Can stress really make us sick?

It seems like a no-brainer that stress may make us more likely to succumb to viruses and other infections, but that’s a tough connection to make scientifically. For starters, it would not be ethical to test the idea by putting people under ...

May 19

Categories: Stress Management

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Tackling test anxiety may help prevent more severe problems

Showing students how to cope with test anxiety might also help them to handle their built-up angst and fretfulness about other issues. The results of a new study by Carl Weems of the University of New Orleans show that anxiety intervention programs ...

May 12

Categories: Child Development, Stress Management

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One in three people struggle to cope at work due to depression or ...

An omnibus survey of 1,200 people across the UK has shown that a third of people struggle to cope at work because of depression, stress or burn out, with 83 per cent of those affected experiencing isolation or loneliness as a result. Only half of ...

May 9

Categories: Stress Management, Workplace Issues

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How Does Stress Increase Your Risk for Stroke and Heart Attack?

Scientists have shown that anger, anxiety, and depression not only affect the functioning of the heart, but also increase the risk for heart disease. Stroke and heart attacks are the end products of progressive damage to blood vessels supplying the ...

May 7

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10 Ways to Destress

Did you know that all the stress you experience is self-created? That's because the stressful thoughts come from your own mind, and nobody else's. They're your thoughts. as such, you decide what effect they have on your mind state. Either you let ...

Apr 30

Categories: Meditation, Stress Management

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Green Space Keeps You From Feeling Blue

If you start feeling better as spring begins pushing up its tender shoots, you might be living proof of a trend discovered in data from the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin: The more green space in the neighborhood, the happier people reported ...

Apr 16

Categories: Stress Management

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Stress Alters Children's Genomes

Growing up in a stressful social environment leaves lasting marks on young chromosomes, a study of African American boys has revealed. Telomeres, repetitive DNA sequences that protect the ends of chromosomes from fraying over time, are shorter in ...

Apr 14

Categories: Child Development, Stress Management

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Neurobiologists find chronic stress in early life causes anxiety, ...

This week, a research team led by Associate Professor Grigori Enikolopov of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) reports online in the journal PlOS One the results of experiments designed to assess the impacts of social stress upon adolescent mice, ...

Mar 31

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Anxiety, Child Development, Stress ...

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Banker suicides leave sector concerned as coroners probe

Coroners in London are preparing to investigate two apparent suicides as unexpected deaths by finance workers around the world have raised concerns about mental health and stress levels in the industry. The inquest into the death of William ...

Mar 31

Categories: Stress Management, Suicide Prevention

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City dwellers more prone to stress-related disorders

SINGAPORE - About one in 15 Singaporeans suffers from stress-related disorders such as depression at some point in his or her life. Mental health experts said one contributing factor could be Singapore's highly dense urban environment.

Mar 26

Categories: Stress Management

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Stress undermines empathic abilities in men but increases them

Stressed males tend to become more self-centered and less able to distinguish their own emotions and intentions from those of other people. For women the exact opposite is true. Stress, this problem that haunts us every day, could be undermining ...

Mar 20

Categories: Empathy, Stress Management

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Mothers of Children with Cancer suffers from Chronic lack of Sleep ...

"It's a whole new cancer world" and "I don't remember what it's like to have sleep" were the most common themes of mothers interviewed by University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers during the maintenance period after a child's treatment for ...

Mar 13

Categories: Parenting, Sleep Disorders, Stress Management

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Could PTSD Involve Immune Cell Response to Stress?

Chronic stress that produces inflammation and anxiety in mice appears to prime their immune systems for a prolonged fight, causing the animals to have an excessive reaction to a single acute stressor weeks later, new research suggests. After the ...

Feb 24

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD, Stress ...

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New evidence that chronic stress predisposes brain to mental illness

University of California, Berkeley, researchers have shown that chronic stress generates long-term changes in the brain that may explain why people suffering chronic stress are prone to mental problems such as anxiety and mood disorders later in ...

Feb 12

Categories: Stress Management

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Two Stressed People Equals Less Stress

Does giving a speech in public stress you out? Or writing a big presentation for your boss? What about skydiving? One way to cope, according to a new study from Sarah Townsend, assistant professor of management and organization at the USC Marshall ...

Feb 5

Categories: Stress Management

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