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Saliva test can reveal decision-making skills

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 17:16

University of Granada researchers have found that cortisol levels in saliva are associated with a person’s ability to make good decisions in stressful situations.

`Low level cortisol in pre-term babies retards learning`

Last Updated: Monday, November 19, 2012, 12:41

Teenagers born prematurely may suffer from brain development problems due to low levels of cortisol - a hormone that plays a critical role in memory and learning abilities, according to an Australian study.

Childhood stress may trigger anxiety in teenage girls

Last Updated: Monday, November 12, 2012, 15:45

A long-running population study by University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists has found a linked between high levels of family stress in infancy with differences in everyday brain function and anxiety in teenage girls.

Blue light can help you combat stress

Last Updated: Sunday, October 28, 2012, 16:10

Exposure to morning short-wavelength “blue” light has the potential to help sleep-deprived adolescents prepare for the challenges of the day and deal with stress, more so than dim light, researchers say.

Killer steroids: Dark side of body building

Last Updated: Friday, July 13, 2012, 15:18

Anabolic steroids used in body building can lead to liver and kidney damage and other serious harms.

Prenatal choline may `program` healthier babies

Last Updated: Friday, May 04, 2012, 08:46

Increased maternal intake of the nutrient choline could reduce their kid’s chances of developing hypertension and diabetes later in life.

Stress-free babies develop fewer allergies

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 12:37

The incidence of allergies in children has increased over the past few decades.

Stressed women more likely to have baby girls

Last Updated: Monday, October 17, 2011, 15:32

In the first of its kind, a study found high levels of the stress hormone cortisol were associated with the birth of more girls than boys.

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