How badly can stress affect the brain? A new study found that higher levels of stress hormones in the brain may lead to poorer memory and brain shrinkage.
Neuroscience October 26, 2018
A new study identified the chemical that makes the smell of lavender calming. The researchers hope that their findings will pave the way for the use of lavender as treatment for anxiety.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 24, 2018
Researchers found that mindfulness meditation alters neural networks in long-time practitioners and new meditators differently. As one meditates more, the part of the brain that regulates emotions becomes more automatic.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 25, 2018
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of California showed that parents who suffered from a traumatic childhood may have mental health problems in their adulthood. The children of these parents are also at risk of having behavioral problems.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 9, 2018
Waking up in the morning anticipating stress could affect how a person learns and retains memory throughout the day. A new study further investigates the use of wearable devices to analyze how stress affects the body and behavior.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 9, 2018
Women who work at least 45 hours per week have a 63 percent increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Here are ways hardworking individuals can lower their risk for this lifestyle disease.
Public Health July 4, 2018
A survey found that many Americans who work full-time or part-time still feel stressed out after returning from vacation. The study also notes that at least 55 percent of the participants felt more motivated following their vacation.
Public Health July 2, 2018
UK researchers found the strongest evidence to date that links autoimmune disorders with psychosis. Their study was based on a meta-analysis of 30 studies based on data from over 25 million people worldwide.
July 2, 2018
Trauma may increase a person's risk of developing autoimmune diseases by 36 percent. People who experienced severe emotional reaction as a result of stress can reduce their risk of developing immune system disorders. Here’s how.
Public Health June 20, 2018
Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder said that immunization for stress might be on the horizon. The team created a possible vaccine from natural bacteria that could buffer the negative effects of stress on the brain.
Medicine June 9, 2018
Stress due to long-term diseases such as cancer, as well as socio-economic factors including poor work-life balance and debt, rank as major triggers of chronic stress. Suicidal thoughts and self-harm were prevalent in almost one-third of the surveyed population.
Public Health May 14, 2018
A new study has shown that people who grew up without pets are more likely to suffer from stress in adulthood. The study was conducted by the University of Colorado Boulder.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2018
The University of Utah has a 'cry closet' for students who might want to let all the stress out. Some find the closet detrimental to growth, but there are actual physical benefits to crying.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 28, 2018
A new study has found that the consumption of dark chocolate can help boost a person's memory. The study further said that it can make immunity levels increase and stress levels decrease.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 25, 2018
A research team at Washington State University conducted a study to find whether several doses of cannabis could reduce anxiety and depression. The strains that were used for the study were tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 23, 2018
Cannabinoids that include CBD and THC feature anti-inflammatory properties that can help resolve skin conditions and relieve pain. One woman explained that the plant helped clear up her Rosacea.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 20, 2018
An individual can end up with a urinary tract infection in several different ways, one of which is stress. Here are 5 ways to prevent stress-induced urinary tract infection.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 19, 2018
A study claims that it’s better to take breaks from social media than quitting entirely. Quitting Facebook, as it turns out, only makes you want to use it days after being away from the service.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 4, 2018
Stress has been recently found to be transmittable and its effects are destructive to people on the receiving end. In the long term, it results in severe mental illnesses in both the source and the other person.
Neuroscience March 10, 2018
Feeling stressed out from school, work, or family life? This wearable device promises to help relieve anxiety, ADHD, autism, and stress among men and women. Here's everything you need to know.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 2, 2018
The broken heart syndrome is real after all. Experts say physical and emotional stress, and the death of a loved one often causes this condition known as Takasubo Cardiomyopathy.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 12, 2018
If women are feeling stressed out, then a smell from their romantic partner's clothing can help them lower their stress levels, a new study found. A smell of a stranger's clothing, however, has an opposite effect.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 10, 2018
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