Health News

Short-Term Stress & Genes
Short-term stressors can make it hard for the brain to absorb feel-good hormones. What if people are always facing a lot of short-term stressors?
"Top Gun" Director Tony Scott Dies
Tony Scott, the man who brought movies like "Top Gun," "Enemy of the State" and "Man on Fire" to the big screen, died Sunday in an apparent suicide at age 68.
Peace can Exist Post-Divorce
After divorce, conflict between parents can be common, often parents argue over parenting styles, money and custody, but it is possible to change the relationship.
Watch for Teen Suicide Signs
While adolescence tends to be a tough time for most people, the experience can become overwhelming when multiple pressures or problems are occurring at once.
Why do Brains Shrink From Depression?
Can major depression and chronic stress actually make the volume of the brain shrink? According to researchers at Yale, the answer is yes.
Burning the Midnight Oil Creates Burn-Out
So you figure you got 8 to 9 hours of sleep, so you're good - even if it's spread out a bit with a nap, right? Wrong. Because of your circadian rhythms, all sleep may not be equal.
Hurricanes, Stress and Pregnancy
When expectant mothers experience stress, it can lead to abnormal conditions at birth – a risk factor for problems in adulthood.
Managing Stress to Break Bad Habits
Stress is an everyday part of life, but could it be hurting you more than you know? If you are trying to break a bad habit, especially an addiction, the answer may be yes.
Smile! It is Good for Your Heart
Laughter is the best medicine, it is said, and smiling is good for the soul, but are there real physical health benefits to the act of smiling?
Stress, Empathy and Positive Behavior
If your teenager is having trouble coping with stressful situations, it can have an impact on how well they treat others.