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COVID has amped up our cortisol stress response. Here’s how you can manage your diet to control anxiety

Hayley Philip | 
Stress seems to be a common state of mind these days. With COVID-19 still very much present, and with solutions ...
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Anxious dog? Here are some things that may be stressing your furry friend

George Dvorsky | 
Nearly three out of four dogs exhibit some kind of serious behavioral problem related to anxiety, according to a survey involving nearly ...
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Can stress be measured through a single drop of blood?

Ruairi Mackenzie | 
[T]he holy grail of stress diagnostics would be a reliable biomarker; a biological measuring stick that would sum up all ...
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Why our shrinking attention spans might be a good thing

Ben Healy | 
Our supposedly shrinking attention spans are a hot topic these days—as you may have seen on TV or heard on a ...
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How a father’s stresses alter sperm and can ‘leave his children scarred’

Esther Landhuis | 
A stressed-out and traumatized father can leave scars in his children. New research suggests this happens because sperm “learn” paternal ...
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Why it’s probably not the stress that’s shrinking your brain

Rachel Becker | 
A new study shows that people with higher levels of the “stress hormone” tend to have smaller brains — but ...

‘Fight or flight’: Body’s natural stress response linked to depression, diabetes and heart disease

[Our] so-called “fight-or-flight” response served our ancestors well, but its continual activation in our modern-day lives comes with a cost ...

Can we eat our way to better sleep? Why probiotics might help

Hannah Thomasy | 
Our gut microbiome controls much more than we know - it even helps regulate the sleep cycle. Stressed medical students ...

Does ‘brain stress’ play a key role in our obesity epidemic?

Laurel Mellin | 
Keeping off weight is harder than it seems, but it could be due to how our brains are wired ...

Getting to the roots of insomnia and what you can do about it

Ben Locwin | 
Ever struggle with sleep? Almost all of us will at some point our lifetime. Several factors are at play--including travel ...

Yoga may be good for your mind, body–but what about your genes?

Kristen Hovet | 
Research suggests that yoga, and similar mindfullness-focused activities, may foster genetic changes that help people cope with stress and avoid ...
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