Stress News

Strong Parental Bond Helps Protect Shy Babies from Future Anxiety

February 18th, 2015
Having a strong infant/parent bond is vital in preventing shy babies, and particularly males, from turning into anxious teenagers, according to a new study at the University of Waterloo. Researchers have long been aware that toddlers who react with behavioral inhibition or shyness ...

Vicious Cycle of Money Problems & Disordered Eating

February 18th, 2015
New research suggests experiencing financial difficulties while attending college may increase the risk of female students developing an eating disorder. Researchers from University of Southampton also discovered that having extreme attitudes about food and eating predicted short-term financial difficulties for female students, suggesting the ...

Learning About Peers Pays Off in Groups

February 18th, 2015
Many believe the reason humans have been successful as a species depends to a large extent on our ability to cooperate in groups. Humans, much more so than any other primate (or mammal for that matter), are able to work together and coordinate their ...

Teens Get Less Sleep Than Two Decades Ago

February 17th, 2015
Getting enough sleep is vital for adolescent health, yet over the last 20 years, many teens appear to be sleeping less and less, according to a new study at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Specifically, those who get the least amount of ...

Emotional Stress Can Lead to ‘Broken Heart’

February 17th, 2015
Now that Valentine’s Day has come and gone, some may have experienced a “broken heart.” In fact, the stress of ending a relationship can lead to a very real medical condition. "Broken heart syndrome occurs during highly stressful or emotional times, such as divorce, ...

Brief CBT Reduces Suicide Attempts among At-Risk Soldiers

February 16th, 2015
New research finds that short-term cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) dramatically reduces suicide attempts among at-risk military personnel. Investigators from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio led the two-year study on 152 active-duty soldiers who had either attempted suicide or had ...

Women Face More Stress than Males, Hinders Recovery from Heart Attack

February 16th, 2015
A new study from Yale School of Medicine researchers discovers young and middle-aged women experience more stress than their male counterparts. Experts believe this factor may contribute to worse recovery from an acute myocardial infarction (AMI), or heart attack. The findings appear in the ...

Dramatic Brain Changes May Help Explain Teen Risk-Taking

February 15th, 2015
Teenage exploration and risk taking could be explained by dramatic changes in the brain that allow elaborate planning, according to new research. A neuroscientist at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine also found that teenage brains are driven by the need for ...

New Study Finds Sleep Deprivation Boosts Intake of Fat

February 15th, 2015
It’s a warning we have heard for years: Not getting enough sleep can lead to gaining weight. Now, a new study has found that not only do we consume more food following a night of total sleep deprivation, but we also consume ...

Mindfulness Reduces the Way Stress Affects the Brain

February 13th, 2015
For the last decade numerous studies have shown that mindfulness training can improve a variety of mental and physical health problems. Scientists, however, were unable to explain how the meditation technique actually worked. New research resolves the question by positing that mindfulness ...