Use Facebook just for posting 'likes' to ward off depression

If you are young and love Facebook, keep it to just “liking” and minimise your virtual circle of friends to cut the upcoming depression risk. According to researchers, the social networking site can have positive and negative effects on the levels of a common stress hormone in teenagers.

Does reading self-help books make you stressed?

 Consumers of self-help books are more sensitive to stress when compared to non-consumers.

300-plus Facebook friends means stress for teenagers

Having more than 300 Facebook friends may increase a teenager's levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, says a new study.

Stress causes infants to resort to habits

Under stress, people are inclined to resort to habits, rather than try out new things, and the same is true for infants, a new study by psychologists from Germany's Ruhr University Bochum showed.

Mouth guard that reads vital health markers via saliva

Engineers have developed a mouth guard that can monitor health markers such as uric acid, lactic acid and cortisol (stress hormone) levels in saliva and transmit the information wirelessly to a smartphone, laptop or tablet.

Saliva test can reveal your memory skills

Your saliva can tell how strong your memory and analytical skills are.

Depression, chronic stress can cause weight gain

Chronic stress or Hypothyroidism can be a reason for weight gain, says an expert.

Stress hormone enhances memory retrieval

The stress hormone cortisol strengthens memories of scary experiences in life, researchers report.

How hormones can destabilise financial markets

Can hormones be instrumental in destabilising financial markets? Yes, says a study.

Urban noise linked to 'midriff bulge'

 As per a new research, the sounds of urban life may make your belly fatter, cause premature aging and lead to stroke.

Got a pot belly? Blame it on traffic noise

Living near an airport, highway or train station could increase your risk of developing a mid-riff bulge, indicates a new research.

How 'green tea' helps reduce stress levels

In a trial, scientists tested a drink based on a green tea ingredient, L-Theanine, and found that it significantly reduces stress and cortisol levels in healthy and young adults.

Enzyme's role in muscle ageing discovered

British researchers have identified the role of an enzyme in muscle wasting and associated age-related problems.

Why physical violence affects women so adversely

Why physical violence affects women so adversely

A new study has revealed that physical violence against women by male partners disrupts a key steroid hormone that opens the door potentially to a variety of negative health effects.

City life stress may make people more prone to diabetes in developing nations

 A new study has recently revealed that the increased stress may make people, who relocate from rural areas to cities, more prone to diabetes in developing nations.

Expectant fathers too go through prenatal hormonal changes

It turns out that it isn't just expectant mom's who experience prenatal hormonal changes, as men who are soon to be dad's to go through them.

Balanced hormones help youngsters cope better with grief

Young people cope better with the loss of a loved one because they have balanced stress hormones and a robust immune system that get weakened as we grow older, say scientists.

App to help you check stress level

What if your smartphone can test your stress level on the go? With this new app, this will become a reality soon.

Keep yourself stress-free with 25 minutes of meditation

A new study has revealed that 25 minutes of focused meditation for three consecutive days affects people`s ability to be resilient under stress.

Soon, smartphone to monitor your stress levels

Researchers have developed a device that uses your smartphone to monitor your stress levels.