A study of 70 mothers and their infants suggests that the impact of maternal stress on neurodevelopment is detectable by electroencephalography (EEG) at 2 months of age. The team of investigators, co-led by Pat Levitt, PhD, of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Charles A. Nelson, PhD, of Boston Children’s Hospital, published their findings in JAMA […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 — Stress-related disorders are associated with cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online April 10 in The BMJ. Huan Song, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Iceland in Reykjavk, and colleagues examined the correlation between stress-related disorders and subsequent risk for cardiovascular disease in a sibling-controlled cohort study. Data were […]Continue Reading ...
Dr. Stephen Maren, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, recently published significant research on the psychological and neural basis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), one of the most-cited scientific journals in the world, the […]Continue Reading ...
Does exposure to stress early in life affect a baby’s brain development, and is there a way to single out babies who might benefit from early intervention? A two-center study led by Boston Children’s Hospital, published today in JAMA Pediatrics, used brain EEGs to begin to get at these questions in an objectively measurable way. […]Continue Reading ...
Taking at least twenty minutes out of your day to stroll or sit in a place that makes you feel in contact with nature will significantly lower your stress hormone levels. That’s the finding of a study that has established for the first time the most effective dose of an urban nature experience. Healthcare practitioners […]Continue Reading ...
In today’s life, we often encounter situations when the organism’s functions are overstrained, and the action of extreme factors causes the development of a stress response. There are three stages in the development of the organism’s stress reaction: 1 – the stage of activation, 2 – the stage of resistance, 3 – the stage of […]Continue Reading ...
If people facing an acute stress situation receive social support from a “human” avatar, behind which there is (or is at least perceived to be) a real person, this works just as well as social support from a real person. Such is the main finding of a study led by Anna Felnhofer and Oswald Kothgassner […]Continue Reading ...
What are stress tests? Stress tests show how well your heart handles physical activity. Your heart pumps harder and faster when you exercise. Some heart disorders are easier to find when your heart is hard at work. During a stress test, your heart will be checked while you exercise on a treadmill or stationary bicycle. […]Continue Reading ...
A new study conducted in Sweden has found that stress-related disorders are associated with an increased risk for multiple types of cardiovascular disease. The research, which is entitled Stress related disorders and risk of cardiovascular disease: population based, sibling-controlled cohort study was published on 10th April 2019 in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). The authors […]Continue Reading ...
A group of researchers followed up a population of siblings and tried to estimate the connection between stress-related conditions and heart disease. Their study titled “Stress related disorders and risk of cardiovascular disease: population based, sibling controlled cohort study,” was published in the latest issue of the journal BMJ. Imagae Credit: Rawpixel / Shutterstock The […]Continue Reading ...
Adults who report high levels of stress and who also had stressful childhoods are most likely to show hormone patterns associated with negative health outcomes, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. One of the ways that our brain responds to daily stressors is by releasing a […]Continue Reading ...
It is well known that psychiatric stress is associated with accelerated aging. Now, a new study shows that a gene mutation interacts with multiple types of psychiatric stress including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), pain and sleep disturbances in association with cellular aging. The klotho gene, which is named for the Greek Goddess Clotho who “spins […]Continue Reading ...
It has long been thought that stress contributes to cancer progression. Scientists from the University of Basel and the University Hospital of Basel have deciphered the molecular mechanisms linking breast cancer metastasis with increased stress hormones. In addition, they found that synthetic derivatives of stress hormones, which are frequently used as anti-inflammatory in cancer therapy, […]Continue Reading ...
In individuals, stress exposure in adolescence increases vulnerability and risk of developing psychopathologies in adulthood, such as drug addiction, mood, anxiety, addiction to gambling, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, etc. Researchers at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona observed in animal models that the ability to control the source of stress diminishes its effects and could reduce […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Cancer: The word alone evokes dread, anxiety, and fear. Accordingly, many women living with the disease and undergoing treatment experience chronic stress and depression. Scientists have demonstrated, in studies with rodents and humans, that stress can exacerbate cancer’s progression, but it wasn’t clear how. A new study, published in the Journal […]Continue Reading ...
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