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  • Stress During Pregnancy

    Stress During Pregnancy Can Affect Fetal Development

    Reducing stress during pregnancy often proves difficult for many women. Unfortunately, a new study published the Journal of Physiology concludes that stress hormones in a mother can affect the fetal development of her baby. Glucocorticoids (GCs) are a class of steroid hormones that play a role in the structure, synthesis, and metabolism of glucose in […] More

  • Reaching Hands

    Stress Can Cause Difficulty Getting Pregnant

    Stress can increase the risk of heart disease and mental health problems such as depression. Now a new study the journal Human Reproduction suggests that stress while trying to conceive can cause difficulty getting pregnant. The present study led by Dr. Courtney Denning-Johnson Lynch, director of reproductive epidemiology at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center […] More

  • Stress and Mental Illness

    Stress Makes the Brain More Susceptible to Mental Illness

    Individuals suffering from chronic stress have an increased risk of mental health problems such as anxiety and mood disorders. Now a new study from researchers at the University of California, Berkeley as published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry explains why stress increases the risk of mental illness. Perhaps those who are suffering from stress should […] More

  • Man with Stress Headache

    Stress-Sensitivity Gene Linked to Heart Attacks and Death

    Individuals with a genetic variant that causes an extreme reaction to stress are at an increased risk for heart attacks and death, says a new study from researchers at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina as published in the online journal PLOS ONE. A genetic variant is a variation in DNA sequence […] More

  • Stressed Woman

    Mild to Moderate Maternal Stress Not Harmful to Children

    Is stress harmful to an unborn baby? A 2006 study conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development concludes that mild to moderate maternal stress during pregnancy may actually be beneficial to children. Whilst this is a positive result, it is important for mothers to […] More