Plants Appear to Be Self-Medicating by Producing Their Own Aspirin When Stressed

Plants Appear to Be Self-Medicating by Producing Their Own Aspirin When Stressed

You might find yourself reaching for a painkiller when a headache strikes, and it seems plants do something similar: when under stress from hazards around them, plants are capable of producing their own aspirin. A new study takes a closer look at this particular self-defense mechanism in plants, and how the production of the active … Read more

Experts on surprising causes of frequent nightmares | Health

Experts on surprising causes of frequent nightmares |  Health

Your dreams can tell you a lot about what’s really going on in your head. Issues or problems that are buried deep in our subconscious can be manifested in dreams and at times when the stress levels are too high or someone has experienced trauma, people can have recurrent nightmares that may affect their sleep … Read more

6 Foods Proven to Help Ease Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent mental health illnesses in the United States, affecting 40 million adults over the age of 18, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Anxiety disorders encompass phobias, generalized anxiety and social anxiety. However, all anxiety disorders have one thing in common: persistent, excessive fear or worry in … Read more

Biologists May Have Solved a 30-Year-Old Mystery on Why Touch Stresses Plants Out

Biologists May Have Solved a 30-Year-Old Mystery on Why Touch Stresses Plants Out

Scientists have long known that touching plants can set off a stress reaction in them – but until now it hasn’t been exactly clear how that worked at a molecular level, something that a new study hopes to shed light on. The researchers behind the study have identified certain genetic keys inside plants that lead … Read more

High Levels of Fat in Our Blood May Be Even More Harmful Than We Realized

High Levels of Fat in Our Blood May Be Even More Harmful Than We Realized

We already know that increased fat in the blood, often caused by obesity, isn’t good news for our bodies. However, a new study identifies previously unknown dangers to our health that could be caused by higher levels of these blood fats. The fats cause extra stress on muscle cells, causing damage to their structure and … Read more

Childhood Trauma Heightens Risk of Multiple Sclerosis, Massive Study Finds

Childhood Trauma Heightens Risk of Multiple Sclerosis, Massive Study Finds

The impact of childhood trauma can last a lifetime, and leave people feeling like shadows of their former selves. Victims of abuse also face unimaginable pain and very real health consequences, none of which is their fault. Now, a study of nearly 78,000 Norwegian women has found that childhood experiences, specifically exposure to childhood emotional, … Read more

Why pay raises alone won’t help fill America’s 11 million open jobs

Why pay raises alone won't help fill America's 11 million open jobs

Millions of Americans are quitting and starting new jobs at record pace while openings remain at an all-time high, and employers are at a loss over how to solve the talent crisis. Some 6.7 million people were hired into new jobs in February, according to the Labor Department’s latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, … Read more