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2012-04-26 09:30:40

Worrywarts, fidgety folk and the naturally nervy may have a real cause for concern: accelerated cancer. In a new study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine, anxiety-prone mice developed more severe cancer then their calm counterparts. The study, to be published online April 25 in PLoS ONE, found that after hairless mice were dosed with ultraviolet rays, the nervous ones – with a penchant for reticence and risk aversion – developed more tumors and...

2012-03-08 06:13:53

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Stress is a term commonly used today, and we know it can have an impact on one´s mental and physical well-being. Now researchers are saying it may affect your memory too! New research out of State University in New York, uncovered a neural mechanism that directly links repeated stress with impaired memory. Stress hormones are known to influence the prefrontal cortex (PFC), a brain region that controls high level "executive" functions such as working memory...

2012-03-08 00:52:49

Neuron paper by UB researchers reveals why chronic stress in adolescence impairs memory, may trigger mental illness Chronic stress has a more powerful effect on the brain during adolescence than in adulthood and now there's proof at the molecular level. "We have identified a causal link between molecules and behaviors involved in stress responses," says Zhen Yan, PhD, a professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. "It's...

2012-03-08 00:48:08

Anyone who has ever been subject to chronic stress knows that it can take a toll on emotions and the ability to think clearly. Now, new research uncovers a neural mechanism that directly links repeated stress with impaired memory. The study, published by Cell Press in the March 8 issue of the journal Neuron, also provides critical insight into why stress responses can act as a trigger for many mental illnesses. Stress hormones are known to influence the prefrontal cortex (PFC), a brain...

2011-12-19 16:08:08

Although the study was done in rats, scientists suggest the findings could help explain why many users of the therapy report health benefits Acupuncture significantly reduces levels of a protein in rats linked to chronic stress, researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) have found. They say their animal study may help explain the sense of well-being that many people receive from this ancient Chinese therapy. Published online in December in Experimental Biology and...

2011-02-22 12:58:35

Your blood and the level of a hormone in your spit could reveal if you're on the point of burnout, according to research undertaken by Dr. Sonia Lupien and Robert-Paul Juster of the Centre for Studies on Human Stress of Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital and the University of Montreal. In addition to professional and personal suffering, burnout puts distressed workers at further risk of physical and psychological problems if ignored. This is significant, as burnout, clinical depression, or anxiety...

2011-01-26 17:33:08

A new study provides insight into how stress impacts the brain and may help to explain why some individuals are predisposed to depression when they experience chronic stress. The research, published by Cell Press in the January 27 issue of the journal Neuron, reveals complex molecular mechanisms associated with chronic stress and may help to guide new treatment strategies for depression. "Many individuals exposed to stressful events do not show signs or symptoms of depression; however, some...

2009-11-03 11:30:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Work is causing stress for more Seattleites this year according to the American Psychological Association's (APA) Stress in America survey, while the number reporting money or the economy as significant stressors has dropped since last year. More than 50 percent of city residents remain stressed by one or more of these three sources, a cause of concern for psychologists who worry about the effects of long-term stress and how it can contribute to...

2009-11-03 11:30:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While fewer New Yorkers this year report that work, money and the economy cause significant stress in their lives, their levels of stress remain considerably high. More than 50 percent of city residents continue to be stressed by one or more of these sources, a cause of concern for psychologists who worry about the effects of long-term stress and how it can contribute to chronic health disorders. In a survey released today by the American...


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