Tuesday June 18, 2019

Beware Before You Get Your Next Tattoo

Previous research has established an association between having a tattoo and engaging in risky behaviors.

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Love to get inked? Beware.

Love to get inked? Beware, tattoos can take a toll of your mental health, warned a new study.

Researchers from the University of Miami in the US showed that although having tattoos was not significantly related to overall health status, individuals with tattoos were more likely to be diagnosed with a mental health issue and report sleep problems.

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Tattoos were more likely to be diagnosed with a mental health issue and report sleep problems.
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People who had tattoos were also more likely to be smokers, spent time in jail, and had a higher number of sex partners, said the study published in the International Journal of Dermatology.

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For the study, researchers included a sample of 2,008 adults.

“Previous research has established an association between having a tattoo and engaging in risky behaviors. In an era of increasing popularity of tattoos, even among women and working professionals, we find these relationships persist but are not associated with lower health status,” said lead author Karoline Mortensen, Professor at the varsity. (IANS)

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Less Sleep Can Create Mental Health Problems in Students: Study

With every additional night of insufficient sleep, the risk of experiencing mental health symptoms increased

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"It was really surprising to see how strongly insufficient sleep was associated with a wide variety of mental health symptoms among college students. Pixabay

Insufficient sleep is associated with a wide range of mental health issues such as anxiety, self-harm and suicide ideation among students and athletes, according to a study.

Published in the journal Sleep, the study analysis involved 110,496 students, out of which 8,462 were athletes.

“It was really surprising to see how strongly insufficient sleep was associated with a wide variety of mental health symptoms among college students,” said lead author Thea Ramsey from the University of Arizona in the US.

With every additional night of insufficient sleep, the risk of experiencing mental health symptoms increased on average by more than 20 per cent.

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Insufficient sleep is associated with a wide range of mental health issues. Pixabay

The risk also increased by 21 per cent for depressed mood, 24 per cent for hopelessness, 24 per cent for anger, 25 per cent for anxiety, 25 per cent for desire to self-harm, 28 per cent for functional problems and 28 per cent for suicide ideation.

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“The fact that sleep health was so strongly related to mental health is important since the majority of college students don’t get the recommended amount needed for optimal health and functioning,” said Michael Grander from the varsity. (IANS)