Being stressed CAN be good for you – it boosts memory Chronic stress has been shown to increase the risk of heart attack and compromise the immune systemBut short-lived stress primes the brain for improved performance – most notably boosting memoryResearchers say it encourages stem cells in the brain to turn into new nerve cells that boost mental agility By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:24 GMT, 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:43 GMT, 17 April 2013 Overworked and stressed out Look on the bright side – some stress is good for you.
Babies who hear their parents arguing are more sensitive to stress – even when they're asleep In order to develop, babies' brains are malleable – but this also makes them vulnerable to extreme stressBabies from 'high-conflict' homes respond more to angry tones than those from low-conflict homesThe response is in the area of the brain linked to stress By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 16:54 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:54 GMT, 26 March 2013 Babies who hear their parents arguing are more sensitive to stress, new research has found.
Beware of trendy barefoot running shoes – you could end up with broken bones in your foot Advocates of barefoot running claim it can reduce injuries and back pain'Minimalist' shoes such as these now account for 15% of salesBut experts say many people suffer injuries by overdoing it early on Runners should make transition from regular trainers more slowly, they say By Anna Hart PUBLISHED: 17:13 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:15 GMT, 7 March 2013 Experts have warned that 'barefoot' five-finger running shoes (pictured) can easily cause injuries It has become one of the latest running crazes, said to reduce the risk of injuries and back pain.
'Tis the season to suffer red itchy skin: How cold walks and mulled wine mean misery for the one in ten with rosacea | UPDATED: 23:22 GMT, 17 December 2012 Roaring fires, mulled wine, and stress — Christmas is enough to make anyone red in the face.
Women drinkers 'pass on bad habits to their teenage children' | UPDATED: 00:07 GMT, 10 December 2012 Mothers who drink heavily risk passing down their bad habits to their children, warns a think-tank.
South East named as impotence capital of England…
Having visitors in hospital can help speed up patients' recovery time after surgeryResearchers at Ohio State University found patients who have contact with friends while recovering from surgery have less nerve-related painBut contact with companions must be in person and not through social media to have an effect | UPDATED: 06:26 GMT, 17 October 2012 Having a friend nearby can help patients recover quicker from the pain of surgery, according to studies by neuroscientists.
Don't be caught short: From botox jabs to a plaster on your back, the treatments that can fix a leaky bladder | UPDATED: 23:31 GMT, 15 October 2012 Though few discuss the subject even with their closest friends, around half of all women suffer from a dysfunctional bladder at some point.
Why bad news hits women the hardest: Headlines take toll because they have evolved to look out for situations that affect them and their children Women are more affected by bad news headlinesThey can also remember the details betterWomen have evolved to look out for situations that threaten them and their children | UPDATED: 11:24 GMT, 12 October 2012 Bad news: Women are more affected by bad news and can be reduced to tears by the latest headlines a study found It is a finding that will come as no surprise to women reduced to tears by the latest headlines – while their husbands simply shrug their shoulders.
Some viewers may find this distressing: How watching harrowing footage on the news can bring on post-traumatic stress Watching hours of footage from war zones or in the aftermath of terrorist attacks can cause post-traumatic stress symptoms Experts said their findings were particularly relevant in time of social media | UPDATED: 11:16 GMT, 5 September 2012 Millions tune in to the news each evening to catch up on the day's events.