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Cardiovascular health a problem in U.S.

Clusters of ‘broken hearts’ may be linked to massive natural disasters

Dramatic spikes in cases of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also called broken heart syndrome, were found in two states after major natural disasters, suggesting the stress...

Study: Stress impacts ability to get pregnant

Having difficulty getting pregnant can be an incredibly stressful experience for any couple. Now, for the first time, researchers have data that suggests preconception...

After heart attack, mental stress affects heart more in younger women

Researchers have found that women younger than 50 with a recent heart attack are more likely to experience restricted blood flow to the heart...

The stressed-​​out brain

Clin­ical studies of ado­les­cents suf­fering from depres­sion have shown an inter­esting con­nec­tion between early life stress and the immune system. “Those who have expe­ri­enced child­hood...

Effects of chronic stress can be traced to your genes

New research shows that chronic stress changes gene activity in immune cells before they reach the bloodstream. With these changes, the cells are primed...

Stress eaters may compensate by eating less when times are good

When faced with stress, some people seem to lose their appetite while others reach for the nearest sweet, salty, or fatty snack. Conventional wisdom tells...

Keeping Emotions in Check May Not Always Benefit Psychological Health

Being able to regulate your emotions is important for well-being, but new research suggests that a common emotion regulation strategy called “cognitive reappraisal” may...
brain stress

Growing up poor and stressed impacts brain function as an adult

Growing up poor and stressed impacts brain function as an adult Sherri McGinnis González October 21, 2013 Childhood poverty and chronic stress may lead to problems regulating...

How to learn successfully even under stress

Whenever we have to acquire new knowledge under stress, the brain deploys unconscious rather than conscious learning processes. Neuroscientists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have...

Middle-aged women commonly become ill with stress

In four out of ten cases, long-term stress suffered by women leads to some form of physical complaint. This is shown by a study...

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