"Trigger" for stress processes discovered in the brain

At the Center for Brain Research at the MedUni Vienna an important factor for stress has been identified in collaboration with the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm (Sweden). This is the protein secretagogin that plays an important role in the ...

Nov 28

Categories: Stress Management


Can you get Mental disorders due to permanent stress?

Activated through permanent stress, immune cells will have a damaging effect on and cause changes to the brain. This may result in mental disorders. The effects of permanent stress on the immune system are studied by the research group headed by ...

Nov 22

Categories: Stress Management


Let the Body Rest, for the Sake of the Brain

We take it for granted, but most people have to wake up for work (or school or other morning obligations) long before they want to. Sleeping in is treated as a cherished luxury - it's somehow become normal that people wake up still exhausted, and ...

Nov 8

Categories: Sleep Disorders, Stress Management


Stressed? Group nature walks might help

Shedding light on the frequently proposed but rarely taken-to-heart suggestion of getting air and seeing friends, a large-scale study linked group nature walks to improved mental health and reduced stress.

Sep 27

Categories: Stress Management


Why elderfly can die from a broken heart

Some grieving elderly people literally die of a broken heart. This is because grief affects people over the age of 65 more severely, weakening their immune systems and making infection more likely.

Sep 24

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Stress Management


How stress tears us apart

Why is it that when people are too stressed they are often grouchy, grumpy, nasty, distracted or forgetful? Researchers from the Brain Mind Institute (BMI) at EPFL have just highlighted a fundamental synaptic mechanism that explains the relationship ...

Sep 19

Categories: Stress Management


One year on from the Boston Marathon bombing, caregivers still ...

Nearly a year after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, hospital staff, first responders and medical volunteers who cared for the injured and dying were still struggling to put the experience behind them.

Aug 12

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Anxiety, Caregiver Issues / ...


Why everyone should take vacation

What if taking vacation not only made you healthier and happier, as a number of studies have shown, but everyone around you? And what if everybody took vacation at the same time? Would life be better, not just for you, but for the entire society?

Aug 9

Categories: Happiness, Stress Management


Reducing stress may help lead to clearer skin

Anyone who's had a pimple form right before an important event may wonder if stress caused the break out. While commonly linked anecdotally, proving the relationship between stress and inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis and ...

Aug 8

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...


Researchers find potential new predictor of stress-related illnesses

Scientists studying depression in teens have discovered that subtle changes in a gene can predict how the brain reacts to stress, which can cause such health issues as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and obesity.

Aug 6

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ...


Using TV and other media as a stress reducer can lead to feelings of ...

It seems common practice. After a long day at work, sometimes you just want to turn on the TV or play a video game to relax, decompress. This is supposed to make you feel better. But a recent study found that people who had high stress levels after ...

Jul 29

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...



The best way to reduce stress is, of course, to identify the source and get rid of it. If only this were possible. You can try to avoid people who stress you out, say 'no' to things you know will cause you stress, and generally do less stuff. ...

Jul 23

Categories: Anxiety, Stress Management


Stress reduction from just 25 minutes of mindfulness meditation

Mindfulness meditation has become an increasingly popular way for people to improve their mental and physical health, yet most research supporting its benefits has focused on lengthy, weeks-long training programs. New research from Carnegie Mellon ...

Jul 8

Categories: Mindfulness Meditation, Stress Management


Early life stress can leave lasting impacts on the brain

For children, stress can go a long way. A little bit provides a platform for learning, adapting and coping. But a lot of it - chronic, toxic stress like poverty, neglect and physical abuse - can have lasting negative impacts.

Jul 2

Categories: Child Development, Stress Management


Stress degrades sperm quality

Psychological stress is harmful to sperm and semen quality, affecting its concentration, appearance, and ability to fertilize an egg, according to a study led by researchers Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Rutgers School of ...

Jun 3

Categories: Stress Management