Stressed people show less empathy towards strangers

A new study has demonstrated that stress is a major factor to find empathy.

Smoking during pregnancy alters newborn's DNA

Babies born to mothers who smoke during pregnancy may find it difficult to cope with stressors of daily life later due to an alteration in DNA of a gene that regulates passage of stress hormones from mother to foetus, a study says.

Stress may speed up memory decline later in life

A new animal study has revealed that increased stress hormones might speed up cognitive decline in people as they age.

Laugh out loud to improve short-term memory

A new study has revealed that laughter can improve short-term memory and makes the brain work better in older adults.

Smoking increases susceptibility to alcohol abuse

A new study has shown how smoking increases a person`s vulnerability to alcohol abuse.

Stress hormone jabs can actually help people recover from illness

Short bursts of stress could actually be good for your health - warding off infection, helping wounds to heal and even speeding up the recovery following surgery, researchers have claimed.

Repeated stress impairs memory: Study

Stress hormones are known to influence the prefrontal cortex.

Your hips don`t lie!

The way you move while walking can betray details about what mood you are in, your health and even if you are lying.

It’s official: Dark chocolate helps beat the blues

Eating about an ounce and a half of dark chocolate a day for two weeks can reduce levels of stress hormones in the bodies of people feeling highly stressed, a new study has found.

It’s official: Dark chocolate helps beat the blues

Eating about an ounce and a half of dark chocolate a day for two weeks can reduce levels of stress hormones in the bodies of people feeling highly stressed, a new study has found.