Now, smart bra that can detect stress

It might come as a relief to women as researchers at Microsoft have designed a smart bra that can detect stress.

The prototype contains removable sensors that monitor heart and skin activity to provide an indication of mood levels.

The aim was to find out if wearable technology could help prevent stress-related over-eating, the BBC reported.

Mood data was provided to the wearer via a smartphone app in order to highlight when “emotional eating” was likely to occur.

Facebook photo activities linked to body dissatisfaction among teen girls: Study

Certain Facebook photo activities are linked to body dissatisfaction among teen girls that may lead to eating disorders and a drive for thinness, a new study has revealed.

The study explored on the theory that appearance exposure on the Internet is linked to body image disturbance among adolescent girls and found that specific Facebook activities are closely linked to body dissatisfaction and a drive for thinness.

Neglected babies likelier to develop ‘dangerous’ indiscriminate friendliness

Researchers have found that children who do not receive enough love from their mothers during early stages of life are more likely to develop a behavior called “indiscriminate friendliness”.

Scientists believe that the behaviour, which is characterized by an inappropriate willingness to approach adults, including strangers, is rooted in brain adaptations associated with early-life experiences.

Vitamin D helps reduce depression in women and type 2 diabetes pain

A new study has revealed that vitamin D decreases pain in women with type 2 diabetes and depression.

Type 2 diabetes is associated with depression and pain, but few studies have looked at how pain may affect the treatment of depression in patients with type 2 diabetes and no studies have evaluated the role of vitamin D supplementation on this association.

Researchers in this study tested the efficacy of weekly vitamin D2 supplementation for six months on depression in women with type 2 diabetes. Depression significantly improved following supplementation.

Meet UK woman who drank 24 Pepsi cans a day for decades

A UK woman has owned up over her addiction of drinking 24 cans of Pepsi a day for decades, which had put her health at risk.

Nancy Smith from Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, has suffered from flaky skin, lank hair and severe dehydration due to her addiction, but now claims that she is feeling better after kicking the habit, reported.

The 45-year-old mother of four said that she used to run around like a mad woman dashing here and there and cleaning the house after feeling energetic from the caffeinated beverage.

Want to stay slim? Stop worrying about eating cakes

Next time when you eat your favourite chocolate cake, make sure you feel good about it and enjoy every bit of it, as psychologists have found people who see treats as something to celebrate are much more likely to stay slim.

However, chocolate eaters who find themselves wracked with guilt afterwards are inclined to pile on the pounds, reported.

The study showed the way we perceive tasty treats like chocolate cake is just as important as the calorie count when it comes to expanding waistlines.

How to look after your skin during winter holidays

The combination of freezing temperatures, limited sleep, sugary treats and cocktails during a holiday can be very troublesome for the skin, according to a dermatologist.

“Acne, cold sores, eczema and dry, puffy skin are common this time of year due to the harsh elements and excessive celebrating that often takes place during the holidays,” Rebecca Tung, MD, director, Division of Dermatology, Loyola University Health System said.

Dr. Tung offers some of the following tips to make the skin look its holiday best.

Majority of young girls unhappy with looks and suffer from low self-esteem

A growing number of girls and young women are unhappy with the way they look, a study has revealed.

According to the study, a large number of teenage girls have admitted that they are less positive about life in general, the Guardian reported.

The report by the charity ‘ Girlguiding’ also revealed that young women are judged harshly for sexual behavior that is seen as acceptable in boys and are under media pressure to conform to stereotyped versions of beauty.

Fashionista with club foot gets leg amputated to ‘wear high heels’

A fashionista, who was born with a club foot , got her leg amputated so that she can wear high heels.

Mariah Serrano, assistant designer for American Rag underwent the painful procedure as she always dreamt of teetering around in gorgeous high heels”, the New York Post reported.

The 22-year-old said that the fashion rule states that one has to take off three pounds for every inch of your heels.

She added that she wanted to be a sexy teenager in high heels but knew it couldn’t happen.

Eating high-fat diet during puberty ups breast cancer risk later in life

A new study has revealed that eating a high-fat diet at puberty can accelerate the development of breast cancer and may actually increase the risk of cancer similar to a type often found in younger adult women.

The study from the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program at Michigan State University indicated that before any tumors appear, there are changes in the breast that include increased cell growth and alterations in immune cells.

These changes persist into adulthood and can lead to the rapid development of precancerous lesions and ultimately breast cancer.

‘Oldest woman in Europe’ reveals diet secrets

Emma Morano, who is the oldest woman in Europe and fifth-oldest person in the world at 114, has shed light on her diet secrets .

According to La Stampa, Morano believes that eating a raw egg every day has helped her live so long, reported.

Morano, who was born in 1899, said that for breakfast she eats biscuits with milk or water and during the day she eats two eggs, one raw and one cooked, just like the doctor recommended when she was 20 years old.

For lunch she’ll eat pasta and minced meat then for dinner, she’ll have just a glass of milk, Morano said.