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Obese kids may have higher stress levels

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 16:28

Obese children may be more stressed-out than their normal weight peers, a new study has found.

Stressed women less attractive to men

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 15:32

Men find women with high levels of stress hormone less attractive, a new study has found.

Dwelling on stressful events may raise inflammation levels in body by 20 pc

Last Updated: Monday, April 08, 2013, 19:09

By thinking about past stressful events, people basically recreate a stressor in their mind, a study has revealed.

Mindfulness training helps lower stress hormone

Last Updated: Friday, March 29, 2013, 13:12

Focusing on the present rather than letting the mind drift may help to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, according to a new study from the University of California, Davis.

Adolescent stress linked to severe adult mental illness

Last Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013, 10:43

In a mice study, Johns Hopkins researchers have found a link between elevated levels of a stress hormone in adolescence - a critical time for brain development - and genetic changes that, in young adulthood, cause severe mental illness in those predisposed to it.

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.

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