military base near Killeen, Texas, USA, April 2, 2014. Ashley Landis/EPA

On depression and pork barrel thieves

Feb 26, 2014 - 1:30 PM

My name is Margarita Holmes and I suffer from the mental disorder called clinical depression

INFOGRAPHIC: The Stress Nexus

Feb 24, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Population growth and rising prosperity are adding pressure on our supply of energy water and food – also known as the stress nexus

Powering Progress Together: A global forum

Feb 21, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Last February 6 experts on energy water and food came together with representatives from business government and NGOs for the Powering Progress Together forum at the Manila Hotel

It's time to squish that Flappy Bird

Feb 06, 2014 - 8:55 PM

Had enough of Flappy Birds? Squishy Birds is just the fix you need

SQUISHY BIRD. Just what Flappy Birds players need. Image from Squishy Birds website