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 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. Ask CyberShrink » Blog Bipolar journey » Talk Heart to heart forum » Quiz Are you a hypochondriac? » This video of a school choir singing Pharrell's "Happy" will make your day Helping HIV-positive kids in South Africa 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. 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. 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. Why some stress is good for you Overworked and stressed out? Look on the bright side. Some stress is good for you. Dwelling on stressful events leads to inflammation Researchers discovered that when study participants were asked to ruminate on a stressful incident, their levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of tissue inflammation, rose. “ Latest comment on Health24 Robert Coughlan says... Hope this is a hoax. ISIS orders genital mutilation for Iraqi women ” 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. Daily stress affects long-term mental health Our emotional responses to the stresses of daily life may predict our long-term mental health, according to a new study. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors A number of good reasons why saving the tooth is a better option Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many. Live healthier Yoga » Exercise time? Yoga mats matter Yoga and sleep What yoga can do for you Yoga is a stress-buster, but it also helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain and other ills. Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health.