A growing number of researchers at UCSF and elsewhere have turned their attention to questions around why and how some people who age thrive and are more resilient than others.
Anxiety and depression may be leading predictors of conditions ranging from heart disease to headaches, having similar effects as long-established risk factors like smoking and obesity.
Clinicians and researchers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and UCSF are developing tools to combat negative health outcomes from toxic stress.
Sensory Processing Disorder, or SPD, causes some children to find everyday stimuli excruciating. Scientists are finally shedding light on what causes the disorder and what can be done about it.
UCSF study has found that simply living in a more desirable neighborhood may act as a health booster for low-income children.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and UCSF have announced the launch of My BP Lab, a jointly developed smartphone research app to help users monitor their blood pressure and stress levels.
Maternal stress during the second trimester of pregnancy may influence the nervous system of the developing child, both before and after birth.
Veterans who have killed in combat and suffer from nightmares, hyper-vigilance to perceived threats, and numbness to people and activities that once made them happy, may be helped by a six-to-eight week talk therapy program.
When a pregnant woman suffers from stress, she’s more likely to have a low-birth-weight baby than a non-stressed pregnant woman if both are exposed to the same toxic chemicals, according to the first study examining the combined impact of stress and environmental chemicals on fetal development.