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Two stressed people equals less stress
Does giving a speech in public stress you out? Or writing a big presentation for your boss? What about skydiving? One way to cope, according to a new study from Sarah Townsend, assistant professor of management and organization at the USC Marshall School of Business, is to share your feelings with someone who is having a similar emotional reaction to the same scenario. (2014-01-29)

Overweight kids actually eat less right after stressful events
People often react to stress by binging on sweets or fattening comfort foods, cravings fueled by the appetite-stimulating stress hormone cortisol. (2019-09-03)

Role of vitamin D in complications, access outcome in patients with chronic kidney disease
In recent years, a growing interest has prompted research to find new links between vitamin D and the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS), cell proliferation, and anti-apoptotic cell paths in the vascular system. (2016-07-13)

Loss of antioxidant protein Nrf2 represses regeneration of muscle lost to aging
Good news for lifelong exercisers: along with its salutary effects on the heart, weight, and other facets of health, physical activity also helps to regenerate muscle mass, which tends to diminish as people age. (2014-03-08)

Sitting time associated with increased risk of chronic diseases
Those who sat for more than four hours per day were significantly more likely to report having a chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. (2013-02-18)

Everyday traffic noise harms health of children
Low-level but chronic noise of moderate traffic can stress children and raise their blood pressure, hearts rates and levels of stress hormones, says Cornell Professor Gary Evans. His study also found that girls exposed to traffic noise became less motivated. (Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, March 2001). (2001-05-21)

Link between stress and infertility can be broken
Researchers from the University of California Berkeley have identified the hormone linking stress to infertility and miscarriage. Silencing the hormone restores mating and pregnancy success to normal. The findings in rats could be applicable to humans and to endangered species whose survival depends on captive breeding and they offer a new target for further research. (2015-01-13)

Research shows why antidepressant may be effective in postpartum depression
An antidepressant commonly prescribed for women with postpartum depression may restore connections between cells in brain regions that are negatively affected by chronic stress during pregnancy, new research suggests. (2014-11-19)

Mayo Clinic finds chronic cough patients report a miserable existence
Troubles with incontinence and spouses moving out of the bedroom only start the list of common troubles for patients who suffer with chronic cough, according to a new report by Mayo Clinic pulmonology specialists. (2005-11-02)

Fish oil may help kidney disease sufferers
A new study by the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, is investigating if fish oil can help kidney disease sufferers and decrease the inflammation often associated with dialysis. (2007-04-29)

By 2030, 7 in 10 deaths globally will be due to noncommunicable diseases; health systems must be strengthened to respond to this growing crisis
Many cost-effective interventions and new technologies now exist to tackle chronic diseases in low-income and middle-income countries. But weak national health systems often make it impossible to deliver and sustain interventions effectively and equitably. (2010-11-10)

Stress diminishes our capacity to sense new dangers, psychology research finds
Being under stress diminishes our abilities to predict new dangers that we face, a team of psychology researchers finds. Its work runs counter to the conventional view that stress enhances our ability to detect and adjust to these changing sources of threat. (2017-10-02)

Endoplasmic reticulum stress plays significant role in type 2 diabetes
A new research report published in the October 2015 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, suggests that the endoplasmic reticulum plays a more important role in type 2 diabetes and its complications than previously believed. (2015-10-01)

Rigorous, short-term diet-exercise program lowers heart disease risk
Obese men can significantly reduce heart disease risk on a three-week low-fat, high-fiber diet and daily exercise - even though they may lose only a few pounds, according to research in today's rapid access issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (2002-10-22)

New target for chronic pain relief confirmed by scientists
A research group at Hiroshima University observed a potential new target for chronic pain treatment. Further research using this receptor could lead to new, more effective drugs to use in pain-relieving treatment for chronic pain. (2019-03-07)

Stopping smoking linked to improved mental health
Quitting smoking is associated with an improvement in mental health in comparison with continuing to smoke, suggests a study published on bmj.com today. (2014-02-13)

Coping strategies, a matter of neuron
Researchers found CRF responsible for stress coping. (2020-03-02)

Waiting for biopsy results may adversely affect health
Women who've had a breast biopsy know the anxiety of waiting for the results, but that stress may cause adverse health effects, according to a new study. (2009-02-24)

UF Health researchers find some evidence of link between stress, Alzheimer's disease
University of Florida Health researchers have uncovered more evidence of a link between the brain's stress response and a protein related to Alzheimer's disease. (2015-09-16)

Heart ultrasound helps determine risk of heart attack, death in HIV patients
A heart ultrasound called stress echocardiography helps determine heart attack and death risk in people with HIV and heart disease. People with HIV who have a normal (2011-07-12)

Stress Lowers Cancer-Fighting Ability Among Those Who Need It Most
Chronic stress may reduce the activity of cancer-fighting natural killer (NK) cells in the immune systems of those already predisposed to cancer, according to a new study. Among people whose spouses had Alzheimer's disease, those with a cancer history and high perceived stress had lower NK cell activity than others. (1998-10-27)

Females seeking a sex partner can tell whether males experienced stress during adolescence
Sexual preference is influenced by males' adolescent social stress history and social status, according to a research team including Nicole Cameron, assistant professor of psychology at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2017-01-05)

How adolescent girls manage stress
Greater influence over everyday life, emotional support, and cultural and recreational activities help to enable teenage girls to withstand stress. Those were the results of a dissertation from the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (2009-06-23)

Sleep apnea linked with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease
New research published in Respirology suggests that sleep apnea may increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease to a similar extent as hypertension. (2016-02-01)

Alcoholics' Children: Living With A Stacked Biochemical Deck
Children of alcoholics have an altered brain chemistry that appears to make them more likely to become alcoholics themselves, according to a recent study by Johns Hopkins scientists. (1999-03-30)

Medical students taught meditation techniques to prevent burnout and improve care
Doctors commonly tell patients that stress can be harmful to their health. Yet when it comes to reducing their own stress levels, physicians don't always heed their own advice. (2013-10-30)

Stop and smell the flowers -- the scent really can soothe stress
Feeling stressed? Then try savoring the scent of lemon, mango, lavender or other fragrant plants. Scientists in Japan are reporting the first scientific evidence that inhaling certain fragrances alter gene activity and blood chemistry in ways that can reduce stress levels. Their study appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a biweekly publication. (2009-07-22)

Surgery no better than rehabilitation for low back pain
Surgery for chronic low back pain is no better than intensive rehabilitation and is unlikely to be a cost-effective use of scarce healthcare resources, show two studies published online by the BMJ today. (2005-05-22)

Stroke caregivers are at risk for depression
Caregivers of stroke survivors are at risk for developing depression and complications from chronic stress, according to a study published by researchers at the Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing iin the latest issue of Biological Research for Nursing. (2012-07-20)

Stress for newborns could weaken immune system later in life
Intense traumatic events, such as maternal separation, occurring early in the life of an infant may weaken its immune system, making it more susceptible to viral infections later in life that could trigger multiple sclerosis, reveals research at Texas A&M University. (2004-09-30)

Need to reduce work-related stress? It's a walk in the park
Research from the University of Tsukuba examined the relationship between ''sense of coherence'' (a quality indicative of stress-coping ability) and frequency of walking in forests or greenspaces. The aim was to find easy coping devices for workplace stress. Forest/greenspace walking at least once a week was found to correlate with those with a stronger sense of coherence. The findings suggest the benefits of walking in urban greenspaces or in forests to help with stress management. (2021-01-13)

Pilot study: Workplace yoga and meditation can lower feelings of stress
Twenty minutes per day of guided workplace meditation and yoga combined with six weekly group sessions can lower feelings of stress by more than 10 percent and improve sleep quality in sedentary office employees, a pilot study suggests. (2009-08-04)

Cancer and chronic disease causes almost half of gradual deaths in Europe
Cancer and chronic disease account for almost half of gradual deaths in European Union countries, suggests research published online in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. (2012-09-17)

Stress, alcoholics, and post-traumatic stress disorder
Stress is believed to contribute to the initiation, development and/or maintenance of alcohol problems. New findings indicate that alcoholics with and without post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have disrupted responses to stress. Alcoholics without PTSD in particular showed high emotional but low biological responses to stress ... and were more likely to drink in the month following the test. (2006-05-24)

Mental stress may lead to heart disease
New research finds the missing link between our hearts and our heads. (2006-01-10)

Alcohol consumption linked to lower disability in patients with chronic pain
In a study of 2,239 individuals with chronic widespread pain, the key feature of fibromyalgia, those who regularly consumed alcohol had lower levels of disability than those who never or rarely drank. (2015-07-20)

UMass receives $2.3 million from NIH to address health disparities in African-American men
UMass Amherst researchers have been awarded a five-year, $2.3 million federal grant to study and build upon the success of an innovative program in Springfield, MA to improve the health of low-income African-American men. The team, partnering with Men of Color Health Awareness (MOCHA), will use the NIH grant to test and improve MOCHA's efforts to address eating habits, exercise, and stress stemming from impoverished economic conditions, racial and class discrimination, and gender role strain. (2016-11-18)

Posttraumatic stress can have profound effects on sexual health
Although sexual dysfunction is not a specific symptom of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it is a frequent complaint among trauma survivors. The Journal of Sexual Medicine review finds that PTSD-related biological and cognitive processes may contribute to the development of sexual dysfunction following traumatic stress. (2015-04-07)

Financial stress linked to heart disease risk among African Americans
African Americans who experienced moderate to high financial stress had an increased risk of developing heart disease compared to those who did not report such stress, according to a longitudinal study performed by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital. (2019-01-17)

Humanitarian aid workers in Uganda show signs of stress, depression, and burnout
The high risk for mental health problems among staff working in humanitarian organizations in northern Uganda is due in large part to their work environment. A study by Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health examined the mental health of 376 Ugandan workers at 21 humanitarian aid agencies and found that a significant number of the staff at these organizations experienced high levels of symptoms for depression (68 percent), anxiety disorders (53 percent), and posttraumatic stress disorder (26 percent), respectively. (2013-02-01)

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