Medical research

Comfort food leads to more weight gain during stress

It's no secret that overindulging on high-calorie foods can be detrimental to health, but it turns out that under stress, watching what you eat may be even more important.A team led by Professor Herbert Herzog, Head of the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Sticks and stones...' but words can indeed hurt you, study finds

Words can hurt or help a person's psychological well-being, according to a new study from the University of California, Irvine. Researchers found that the effects of negative and positive political rhetoric about immigration ...

Neuroscience

New research identifies potential PTSD treatment improvement

Researchers may have found a way to improve a common treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by changing how the brain learns to respond less severely to fearful conditions, according to research published in ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness can help tame everyday stress

(HealthDay)—Being in tune with the present moment—called mindfulness—can relieve stress and make you an actor rather than a reactor, a wellness expert says.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Nervous tummy: Why you might get the runs before a first date

So, you're going on a date and you're understandably a bit nervous. And then you feel it – a churning and cramping in your gut. Suddenly you're running to the toilet and wondering why your body reacts this way. How does ...

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