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February 23, 2017

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February 23, 2017

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

Prolonged Exposure to Work-Related Stress Thought to Be Related to Certain Cancers

Jan. 17, 2017 — For men, prolonged exposure to work-related stress has been linked to an increased likelihood of lung, colon, rectal, and stomach cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This is the first study to assess ... read more

Treatment Strategy Provides Mental Health Benefits to War Trauma Survivors

Jan. 13, 2017 — A study shows that a certain intervention called testimony therapy plus ceremony reduced symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression among Khmer Rouge torture survivors from ... read more

Study Unveils How Stress May Increase Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

Jan. 11, 2017 — Heightened activity in the amygdala - a region of the brain involved in stress - is associated with a greater risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new ... read more

Biological Changes Could Underlie Higher Psychosis Risk in Immigrants

Jan. 10, 2017 — A new study could explain how migrating to another country increases a person's risk of developing schizophrenia, by altering brain chemistry. Immigrants had higher levels of the brain chemical ... read more

High Rates of PTSD and Other Mental Health Problems After Great East Japan Earthquake

Jan. 9, 2017 — The devastating 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and resulting nuclear disaster in Japan had a high mental health impact -- with some effects persisting several years later, according to a comprehensive ... read more

You've Got Mail: Personality Differences in Email Use

Jan. 6, 2017 — A new study shows that while many of us cannot do our job without email, it can stress us out -- and that personality differences affect how we use email and what we find stressful. The results ... read more

Increased Reaction to Stress Linked to Gastrointestinal Issues in Children With Autism

Jan. 4, 2017 — One in 45 American children lives with autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of these children also have significant gastrointestinal issues, but ... read more

Most Veterans Experience Good Quality of Life After Military Service

Jan. 4, 2017 — With a few notable exceptions, the majority of post-9/11 US veterans appear to do well in regards to work and family quality of life after departing from military service despite their exposure to ... read more

Witnessing Fear in Others Can Physically Change Brain

Jan. 4, 2017 — Scientists have discovered that observing fear in others may change how information flows in the brain. The finding in a rodent model may have bearing on people who suffer post-traumatic stress ... read more

Childhood Poverty Can Rob Adults of Psychological Health

Jan. 3, 2017 — A large and growing body of research shows that poor kids grow up to have a host of physical problems as ... read more

Dec. 28, 2016 — A new study has shown how a single instance of severe stress can lead to delayed trauma. A stressful incident can lead to increased electrical activity in a brain region known as the amygdala. This ... read more

As Children With Autism Age, Services to Help With Transition Needed

Dec. 20, 2016 — One in 45 children is diagnosed with autism. As these children age, experiences such as leaving school, finding jobs and living alone can be stressful for adolescents with autism as well as their ... read more

Fast Delivery for Christmas? A Study Explains Why We Like It So Much

Dec. 20, 2016 — Perceived goal conflict in everyday life causes anxiety and stress, which leads to feel pressed for time, making us impatient and willing to pay to save time, a new study ... read more

Dec. 19, 2016 — Investigators in veterinary and human medicine have uncovered long-term changes in the brains of adult female rats exposed to social stresses early in life, with the biggest impact on regions of the ... read more

Bad Bosses Come in Two Forms: Dark or Dysfunctional

Dec. 15, 2016 — Bad bosses generally come in two forms. There are the dysfunctional ones, like Michael Scott from the TV series The Office; then there are the dark ones, like Gordon Gekko from the film Wall Street. ... read more

Sleep Helps Process Traumatic Experiences

Dec. 13, 2016 — If we sleep in the first 24 hours after a traumatic experience, this may help process and integrate the distressing memories more effectively, as researchers demonstrate in a new study. Sleep could ... read more

The Loneliness of the Individual Athlete

Dec. 12, 2016 — Athletes in individual sports are more prone to developing depressive symptoms than athletes in team ... read more

Shooting, Gang Violence Exposure Leads to PTSD

Dec. 8, 2016 — The violence that women in disadvantaged neighborhoods experience and witness can result in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and full diagnoses, according to a new study that examined a ... read more

Dec. 8, 2016 — Researchers have measured a biomarker in cell-free blood plasma which can be linked to an overactive stress system in suicidal individuals. This biomarker can hopefully be used in future psychiatric ... read more

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