Experiencing stress made people more likely to give emotional support as well as receive support from others.
Is empathy really on the decline, as a recent study suggests? Researchers investigate how and why people chose to be empathetic, or to avoid empathy, in their daily lives.
Among older women, lower levels of hydration were associated with lower scores on tests designed to measure attention, working memory, and motor speed. Researchers also found over-hydration may have a detrimental effect on cognitive function.
Those with anxiety and depressive disorders may actively resist relaxation, especially if they are more sensitive to shifts in negative emotions.
The differences between each parents' stress and happiness may boil down to how, and when, childcare activities are split between the parties. Fathers tend to be less stressed and happier, especially if their childcare activities are more recreational. Maternal stress is higher, and happiness is lower, as they tend to provide more of the hands-on parenting.
Exposure to the environmental toxin BMAA may elevate the risk of ALS. BMAA is produced by cyanobacteria, a blue-green alga that commonly occurs in marine ecosystems and accumulates in shellfish, sharks, and other sea-life. Those most reliant on sea-foods for their food source may be most at risk.
Eating cheese and increasing consumption of other dairy products helps improve vascular health by reducing the effects of a high-sodium diet, a new study reports.
While freedom songs were key for providing motivation and comfort during the Civil Rights movement, a new study reports such songs could have helped empower Black women to lead others when formal leadership positions were unavailable.
Atypical eating habits in children may be a biomarker for autism. 70% of children on the autism spectrum had atypical eating behaviors, making this 15 times more common than in neurotypical children. Atypical eating behaviors include limited food preferences, hypersensitivity to food temperature or texture, and pocketing food without swallowing.
Damaged olfactory neurons as a result of air pollution may contribute to altered cerebrospinal fluid flow and turnover, acting as a potential mechanism for the development of neurodegenerative diseases.