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
A new study conducted by researchers from the Yale School of Public Health suggests that individuals who are inclined to have negative thoughts on aging experience are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease later in life. Experts believe that stress could play a key role in the increase in disease risk.
LIFE December 8, 2015
Fish experience a phenomenon called 'emotional fever' suggesting how they also have some degree of consciousness, according to a UK study. This infliction manifests in the form of slight increases in the animals' body temperature when exposed to stressful situations.
Earth/Environment December 6, 2015
New research found that mothers who gave birth later in life may be putting their daughters at risk for developing depressive symptoms. Researchers theorize this may be due to either a large generation gap or health problems during pregnancy.
LIFE November 20, 2015
How popular are you on social media? New study found having over 300 friends on Facebook cause stress in teenagers.
LIFE November 19, 2015
A real happy life doesn't need Facebook likes. Researchers from the Denmark-based Happiness Research Institute found logging out of Facebook will make you happier.
LIFE November 11, 2015
Scientists showed growing data on how cranberries can help address recurrent urinary tract infections – the second leading infection in humans – and help combat antibiotic resistance. The fruit is also promoted for its cardiovascular and cognitive support benefits.
LIFE November 6, 2015
Researchers found that people who participate in relaxation activities such as yoga and meditation significantly reduce health care costs. Researchers also said that the notions for stress-related disorders should be viewed differently.
LIFE October 19, 2015
A strain of probiotic bacteria may help alleviate anxiety and enhance memory. Study subjects who took the probiotic capsule scored higher in memory tests and had lower stress hormones compared to those who did not take the pill.
LIFE October 19, 2015
Scientists in Australia have discovered that stressful events that occur during a mother's pregnancy can impact her child's motor skills development. Children born under such circumstances were shown to have a lower score in their motor competence.
LIFE October 16, 2015
People with high-stress jobs are most likely to go into a stroke compared to those with low-stress ones, a new study says. Researchers say that workers need to be aware of the risks of working in a stressful environment.
LIFE October 15, 2015
Washing the dishes can be an inexpensive option for stress relief but only when it is done the right way. Individuals who wash the dishes in a certain state of mind experience feelings of inspiration and reduced nervousness.
LIFE October 5, 2015