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 Boitumelo Joy Twinsista Sehlata says... I know we all want to lose weight but let's do it the healthy way. this story is touching me as I know someone who might end up like the poor lady. I wish I could help but my... 18 kg anorexic woman begs for help after hospitals say she is too thin to treat ” 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 Is your baby dehydrated? How to tell. Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health! Live healthier Healthy ears » A middle-ear microphone Deaf and drop-dead gorgeous The gift of hearing The strangest things found in people's ears Doctors have found some very weird things in patients' ears. We look at 7 strange things found in human ears . . . Live allergy free » 10 dog breeds for allergy sufferers Strange allergy cures Managing seasonal allergies Bust those allergies! All you need to know about relieving seasonal allergies.