effects of stress

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 |

Mindfulness is the best antidote to stress


November 1st, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) The best antidote to stress is mindfulness, existing in the here and now, not in the past or future, suggest meditation gurus. Researchers have now drawn ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Killer stress? Study on insects could help research


October 28th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 28 (IANS) A fish predator's mere presence can trigger enough stress to kill a dragonfly. Scientists suggest that the finding could be used as a model for studies ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Stress likely to reduce brain size of preterm babies


October 4th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) Infants born prematurely are placed in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to help them develop fully. They are likely to be exposed to stress factors ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Stress drives appetite and obesity


August 14th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 14 (IANS) Scientists have figured out why stress triggers appetite, which could be instrumental in causing obesity. Normally, the brain produces neurotransmitters (chemicals facilitating intercellular communication) called endocannabinoids ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Stress and alcohol ‘feed’ off each other


July 17th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Acute stress seems to precipitate alcohol drinking, but the reasons why it does are still not clear. "Anecdotal reports suggest that alcohol dampens the physiological or ... Read more...

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How anti-depressants create brain cell


April 13th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Scientists have finally discovered how anti-depressants make new brain cells, which could help researchers develop better and more efficient drugs to combat depression.The study by scientists from the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

April Fool Day’s pranks are good for your heart


April 1st, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested that April Fools' tricks like sitting on a whoopie cushion or hot sauce in your food, are an opportunity to improve your health. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stress levels can lower immunity through bacteria


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Stress levels can make you more vulnerable to illness by altering the composition of bugs living in your gut."These bacteria affect immune function, and may help ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Stress affects balance of bacteria in gut


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A new research has revealed that stress can change the balance of bacteria that naturally live in the gut."These bacteria affect immune function, and may help explain why ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Here’s how being in love can keep you healthy


February 8th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Is love powerful enough to lower one's blood pressure, reduce depression and speed the healing of an injury? Well, science says, yes it is!"Our relationships help us cope ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Six stress-busting foods that will make you feel better


January 16th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Having a stressful day at the office? Here's something you should know - what you eat can have big impact on how you feel.Dietician Cynthia Sass said that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Depression in mums ups stress hormones in babies


December 10th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A University of Michigan-led study has found that babies born to depressed mums have higher levels of stress hormones, as well as with other neurological and behavioural differences."The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, try a dose of blue light to drive the blues away!


December 8th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Scientists have reversed the effects of stress-induced depression in mice using a new technique.Herbert Covington at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and colleagues used optogenetics in which ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pleasurable activities like food, sex cut stress: study


November 11th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have said that pleasurable activity, whether food or sex, reduces stress by inhibiting anxiety responses in the brain.Experiments designed by Yvonne Ulrich-Lai, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pleasurable activity reduces stress by inhibiting anxiety


November 11th, 2010 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Be it food or sex, pleasurable activity actually reduces stress by inhibiting anxiety responses in the brain.Experiments by Yvonne Ulrich-Lai, research assistant professor, James Herman, professor of psychiatry ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Prolonged separation from mum ‘may up chances of breast cancer’


November 8th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): A new study has suggested that young mice separated from their mums for longer periods are likely to develop mammary tumours twice as fast as mice that experienced ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stress hormone opposes testosterone’s effects


October 2nd, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A new study The University of Texas at Austin has revealed that high levels of the stress hormone cortisol play a critical role in blocking testosterone's influence on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Men switch off emotionally during rows


September 30th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 30 (IANS) Women may actually be right when they accuse men of 'switching off' during a furious tiff. Scientists have found that men effectively 'check out' in stressful situations, while ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Silent response to stress is a guy thing after all


September 29th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): When stressed men look at angry faces, their brains show less activity in regions responsible for understanding others' feelings-a discovery that proves silent and stoic response to stress ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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 |

Performing good deeds can be highly rewarding


September 9th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) Performing good deeds for others can make you feel more upbeat and self-confident and can actually improve your health. These findings suggest there is truth in the old adage ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Doing good deeds ‘can actually improve your health’


September 9th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 09 (ANI): A new study has found that people who carry out charity work and other good deeds, such as helping with a neighbour's gardening, experience less anger and stress ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Daily stress may cause over-eating leading to obesity


September 2nd, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Comfort food is not a new notion, but a new study has said that stress on a daily basis can lead to over eating and consequently, obesity.A recent ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New drugs could make cancer ops more successful


July 22nd, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A new clinical approach could make cancer operations more successful.Cancer surgery weakens a body's immune system and stress hormones exacerbate the problem - leading to recurrence of cancer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why losing a loved one can be fatal


June 26th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 26 (ANI): Ever wondered why the risk of dying increases among widows and widowers following their spouses' death? Well, it seems scientists have found the answer.They believe that the so-called ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Exercise can reduce impact of stress on cell aging


May 27th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Brief exercise can provide protection against the effects of stress-induced cell aging, according to new research from UCSF.The scientists learned that vigorous physical activity as brief as 42 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Women at more risk of heart disease due to stress at work


May 7th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Women are twice as likely to suffer from heart diseases caused by stress at work places as compared to their male counterparts, a new study has found. The finding ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Many adult diseases sprout in poverty


February 27th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) The roots of many adult diseases lie in poverty and other burdens on the socially disadvantaged, says a new study. Rockefeller University's Bruce S. McEwen, self-styled molecular sociologist, highlighted ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists discover genetic link between misery and death


February 25th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): UCLA researchers have found the genetic link between misery and death.The new study has also discovered a specific genetic variation in some people that apparently disconnects that link, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lab machine developed to study glacial sliding related to rising sea levels


November 11th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 11 (ANI): A scientist from Iowa State University in the US has developed a lab machine to study glacial sliding related to rising sea levels.The scientist in question is Neal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stress linked to cocaine relapse


October 31st, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): A new study has found that exposure to stress can precipitate a low mood leading to relapse in cocaine seeking.The research team from University of Washington (UW) has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stress levels at work peak at 50, decrease towards retirement


October 22nd, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A new study has revealed that older workers are healthy survivors of the workplace as stress levels at work peak when people reach about 50 to 55 years ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Increased hormone levels boost performance under stress


August 6th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): Increased levels of a hormone-Dehydroepiandrosterone, or "DHEA" as it is commonly known- can boost a person's performance under conditions of extreme stress, such as those regularly experienced by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mother’s stress level can damage unborn baby’s brain


June 30th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Visitors to the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition here can see how their stress levels affect the heart beats of an unborn baby and why it is essential ... Read more...

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