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Stress Research

How The Brain Learns Successfully, Even Under Stress

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living

Although stress can negatively affect cognitive functioning in a number of ways, our brains are actually pretty adaptable when it comes to learning un...

New Research Explains Why Women May Respond Better To Stress

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.11.2013 | Women

It's commonly said that women are better at coping with stress than men, but a new study has actually pinpointed why this may be the case. Previou...

Feeling Stressed? Just Take Your Mind Off It, Researchers Say

Posted 07.11.2013 | Healthy Living

When presented with conflicts and stressful situations, we're often told that the best way to cope is to tackle the issue head-on. But when it comes t...

A Surprising New Link Between Stress And Weight

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.20.2013 | Healthy Living

Another link between stress and chronic disease has been found in a small, observational study from Deakin University in Australia. Overweight and...

How Chronic Stress Is Harming Middle-Aged Women

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living

All that pent-up stress could be making you feel pretty crappy, according to a new study in the International Journal of General Medicine. Researc...

Stress's Major Effect On One Of Mice's Favorite Pastimes

Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living

If there's one thing that mice love to do, it's run. But a new study shows that chronic stress could actually affect mice by making them want to run l...

How Relaxing Affects Your Genes

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living

Recent research showed that yoga is able to change the expression of genes involved in immune functioning, and now a new study shows that relaxation i...

Hope To Cope With The Stress Of Starting High School

Posted 05.14.2013 | Teen

Any big life change is challenging -- whether it's your parents getting divorced or moving to a new city -- but making the transition from middle scho...

Vulnerability To Stress May Raise Risk Of Heart Disease

Posted 04.19.2013 | Healthy Living

In the latest research showing just how important the handling of stress is, a new study shows that having a stress-prone personality could seriously ...

Internet Stress Is On The Rise, Says New Study

Posted 04.15.2013 | Health News

Does the thought of losing your Internet connection make your pulse quicken? If so, you're not alone. According to a recent study, UK workers would ra...

5 Ways Stress Accelerates The Aging Process

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.11.2013 | Fifty

Chronic stress has been shown to have a number of negative health impacts, from insomnia to weight gain to an increased risk for heart disease -- not ...

9 Stress Myths, BUSTED

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living

We throw the word "stress" around all the time: It's been said that stress is the "new fat," we constantly hear friends and coworkers complaining abou...

10 New Things We've Learned About Stress This Year

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living

Today, April 1, marks the beginning of National Stress Awareness Month, which means it's time to put some extra focus on the role stress plays in our ...

Chronic Stress Can Lead To This Disease

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.18.2013 | Fifty

Chronic stress has been shown to increase the risk of a number of negative health outcomes, including heart disease, cancer and dementia. The means by...

Research Identifies How Stress Triggers Drug Relapse

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.12.2013 | Health News

Recent research from Brown University could pave the way for new methods of treatment for those recovering from addiction. Researchers identified an e...

5 Things Stress Is Doing To Your Body

Posted 02.22.2013 | OWN

By Emma Haak Think you can't afford to relax? Consider the alternatives. Brain Strain Stress starts here. When your body goes on high alert ...

Work and Traffic and Family, Oh My! How Modern-Day Stresses Affect Your Health

Shaila Callaghan | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Shaila Callaghan

Humans turn on the stress response for purely psychological reasons, and we are doing it nonstop. We are bombarding our bodies with stress to such a point that the stress response becomes more damaging than the stressor in the first place.

3 Essential Choices That Reduce Stress

Jon Wortmann | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

You can't avoid the 171 varieties of cheese at the grocery store, complex work situations, or the challenges of raising a family. What you can choose to do each day is only put yourself in situations where the stress is worth it.

Surefire Stress Relief: A Breathing Exercise To Refuel Your System

HeartMath LLC | Posted 01.05.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

If you find yourself feeling angry, mildly depressed, anxious or otherwise stressed, try this easy, free and quick technique for yourself to refuel your system.

The Real Reason Women Respond To Stress Differently Than Men

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 03.14.2012 | Women

When faced with a stressful or dangerous situation, human beings have only two options, “fight” or “flight.” Right? Not if you’re a woman, s...