Our modern, more sedentary lifestyles have not only made humans heavier, but also noticeably lighter than our hunter-gatherer ancestors - at least in the bones.
It turns out that soda and other sugary drinks may be able to help relieve stress.
Do you frequently bite your nails? Twirl or pull your hair? Maybe pick at your skin? New research has determined that this repetitive behavior is triggered not only when you are nervous, but when you are bored or frustrated as well. What's more, this kind of behavior may be a sign that you are, in some small way, a perfectionist.
If you've ever laid down quickly for some shuteye in the middle of the day after a late night out, you know it can do wonders. That because of the power of the power nap, as new research shows, which can help relieve stress and bolster the immune system.
The 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were absolute tragedies, taking the lives of nearly 3,000 innocents that day. However, recent research has revealed that there was a silver lining to that incredibly dark storm cloud. Whales around American waters were reportedly far less stressed after the attacks, and now researchers are explaining why.
If you've ever spent a few minutes perusing the internet aimlessly, you're bound to come across one of the web's most popular forms of entertainment: cute cat videos. And among those videos, a great many of them consist of cats and kittens playing in boxes. Now a new study offers clues as to why our feline friends love these cardboard hidey-holes so much.
The great John Steinbeck once said that "all great and precious things are lonely." It's no wonder then, that entomologists love ants. New research has shown that loneliness may affect these creatures to a greater effect than many other living creatures.
African elephants living in a Pittsburgh zoo are increasingly stressed out by dogs that are used to control the animals and protect handlers, and this practice has sparked complaints from wildlife advocates.
A new study shows that a hug a day, instead of apples, may keep the doctor away, as these loving embraces help protect against stress and infection, a new study shows.
Plant scientists at Lancaster University have found that plant parents, exposed to pesticides, disease or other stressors, can pass on their immunity to their seedlings, resulting in stronger offspring.
It has long been known that stress is a dangerous thing. Now, researchers have found that intense and consistent worry can lead to the sudden development of asthma in people who have never experienced shortness of breath before.
It may sound like a fairytale, but experts are claiming that simply thinking about your romantic partner can give you a "rush of good stress" that seems to both unlock new reserves of energy and improve mood.
Researchers may have determined why so many people reach for that bowl of chocolates or tub of ice-cream when they are feeling down.
It seems that koalas can't bear us. The furry animals can become stressed by noisy and up-close encounters with human visitors, a University of Melbourne study has determined.