Exercise's brain benefits
(PhysOrg.com) -- Athletes have long known about the natural "high" exercise can induce. Now, for the first time, medical researchers have demonstrated that exercise can reverse the effects in the brain of psychological trauma ...
Use of cannabinoids could help post-traumatic stress disorder patients
Use of cannabinoids (marijuana) could assist in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder patients. This is exposed in a recent study carried out at the Learning and Memory Lab in the University of Haifa's Department ...
No pain, no gain: Mastering a skill makes us stressed in the moment, happy long term
No pain, no gain applies to happiness, too, according to new research published online this week in the Journal of Happiness Studies. People who work hard at improving a skill or ability, such as mastering a math problem or lea ...
The scent of a man: Mice and rats stressed by male experimenters
Scientists' inability to replicate research findings using mice and rats has contributed to mounting concern over the reliability of such studies.
Exercise may prevent stress on telomeres, a measure of cell health
UCSF scientists are reporting several studies showing that psychological stress leads to shorter telomeres the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that are a measure of cell age and, thus, health. The findings ...
Researchers find key to gender differences in processing stress
This is a stressful season in a stressful time, and there is plenty of evidence to suggest that women are more prone to emotional stress and and depression than their cool male counterparts. Tracey Shors, ...
Brief exercise reduces impact of stress on cell aging, study shows
Exercise can buffer the effects of stress-induced cell aging, according to new research from UCSF that revealed actual benefits of physical activity at the cellular level.
For comfort, mom's voice works as well as a hug
"Reach out and touch someone" — good advertising slogan, or evolutionary imperative? How about both?
Sex of baby drives response to pregnancy stress
University of Adelaide research is showing that the sex of the baby determines the way it responds to stressors during pregnancy and its ability to survive pregnancy complications.
Ancient remains put teeth into Barker hypothesis
Ancient human teeth are telling secrets that may relate to modern-day health: Some stressful events that occurred early in development are linked to shorter life spans.
Being straight with your boss cuts stress: study
Telling your boss what you really think of them is good for your health -- and helps managers improve, according to research published Wednesday.
Possible link studied between childhood abuse and early cellular aging
Children who suffer physical or emotional abuse may be faced with accelerated cellular aging as adults, according to new research from Butler Hospital and Brown University.
Transcendental Meditation helped heart disease patients lower cardiac disease risks by 50 percent
Patients with coronary heart disease who practiced the stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation® technique had nearly 50 percent lower rates of heart attack, stroke, and death compared to nonmeditating controls, according ...
Personality traits influencing weight loss
Being too optimistic could harm weight loss efforts. Research published in BioMed Central's open access journal, BioPsychoSocial Medicine, reveals the psychological characteristics that may contribute to weight loss.