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Cesarean mum breast feeding may pass stress to babies

The findings revealed levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, which were higher in the milk of mothers who got their babies delivered by Cesarean section (C-section) or who had no partner at home.

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.