chronic stress

‘Stress may retard brain development in children’


June 7th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Stress may retard brain development in children, altering the growth of a specific part and the abilities tied to it, researchers say. "There has been a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ranking male baboons recover quickly from injuries


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Surprisingly, high-ranking male baboons recover more quickly from injuries and are less likely to become ill than other males, says a new study. Notre Dame biologist ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Eco-tourism can stress wild orangutans


March 19th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (IANS) Wild orangutans can become stressed in the presence of eco-tourists over time. But they remain relatively less affected than other animals that show signs of chronic ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Chronic stress clouds thinking, memory


March 11th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) Being subject to chronic stress not only clouds your thinking but also impairs memory, new research says. It uncovered a neural (brain cell) mechanism that directly ... Read more...

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Whales distressed by noise of ships’ propellers


February 9th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 9 (IANS) The noise emitted by ships' propellers distresses whales on the high seas and oceans, say marine scientists who have found a link between the two.Researchers from ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Does dad’s stress affect his kids?


September 1st, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) An individual's risk for stress-related disorders may be determined by his or her father's life exposure to stress, according to a new study. Most of the ... Read more...

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Stress turns hair grey


August 23rd, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Stress can turn your hair grey, say scientists.They have found how stress hormone adrenaline causes damage that could lead to a variety of conditions - such ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Study reveals that Stress turns hair grey


August 23rd, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has revealed that stress could cause the hair to turn grey. The researchers admitted that the research is still in the early stages. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Why we reach for chocolates during stress?


June 24th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) Scientists are a step closer to unravelling why some stressed people reach for chocolate, mashed potatoes, ice cream and other high-calorie comfort foods.A study led by ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pomegranate juice could ease workplace stress


June 6th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Drinking pomegranate juice daily could ease one's stress at the workplace by reducing blood pressure and lowering stress hormone levels. Researchers at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Simple spit and blood test could reveal if you’re on the point of burnout


February 23rd, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new research suggests that simple spit and blood tests can detect burnout before it happens.Researchers Sonia Lupien and Robert-Paul Juster of the University of Montreal also found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists accidentally discover possible cure for hair loss


February 17th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): UCLA scientists may have found a possible solution to an age-old problem - hair loss.The researchers, along with the Veterans Administration that was investigating how stress affects gastrointestinal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why some people become depressed when they are stressed


January 27th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A new research has explained how stress impacts the brain, which detail why some individuals are predisposed to depression when they experience chronic stress.Researchers from Yamaguchi University in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Employees most invested in their jobs ‘have highest stress levels’


January 26th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has suggested that a workplace's key employees may be at the greatest risk of experiencing high ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Solitary fish may be first model for human depression


November 23rd, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Zebrafish that stop swimming when left alone could be the first fish model of a human mood disorder.In 2005, when Herwig Baier of the University of California, was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Higher heart rate at rest is risky


October 27th, 2010 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 27 (IANS) Your higher heart beat at rest indicates a higher risk of dying from heart disease and other cardiovascular causes, said a Canadian study Tuesday.The study, presented at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Stressed-out moms likely to worsen child’s asthma


October 7th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) Mums who are often angry or irritated and those who suppress their emotional expressions can worsen the severity of their children's asthma symptoms, especially when the children are ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Stress speeds up breast cancer progression in mice


September 17th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): Scientists recently found that chronic stress acts as a sort of fertilizer that feeds breast cancer progression, significantly accelerating the spread of disease in animal models.Researchers at UCLA's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, ‘magic’ drug that treats severe depression in just few hours


August 20th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Yale scientists have discovered a new drug that shows anti-depressant effects in hours, rather than weeks or months.Yale scientists found that, in rats, ketamine not only quickly improves ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

High stress may delay pregnancy


August 12th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12 (ANI): High stress levels can delay pregnancy, a scientific study has found.Researchers at Oxford University measured stress hormones in women planning a baby naturally and found the most stressed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Early puberty linked to obesity in girls


July 27th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): An analysis of as many as 100 studies has revealed that overweight girls tend to reach puberty earlier than their peers do.While some researchers have argued hitting ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global warming threatens coral growth in Red Sea


July 16th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Carbon dioxide-induced global warming is slowly killing off a major coral species in the Red Sea, scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have discovered.As summer sea surface ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How poverty shapes the brain


May 25th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, May 25 (ANI): Using a number of imaging techniques, a Canadian researcher will compare the structure and function of brains of young adults from families with low socioeconomic status to those ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dieting can cause heart disease, cancer!


April 19th, 2010 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) Going on a diet could increase the risk of developing potentially deadly conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer, a study has found. The study revealed that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Stress can make tumours grow bigger


April 13th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): A new research suggests that hormones produced during periods of stress accelerate the growth of tumours.Chronic stress has recently been implicated as a factor that may increase the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Stress makes old people cranky’


April 10th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 10 (ANI): Elderly humans' brains react differently to chronic stress - a finding which may explain why older adults are always in a bad mood, according to a new study.Elderly ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Early life stress may cause cardiac disease


February 10th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Early life stress is likely to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in adulthood, researchers suggest. "We think early life stress increases sensitivity to a hormone known to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Neighbourhood plays vital role in type 2 diabetes incidence


February 10th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study has revealed that neighbourhood socio-economic status has direct impact on the incidence of type 2 diabetes in women.Previous studies have shown that the socioeconomic characteristics ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Adopt holistic approach for weight loss, says expert


January 10th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): Forget dieting or gruelling workout regimes -adopting a holistic approach to losing weight would be enough to feed your body the nourishment it craves for, says medical director ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A feel good way to shedding excess baggage?


January 9th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) When your New Year's resolution to lose weight crumbles as fast as the cookie touching your lips, it's time to admit that dieting doesn't work. More successful is ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Why antidepressants don’t work for most people


October 25th, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): More than half of the people who take anti-depressants never get relief. This is because the cause of depression has been oversimplified and drugs designed to treat it ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why don’t anti-depressants work for most people?


October 24th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) More than half the people who take anti-depressants seldom get relief. A bnew study says this is because drugs designed to treat depression aim at the wrong target. The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Social isolation speeds up breast cancer growth


September 30th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): A socially isolated, stressful environment can speed up breast cancer growth, says a new study.Using mice as a model to study human breast cancer, researchers have demonstrated that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Short-term stress ‘boosts anti-tumour activity’


September 22nd, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): In a study on laboratory mice, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that bouts of relatively short-term stress can boost the immune system and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smell of freshly cut grass can relieve stress


August 27th, 2009 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
London, Aug 27 (ANI): Mowing the lawn can help you beat stress, a new study has suggested.Researchers have found that a chemical released by freshly mowed grass can help people relax and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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