Home > Mental health > Stress > News News All sections in Mental Health » Alcohol » Brain » Disorders » Drugs » Living with Mental Illness » Mental Health in SA » Stress » Treatment » Mental Health News Oxytocin lessens anxiety in social situations The hormone oxytocin which is involved in mother-child bonding, social interactions and romance has a possible use in treatment of psychological and psychiatric conditions. Ask CyberShrink » Blog Bipolar journey » Talk Heart to heart forum » Quiz Are you a hypochondriac? » 13 hidden signs of stress Regenerative medicine: replacing brain cells lost from stroke Using social media doesn't cause more stress According to a new study, there is no evidence that social media users feel more stress than people who use digital technologies less or not at all. How chronic stress causes behavioural problems A team from the EPFL Brain Mind Institute has discovered an important synaptic mechanism: the activation of a cleaving enzyme, leading to behavioural problems connected to chronic stress. Stress hormone may make teenagers safer drivers A study suggests that teenagers who tend to drive safely have higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their systems. Effects of chronic stress can be traced to genes Researchers say repeated stress that triggers the sympathetic nervous system can lead to inflammation that is linked to many health problems. Women respond better to stress A new study has shown that women respond better to stress because of their levels of oestrogen, which appears protective. Hair analysis reveals stress A single strand of hair may yield evidence about heart-harmful hormone levels in seniors, researchers say. “ Latest comment on Health24 Nicolene Pienaar says... Nonsense! Banting discriminates against women ” Stress has been around since life began As far as physiologists are concerned, stress is a well-known factor that has driven evolution and moulded the planet's ecosystems since life began. Staying active reduces stress Staying active is a natural and effective way to reduce stress and avoid related issues like weight fluctuations, nausea and feeling tired. Online management programmes help fight stress The use of internet-based stress management programs effectively reduces stress for a sustainable period, says the latest research. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Soothe your family’s coughs and colds Why hydration is important while exercising Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health! Live healthier Up for grabs » Win with NuSeed Win with MySmartkid Win a Canderel hamper Win a LED 3D smart TV Stand a chance of winning a Samsung UA55H8000 Smart 55 inch Curved LED TV valued at R20 000 from Save Hyper! Medical marijuana » 'I used cannabis oil to cure my cancer' Could your doctor could be high? Dagga in medicine? Medicinal dagga: the dangers can't be ignored There is not sufficient evidence to support the potential medicinal benefit from cannabis use cautions an academic from Stellenbosch University.