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2008-01-23 13:00:00

Workers under age 50 who experience job-related stress are over two-thirds more likely to develop coronary heart disease than their non-stressed counterparts, according to study results reported today by European researchers.    The research is the first large-scale study to look at the cardiovascular mechanisms of work stress and provides the strongest evidence yet of how it can lead to coronary heart disease (CHD), either directly, by activating stress pathways controlled by...

2008-01-15 11:46:01

If you're worried about your health, stop. You're only making it worse. Stress takes its toll on your body, and new research reveals it is even more dangerous than thought. Stress causes deterioration in everything from your gums to your heart and can make you more susceptible to illnesses ranging from the common cold to cancer, according to a review essay in the Dec. 2007 issue of the Association for Psychological Science's magazine Observer. Thanks to new research crossing the...

2005-11-17 16:22:10

By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Stressful situations interfere with mental agility, according to findings presented this week at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, DC. Dr. David Beversdorf and colleagues at the Ohio State University in Columbus exposed volunteer subjects to stressful situations, such as public speaking and watching a graphically violent and emotional movie. Compared with non-stressful tasks, such as watching a cartoon or...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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