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  • How stress can weaken defenses September 9, 2019
    Research shows how a dynamic regulation of a stress neurohormone regulates the trade-off between acute and long-term stress responses.
  • PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer September 5, 2019
    Women who experienced six or more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in life had a twofold greater risk of developing ovarian cancer compared with women who never had any PTSD symptoms, according to a new study.
  • Poor oral health linked to cognitive decline, perceived stress September 4, 2019
    Two studies explore the relationship between poor oral health and cognitive decline and the effects of perceived stress and social support on dry mouth among older Chinese Americans.
  • Cannabis may hold promise to treat PTSD but evidence lags behind use September 3, 2019
    As growing numbers of people are using cannabis to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study reports that prescriptions are not backed up by adequate evidence.
  • Receptor protein in brain promotes resilience to stress September 3, 2019
    Scientists have discovered that a receptor on the surface of brain cells plays a key role in regulating how both animals and people respond to stress. The research suggests that the receptor may represent an important biomarker of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in humans and may offer a new target for future, more effective treatments […]
  • Overweight kids actually eat less right after stressful events September 3, 2019
    A new study recently found that overweight adolescents -- considered particularly susceptible to stress eating -- actually ate less when exposed to a lab stressor.
  • New medication may be able to improve effects of psychological treatment for PTSD August 29, 2019
    A medication that boosts the body's own cannabis-like substances, endocannabinoids, shows promise to help the brain un-learn fear memories when these are no longer meaningful. These results, obtained in an early-stage, experimental study on healthy volunteers, give hope that a new treatment can be developed for post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD.
  • Social media stress can lead to social media addiction August 27, 2019
    Social network users risk becoming more and more addicted to social media platforms even as they experience stress from their use. Research into the habits of 444 Facebook users revealed they would switch between activities such as chatting to friends, scanning news feeds and posting updates as each began to cause stress. This leads to […]
  • Yet another way dogs help the military: aeromedical patient evacuations August 22, 2019
    Animal-assisted therapy has many benefits in health care. Yet, its biological and psychosocial effects in the military are unknown, especially for injured, airlifted patients. Researchers teamed up with a non-profit animal organization that trains therapy dogs to see if an animal-assisted intervention could reduce stress in this setting. Results showed that levels of the stress […]
  • Meaningful PTSD symptom decrease may lower type 2 diabetes risk August 21, 2019
    Research finds treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that leads to an improvement in symptoms was associated with a 49 percent lower risk of incident type 2 diabetes.