Home > Mental health > Stress > News News How stress affects your body Stress can have many devastating effects on your body. Find out how stress affects you and learn how to fight its negative effects. What is the most stressful job in SA? You won't believe which the most stressful jobs are . . . Aggressive drivers more accident-prone: study Even swearing or making rude gestures increases your risk of a collision. Ask CyberShrink » Talk Heart to heart forum » 13 hidden signs of stress Regenerative medicine: replacing brain cells lost from stroke The two-minute miracle de-stressor Being kind to yourself means finding an easy way to relief tension. This exercise may be just what you need, and it only takes two minutes. Counsellors – the paramedics of the emotional world? Although counselling and psychotherapy overlap considerably, there are recognised differences and we take a look at the areas in which counsellors make a world of difference. How stress sabotages our self control and makes us go for unhealthy food People are less likely to resist tasty, unhealthy foods when they're under stress because the promise of immediate reward trumps longer-term goals to eat well, a Swiss study suggests. 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. Are South Africans more stressed? In South Africa, we have a high crime rate and a history of violence and patriarchy. This puts us at an especially high risk for stress. Illness-related stress gets worse with age A study has found that stress increases as you age if your overall health is in poor condition. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Johannesburg conference to tackle digital transformation in healthcare Coital incontinence: the ‘oops’ women are too afraid to talk about Symptoms differ from person to person, identifying what triggers your IBS WIN a R2000 voucher. Great skin is just a click away!