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Stress can be good for you, psychologist explains

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/01/2018
Psychologist Dr Meg Arroll talks about how simply changing the way you view stress can help you feel less strung out - and what to do if you feel stressed but don't know why.

New 'scientific evidence’ that stress makes you fat

Daily Mail (UK) - 13/01/2018
Dr Michael Mosley says there is now 'compelling scientific evidence' that stress wreaks havoc with our bodies and predisposes us to putting on weight.

Transcendental Meditation technique offers relief for veterans suffering from PTSD

News Medical (Australia) - 13/01/2018
Veterans of the war in Vietnam, the Gulf War, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder found significant relief from their symptoms as a result of practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique, according to a new study published in Military Medicine.

Stomach fat is linked to a stressful lifestyle

Daily Mail (UK) - 12/01/2018
Excess cortisol – the so-called stress hormone – can increase stomach fat. Colorado-based health expert Jackie Wicks explains the signs that you're suffering from 'stress belly'.

Scarring molecule in fat tissue links obesity with distressed fat

Science Daily (US) - 12/01/2018
The fat of obese people becomes distressed, scarred and inflamed, which can make weight loss more difficult.

Humanitarian program decreases stress hormone levels in adolescents affected by war

News Medical (Australia) - 12/01/2018
A new study shows that a humanitarian program to improve the mental health of adolescents affected by the Syrian war has decreased levels of cortisol (a hormone associated with stress) in participants by a third.

Emotionally demanding workload and confrontational patients key stressors for GPs

Science Daily (US) - 12/01/2018
The emotional impact of their daily workload and confrontational patients are among the key stressors for family doctors in England, reveals an analysis of feedback from general practitioners.

Stress accelerates development of pancreatic cancer, study shows

News Medical (Australia) - 11/01/2018
A new study shows that stress accelerates the development of pancreatic cancer by triggering the release of "fight-or-flight" hormones. Beta-blockers--commonly used medications that inhibit these hormones--were found to increase survival in a mouse model of the disease.

Here’s how stress may be making you sick

Science Daily (US) - 10/01/2018
A researcher is providing new insight into how certain types of stress interact with immune cells and can regulate how these cells respond to allergens, ultimately causing physical symptoms and disease.

Health Tip: Identifying Signs of Stress

MedicineNet (US) - 10/01/2018
Title: Health Tip: Identifying Signs of StressCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/9/2018 12:00:00 AM

Stressed? Try Sniffing Your Partner's T- Shirt

MedicineNet (US) - 10/01/2018
Title: Stressed? Try Sniffing Your Partner's T- ShirtCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/9/2018 12:00:00 AM

Study finds greater attention to surprise in veterans with PTSD

News Medical (Australia) - 09/01/2018
Fireworks on nights other than the fourth of July or New Year's Eve might be nothing more than inconsiderate neighbors, but for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the shock of noise and light may trigger a deeply learned expectation of danger.

Scientists find heightened attention to surprise in veterans with PTSD

Science Daily (US) - 09/01/2018
Scientists have found that people with PTSD have an increased learning response to surprising events. While most everyone reacts to surprise, people with PTSD tend to pay even more attention to the unexpected.

For Poorer Americans, Stress Brings Worse Health

MedicineNet (US) - 09/01/2018
Title: For Poorer Americans, Stress Brings Worse HealthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/8/2018 12:00:00 AM

Stress Is Tough on Medical 'Surrogates' When a Loved One Is Ill

MedicineNet (US) - 09/01/2018
Title: Stress Is Tough on Medical 'Surrogates' When a Loved One Is IllCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/8/2018 12:00:00 AM

Higher stress among minority and low-income populations can lead to health disparities, says report

Science Daily (US) - 08/01/2018
People with low incomes and racial/ethnic minority populations experience greater levels of stress than their more affluent, white counterparts, which can lead to significant disparities in both mental and physical health that ultimately affect life expectancy, according to a new report.

How office plants can fight stress and other workplace nasties

ABC Australia - 08/01/2018
One excellent way to combat both sick days and stress at work is by filling your office with plants.

Sniffing a romantic partner's shirt does reduce stress

Daily Mail (UK) - 05/01/2018
The smell of a romantic partner's scent on a t-shirt helped women stay calmer before and after stress tests in a new study from the University of British Columbia, while strangers' smells did the opposite.

Stressed out? Try smelling your partner's shirt

Science Daily (US) - 04/01/2018
The scent of a romantic partner can help lower stress levels, new psychology research have found. Women feel calmer after being exposed to their male partner's scent, but being exposed to a stranger's scent had the opposite effect and raised levels of the stress hormone, cortisol.