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April 29, 2017

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April 29, 2017

Climate Change's Toll on Mental Health

Mar. 29, 2017 — When people think about climate change, they probably think first about its effects on the environment, and possibly on their physical health. But climate change also takes a significant toll on ... read more

Natural Chemical Helps Brain Adapt to Stress

Mar. 29, 2017 — A natural signaling molecule that activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain plays a critical role in stress-resilience -- the ability to adapt to repeated and acute exposures to traumatic ... read more

Cortisol Excess Hits Natural DNA Process and Mental Health Hard

Mar. 28, 2017 — High concentrations of the stress hormone cortisol in the body affect important DNA processes and increase the risk of long-term psychological consequences. These relationships are evident in a study ... read more

Health Psychologists Now Treating Functional Heartburn, Crohn's Disease, IBS and Other GI Disorders

Mar. 23, 2017 — Health psychologists have begun treating gastrointestinal disorders that are strongly affected by stress, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, functional heartburn, functional ... read more

Refugees With PTSD Regulate Stress Differently

Mar. 15, 2017 — Refugees diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder regulate stress differently than those who don't have the disorder, but may have experienced similar suffering, new research ... read more

Some Veggies Each Day Keeps the Stress Blues Away

Mar. 15, 2017 — Eating three to four servings of vegetables daily is associated with a lower incidence of psychological stress, new research ... read more

Stress of Major Life Events Impacts Women More Than Men, Shows Poll of 2,000 People

Mar. 15, 2017 — New research has highlighted the potential gender gap in stress, with women reporting higher stress from life events such as death of a loved one, illness, losing their smartphone and ... read more

Childhood Bullying May Lead to Increased Chronic Disease Risk in Adulthood

Mar. 10, 2017 — Being bullied during childhood might have lifelong health effects related to chronic stress exposure -- including an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes in adulthood, according to a ... read more

Anxiety Is a Stronger Harbinger of Alcohol Problems Than Stress

Mar. 10, 2017 — Stress and anxiety are widely believed to contribute to drinking. Alcohol is thought to reduce tension caused by stress (the "flight or fight" response) as well as alleviate the unpleasant ... read more

Helping Nurses Cope With Postcode Stress

Mar. 1, 2017 — Understanding how nurses cope following the death of a patient after CPR may help identify nurses most at risk for postcode stress and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to new ... read more

Elevated Stress Levels Among Norway's Youngest Children in Childcare

Feb. 24, 2017 — Norwegian researchers measured the stress hormone cortisol in 112 toddlers from 85 different childcare centers in six municipalities, approximately five months after they started attending. Children ... read more

Keeping Up the Pressure

Feb. 13, 2017 — Besides the classic stress response – an acute reaction that gradually abates when the threat passes – our bodies appear to have a separate mechanism that deals only with chronic stress, research ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — In a new study, researchers have described how two important molecules in the brain work together to trigger intense ... read more

Prebiotics May Help to Cope With Stress

Feb. 10, 2017 — Probiotics are well known to benefit digestive health, but prebiotics are less well understood. Recent study in rats shows that prebiotic fibers may help to protect beneficial gut bacteria and ... read more

Want to Help Your Mate Beat the Blues? Show Them the Love

Feb. 8, 2017 — The more depressed your romantic partner may be, the more love you should give them, according to new ... read more

PTSD Symptoms May Be Prevented With Ketamine

Feb. 8, 2017 — Researchers have evidence that giving a small dose of ketamine one week before a psychologically traumatic event may help prevent PTSD. The study, in mice, may have implications for soldiers who are ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — A study of more than 300 members of the Buffalo Police Department suggests that police events or conditions considered highly stressful by the officers may be associated with disturbances of the ... read more

Stress Hormones Underlie Indigenous Health Gap in Australia

Feb. 2, 2017 — Scientists have made a disturbing finding about some young Indigenous people's biological reaction to stress, but one that could help close the health gap for indigenous ... read more

Immune System Suppression May Be Related to Problem Drinking

Feb. 2, 2017 — Cytokines are small proteins in the immune system that act as chemical messengers between cells. Prior research suggests that pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines are dysfunctional during alcohol ... read more

Posttraumatic Stress and Alcohol Use Disorders Hit American-Indian, Alaskan-Native Men the Hardest

Jan. 27, 2017 — Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop after a traumatic event or events. Although it is most often associated with military personnel exposed to the trauma of combat, it can also ... read more

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