Connect with us

HEALTH NEWS

Here is how you can help someone having panic attack

Published

on

Here is how you can help someone having panic attack

In this fast-paced world with high pressure work environments in particular, panic attacks have become so common and it is definitely not a secret. Panic attacks are nothing but a sudden and intense rush of fear for brief moments. The attacks may not sound very dangerous but they are!

To everyone’s shock, the Panic attack triggers aren’t always easy to identify, so people who have one attack often worry about having more, especially in public.

When one experiences panic attacks, they usually feel very uncomfortable and cause significant distress as well. Many people unknowingly believe they’re experiencing a heart attack or other life-threatening issue.

Symptoms of panic attacks:

1. Shaking

2. Pounding heart

3. Intense fear

4. Sweating

5. Difficulty in breathing

6. Head and chest pain

So, when someone is having a panic attack, it is always advisable to help them and be with them till they feel normal. We have summed up the list of things you can do. Give a quick read.

1. Remain calm and don’t stress about it much

2. Know the warning signs

3. Ask how you can help

4. Help them stay grounded

5. Validate their stress

6. Be mindful of your words

7. Respect their situation and needs

8. Don’t give advice

9. Don’t shame or criticize

10. Above all, focus on action rather than on words

HEALTH NEWS

Airborne transmission of Covid-19 random, social distancing alone not enough to control spread: Study

Published

on

By

A new study new study has shown that the airborne transmission of Covid-19 is highly random and suggests that social distancing alone is not effective in controlling its spread, reiterating the importance of vaccination and face masks.

“One part of the way that this disease spreads is virology: how much virus you have in your body, how many viral particles you expel when you speak or cough,” said Dr Shrey Trivedi, the Indian-origin first author of the study published in the journal ‘Physics of Fluids’ this week.

“But another part of it is fluid mechanics: what happens to the droplets once they’re expelled, which is where we come in. As fluid mechanics specialists, we like the bridge from virology of the emitter to the virology of the receiver and we can help with risk assessment,” explained Trivedi from the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.

Continue Reading

HEALTH NEWS

France likely to announce Covid-19 booster shots for all adults: Report

Published

on

By

As per reports, France is expected to announce that Covid-19 booster shots will be made available to all adults, as well as stricter rules on wearing face masks and more stringent health pass checks to curb a new wave of infections.

President Emmanuel Macron’s government on Wednesday said it would focus on tougher social distancing rules and a faster booster shot programme and that it wanted to avoid the lockdowns being imposed once more by some other European countries.

Continue Reading

HEALTH NEWS

Air pollution linked to increased risk of getting sick from Covid-19: Study

Published

on

By

According to a study conducted in Spain, long-term exposure to air pollution is associated with an increased risk of developing Covid-19 among people who get infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

The research, published in the journal Environment Health Perspectives on Wednesday, provides further evidence on the health benefits of reducing air pollution, and highlights the influence of environmental factors on infectious diseases.

“The problem is that previous studies were based on reported cases, which had been diagnosed, but missed all the asymptomatic or undiagnosed cases,” said study first-author Manolis Kogevinas from Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain.

Continue Reading

Trending