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2014-03-28 09:19:23

In recent years, behavioral neuroscientists have debated the meaning and significance of a plethora of independently conducted experiments seeking to establish the impact of chronic, early-life stress upon behavior – both at the time that stress is experienced, and upon the same individuals later in life, during adulthood. These experiments, typically conducted in rodents, have on the one hand clearly indicated a link between certain kinds of early stress and dysfunction in the...

2013-12-02 21:03:32

An avalanche of chronic stress — driven by concerns ranging from parenting to discrimination —disproportionately affects poor mothers and fathers, according to the first results from a comprehensive multi-state study. "Those who are poor have much higher stress than those who are not. In fact, being poor was associated with more of almost every kind of stress," said Chris Dunkel Schetter, a professor of psychology in UCLA's College of Letters and Science and the study's lead author....

Stressed Women At Risk After HEart Attack
2013-11-20 14:06:51

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Younger women who are hospitalized after a heart attack have a much higher rate of complications and mortality than men of the same age. A new study from Emory University may shed some light on that discrepancy as researchers have found that women under 50 with a recent heart attack are more likely to have restricted blood flow to the heart, also called myocardial ischemia, during times of psychological stress. The study is being...

2013-10-09 10:53:43

Animal study suggests stress-induced depression in new mothers extends to daughters A recently published study suggests that exposure to social stress not only impairs a mother's ability to care for her children but can also negatively impact her daughter's ability to provide maternal care to future offspring. Researchers at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University conducted a transgenerational study with female rats, examining the behavioral and physiological...

Stressed Women Develop Alzheimer's
2013-10-01 10:27:29

[ Watch the Video: Mid-life Stress Can Bring On Dementia ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Women who experience stressful life events in their 30s, 40s and 50s are more likely to develop dementia later in life. An extensive study of Swedish women spanning almost 40 years found mid-life stress accounted for a 21 percent greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Women who encountered stressful events more frequently were more likely to develop the...

2013-07-31 23:00:33

Dr. Kim Huhman, a researcher in the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) at Georgia State University, has received a federal five-year, $1.8 million grant for research that may lead to improved strategies for treating and preventing mental health problems associated with exposure to social stress. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 Dr. Kim Huhman, a researcher in the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) at Georgia State University, has received a federal five-year, $1.8 million...

2013-06-27 12:04:25

People who believe that stress is having an adverse impact on their health are probably right, because they have an increased risk of suffering a heart attack, according to new research published online today (Thursday) in the European Heart Journal. The latest findings from the UK's Whitehall II study, which has followed several thousand London-based civil servants since 1985, found that people who believe stress is affecting their health "a lot or extremely" had double the risk of a...

2013-05-01 15:03:09

Results of large, national study find people are better off not having a spouse than having poor relationship with one The mantra that quality is more important than quantity is true when considering how social relationships influence depression, say U-M researchers in a new study. After analyzing data from nearly 5,000 American adults, the researchers found that the quality of a person's relationships with a spouse, family and friends predicted the likelihood of major depression...

2013-04-29 20:58:02

Pennsylvania residents living near unconventional natural gas developments using hydraulic fracturing, known by the slang term “fracking,” attribute several dozen health concerns and stressors to the Marcellus Shale developments in their area, according to a long-term analysis by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers. Reported health impacts persist and increase over time, even after the initial drilling activity subsides, they noted. The study,...

What Causes The Link Between Depression And Heart Disease?
2013-04-22 05:37:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Inflammation of the brain could hold the key to understanding the underlying mechanisms responsible for the link between depression and heart disease, according to new research conducted at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Susan K. Wood, a research associate at the Pennsylvania-based medical center, investigated brain-related biomarkers for depression-heart disease comorbidity, as each condition increased the risk that...