Stress

Social Isolation Stresses Rodents

The traditional method of housing mice and rats alone increases stress and worsens epilepsy, according to a new study. The added stress could complicate results of pre-clinical drug trials.
Related topics: Epilepsy, Medical Research, Clinical Trials

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A Toxic Chemical In Marine Ecosystems Turns Out To Play A Beneficial Role

Advocates of healthy eating often extol the benefits of adding antioxidants to one's diet. These compounds are thought to suppress "free radical" molecules in the body that can age cells as a response to stress.
Related topics: Diet

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Pinterest's New Search Tool Puts Stress Relief In Your Feed

Soon the company will begin placing anxiety-relieving exercises within its search results to help boost your mood.
Related topics: Anxiety

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Art Therapy And The Intersection Between Chronic Illness And Mental Health

An excerpt from My Beautiful Detour: An Unthinkable Journey from Gutless to Grateful. Managing chronic illness can leave a person susceptible to emotional and mental health issues that can further exacerbate their physical symptoms. ...

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Biologist Leads Pioneering Study On Stress

A biologist conducted a pioneering research study that could help us to better understand the role of dopamine in stress resilience in humans through analyzing wild songbirds. This study could lead to increased prevention and treatment of...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Zombies And The Psychology Of Parenting Under Extreme Stress

Professor of psychology Steven Kirsh combined two of his passions, zombies and psychology, for his latest book: Parenting in the Zombie Apocalypse: The Psychology of Raising Children in a Time of Horror (McFarland, 2019). Kirsh begins by imagining...
Related topics: Psychology

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Do You Need That Surgery? How To Decide, And How To Pick A Surgeon If You Do

When you have a serious health problem that calls for surgery, the last thing you need is the stress of navigating the health care system to find a skilled surgeon. We have tips to make it easier.(Image credit: Morsa Images/Getty Images)

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Masturbating Before Sex

Masturbating before sex can help some people achieve arousal and reduce stress. However, there is no clear scientific proof behind the anecdotal evidence that it can help males last longer before orgasm. Learn more here.

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12 Reasons Why You Should Take A Vacation For Your Health

There’s evidence that regular vacations can have a positive effect on at least a dozen conditions, including heart health, stress and depression.       
Related topics: Depression

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Red Algae Steal Genes From Bacteria To Cope With Environmental Stresses

It's a case of grand larceny that could lead to new fuels and cleanup chemicals. Ten species of red algae stole about 1 percent of their genes from bacteria to cope with toxic metals and salt stress in hot springs, according to a study in the...
Related topics: Genetics, Bacteria, Medical Research

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Parkinson's: New Study Associates Oxidative Stress With The Spreading Of Aberrant Proteins

Oxidative stress could be a driving force in the spreading of aberrant proteins involved in Parkinson's disease.
Related topics: Parkinson's, Medical Research, Proteins

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Can A Broken Heart Contribute To Cancer?

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 -- "Broken heart syndrome" may harm more than just the heart, new research suggests. While the extreme stress of losing a loved one has been linked to heart troubles in prior research, a new study found that one in six...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Living Longer Or Healthier? Genetic Discovery In Worms Suggests They Can Be Separated

Gene identified in worms controls how resources are allocated for stress resilience, longevity and fertility.
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research, Fertility

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Too Much Work Isn’t The Only Cause Of Office Stress. Here Are Some Other Tension Triggers.

Whatever the root of your stress, it’s not enough simply to accept it. Learn how to combat it. Workplace stress is remarkably damaging—both to our health and to our general effectiveness in the office.Read Full Story

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Petting Dogs, Cats For Just 10 Minutes Has ‘significant Impact’ On Stress - Study

Interacting with dogs and cats for as little as 10 minutes can have a “significant impact” on students’ moods, according to a new study by researchers at Washington State University (WSU).
Related topics: Medical Research

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How To Protect Your Dna For Big Health Benefits

TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 -- You might think that stress affects you only emotionally or that a lack of sleep simply leaves you feeling cranky. But these are among the many lifestyle factors that can lead to health problems because of changes that...
Related topics: DNA, Genetics

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Scientists Uncover Mechanism Behind Development Of Viral Infections

A team of researchers found that immune cells undergoing stress and an altered metabolism are the reasons why some individuals become sick from viral infections while others do not, when exposed to the same virus.
Related topics: Medical Research, Virus, Virology

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Passwords Causing You Stress? This $20 App Has Your Back.

TL;DR: Get the Keeper Password Manager for $19.99 in the Mashable Shop. Between email, social media, online banking accounts, and everything in between, remembering passwords has become a royal pain in the ass. There are so many rules. One can't...
Related topics: Social Media

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Advantages For Stress Urinary Incontinence Surgery

One of the most commonly performed surgeries to treat stress urinary incontinence in women may have better long-term results than another common surgical technique, according to a new study. The retrospective study of more than 1,800 cases at Mayo...
Related topics: Medical Research, Mayo Clinic

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Preliminary Evidence That Stress Makes Negative Memories Less Distinctive, With Implications For...

Stress has complicated effects on our memories. Whereas some studies have found that we are better at remembering events that occurred during stressful situations, such as while watching disturbing videos, others have shown that stress impairs...
Related topics: Health Videos

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