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Learning Curve: relieve anxiety the Hindu way

Students should learn to focus on more than just exam results. Photo: Felix Wong

Exam stress and anxiety regarding results are part and parcel of being a student. While anxiety can be a driving force, it is more often an incapacitating factor in exam preparation.

Monday, 11 March, 2013, 10:33am

Programme helps children manage stress

Students sometimes need to put away their textbooks and relax.

The number of students suffering from stress, anxiety and depression in Hong Kong is rising and, as the public becomes increasingly aware of mental health issues, more are coming forward to seek treatment.

2 Dec 2012 - 3:53pm

Health Bites

Health Bites

Asian women at risk

13 Nov 2012 - 8:55am

Control factor makes leaders less prone to stress, US study finds

Management consultants say 60 per cent of senior executives experience high stress and anxiety on a regular basis, and a thriving industry of motivational speakers teaches business leaders how to manage their corrosive burden of stress. But just how uneasy lies the head that wears the crown?

Not so uneasy, it turns out.

26 Sep 2012 - 4:10am

Not quite on the pulse

Stress Check Free Rating 5/10

Stress Check measures your stress level, the developers say, by monitoring your heart rate variability (HRV). At a small percentage of the cost of other devices that measure HRV, the free Stress Check app looks appealing.

31 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

How stress can inflame many diseases

Cortisol, or the 'stress hormone', is produced naturally by the body to assist in various processes, including regulating blood pressure and cardiovascular functions, and boosting metabolism. The steroid hormone, which is produced by the adrenal glands, also enhances the integrity of blood vessels and reduces allergic and inflammatory responses.

3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Paws for thought

Happy Friday, Pupketeers! I know a lot of you must be feeling stressed, what with both the A-levels and HKDSE starting. Exam time isn't fun for anyone, so you're not alone!

Stress is our body's way of reacting to a challenge - whether it's an exam, asking someone on a date, or confessing to your mum that you broke her favourite vase.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Stress management and the psychosomatic approach

Since November, three families have consulted me regarding their children, who each began to display psychosomatic symptoms that caused a prolonged absence from school. Psychosomatic symptoms are physical manifestations in which both emotions and thought patterns are believed to play a significant role, and usually develop when a person's ability to fight disease is weakened by stress.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Saving Sammy

Saving Sammy by Beth Alison Maloney Audible (audiobook)

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Racy police blogger hit 'send' too soon

Think before you blog.

If there is one clear message from the saga of the online posting of photographs of Hong Kong policewomen clowning around, that is it.

15 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

New light on 'fight or flight'

For thousands of years, ever since humans first came down from the trees - only to meet greater dangers - we have developed biological mechanisms to protect us. The visual receptors in our eyes can react to stimuli - such as fast-moving leopards and cars - in tenths of milliseconds. We are built to react quickly and efficiently.

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

An old-school teen romp

Trailers can be misleading. They often highlight the best parts of a film at the expense of burying the true essence of it.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Health must come first

Overworking is a new social problem. Most people think a white-collar job is the best, because it earns people a high salary. People also think these jobs don't require much effort, as you sit in an office all day.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

Lack of trust blamed by academics for salt rush

A lack of security and trust in the central government fuelled this week's salt-buying frenzy, mainland academics say as they try to explain the phenomenon that emptied supermarket shelves of supplies in Beijing, Shanghai and other cities.

19 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Top tips to cut down on your stress

Kylie asks: What can I eat to relieve my stress?

2 Jan 2011 - 12:00am