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October 28, 2016

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October 28, 2016

Do Race-Based Stressors Contribute to the Achievement Gap?

Sep. 28, 2016 — Schools, teacher quality and family income all play a large role in student success, but these factors do not fully explain the academic differences seen in the U.S. between whites and disadvantaged ... read more

Employees of Medical Centers Report High Stress, Negative Health Behaviors

Sep. 8, 2016 — Approximately 15 to 20 percent of adults in the U.S. will report high levels of stress, several American surveys have found. A new study has identified stress and burnout as a major problem employees ... read more

Adapting to Stress: Understanding the Neurobiology of Resilience

Sep. 2, 2016 — New research examines the way our bodies, specifically our brains, become “stress-resilient.” There is a significant variation in the way individuals react and respond to extreme stress and ... read more

Trauma's Epigenetic Fingerprint Observed in Children of Holocaust Survivors

Sep. 1, 2016 — The children of traumatized people have long been known to be at increased risk for posttraumatic stress disorder, and mood and anxiety disorders. However, according to researchers, there are very ... read more

Connection Between Chronic Pain, Anxiety Disorders Found by Researchers

Aug. 31, 2016 — New study results provide insight into a long-observed, but little-understood connection between chronic pain and anxiety and offer a potential target for treatment. Researchers found that increased ... read more

PTSD Increases Risk for Metabolic Syndrome, Reduced Cortical Thickness

Aug. 31, 2016 — Metabolic syndrome, a cluster of cardiometabolic conditions, may be a biological mechanism linking posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to structural brain abnormalities, according to a new study. ... read more

Caffeine and Its Analogues Counteract Memory Deficits by Normalizing Stress Responses in the Brain

Aug. 30, 2016 — A new study describes the mechanism by which caffeine counteracts age-related cognitive deficits in animals. The study shows that the abnormal expression of a particular receptor -- adenosine A2A, a ... read more

Mental Stress May Cause Reduced Blood Flow in Hearts of Young Women With Heart Disease

Aug. 24, 2016 — Mental stress may cause reduced blood flow in the heart muscle of younger women with heart disease. Younger women with heart disease are more susceptible to reduced blood flow from mental stress ... read more

Female Forensic Scientists More Stressed Than Males

Aug. 18, 2016 — Women may be at the forefront of the fast-growing forensic science field, but they're also more stressed than their male counterparts, indicates new ... read more

Good Attitudes About Aging Help Seniors Handle Stress

Aug. 3, 2016 — Having a positive attitude about aging makes older adults more resilient when faced with stressful situations, new psychology research ... read more

Combat Exposure May Jeopardize the Behavioral Health of Women in the Military

Aug. 2, 2016 — In a recent study, combat exposure among Army enlisted women was associated with an increased likelihood of developing behavioral health problems post-deployment, including post-traumatic stress ... read more

Antioxidant Therapies May Help in the Fight Against Neurodegenerative Diseases

Aug. 1, 2016 — A new review examines the potential of antioxidant approaches for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral ... read more

Can a Brain Scan Early in a Period of Stress Predict Eventual Memory Loss?

July 26, 2016 — New research shows that even a brief period of stress -- as few as three days -- can cause the hippocampus to start shrinking. This shrinking of the hippocampus -- a change in the brain's ... read more

Molecular Messenger Helps Mice Find New Friends

July 20, 2016 — Meeting new people can be both stressful and rewarding. New research suggests that a molecule involved in regulating stress in the brain may also help determine how willing we are to leave the safety ... read more

Body-Mind Meditation Can Boost Attention and Health, Lower Stress

July 18, 2016 — Meditation has long been promoted as a way to feel more at peace. But research shows it can significantly improve attention, working memory, creativity, immune function, emotional regulation, ... read more

Prevalence of Diagnosed Sleep Disorders Has Risen Among US Veterans

July 15, 2016 — A new study found a six-fold increase in the age-adjusted prevalence of any sleep disorder diagnosis over an 11-year period among US veterans. The largest increases were identified in patients with ... read more

Workplace Climate, Not Women's 'Nature,' Responsible for Gender-Based Job Stress

July 12, 2016 — A study by a sociologist subjected both men and women to the negative social conditions that many women report experiencing in male-dominated occupations. The result: men showed the same ... read more

Resilience Affects Whether Childhood Trauma Results in Harmful Gene Response

July 11, 2016 — In a first-ever study to identify how trauma affects gene expression among child soldiers, a research team has found resilience to be a key factor in determining individual response at the molecular ... read more

Effect of Palliative Care-Led Meetings for Families of Patients With Chronic Critical Illness

July 5, 2016 — Among families of patients with chronic critical illness, the use of palliative care-led informational and emotional support meetings compared with usual care did not reduce anxiety or depression ... read more

Link Between Stress Hormone, Obesity in Depressed, Bipolar Patients

July 5, 2016 — Low levels of the stress hormone cortisol are linked to obesity, high levels of fat in the blood and metabolic syndrome among patients with recurrent depressions or bipolar disorder, according to a ... read more

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