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Overcome Stage Fright Just By Thinking About It
2013-04-09 17:47:23

Rewiring how you think about public speaking may be the key to overcoming your fear of it, according to research published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science.

2012-06-22 10:40:36

A study spearheaded by a Stanford University School of Medicine scientist has tracked the trajectories of key immune cells in response to short-term stress and traced, in great detail, how hormones triggered by such stress enhance immune readiness.

2012-03-08 10:44:37

The pulse quickens, the heart pounds and adrenalin courses through the veins, but in stressful situations is our reaction controlled by our genes, and does it differ between the sexes?

2011-10-05 19:09:45

In the best of circumstances, raising a toddler is a daunting undertaking.

2011-07-18 14:02:43

Acute stress is thought to precipitate alcohol drinking.

2011-04-06 11:52:12

All those salty snacks available at the local tavern might be doing more than increasing your thirst: They could also play a role in suppressing social anxiety.

2010-11-11 12:54:11

Whether it’s food or sex, pleasurable activity provides more than just pleasure, University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers say.

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2010-08-03 10:41:55

New research shows that when some fence lizards are attacked by fire ants they "stress out"-- a response that actually helps the species to survive by heightening the animal's awareness of imminent danger.

2008-09-01 18:00:05

By TOM MUHA for The Capital Most people have gotten away for a well-deserved rest on their summer vacation. Rene, however, has been waiting to go to the beach until this week. Now she's gritting her teeth trying to survive until she's able to escape from her stressful life.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.