Are we in the midst of an anxiety epidemic?

Some people have called anxiety the Disease of the 21st Century; and on an anecdotal level, it's easy to understand how someone might think anxiety worthy of the title. We've all experienced it at one time or another – that horrible feeling when the whole world seems to be crashing down on us. But is humanity truly in… » 11/06/13 11:30am 11/06/13 11:30am

Stress makes you sick by changing your genes

Most of us are well aware that stress dramatically heightens our susceptibility to contracting illnesses — both physical and psychological. Scientists have known about this link for decades, but have often struggled to describe the actual mechanics involved. But new research from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is… » 8/20/12 6:45am 8/20/12 6:45am

Raven poop reveals the high stress of juvenile gang life and the joys of adult relationships

Maybe mature, adult relationships really are for the birds after all. Ravens are most successful at finding food when they join large gangs of thirty or more birds, but this consistently proves to be too stressful - yes, stressful - for our feathered friends. Instead, they decide to pursue a less efficient, but much… » 2/09/11 8:07pm 2/09/11 8:07pm

An Anti-Stress Pill that Prevents Your Body from Aging

Click to view Stress runs down the body's immune system, which is why people with high-stress jobs or events in their lives are vulnerable to illness. Now a researcher at UCLA has discovered the link between emotional stress and physical damage — and she's going to develop a pill that will allow you to endure stress… » 7/15/08 3:40pm 7/15/08 3:40pm