Quantcast

Latest chronic stress Stories

2009-11-03 11:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While fewer Los Angeles residents this year report that money, work and the economy cause significant stress in their lives, their levels of stress remain considerably high. 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 chronic health disorders. In a survey released today by the...

2009-11-03 11:30:00

DENVER, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More Denver residents say that their work, money and job stability are significant sources of stress than Americans nationwide, according to the American Psychological Association's (APA) Stress in America survey. More than 75 percent of city residents report significant stress from work and money -- a cause of concern for psychologists who worry about the effects of long-term stress and how it can contribute to chronic health disorders. The survey...

2009-11-03 11:30:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While fewer Washington, D.C. area residents this year report that money and the economy cause significant stress in their lives, many continue to cite their work as a significant stressor. More than 70 percent of Washingtonians remain stressed by work and a greater number this year report personal health concerns as a stressor, 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

CHICAGO, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More Chicago residents are stressed about work and job stability this year according to the American Psychological Association's (APA) Stress in America survey, while the number of Chicagoans reporting money or the economy as significant stressors in 2009 has dropped. More than 60 percent of city residents continue to report money, work and the economy are significant sources of stress -- a cause of concern for psychologists who worry about the...

7cf285b5e958e63f9500fca1f73836821
2009-07-31 05:41:59

Chronic stress can alter a rat's brain, creating a creature of habit that makes mechanical, habitual decisions instead of switching up their behavior to earn rewards, a study discovered. Chronic stress has been known to influence behavior and memory due to the discharge of hormones that affect the brain. However, to determine how it alters decision-making, Portuguese researchers carried out lab tests on groups of rats. In one test, the rats were trained to push levers to gain rewards: food...

2009-07-23 10:43:09

 Experiencing chronic stress day after day can produce wear and tear on the body physically and mentally, and can have a detrimental effect on learning and emotion. However, acute stress -- a short stressful incident -- may enhance learning and memory.Researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown, in trials using rodents as an animal model, that acute stress can produce a beneficial effect on learning and memory, through the effect of the stress hormone corticosterone (cortisol in...

67e7656a315252d631540917b979c4ac1
2009-06-23 16:40:00

 University of California, Berkeley, researchers have found what they think is a critical and, until now, missing piece of the puzzle about how stress causes sexual dysfunction and infertility.Scientists know that stress boosts levels of stress hormones - glucocorticoids such as cortisol - that inhibit the body's main sex hormone, gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH), and subsequently suppresses sperm count, ovulation and sexual activity. The new research shows that stress also...

2008-10-28 11:30:00

Chronic stress can lead to skin irritation and persistent itching that leads to bothersome scratching, a Canadian neuroimmunologist reported in a study. Dr. Petra Arck of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, said her early research involved subjecting mice to stress in the form of lengthy bouts of unpleasant noise. She said a wave of immune cells moved into the mice's skin and made them itch, the Ottawa Citizen reported. It was already known isolated incidents of stress mobilize...

2008-09-05 15:00:31

Chronic stress can lead to physical health problems as well as behavioral problems including anxiety, depression and infertility, U.S. researchers said. Lead researcher Mark Wilson of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Emory University in Atlanta found corticotropin releasing factor is a key neurohormone involved in stress response. "Corticotropin releasing factor is located in several different brain regions, serving different functions," Wilson said in a statement. "Its...

2005-10-27 14:16:41

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who suffer from frequent vaginal yeast infections show biochemical signs of being under chronic stress, a Swedish study has found. Dr. Sophia M. Ehrstrom, of the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, and colleagues, reporting in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, note that the problem of recurrent yeast infections is on the rise. To investigate any link to stress, the researchers studied 35 women who experienced at least four yeast...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.