Study sheds light on how nicotine affects the brains of those with schizophrenia, and why those with the disease tend to be heavy smokers.
People who were raised in cities and without a family pet show significantly higher levels of an immune system component following a stressful event, researchers report.
An immunization for stress created from beneficial bacteria could be on the horizon. The vaccine is said to have long lasting anti-inflammatory effects, making people more resilient to the psychological and physical effects of stress.
The expectation of pain, even when the stimulus isn't painful, can lead us to believe we are hurt, a new study reveals. Using fMRI neuroimaging, researchers report expectations influence how we perceive and process pain.
A new neuroimaging study reveals imagination may help people with fear or anxiety disorders overcome them. The study reports imagining a threat can alter the way it is represented in the brain.
A new study reveals that, on some health measures, yo-yo sleep schedules may be worse for you. Researchers report sleeping in on weekends can shift circadian rhythm, making it more difficult to fall asleep on Sunday nights, and whole body insulin sensitivity worsened by up to 27%.
10(Z)-hexadecenoic acid, a fatty acid found in the soil based bacterium Mycobacterium vaccae, interacts with immune cells to inhibit pathways that drive inflammation and increases resilience to stress. Researchers say the findings could bring us one step closer to developing a microbe-based "stress vaccine".