Researchers from MIT found that chronic stress largely influences cost-benefit situations. Chronically stressed mice were more likely to choose high-risk, high-cost options than non-stressed mice.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 19, 2017
Heart rates of hockey spectators almost double during peak moments of the game. At-risk sports fans must be wary of their heart rates so as to avoid adverse cardiovascular events.
Public Health October 6, 2017
A research ranked the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia on the basis of stress levels among residents in each area. Alabama is the most stressed state in the country, whereas Minnesota residents are the least stressed.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 4, 2017
Marathon running can have tons of health benefits, but it has some downsides, too. A new study from Yale University says a temporary kidney injury could be one of them.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 29, 2017
Rookie physicians are allowed to work for as long as 28 hours under the new rules released by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The revised rules have sparked renewed concern over the safety of physicians and patients.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 11, 2017
Researchers have found that watching birds near your home can be good for your mental health. Results were consistent whether subjects lived in urban or suburban neighborhoods.
Public Health February 27, 2017
Through the years, researchers have compiled countless reasons why reading a book is good for your health and wellness. Here are five research-based benefits to begin with.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 25, 2017
According to a new survey from the American Psychological Association, both Democrats and Republicans are stressed out over politics in the country. They reported anxiety over politics and where the nation is heading to.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 17, 2017
A new study has found that married ones maintained lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol than unmarried people. Marriage may serve as a defense against psychological stress, findings reveal.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 16, 2017
Bad dog? Research has shown that the dog and its owner could mirror each other's traits, which means that canine with neurotic tendencies are likely to behave according to what they see in their owners.
Animals February 15, 2017
Working with 89 patients of anxiety disorder, researchers have found that those who took mindfulness meditation training sharply reduced their stress hormone and inflammatory responses to stressful situations. This emerges as another evidence of the benefits of meditation training on different conditions.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 25, 2017
How does stress raise risk for cardiovascular events? Brain scans reveal that activities in the amygdala can help predict a person's likelihood of suffering from heart attack or stroke.
Neuroscience January 12, 2017
The most wonderful time of the year can also be the bluest and most stressful. Find out why the holidays that bring so much joy to others can trigger stress and deep sadness in some, and how to overcome the holiday blues.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 23, 2016
With the rich becoming richer and the poor becoming poorer, just how does this trend affect the population's overall health? Those among the higher-income Americans report having lower stress levels and being in better health compared to their lower-income counterparts.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 17, 2016
More than 50 percent of Americans are stressed because of the upcoming presidential elections, according to the American Psychological Association's Harris Poll.
Public Health October 15, 2016
Stress cancels out the health benefits of eating a healthy breakfast rich in unsaturated fat. How does a stressful day erase the benefits of a healthy meal?
Healthy Living/Wellness September 21, 2016
For the second time in just as many years, a study has found a direct link between a woman's emotional and psychological state and her ability to become pregnant.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 13, 2016
Breast cancer survivors may benefit from engaging in physical activities. Exercise may help improve their memory problems related to stress.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 10, 2016
Having to deal with electronic health records may be contributing to the burnout and stress that most doctors experience, new research suggests. They spend more time on clerical tasks than their peers.
Public Health June 30, 2016
Music is more than just the language of the soul. It may also increase the chances of survival among cancer patients, a new study revealed.
LIFE April 7, 2016
Not being sure causes more stress than knowing for sure, a new study has found. Findings also suggest that uncertainty-related stress helps people in making decisions in the long run.
LIFE March 31, 2016
Stress during pregnancy may result in having babies with low birth weight. Stress hormone cortisol plays a role and because of this, experts advise women trying to become pregnant to manage stress and have a healthy lifestyle.
LIFE March 21, 2016
Embrace wristband, developed by an MIT professor, is a medical-grade consumer product that can monitor stress signals to detect seizures and alert both wearers and caregivers. It could also be potentially useful in the classroom to track children's stress levels.
Wearable Tech March 13, 2016
Racial discrimination still happens in the workplace. A new survey revealed that unfair treatment and racial discrimination is contributing to the high stress levels of adults in the United States, particularly among Hispanics and black Americans.
LIFE March 12, 2016
Our prehistoric ancestors had a rough start. A reconstructed African landscape revealed that even early humans experienced a stressful life, a study has found.
Earth/Environment March 11, 2016
Same-sex friendships among men can reduce stress and help them lead longer, healthier lives, a new study found. This was shown by a new rat study that lent insight into how mild stress led to greater oxytocin levels among the subjects.
LIFE March 8, 2016
A mice study has found that chronic, long-term stress can lead to brain inflammation and short-term memory loss. The new findings can lead to new immune-based treatments.
LIFE March 7, 2016
Chronic stress take its toll on one's health in many ways, including boosting the spread of cancer cells in the body. Australian researchers also found, however, that a known hypertension drug may help reduce the risk of cancer spread.
LIFE March 2, 2016
Stressful events can throw anyone’s day into haywire but researchers have found that reaction to stress is a better indicator of risks for cardiovascular disease than mere frequency. This highlights the importance of stress intervention strategies.
LIFE February 28, 2016
An empty wallet is certainly upsetting, and it may even be causing you physical pain. New research suggests that economic insecurity is strongly linked to physical pain.
LIFE February 23, 2016
Fathers who are constantly under psychological stress may put their kids at risk of diabetes, a new mice study has revealed. Researchers have identified a specific gene affected by stress hormones.
LIFE February 22, 2016
Increased sugar intake is linked to a range of diseases. A new study found that sugar consumption in early life is harmful to the brain just as stress and abuse.
LIFE February 17, 2016
A study found that mild stress can help you lose weight! Psychological pressure can increase the brown fat's main function - create body heat by burning calories.
LIFE February 10, 2016
A new study in the United Kingdom found that the best time to ditch a bad habit like smoking is during a major life change. This could occur when you're changing jobs or moving house, researchers said.
LIFE January 28, 2016
Stress and anxiety are normal at times. Experiencing it way too often, however, may result in brain damage associated with depression and dementia, a new study found.
LIFE January 25, 2016
Researchers found that prairie voles are less stressed and more comfortable living in congestion with family and friends. These mouse-like creatures are monogamous forming lifetime bonds with mates and sharing similar social traits with humans.
Animals January 21, 2016
In a new study, 18-year-old Swedish men with low stress resistance emerged with up to 50 percent greater risk for type 2 diabetes during adulthood. The research is yet another warning on how stress even in early life can take its toll on one's health.
LIFE January 15, 2016
A study found push notifications reminding people of new emails has become a toxic source of stress. Health experts recommended turning off the feature and using it only when necessary.
LIFE January 5, 2016
Telecommuting or working from home may pose detrimental effects to the health because of the high stress levels it imposes. With flexible working hours, workers find it hard to "switch off" from work.
LIFE January 4, 2016
A team of researchers in London has found that the constant stream of email updates is a toxic source of stress for most people. Fortunately, there are several ways to help reduce and manage work-related stress.
LIFE January 4, 2016
Flexible working is preferred by many because of its benefits, but experts in the United Kingdom said it actually provides dangerous health risks. Here is a list of tips to help you stay healthy while working at home.
LIFE January 3, 2016
With the holidays approaching, experiencing high stress levels is inevitable. A new study reveals a simple and cost-free way to de-stress: performing acts of kindness.
LIFE December 17, 2015
Deaths linked to Alzheimer's disease are on the rise, but stress relief could help slow that. A drink or two might not be bad either.
LIFE December 14, 2015
A new University of Illinois study revealed that there is a link between the risky sexual behavior of college students and their instability as they face major changes in life. Experts suggest university programs focus on helping students cope with stress.
LIFE December 12, 2015
Study found standalone unhappiness and stress do not increase the risk of poor health. A research on one million women found sad souls are not less likely to live longer compared to happy people.
LIFE December 10, 2015