Stress

From Friends To School, 'under Pressure' Helps Teenage Girls Navigate Adolescence

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with clinical psychologist Lisa Damour about her new book, Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls.
Related topics: Psychology, Anxiety

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The Best Gifts For Frequent Flyers

06photo/Shutterstock If someone you know is a frequent air traveler, their needs are very particular, favoring light weight, low volume, and anything that can reduce the pressure cooker stress of a modern airliner interior. Here are a few choice...

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Washington Man Spends His Days Delivering Firewood To Families In Need

This winter has been brutally cold, causing heating bills to go through the roof. For those that are already living paycheck to paycheck, this burden can be a huge additional stress. In particularly rough situations, some may even have to choose to...

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Why Opting Out Of Your Family Group Text Can Improve Your Mental Health

Family group text comes with the stress of notification and a sense of obligation. It might be best for yourself (and your family members) if you refrain from participating altogether. I am not known for being especially easy to get hold of via...

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How Accurate Are Dog-activity Trackers?

There are countless gadgets available these days for people to track everything from our heart rate to our stress levels. So perhaps it's no surprise that there also are quite a few products that now claim to similarly monitor your dog's activity...

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Stress In Crops Points To Surprising Benefits

Stress is known as the 'killer disease' and in humans it can lead to an increased risk of terminal issues such as heart attack or stroke. But now research indicates that stress in the plant kingdom is far less destructive to plants than it is to...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Medical Research

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Melinda Gates Has Some Great Advice On How Working Parents Can Reduce Stress

Melinda Gates' favorite piece of personal tech is a meditation app called Headspace, and she's got a trick with when to use it.

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Female Anatomy May Play Big Role In Sperm's Success

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- In the race to conception, the female body is set up to separate weak sperm from strong, researchers report. A woman's reproductive system presents a veritable obstacle course that stress-tests sperm, making sure that...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Coexisting Medical Conditions, Smoking Explain Ptsd-cvd Link

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- The correlation between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is not independent and is explained by physical and psychiatric conditions and smoking, according to a study published online...
Related topics: Smoking, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Medical Research

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Stress-free Training May Enhance Surgical Skill

University of Houston and Methodist Hospital researchers are reporting in Nature Scientific Reports that the best way to train surgeons is to remove the stress of residency programs and make surgery a hobby. Under relaxed conditions outside a formal...
Related topics: Medical Research

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New Method Uses Fluorescence To Identify Disease-causing Forms Of Proteins

A new method uses fluorescence to detect potentially disease-causing forms of proteins as they unravel due to stress or mutations. A team of researchers from Penn State and the University of Washington reengineered a fluorescent compound and...
Related topics: Proteins, Genetics, Medical Research

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Superior Noise Control Using Graphene

Noise is a dangerous worldwide environmental pollutant: at normal levels found in cities it can induce annoyance, stress and fluctuations in sleep patterns which in turn increase the risk of type-2 diabetes, arterial hypertension, myocardial...
Related topics: Graphene, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Hypertension

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Cherry Juice Helped Lower Blood Pressure And Ldl ‘bad’ Cholesterol

Montmorency tart cherry juice helped lower systolic blood pressure and LDL or “bad” cholesterol in older adults by reducing certain biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress in older adults, according to a new study published...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Medical Research

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Investigating Cell Stress For Better Health -- And Better Beer

Human beings are not the only ones who suffer from stress -- even microorganisms can be affected. Now, researchers have devised a new method to study how single biological cells react to stressful situations. Understanding these responses could help...
Related topics: Medical Research

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For College Students, Mental Health Support — In Any Form — is Key

People are always saying that college is the time of your life, and for many young people it is — but the college years also carry their share of stress and anxiety. Sometimes that emotional pressure builds to the point where students realize...
Related topics: Anxiety

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How Color Can Help You De-stress

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- Many studies have shown that color affects both mood and behavior. Color can help you go from sad to happy or angry to calm. When it comes to mood, there are four primary colors. Though different shades within each of the...

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How To Decide When You're Too Sick To Work

SUNDAY, Feb. 10, 2019 -- Even if you think you can go to work when you have a cold or flu, you need to think about others, an infectious disease expert says. "I see a lot of patients whose jobs and stress make them feel torn between staying home...
Related topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu)

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Mri Cardiac Stress Test Shows Promise At Identifying Fatal Heart Disease

Results from a large, multi-center study suggest that cardiac magnetic resonance, or CMR, has potential as a non-invasive, non-toxic alternative to stress echocardiograms, catheterizations and stress nuclear exams in identifying the severity of...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research

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What Makes Seniors Feel In Control?

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 -- What determines how much control seniors feel they have over their lives? New research offers some answers. "We found that sleep, mood and stress are all important factors in determining a sense of control, and in whether...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Dog The Bounty Hunter’s Wife Beth Chapman Tries To Keep Spirits Up Amid Cancer Battle With Puppy...

Beth Chapman knows that life is extremely difficult right now and she’s simply trying to make it through each day with as little stress as possible. The wife of Dog the Bounty Hunter has been dealing with her throat cancer battle as the...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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