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A bad boss can cripple your immune system

A stressful workplace can dramatically change gene expression in our immune system and significantly impact our health, say Ohio State University scientists in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Study co-author John Sheridan said that although the mind-body health connection is well established, the inner workings of that association are still not […]

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Immune cells triggering anxiety symptoms?

New research appearing in The Journal of Neuroscience shows that during prolonged stress, cells from the immune system are recruited to the brain and promote symptoms of anxiety. The findings, from experiments with mice, offer a new explanation of how stress can lead to mood disorders. They also identify a subset of immune cells, called […]

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Love-hormone oxytocin also triggers anxiety and fear

It seems that oxytocin is two-faced. The hormone that promotes feelings of love, social bonding, and well-being can also cause emotional pain, an entirely new, darker identity for the much studied hormone. The new findings, by researchers from Northwestern University, come from two experiments detailed in the journal Nature Neuroscience. In the first experiment, three […]

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Dreams shown to provide daily stress-busting therapy

A dream provides us with a form of overnight therapy, say University of California – Berkeley researchers who have discovered that during dreams our stress chemistry shuts down while the brain processes emotional experiences and takes the painful edge off difficult memories. The new findings offer some of the first insights into the emotional function […]

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Male fertility impacted by stress in the womb

A surprising new study has found that exposure to a combination of excess stress hormones and chemicals while in the womb can affect a man’s fertility in later life. The researchers, from the University of Edinburgh, looked at the effect of glucocorticoids (stress hormones) combined with a common chemical (dibutyl phthalate) used in glues, paints […]

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