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  • Email incivility has a ripple effect on households July 16, 2018
    The negative repercussions of email incivility extend beyond the workplace, and can even negatively affect a domestic partner's attitude toward their own work, says a new article.
  • Antioxidant benefits of sleep July 12, 2018
    Scientists found that short-sleeping fruit fly mutants shared the common defect of sensitivity to acute oxidative stress, and thus that sleep supports antioxidant processes.
  • Stress affects people with schizophrenia differently July 11, 2018
    Stressful situations affect the brain and body differently in people with schizophrenia compared to people without the mental illness or individuals at high risk for developing psychosis, a new study shows. The relationship between two chemicals released when people experienced stress -- one released in the brain and the other in saliva -- differs in […]
  • Why males are more at risk than females for neurodevelopmental disorders July 3, 2018
    Researchers have recently begun to realize that biological sex plays a key role in disease risk. Sex plays a role in hypertension, diabetes, arthritis -- and in many neurological and psychiatric disorders. Depression and anxiety affect females more, while neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders, early onset schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity, affect more males. […]
  • Expecting a stressful day may lower cognitive abilities throughout the day July 3, 2018
    There may be some truth to the saying 'getting up on the wrong side of the bed,' according to researchers who say starting your morning by focusing on how stressful your day will be may be harmful to your mindset throughout the day.
  • Vacation time recharges US workers, but positive effects vanish within days, new survey finds June 27, 2018
    Taking time off helps the majority of US workers recover from stress and experience positive effects that improve their well-being and job performance, but for nearly two-thirds of working adults, the benefits of time away dissipate within a few days, according to a new survey.
  • Bad behavior to significant other in tough times has more impact than positive gestures June 26, 2018
    Refraining from bad behavior toward a significant other during stressful life events is more important than showing positive behavior, according to a new study.
  • Changes in stress after meditation June 21, 2018
    or a thousand years, people have reported feeling better by meditating but there are few systematic studies that quantified stress and how much stress changes as a direct result of meditation, until now.
  • Brain matures faster due to childhood stress June 15, 2018
    Stress in early childhood leads to faster maturation of certain brain regions during adolescence. In contrast, stress experienced later in life leads to slower maturation of the adolescent brain.
  • The neurons that rewrite traumatic memories June 15, 2018
    Neuroscientists have located the cells that help reprogram long-lasting memories of traumatic experiences towards safety, a first in neuroscience.