Stress News

More Stress for New Moms Hikes Secondhand Smoke Risk for Babies

March 1st, 2015
New moms who experience high levels of social stress (economic problems or feeling less in control over their own housing situation) are 2.5 times more likely to have no restriction or only a partial restriction on smoking in their homes, which may ...

Study Finds Smokers More Prone to Anxiety, Depression

March 1st, 2015
A new study shows that cigarette smokers have a 70 percent greater risk for anxiety and depression than do non-smokers and ex-smokers, refuting the commonly held notion that smoking helps relieve stress. The temporary relief from anxiety that smokers experience is only a brief ...

After-Hours Work Email & Texts Bug Employees

March 1st, 2015
Employees who receive work-related emails and texts after hours become angry more often than not, which can interfere with their personal lives, according to a new study. For their study, researchers surveyed 341 working adults over a seven-day period to track their feelings ...

Great Recession Tied to More Older Adult Suicides

February 28th, 2015
Suicide rates for adults in the United States between the ages of 40 and 64 have risen about 40 percent since 1999, with a sharp rise since 2007, according to a new study. A possible explanation for the jump could be the detrimental ...

Study Finds Evidence Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is Biological

February 28th, 2015
New research has identified distinct immune changes in patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, providing evidence that the disabling disorder is a biological illness as opposed to a psychological disorder. According to researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's ...

Link between Chronic Insomnia and Mortality

February 27th, 2015
Researchers have identified an association between persistent insomnia and increased inflammation and mortality. Scientists from the University of Arizona found that people who suffer from persistent insomnia are at greater risk of death than those who experience intermittent insomnia. Their study has been ...

Emotional Conflicts Fuel Concern About Not Having Enough Time

February 26th, 2015
A new study suggests that while many of us constantly feel pressed for time, the stress really has very little to do with time itself. "Beyond the number of activities actually competing for their time, emotional conflict between activities makes consumers feel that ...

Adults Prefer Partners with Playful Personalities

February 26th, 2015
Although we cherish playful personalities among children, new research suggest we value the same lightheartedness among the individual we chose to be our partner. Playful adults are fond of wordplay, like improvising, approach a challenge cheerfully, take pleasure in unusual things, deal with ...

Cyberbullying Often Goes Unchecked

February 25th, 2015
New research suggests people tend to avoid direct confrontation with a cyberbully, even when they have an opportunity to make a difference. In a new study, 221 college students participated in an online chat room in which they watched a fellow student get ...

Excess Work Hours + Family Demands = Higher BMI

February 25th, 2015
A new study discovers working long hours while raising a family can take a toll on the body mass index of individuals in dual-earner families. Dr. Amit Kramer, a University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor also found that an increase in ...