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Chronic stress might harm women more than it does men
University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers have found evidence that females might be more sensitive to chronic stress than males. (2005-11-15)

Mindfulness-based program may help reduce stress in infertile women
An eight-week mindfulness-based program was effective for reducing stress and depressive symptoms while increasing general well-being in a study of infertile women. (2018-10-17)

How repeated stress impairs memory
Anyone who has ever been subject to chronic stress knows that it can take a toll on emotions and the ability to think clearly. Now, new research uncovers a neural mechanism that directly links repeated stress with impaired memory. The study, published by Cell Press in the March 8 issue of the journal Neuron, also provides critical insight into why stress responses can act as a trigger for many mental illnesses. (2012-03-07)

Chronic stress may influence effectiveness of vaccines
A new Carnegie Mellon University study shows that chronic stress can have an impact on the overall effectiveness of immunizations designed to protect against infectious diseases such as flu, hepatitis and pneumonia according to a critical review of published studies. The news could be important to people who have suppressed immune function, especially the elderly. (2001-02-27)

Molecular mechanism links stress with predisposition for depression
A new study provides insight into how stress impacts the brain and may help to explain why some individuals are predisposed to depression when they experience chronic stress. The research, published by Cell Press in the Jan. 27 issue of the journal Neuron, reveals complex molecular mechanisms associated with chronic stress and may help to guide new treatment strategies for depression. (2011-01-26)

Study: Running helps brain stave off effects of chronic stress
The study, newly published in the journal of Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, finds that running mitigates the negative impacts chronic stress has on the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for learning and memory. (2018-02-14)

Weight gain worry for stressed black girls
Could the impact of chronic stress explain why American black girls are more likely to be overweight than white girls? According to Dr. Tomiyama of the University of California, Los Angeles in the US, and her colleagues, higher levels of stress over 10 years predict greater increases in body weight over time in both black and white girls. However, the experience of chronic stress appears to have a greater negative effect on black girls' weight. (2012-09-19)

Alcohol exposure during adolescence leads to chronic stress vulnerability
Drinking during early to mid-adolescence can lead to vulnerability to chronic stress, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. A research team led by Linda Spear, distinguished professor of psychology at Binghamton University, gave alcohol to rats every other day, starting from early to mid-adolescence. When the team looked at the same rats in adulthood, they found that adult males didn't show hormonal stress adaptation, making them more vulnerable to chronic stress. (2016-05-24)

Work stress leads to heart disease and diabetes
Stress at work is an important risk factor for the development of heart disease and diabetes, finds a study published online by the BMJ today. (2006-01-19)

Researchers identify brain circuits involved in stress-induced fevers
When we feel mentally stressed, we often also feel physiological changes, including an increase in body temperature. This increase in body temperature is known as psychological stress-induced hyperthermia. Stress for people in today's society can last a long time and cause a chronic increase in body temperature, a condition called psychogenic fever. Researchers now have identified a key neural circuit connection in the brain that's responsible for the development of psychological stress-induced hyperthermia. (2014-06-26)

Mortality and blood pressure directly linked to relationship quality
While other studies have shown that stress and negative marital quality can influence mortality and blood pressure, there has not been research that discussed how it might affect married couples over time. Using systolic blood pressure as a gauge, researchers assessed whether an individual's blood pressure is influenced by their own as well as their partner's reports of chronic stress and whether there are gender differences in these patterns. (2015-04-07)

Children under stress develop more fevers
Children whose parents and families are under ongoing stress have more fevers with illness than other children. Published this month in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, the study also shows the unanticipated conclusion that children's natural killer cell function, part of the body's innate immune system, increases under chronic stress, unlike adults, whose function is decreased. (2007-03-05)

Enzyme regulates brain pathology induced by cocaine, stress
Researchers have uncovered a key genetic switch that chronic cocaine or stress influences to cause the brain to descend into a pathological state. In studies with mice they showed how chronic cocaine changes gene activity to enhance the addictive reward from the drug. And they showed similarly how chronic stress induces the same kinds of changes that hypersensitizes the brain, causing depression-like symptoms. (2007-11-07)

Stress early in life leads to adulthood anxiety and preference for 'comfort foods'
New research finds that adult rats reared in a stressful neonatal environment demonstrate more anxiety and stress, and they prefer to eat more foods rich in fat and sugar. (2013-07-30)

Stress: decreasing the risk
The importance of a healthy lifestyle to reduce stress in order to manage risk factors associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes is emphasised in a review in this week's edition of the Lancet. (2007-09-19)

Carnegie Mellon Study Links Chronic Stress To The Common Cold From Family, Work
Chronic stress, particularly stress brought on by enduring family strain or workplace pressures, makes us more susceptible to the common cold, according to a new study by Carnegie Mellon University psychologist Sheldon Cohen. (1997-02-10)

Childhood trauma associated with chronic fatigue syndrome
Individuals who experience trauma during childhood appear more likely to develop chronic fatigue syndrome as adults, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. In addition, neuroendocrine dysfunction -- or abnormalities in the interaction between the nervous system and endocrine system -- appears to be associated with childhood trauma in those with chronic fatigue syndrome, suggesting a biological pathway by which early experiences influence adult vulnerability to illness. (2009-01-05)

How stress tears us apart
Chronic stress can lead to behavioral problems. A team from the Brain Mind Institute has discovered an important synaptic mechanism: the activation of a cleaving enzyme, leading to these problems. (2014-09-18)

Researchers show stress suppresses response to cancer treatments
New research shows that chronic stress suppresses the immune system's response to cancer, reducing the effectiveness of immunotherapy treatments. University of Queensland scientists say they are investigating dual therapies for patients to reduce stress signalling and improve their response to treatments. UQ Diamantina Institute researcher Dr. Stephen Mattarollo said lymphoma progressed more rapidly in mouse models when stress pathways were induced to reflect chronic psychological stress. (2017-11-22)

Researchers identify new pathway leading to Alzheimer's disease
A newly discovered pathway leading to neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease may unlock the door to new approaches for treating the disease. (2016-05-05)

Overeating and depressed? Yale team finds connection -- and maybe a solution
Chronic overeating and stress are tied to an increased risk of depression and anxiety, and in a new study, Yale researchers explain why that happens and suggest a possible solution. The researchers report that the anesthetic ketamine reverses depression-like symptoms in rats fed a high-fat diet in a similar way it combats depression and synaptic damage of chronic stress in people. (2015-12-21)

Individual stress susceptibility and glucose metabolism are linked to brain function
Researchers at the Department for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the Mainz University Medical Center and the German Resilience Center (DRZ) in Mainz have now discovered that stress-induced mental disturbances in mice are directly linked to abnormal glucose metabolism. Normalizing the stress-induced alterations in glucose levels, using the anti-diabetic drug empagliflozin, restored spatial memory as well as long-term glucose metabolism. (2018-10-24)

Stress link to Alzheimer's goes under the spotlight
Chronic stress is being investigated in a new Alzheimer's Society funded research project as a risk factor for developing dementia. (2012-06-25)

Probiotics ease gut problems caused by long term stress
Probiotics may help to reduce gut symptoms caused by long term stress, indicates research published ahead of print in the journal Gut. (2006-04-24)

Potential indicator for the early detection of dementias
Researchers at the University of Basel have discovered a factor that could support the early detection of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's. This cytokine is induced by cellular stress reactions after disturbances of the mitochondria, the 'cell's power plants,' as neuropathologists write in the journal Cell Reports. (2018-08-07)

WSU study shows muted stress response linked to long-term cannabis use
A new study by Washington State University psychology researchers reveals a dampened physiological response to stress in chronic cannabis users. This is the first study to examine the effects of acute stress on salivary cortisol levels in chronic cannabis users compared to non-users. (2017-07-31)

Stressed mice quicker to get skin cancer
Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say that chronic stress may speed development of skin cancer in those at high risk for the disease. Their new study, published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, shows that mice exposed to stressful conditions and cancer-causing UV light develop skin cancers in less than half the time it took for non-stressed mice to grow tumors. (2004-12-08)

Hair provides proof of the link between chronic stress and heart attack
Researchers at the University of Western Ontario have provided the first direct evidence using a biological marker, to show chronic stress plays an important role in heart attacks. Drs. Gideon Koren and Stan Van Uum developed a method to measure cortisol levels in hair providing an accurate assessment of stress levels in the months prior to an acute event such as a heart attack. The research is published online in the journal Stress. (2010-09-03)

Controlling stress helps fight chronic diseases such as lupus
Lupus is an autoimmune disease affecting more than 5 million people around the world. It particularly affects women of fertile age. A study conducted at the University of Granada shows that reducing stress in people also decreases some symptoms of this disease. Patients who received psychological therapy significantly reduced their levels of stress, anxiety and depression, achieving even lower levels than those of the general population. (2007-08-02)

CWRU researchers find what stresses parents with a chronically ill child
The extra demands on parents of chronically ill children cause stress that affects the whole family, according to a systematic review conducted by Case Western Reserve University researchers that also explored what factors in the child's care most contribute to the added strain. (2013-09-18)

NPY and leptin receptor in the hypothalamus of rats with chronic immobilization stress
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Drugs and stress management together best manage chronic tension headache: Clinical trial proves benefit of combined therapies
Stress management techniques such as relaxation and biofeedback can help treat chronic tension headaches, especially in combination with medicine, according to research funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). (2001-04-30)

Blocking stress protein relieves chronic pain in mice
A group of drugs being developed to treat mood disorders could also relieve chronic pain, finds new University College London research funded by the Medical Research Council. The study, published in Science Translational Medicine, reveals how a protein that shapes the body's response to stress also drives chronic pain and so offers new targets for future pain treatments. (2016-02-10)

How does chronic stress induce bone loss?
Researchers from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and their collaborators have found that bone mineral density in patients with anxiety or depression is lower than in ordinary people. (2020-09-11)

Why stress doesn't always cause depression
Rats susceptible to anhedonia, a core symptom of depression, possess more serotonin neurons after being exposed to chronic stress, but the effect can be reversed through amygdala activation, according to new research in JNeurosci. (2019-12-02)

Mechanism sheds light on how the brain adapts to stress
Scientists now have a better understanding of the way that stress impacts the brain. New research, published by Cell Press in the Jan. 26 issue of the journal Neuron, reveals pioneering evidence for a new mechanism of stress adaptation and may eventually lead to a better understanding of why prolonged and repeated exposure to stress can lead to anxiety disorders and depression. (2012-01-25)

Scientists predict 'optimal' stress levels
Scientists have created an evolutionary model to predict how animals should react in stressful situations. (2020-12-03)

Chest Journal: August news briefs
News briefs from the August issue of the journal Chest feature studies on obesity and asthma, how chronic cough affects quality of life, and how chronic cough in children adds to parental stress. (2008-08-05)

Geisinger study: PTSD causes early death from heart disease
A study by noted Geisinger PTSD researcher Joseph Boscarino sheds dramatic new light on the link between PTSD and heart disease. In a study in the July issue of Psychosomatic Medicine, Boscarino finds that Vietnam veterans with PTSD suffered higher rates of heart disease death than veterans without PTSD. (2008-07-07)

Early life stress may predict cardiovascular disease
Early life stress could be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in adulthood, researchers report. (2010-02-09)

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