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Healthy Sleep and Immune Response to COVID-19 Vaccination

Source: https://aasm.org/healthy-sleep-and-immune-response-to-covid-19-vaccination/ Healthy sleep is integral to a strong immune system, and as COVID-19 vaccines are distributed, it’s important that people continue to get sufficient sleep for optimal immune response. Sleep loss is associated with changes in several immune processes. Poor sleep may weaken your defenses against a virus, and it may affect how your body responds to a vaccine, increasing your risk for illness. For this reason, sleep deprivation in the age of a global pandemic is especially risky. “As COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed, it is of utmost importance that patients continue to prioritize their sleep to maintain optimal health,” said American Academy of Sleep Medicine President Dr. Kannan Ramar. “Getting sufficient, high-quality sleep on a regular basis strengthens your body’s immune system and optimizes your response to [...]

2021-01-21T13:56:00+08:00January 21st, 2021|

Top Reasons Why Millennials Are the Most Stressed Generation

With a fast-paced environment and advanced technology today, everybody is learning to cope with the ever-changing lifestyle. Across generations, issues about finances are the biggest cause of stress - and stress leads to anxiety. Anxiety comes in many different forms, but the most common symptoms of anxiety is feeling worried and anxious about anything. Financial stress and anxiety were proven to be linked to general health problems like high blood pressure and heart attacks. When it turns sour it can have serious effects on not only our mental health but also our physical health. A couple of shared factors add to millennial pressure rates, which you will find out about in this article. Here we could say that millennials encounter a whole new level of situations other generations do not. [...]

2020-12-16T17:38:49+08:00December 10th, 2020|

Here’s A Proven Solution to Your Sleeping Problem

What are Mental Health Problems?In general, our mental health is just as important as our physical health : but many people have a mindset to put their physical health over their mental health first. Truth be told, our body and mind should not be thought of as separate, but oftentimes they are. We cannot deny that mental and emotional disorders are seen in certain cultures as less valid than physical problems. They are seen as a sign of weakness or as our own fault somehow. Our mental health attributes the way we feel, think, sleep and react in our daily lives. It also influences our capability to grapple with stress, anxiety and recoup from the mishaps and difficulties of life. The truth is that bad physical health can lead to [...]

2020-11-25T15:10:08+08:00November 9th, 2020|

Ambassador of Switzerland congratulates UTAR and LiveLife Biosciences AG for their successful cooperation

SUNGAI LONG, Selangor, 9 September, 2020Her Excellency Madam Andrea Reichlin, the Ambassador of Switzerland in Malaysia and delegates from LiveLife Biosciences AG were at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Sungai Long Campus on 7 September 2020 for a presentation by LiveLife Biosciences AG on the outcome of two studies conducted by UTAR Faculty of Science (FSc) Head of the Department of Allied Health Sciences, Dr Chee Huei Phing, on their product, RILAX. In conjunction with this presentation is a token of appreciation presented to Dr Chee by LiveLife Biosciences AG for her efforts in conducting the two studies on RILAX. Prof Ewe (left) receiving the certificate from Mr Lim (right) witnessed by Her Excellency Madam Andrea Reichlin UTAR President Ir Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat welcomed Her Excellency and the [...]

2020-09-11T18:13:18+08:00September 7th, 2020|

Message by Her Excellency Madam Andrea Reichlin, Ambassador of Switzerland

Good morning distinguished guests and speakers, ladies and gentlemen, Let me first express congratulations to all present and those connected by video for the successful collaboration of this meaningful R&D. Partnerships such as this contribute meaningfully to science diplomacy and provide impetus for bilateral collaborations.Cross border inputs and processes indeed stimulate innovation performance, as the current example showcases. Especially in times of a global health crisis and economic recession, Swiss authorities remain convinced that innovation and competitiveness remain key factors for a successful reset. Prioritising innovation and R&D have become even more crucial; with an array of indicators pointing to the causality between innovation and economic growth. From a sample of OECD countries, it is estimated that a 1 percent increase in R&D spending could grow the economy by 0.61 [...]

2020-09-11T18:12:33+08:00September 7th, 2020|

The Role of Cortisol in Depression

People with depression tend to have reduced measures of serotonin in the brain and elevated levels of cortisol in their bloodstream. Because cortisol is related to stress, implementing a stress-management lifestyle may be an important aspect of coping with your depression. Understanding Cortisol Cortisol is an important hormone produced by the adrenal glands, the small endocrine glands that sit on top of our kidneys. It is secreted by the body in response to stress and is one of the hormones involved in the fight or flight response. Cortisol plays an important role in everything from how the body uses glucose (sugar), to the regulation of blood pressure, to the function of the immune system. In the short run, cortisol secretion has many benefits. It prepares you for physical and emotional [...]

2020-07-13T14:58:43+08:00July 13th, 2020|

Helping our Malaysian healthcare workers get the rest they need

Petaling Jaya, 14th April 2020- Sleep is probably one of the most valued commodities for our healthcare workers now serving in our public healthcare facilities in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Tiredness and a lack of sleep are among issues faced by our healthcare workers especially front liners who are putting in the extra hours on a daily basis. Hospital Sungai Buloh staff receiving Rilax University Malaya Medical Centre staff receiving Rilax To help our national heroes sleep better after their shifts, Livelife Sdn Bhd is sponsoring 400 boxes of Rilax sleep supplements for healthcare workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic at public healthcare facilities at Hospital Sungai Buloh and University Malaya Medical Centre.We are indeed delighted to sponsor our Rilax sleep supplements to our heroes fighting this pandemic. Our [...]

2020-04-15T21:41:22+08:00April 14th, 2020|

Covid–19: Why sleep could be a lifesaver

Sleep could prove to be a lifesaver when it comes to Covid-19 – both in staving it off and minimising symptoms when it hits. We all know that not getting enough sleep leaves us stressed, tired and likely to overeat, but it also leaves us open to infection. While it’s too early for any studies to have been done on the effects of sleep on this particular coronavirus (Covid-19), in 2015 researchers in the US deliberately infected 164 volunteers with the rhinovirus (common cold). They found that the people who slept less than six hours a night were four times more likely to develop cold symptoms than the ones who slept for seven hours or more. This is because you’re resting when you’re asleep. Through all the phases of sleep your [...]

2020-04-07T17:31:35+08:00April 7th, 2020|

Getting good sleep during the covid-19 pandemic

Coronavirus stress and sleep Coronavirus COVID-19 is a new infection that has spread around the world in recent months. This is a pandemic. This virus is very infectious, so it is easy for it to spread from person to person. To prevent COVID-19 from spreading too quickly and too widely, governments all around the world have placed restrictions on what people can and cannot do. There has also been a lot of media reports about COVID-19 and the associated economic impacts and health effects of this virus. All of these things can easily make people anxious and stressed. This is natural when there are many unknown factors. Fear and anxiety can cause strong emotions in adults and children, which may result in difficulty sleeping. When our sleep is of a [...]

2020-04-01T13:40:42+08:00April 1st, 2020|

How sleep can fight infection

Researchers in Germany have discovered why sleep can sometimes be the best medicine. Sleep improves the potential ability of some of the body's immune cells to attach to their targets, according to a new study that will be published February 12 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. The study, led by Stoyan Dimitrov and Luciana Besedovsky at the University of Tübingen, helps explain how sleep can fight off an infection, whereas other conditions, such as chronic stress, can make the body more susceptible to illness.   T cells are a type of white blood cell that are critical to the body's immune response. When T cells recognize a specific target, such as a cell infected with a virus, they activate sticky proteins known as integrins that allow them to attach [...]

2020-03-31T10:39:49+08:00March 31st, 2020|
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