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Lost Your Smartphone? It's Nearly As Stressful As Terrorist Threats Says Study

A new study conducted by The Physiological Society has stated that losing a smartphone causes as much stress as terrorist threats. The study had listed several events to see which ones causes more stress to people in their daily lives.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2017

Rookie Physicians Allowed To Work 28-Hour Shifts Under New Rules

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

Birdwatching Near Your Home Offers Mental Health Benefits, Says Study

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

5 Reasons Why Reading A Book Every Day Is Good For You, According To Science

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

People Suffering With High Level Of Stress More Likely To Suffer From Obesity

Chronic stress may be the reason behind your sudden weight gain, especially around the waist. Those with higher levels of stress are more likely to be obese per a new study.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 23, 2017

Politics Causes Major Spike In Stress Among Americans: Study

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

Are Married People Healthier? New Study Says Yes

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 Shows Dogs Mirror Owner's Traits

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

Malnutrition And Stress Can Affect Fetal Growth, Say Scientists

The health of the newborn depends on the lifestyle pattern followed by the mother. A new study reveals that stress and malnutrition can affect the growth of the fetus.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 6, 2017

Mindfulness Meditation Helps Slash Stress, Anxiety Disorder

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

Brain Scans Reveal How Stress Raises Heart Attack Risk

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

How To Fight Holiday Stress, Depression Or The Winter Blues

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

Higher Income Linked To Lower Stress Levels And Better Health

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 Half Of Americans Stressed About Presidential Elections: Here's How To Manage Stress According To The APA

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

If You're Dealing With Stress, Say Buh-Bye To Benefits Of Your Healthy Diet

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

Reduced Stress Will Help A Woman's Chances Of Pregnancy

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

Exercise May Improve Stress-Related Memory Problems In Breast Cancer Survivors

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

Electronic Health Records Contribute To Major Burnout And Stress For Doctors

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

Singing In A Choir Helps Boost Immune System Of Cancer Patients

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

Uncertainty Causes More Stress Than Inevitable Pain: Study

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 Lead To Babies With Low Birth Weight

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

Wristband Monitors, Alerts For Epileptic Seizures

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 In Workplace Leads To Stress

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

Reconstructed African Landscape Reveals Life Was Stressful For Early Humans

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

Bromances Are Good For Health: Male Friendship Reduces Stress, Study Finds

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

Long-Term Stress May Cause Immune-Activated Memory Loss

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 Boosts Spread Of Cancer

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

Reaction To Stress Affects Health More Than Frequency Of Stressful Events

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

Stress Caused By Money Worries May Cause Physical Pain

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

Stressed Fathers May Put Kids At Increased Diabetes Risk

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

Sugar As Harmful To Brain As Extreme Stress, Abuse

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

Mild Stress Can Help You Lose Weight: Psychological Pressure Sets Off Process That Burns Calories

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

The Best Time To Quit A Bad Habit Like Smoking Is When Changing Jobs Or Moving House: Experts

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

Severe Anxiety And Stress Can Damage The Brain And Lead To Dementia

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

Prairie Voles Less Stressed Out When Living In Close Quarters: Crowding Makes Mouse-like Creatures More Comfortable

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

Low Resistance To Stress At Age 18 Ups Risk For Type 2 Diabetes: Study

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

Turn Off Push Notifications From Your Email: Experts Say Email Apps Can Harm Your Health

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

Working From Home Can Sabotage Your Health: Ways Telecommuting Can Make You Ill

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

Email Notifications Are Source Of Toxic Stress, Warn Psychologists: How To Reduce Stress Naturally

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 Can Make You Sick Because You Are Stressed All The Time: Ways To Stay Healthy While Working From Home

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

Act Of Kindness Helps Reduce Effects Of Stress

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

Stress In Older People May Lead To Alzheimer's Disease: Beat It With Moderate Drinking

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

Instability Linked To Risky Sexual Behaviors In College Students

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

Happiness Does Not Make You Live Longer: Study

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

Negative Thoughts Speed Up Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease

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

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