Tests in mice and humans suggest too much salt can dampen the body's response to infection. A healthy diet, sleep, exercise and reducing stress may help the immune system function.
The poll also found the number of people who fear their family catching the new coronavirus is higher than in previous epidemics.
Researchers identified a naturally-occurring molecule in the brain that targets the same receptors as marijuana, possibly explaining why people find the drug relaxing.
The study follows research linking 9/11 to a decrease in male births.
According to the researchers, this is the first study to look at the physical and mental side effects of keeping up with politics.
A study out of Washington State University suggests petting or playing with pets lowers levels of cortisol, a hormone that increases when we're stressed.
Dogs can sense nervous, worried energy, and form their own reactions around it.
Anxiety, depression and drug addiction are the leading problems in a deepening mental health crisis among America's young people.
An increase in college students facing significant stress within a year caused one out of four students to be diagnosed with mental health conditions.
Kids might not have the same stresses as adults, but they can still benefit from meditative techniques.
We all know it's a killer, but many of us think we know more than we do.
People disagree all the time, but not all disagreements lead to the same levels of stress.
A break from Facebook could have a positive impact on health.
"It kind of made us strong in weathering a very tumultuous storm at the time," Shaub said of the meditation sessions to deal with Trump.
"We've been taught for years that focusing on the positive could lead us to success," says the study's author.
Even when the source is extreme exercise or malnutrition, the process that stops women from getting their periods begins in the brain.
Drinking spirits could be a bad move on Thanksgiving since new research shows it can make you feel aggressive.
The study authors listened to more than 22,000 voice recordings.
The team of researchers plans further tests, including some that dig in more detail into the benefits of sleep.
Yes, fish need to chill sometimes, too.