Stress News

Wisdom, Selective Engagement Help Older Adults Cope with Aging

July 17th, 2014
Emerging research suggests older adults have tricks up their sleeve to combat cognitive aging. A set of three articles in a recent edition of the journal Perspectives in Psychological Science discusses a variety of factors -- including motivation and crystallized knowledge -- that ...

Activity in Amygdala May Be Key to Developing PTSD

July 16th, 2014
Emerging research suggests that the amygdala, the small brain structure involved in emotional learning and fear acquisition, may hold the key to who is likely to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In a new study, a disparate group of researchers collaborated on a ...

Fish Oil May Improve Memory, Slow Cognitive Decline

July 16th, 2014
A new study discovered regular use of fish oil supplements (FOS) was associated with a significant reduction in cognitive decline and brain atrophy in older adults. Researchers examined the relationship between FOS use and memory function during a study of Alzheimer's incorporating neuroimaging ...

Expressive Therapy Helps Women with HIV Avoid Isolation

July 14th, 2014
Emerging research suggest a group intervention technique can help women living with HIV disclose their health status and improve their social support. In turn, women gain self-efficacy and improve the safety and quality of their relationships. "Medication alone is totally insufficient," said the study's ...

Study IDs Teens Prone to Emotional Problems After Concussion

July 13th, 2014
A new study has found that after a concussion, teens who are sensitive to light or noise may be more likely to have emotional symptoms such as anxiety. "While most people recover from a concussion within a week, a number of factors affect ...

Stress, Depression, Hostility Raise Stroke Risk

July 13th, 2014
Middle-aged and older adults who suffer from high levels of stress, hostility, or depression are at greater risk for stroke or transient ischemic attack (a stroke caused by a temporary blockage of blood flow to the brain), according to new research ...

New Health Ed Program Reduces Dating Violence

July 11th, 2014
A new health education program significantly reduces dating violence behaviors among high school youth. Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have shown that the “It's Your Game…Keep it Real (IYG)” intervention is particularly effective in reducing dating violence ...

Imaging Shows Bipolar Link to Risk-taking

July 10th, 2014
Emerging research shows that brain circuits associated with pursuing and savoring rewarding experiences are more strongly activated in people with bipolar disorders. University of Manchester researchers believe this explains why individuals with bipolar disorder often engage in risky behavior. Researchers used brain imaging techniques ...

Interrupted Sleep Can Be As Harmful As No Sleep

July 9th, 2014
New parents often have a low quality of life as they tend to necessities such as a feeding, a diaper change, or just a fussy baby, for every hour on the hour. Parents often report feeling more exhausted in the morning than when ...

Health, Money Woes Top Stressors in U.S.

July 9th, 2014
New research investigates the burden of stress in America, with some striking findings. In an NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)/Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) poll, researchers discovered that about half of the public (49 percent) reported that they had a major stressful ...