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  • Stressed-out worms hit the snooze button December 14, 2017
    When you catch a nasty cold, curling up in bed to sleep may be the only activity you can manage. Sleeping in response to stress isn't a uniquely human behavior: many other animals have the same reaction, and it's not clear why. While the circadian sleep that follows the pattern of the clock has been […]
  • Epigenetic aging linked to bipolar disorder December 12, 2017
    Bipolar disorder may involve accelerated epigenetic aging, which could explain why persons with the disorder are more likely to have -- and die from -- age-related diseases, according to researchers.
  • Discrimination harms your health, and your partner's, study shows December 7, 2017
    Discrimination not only harms the health and well-being of the victim, but the victim's romantic partner as well, indicates new research.
  • Pregnant women with PTSD have higher levels of stress hormone cortisol December 5, 2017
    A woman's emotional and physical health during pregnancy impacts a developing fetus, research shows. However, less is known about the effect of past stressors and posttraumatic stress disorder on an expectant woman.
  • High-stress childhoods blind adults to potential loss December 4, 2017
    Adults who lived high-stress childhoods have trouble reading the signs that a loss or punishment is looming, leaving themselves in situations that risk avoidable health and financial problems and legal trouble. According to researchers, this difficulty may be biological, stemming from an unhelpful lack of activity in the brain when a situation should be prompting […]
  • Preemies' dads more stressed than moms after NICU December 4, 2017
    For the first time, scientists have measured the stress levels of fathers of premature babies during the tense transition between the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and home and discovered fathers are more stressed than moms, according to a new study.
  • Under stress, newborn babies show greater brain response to pain November 30, 2017
    When newborn babies are under stress, their brains show a heightened response to pain, a new study has found. However, you'd never know it from the way those infants act. The findings show that stress leads to an apparent disconnect between babies' brain activity and their behavior. Stressed babies may not seem to respond to […]
  • Patients with post-traumatic stress disorder respond differently to certain sounds, research finds November 30, 2017
    A new neurobiological marker have have just been found to help recognize patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Mothers of teens with autism report higher levels of stress, but optimism can be a buffer November 27, 2017
    Researchers found that mothers of teenagers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or intellectual disability (ID) reported higher levels of stress and other negative psychological symptoms -- think depression or anxiety -- than mothers of teenagers with typical development (TD). Those levels climbed even higher when teenagers with ASD or ID also showed signs of clinical-level […]
  • Self-help book works to combat burnout and stress -- without a therapist November 27, 2017
    Around a third of all employees find their work stressful. Interventions for stress and burnout are available, but often not accessible for many employees. A self-help book based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) has the potential to reduce burnout, stress and symptoms of depression - without any therapist contact.