January 8, 2015

IPhone Close Keeps Anxiety Away

1 iPhone Separation is Bad for You

Offices and schools that ban iPhones may want to think again after new research found that iPhone separation is linked with poor cognitive performance and anxiety. The study, published in Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, revealed that separation from phones may have serious physiological and psychological effects on iPhone users. Researchers believe that iPhones become an "extension of ourselves," so when separation occurs, we may experience a "lessening of 'self' and negative physiological state." The researchers say iPhone users should avoid being without their phones in situations that call for a lot of attention like meetings, finishing important work assignments or taking tests. Being without a phone in those situations may cause poorer performance.

More at EurekAlert | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Women Blame IPhone, Blackberry for Poor Sex Life

Tags: Anxiety Disorder, University of Oklahoma, Anxiety Linked IPhone Separation, Poor Cognitive Performance IPhone Separation, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

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Arterial Stiffness REduced Too

2 Daily Cup of Blueberries Can Lower BP

Enjoying one cup of blueberries daily could reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness, find researchers. Since both blood pressure and arterial stiffness are associated with cardiovascular disease, blueberries may reduce cardiovascular disease risk, suggest researchers. The study involved postmenopausal women who had prehypertension and stage 1 hypertension. At the end of the eight-week study, women who had blueberry powder on average had a 5.1 percent decrease in systolic blood pressure, a 6.3 percent reduction in diastolic blood pressure, and a 6.5 percent reduction in arterial stiffness. Published in Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the new research suggests that regular consumption of blueberries may delay prehypertension from turning into hypertension.

More at EurekAlert | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: The Los Angeles Times Tackles Blood Pressure

Tags: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Postmenopausal Women, Prehypertension, Blueberry Health Benefits, How Lower Blood Pressure Naturally, Reduce Arterial Stiffness

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