Short Course: Today’s adults get angry 336 times a year, study finds
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Today's adults get angry 336 times a year, study finds
LONDON: The average modern adult sees "the red mist" 28 times a month, or 336 times in one year, a latest study has found. Researchers studied 2,000 people to discover how tempers impact on our lives, the Daily Express reported. They found that six in 10 people are regularly annoyed by trivial matters without even knowing the reason behind it. As many as one in four people confessed they sometimes reach a level of anger where they risk "losing control". The research was commissioned by Benenden Healthcare in the UK, where spokesman Lawrence Christensen advised seeking help for anger management. One in four people said anger has an impact on their overall relationship, while one in three have a particular incident they still regret losing their temper years ago. As many as 64 per cent say their anger made them likely to snap at people, while a third say they deal with it by just going very quiet, researchers found. Respondents cited mornings as the most likely time to experience being angry, with the worst time of the week found to be Monday lunchtime.
Natural birth can weaken a woman's pelvic muscles
NEW YORK: Many years after childbirth, women who delivered vaginally may have weaker pelvic muscles than mothers who had their babies by caesarean section, according to a new study. But that doesn't mean it will cause them problems. There's some evidence from earlier research that pelvic muscle weakness could increase the likelihood of having urinary incontinence or other "pelvic floor" dysfunctions, but this study was unable to make that link. "We don't know the significance of the pelvic muscle weakness," said Dr Victoria Handa, one of the authors of the study and a professor at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore. "What we do know from this paper is that there are some differences in pelvic muscle strength five to 10 years after childbirth by delivery group," Handa said. "But what we don't know is, will those differences in muscle strength translate into a greater chance of problems for women with 'weakened' pelvic muscles?"
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