Phobia of germs, also called mysophobia or germaphobia, is an intense fear of dirt and/or contamination.  People with mysophobia feel extreme distress and anxiety if they encounter or even think about dirt, germs, and bacteria. They may go to extremes to avoid being “contaminated,” often in ways that disrupt their everyday life. Learn more about […]

From jumping into ice-cold water to falling a terrifying 500 feet from a bridge in sub-zero conditions in the Italian mountains, Dianne Buswell calls her time on BBC’s Freeze The Fear With Wim Hof “really quite life changing”. The flame-haired Strictly dancer says she’s taken the lessons she learned from the Dutch motivational speaker and […]

No more Hypertension: Harvard Health shares 7 ways to reduce stress and keep blood pressure down Photo : iStock Hypertension ̶ or elevated blood pressure ̶ is the biggest killer and cause of premature deaths worldwide. High and uncontrolled blood pressure is a serious medical condition that significantly increases the risks of heart, brain, kidney […]

Simona Halep, a former champion, suffered panic attacks mid-match after losing her second round match at the French Open. The 30-year old appeared to be having breathing problems and called the trainer during Zheng Qinwen’s 2-6 6-2 6-1 defeat. Halep, 2018 winner, was another big name that was knocked out on an eventful day at […]

Simona Halep praised as ‘brave’ and ‘classy’ after panic attack ends her Roland Garros Simona Halep has been praised by former world number four Tim Henman for the way she responded after a panic attack derailed her Roland Garros campaign in the second round.  Eurosport tennis expert Henman lauded the two-time Slam champion for her […]

“I lost it” and “I couldn’t focus” were some of the emotions Simona Halep experienced as she suffered a panic attack midway through her French Open match against Qinwen Zheng. Halep appeared to be comfortably on her way to victory in the second round as she won the opening set 6-2 and an early break […]

With the rise of new coronavirus variants, the symptoms of COVID-19 have also evolved. At the onset of the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed the most common symptoms including fever, chills, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, and new loss of taste and smell. Then, with omicron, the symptom guidelines changed to […]

In the wake of yet another school shooting, parents are faced with the agonizing question: what do we tell our children?  It’s even harder when we ourselves are processing our own anger, grief, and confusion. We may be struggling with what experts call Secondary Traumatic Stress: heightened stress, irritability, and sadness as a result of […]

Simona Halep has said she suffered a panic attack during her defeat to Qinwen Zheng in the second round of the French Open. The No. 19 seed looked on course for a routine win when taking the opening set and moving a break to the good in the second. But Zheng broke back and began […]

France: Former World No.1 Simona Halep suffered a mid-match ‘panic attack’ during second round contest in the French Open 2022 against China’s Zheng Qinwen. On Thursday, May 26, the 30-year-old tennis star lost 6-2, 2-6, 1-6 and crashed out of the clay court tournament. During the second half of her match at Court Simonne-Mathieu, she […]

Two-time grand slam champion Simona Halep suffered a mid-match panic attack during her surprise second round loss at Roland-Garros. Halep, the 2018 winner in Paris, was forced to call for the trainer after having difficulty breathing during the 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 loss to Chinese teenager Zheng Qinwen, who is playing just her second grand slam […]

Former French Open champion Simona Halep says she suffered a panic attack in the middle of her second-round match and went on to lose against China’s Zheng Qinwen at Roland Garros on Thursday (Friday NZ time). Halep, a former world No 1 who won the French Open in 2018 and Wimbledon in 2019, appeared to […]

Simona Halep had trouble breathing during the second half of her match against China’s Zheng Qinwen, after which she lost 11 out of her last 12 games. Simona Halep. Courtesy: Reuters HIGHLIGHTS Halep lost 6-2, 2-6, 1-6 to Zheng Qinwen Halep lost 11 out of the last 12 games in her second round match Halep […]

PHILOSOPHOBIA is an international progressive metal quintet formed by current/former members of Kamelot, Pain Of Salvation, and Wastefall. As they prepare to release their eponymous debut album via American progressive metal label Sensory Records, we are premiering today the official video for their killer new single “Time to Breathe”. In 2007, longtime friends Andreas Ballnus […]

The stress it is a natural response of the body to positive or negative challenging situations. But it has many faces: it can be positive and motivate us to do something better or negative when it becomes chronic. Currently, millions of people experience stress in their daily life as a consequence of the pressure they […]