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 Violent video games provide quick stress relief but may increase aggression Video games may be a fun way of relieving stress but new research suggests that players should stick to non-violent games to avoid hostile views and aggression. 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 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. 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 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. “ Latest comment on Health24 Bongibong Bongibong says... This is totally wrong but people still don't recognise that you yaz people never listen Is nyaope South Africa's worst drug? ” 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Hydration is vital all year round Momentum Health: an industry leader in healthcare Live healthier Stay out of trouble » Asthma danger zones 13 danger zones Teen dangers 21 dangerous things people do Here are 21 things people do without thinking. But they are dangerous, and could kill you or the people around you. Sexual health » STIs: how to stay safe Apps for gay and bi men tied to STI risk Penis bumps The STI most men get without knowing it Most guys haven't ever heard of the human papillomavirus, yet many will get it at some stage in their lives without even knowing it.