Different types of meditation can decrease our stress levels to varying degrees.
Meditation and yoga affect the brain's stress response system to help us feel more relaxed. They can even lower our blood pressure.
Beat exam stress with these top tips.
Rob from Harwick, Stockton-on-Tees, where life expectancy is low, spoke to BBC Panorama about health inequalities.
In a developed country like the UK, why can life expectancy within just a few miles differ by as much as 18 years?
An attitude of gratitude may relieve stress, which in turn may lead to better health.
Most parents try to teach their children to feel grateful. Now, some therapists and doctors are encouraging people to focus on gratitude, as studies show that gratitude can be good for health.
More than half of all U.S. truck drivers exceed the federal limit of 60 hours per week.
Low pay pushes drivers to work extremely long hours, causing more crashes and more traffic deaths.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, President Donald Trump and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras before the NATO summit in Brussels July 11, 2018.
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The relentless news cycle has many people feeling overwhelmed and stressed, wondering how to calm their lives and stay healthy. Here are some tips from neuoscience that may help.
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A new study shows that writing about positive experiences for 20 minutes a day can reduce stress and anxiety.
You can’t resist the yawn.
Everybody does it, but why? Scientists aren't really sure if exhaustion, stress or some other social factor is at the root of yawning – and how it can be so contagious.
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Separating children from their parents is not just a psychological stress, it's a DNA stress. Scientific research shows that early life stress may have irreversible effects on how DNA works in the cells of the body.
Even leopards get stressed sometimes.
A new way for leopard biologists to monitor this elusive and iconic species has been developed.
Stress can make us superhuman but it’s also our kryptonite.
Deep breathing is one of the simplest ways to deal with stress.
Entrepreneurs must grapple with uncertainty and work the longest hours. Yet they are happier and often healthier than people in other jobs.
A luxury mansion in the suburbs of Vancouver, British Columbia.
As luxury housing developments swallow up agricultural land, they also diminish our food security and health.
Which cognitive processes explain long-term effects of childhood adversity?
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Childhood adversity is linked to social and mental health problems later in life. New research suggests brains that aren't as good at recognizing rewards and responding to change may be to blame.
A new study shows foraging for pollen and nectar causes stress in bees.
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The work honey bees do is critical for our ecosystems, but it comes at a high personal cost.
Pigs and humans have a lot in common, particularly their digestive tracts.
Stress makes people tired and irritable, but its dangers to the body do not stop there. Chemicals that were meant to work under an immediate threat harm organs in the body and can elevate blood pressure.
Fred Rogers at a taping of his famous show on June 28, 1989.
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As the documentary about 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' hits theaters, it's worth noting that Rogers' emphasis on kindness and love is proving to be very important to good health.
An expert gives her top tips for coping with exam stress and nerves.
There is reliable scientific evidence by which yoga could help individuals with mental disorders.
Acupuncture might alleviate stress for women undertaking IVF.
A new study has countered old reports acupuncture can improve your chances of having a baby when going through IVF.