Category Archives: Human Behavior: Stress

Some stepfathers, those with multiple family roles, experience the highest stress levels

In stressful family circumstances, parenthood sometimes take a bigger toll on fathers’ mental health. Scholars at Brigham Young University and Princeton conducted research that gives a better look at how various types of parents experience stress. One finding of the … Continue reading

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Acute psychological stress reduces ability to withstand physical pain

Traffic slows to a crawl, then a stop. You are trapped in a bottleneck nightmare, and late for a meeting. The stress takes a toll on you psychologically - but your body is at risk as well, according to a … Continue reading

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Children’s hunger born from mothers’ trauma

The roots of children’s hunger today may stretch back, in part, to the past childhood trauma of their caregivers. Evidence amassed over the past two decades has demonstrated that stress and deprivation during childhood have lifelong consequences on health, as … Continue reading

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Mindfulness-based program in schools making a positive impact: UBC study

A social and emotional learning program started by Academy Award winning actress Goldie Hawn to help school children improve their learning abilities, be more caring, and less stressed is now backed by new scientific evidence. In a study from the … Continue reading

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Stress during pregnancy related to infant gut microbiota

Women who experience stress during pregnancy are likely to have babies with a poor mix of intestinal microbiota and with a higher incidence of intestinal problems and allergic reactions. This could be related to psychological and physical problems as the … Continue reading

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Why all-nighters don’t work: How sleep and memory go hand-in-hand

Want to ace that test tomorrow? Here’s a tip: Put down the coffee and hit the sack. Scientists have long known that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected. Most animals, from flies to humans, have trouble remembering when sleep … Continue reading

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Stressful jobs may increase stroke risk

(Reuters Health) – - People who have demanding jobs and job strain are more likely to suffer one type of stroke, a review of previous studies suggests. Job strain has been linked to heart attack risk in the past, but … Continue reading

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The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You

Every woman has had this experience: you get to the end of the day and realize you did nothing for you. And if you go days, weeks, or even months in this cycle, you begin to feel like you have … Continue reading

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Stress can be a factor for developing diabetes and autoimmune diseases

The recurring situation can trigger insulin resistance, hypertension, abdominal fat deposition; glucose elevation is the cause of this illness. Stress is an ability of humans to fight or flee when faced with problems affecting the individual. By changes in the … Continue reading

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Backache, Stress, and Tension: Understanding Why You Have Back Pain and Simple Exercises to Prevent and Treat It

Today’s busy world provides too much stress and not enough time for exercise. Instead of walking, running, and doing physical chores, we sit for hours at a desk, use machines to do work for us, and drive a car for … Continue reading

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Physical violence, stress hormone in women linked

EUGENE, Ore. — Dec. 22, 2014 — A new study links physical violence against women by male partners to a disruption of a key steroid hormone that opens the door potentially to a variety of negative health effects. The study … Continue reading

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Stress May Increase Desire for Reward but Not Pleasure, Research Finds

Newswise — WASHINGTON - Feeling stressed may prompt you to go to great lengths to satisfy an urge for a drink or sweets, but you’re not likely to enjoy the indulgence any more than someone who is not stressed and … Continue reading

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6 inspiring mantras to help you master work-life balance

By Fred Mouawad As CEO of eight different companies, it’s become a conscious decision for me to maintain a positive work-life balance. Over the last 20 years of entrepreneurship, I’ve learned that the key to maintaining this balance is managing … Continue reading

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