Can you sniff out your mate? Previous research suggests a women’s mate preference is based on odor. Sounds odd, right? But our sense of smell is regulated by something called major histocompatibility complex (MHC), which are genes that are key to our immune system and our autoimmunity. When it comes to organ donation, it’s important […]

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Forget the hair gel, fist pumping may be part of the reason the Jersey Shore cast members are so happy. Admittedly, they save their fist pumping for the dance floor, but maybe we should consider doing fist pumping exercises at the office. While you may think that clenching your fists and gritting your teeth is […]

Hair loss has been found to be an unfortunate side effect of divorce for some women. It seems that financial woes, heartache and a blow to the self esteem aren’t the only hardships that come from a failed marriage. Recent research suggests that while genetics still plays the largest role in hair loss, stress such […]

Stress and Gender

Stress may affect both men and women, but that doesn’t mean that each gender reacts to stress similarly. When it comes to making decisions while experiencing stress, men tend to act more impulsively and take bigger risks, while women take a slower, more cautious approach. In a recent study, researchers set out to discover how […]

Stress may affect you at a microscopic level, according to new research.  This recent study reveals that exposure to a stressor can significantly change the community of microbiota living in your body. What are microbiota exactly? They are microorganisms that live on the surface and in deep layers of skin, in the saliva and mucous […]

Mental illness was found to affect 38 percent of Europeans. That’s a shockingly high number. The research team arrived at the surprising figure after analyzing data from previous studies involving more than 500 million people in 27 European countries, in addition to Switzerland, Iceland and Norway. The researchers looked for more than 90 mental problems, […]

National Dog Day is being celebrated in the U.S. today. Started in 2004 by Colleen Paige, a pet lifestyle expert and writer, National Dog Day draws attention to the very high number of dogs that need saving each year. Paige, among other groups, hopes that a day like today will improve living conditions for dogs. […]

Workplace stress is all too common in our society.  Chances are if for any reason you are unhappy with your job you can probably classify yourself in one of these categories: there’s the “frenetic” type who are usually involved and ambitious workers who are willing to sacrifice their health and personal lives for their jobs; […]