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  • Take 10 for Mindfulness

  • Tips for Enhancing the Spa Experience

  • Today's Go-Go World Too Much for Too Many Hearts

  • Sexual Assault Has Long-Term Mental, Physical Impact

  • Many Young Doctors Report Burnout, Regret Career Choice

  • To Help Beat Heart Disease, Stay Upbeat

  • 1 in 3 College Freshmen Faces Mental Health Woes

  • AHA: Are Die-Hard Sports Fans Putting Their Hearts at Risk?

  • Doctor Burnout Likely to Impair Care

  • More Evidence Ties Stress to Heart Trouble

  • Take a Vacation, Your Heart Will Thank You

  • Kids' Play Is Healthy, Pediatricians' Group Says

  • When a Parent Has Cancer, Kids Suffer Long Term: Study

  • Stressed at Work? Open Office Plan Might Help

  • U.S. Political Climate Frightening for Teens: Study

  • Health Tip: Help Manage Stress

  • Stress Won't Undermine Fertility Treatment Success: Study

  • Green Spaces a Mental Balm for City Dwellers

  • On-the-Job Stress Relief

  • Health Tip: Map Your Way to Better Health

  • Many Gay Men Suffer Domestic Abuse: Study

  • Health Tip: Stay Calm You When You Feel Frazzled

  • Working Overtime Could Raise Women's Diabetes Risk

  • Vacation Bliss Doesn't Linger for Tired, Stressed-Out Workers

  • Close Siblings Can Ease the Pain of Family Conflict

  • Smartphone-Obsessed Parents May Mean Cranky Kids

  • Severe Stress May Send Immune System Into Overdrive

  • Exercise Options That Double as Stress-Busters

  • Dogs May Help Soothe Vets With PTSD

  • Job Strain Plus Heart Disease, Diabetes a Lethal Mix for Men

  • Non-Drug Migraine Treatments Often Ignored

  • Stressed Out at Work? Your A-Fib Risk May Rise

  • AHA: Stress Contributes to High Rates of Heart Disease Among Black Adults

  • Wise Words on Women's Health

  • Health Tip: How Working Parents Can Avoid Burnout

  • 'Religious Refusal Laws' May Take Mental Health Toll on LGBT Americans

  • Health Tip: Control Caregiver Stress

  • Big Rise Seen in U.S. Kids, Teens Attempting Suicide

  • Injured Kids Can Have Lasting Mental Scars, Too

  • Money Worries Have More Americans Anxious, Survey Finds

  • Why You Should Unwind After a Tough Day at Work

  • Mid-Life Stresses May Be Tied to Late-Life Dementia Risk

  • Stop Burnout in Its Tracks

  • Meditation: Different Approaches, Different Benefits

  • 'Let It Go' May Be Good Advice for Health

  • Tough Times Can Leave Their Mark on the Older Brain

  • Did 2016 Election Unleash OCD in the USA?

  • All That Overtime Could Be Killing You

  • Cardiac Defects in Baby Tied to Later Heart Trouble in Moms

  • Health Tip: Ways to Reduce Stress

  • Health Tip: Manage Political Stress

  • Great Recession of 2008 Triggered More Than Financial Woes

  • Partner's Heart Pump Can Burden Their Caregiver

  • Deportation Fears Putting Mental Strain on Hispanic Families

  • Health Tip: Manage Stress

  • Pain of Acne More Than Skin Deep

  • Good Deeds Soothe Stress

  • Can Just 5 Therapy Sessions Work for Those With PTSD?

  • Can Deportation Fears Hurt the Heart?

  • Health Tip: Identifying Signs of Stress

  • Stressed? Try Sniffing Your Partner's T- Shirt

  • For Poorer Americans, Stress Brings Worse Health

  • How to Get Your Health on Track for 2018

  • Stress Is Tough on Medical 'Surrogates' When a Loved One Is Ill

  • 'Tis the Season to Fight Infection

  • Are Women's Hearts More Vulnerable to Stress?

  • Health Tip: All-Nighters Are Unhealthy

  • Too Much Family Time This Holiday? Here's How to Cope

  • Mindfulness May Be Stress-Buster at Exam Time

  • Health Tip: Keep Gift-Giving Stress Under Wraps

  • When a Preemie Goes Home, Dad Stresses Out

  • Shhhh! Patients Are Sleeping

  • Newborns in Pain Might Not Show It

  • Care for Caregivers

  • Health Tip: Is Stress Interfering With Your Child's Sleep?

  • Prep, Patience Help Keep the Family Peace at Thanksgiving

  • Health Tip: Stress Can Impact Sleep

  • With Stress and Trauma Come Excess Weight

  • Surgical Residents Prime Candidates for Stress, Depression, Alcohol Abuse

  • Doctor Burnout: A Big Health Threat in U.S.

  • Managing Anxiety

  • Are You Sure That's What the Doctor Said About Your Leukemia?

  • Americans Stressed About Nation's Future, Poll Finds

  • The Upsides and Downsides of Telecommuting
    Review suggests need for clearer boundaries between work, personal life

  • Stress Can Blind You to Danger

  • Remaining 'In the Closet' at Work Stresses Gay Couples
    Men had more negative consequences by staying quiet

  • The Benefits of 'Being in the Present'
    5 ways to practice mindfulness

  • Protecting Preemies From Stress Might Improve Later Mental Health
    Babies born at 2.2 pounds or less normally face higher risk of adult psychological issues

  • Hockey Viewers' Hearts May Pay a Penalty
    Attending an exciting game can double the heart rate of spectators

  • Workers Without Paid Sick Leave Suffer Ill Effects
    Added stress may interfere with daily activities, study suggests

  • Will an E-Cigarette Harm Your Heart?
    The nicotine may cause adrenaline levels to spike, study finds

  • Focus on Just One Sport Can Mean Stress for Girls
    Study of soccer players shows diversity of activity might help

  • Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients
    But stress may trigger the reverse, researchers report

  • Hurricanes' Toll on Mental Health Will Linger
    Psychiatrist offers advice on coping with the aftermath

  • The Health Risks of Long Work Weeks
    Too much overtime may pose a threat to your heart

  • U.S. Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years
    Women nearly twice as likely to use the drugs as men, CDC report finds

  • Maybe That's Why It's Called Work
    Tough schedules, hard physical labor and stress in the workplace are widespread, survey finds

  • Calming Those Back-to-School Jitters
    Child development expert offers advice on how to ease anxiety as classes start

  • When Stress Hormone Falters, Your Health May Suffer
    Study suggests lack of variation in cortisol levels could be linked to ills like inflammation, cancer

  • Parents of Preemies End Up Just Fine: Study
    When kids are grown, quality of life is the same as for parents of babies born full-term

  • Doctors Who 'Fat-Shame' Patients Can Cause Real Harm
    Many patients respond by avoiding needed care, psychologists warn

  • Stress of Flying Doesn't Dim Abilities of Search-and-Rescue Dogs
    Though their bodies reacted, their performance wasn't affected, study showed

  • Can Suicide Tries Spread Among Soldiers?
    Increased risk seen within Army unit if another member had tried to take own life in previous year

  • Health Tip: Balancing Stress at Work
    How to handle it

  • Sound Sleep May Help You Junk the Junk Food
    Well-rested workers less likely to overeat after a stressful day, study finds

  • Timing Is Everything With Heart Attacks
    These crises tend to be more frequent on certain days, seasons, study finds

  • Does Stress Worsen Chemical Harms in Pregnancy?
    Researchers find greater odds for low birth weight babies

  • For Holocaust Survivors, Raised Risk of Cancer
    Study followed more than 150,000 people for 45 years

  • Most Relationships Survive Struggles With Infertility
    Study finds couples who seek in vitro fertilization are not at added risk of divorce

  • Why People With Autism Avoid Eye Contact
    Direct gaze stresses part of the brain tied to social behavior; the study finding might improve therapies

  • Persistent Stress May Hasten Death in Heart Patients
    Doctors should assess mental health at routine cardiac visits, study authors say

  • Why Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation Are Good for You
    Mind-body interventions reverse DNA reactions that cause stress, study suggests

  • High-Intensity Exercise May Be Bad for the Bowels
    Hydration and proper food intake might help prevent gut trouble, researcher says

  • Could U.S. Election Results Be Harmful to Health?
    Review of Obama and Trump wins suggests impact on stress, disease levels

  • Elite High Schools Breed Higher Risk of Addiction: Study
    Rates are two to three times higher than national norms

  • Health Tip: Don't Take Stress to Bed
    Find ways to relax before you sleep

  • Yoga, Meditation May Ease Some Breast Cancer Symptoms
    But study into alternative therapies didn't find evidence to support using dietary supplements

  • 'Fight or Flight' Response Greater in Combat Vets With PTSD: Study
    This heightened stress could increase their risk for heart disease, researchers say

  • Meditation Can Help Improve Focus in People With Anxiety
    Just 10 minutes each day might boost concentration, prevent mind wandering, small study suggests

  • U.S. Workplaces Roiled by Post-Election Discord, Poll Finds
    Employees are feeling more stressed and cynical, and job productivity may suffer, survey finds

  • De-Stressing at Lunch
    Take time to nourish your soul, as well

  • Stress Buster
    Building resilience, the key to overcoming adversity

  • Another Downside to Unemployment: Stroke Risk?
    Findings from Japan point to health benefits of job security

  • Stress Buster
    'Eating emotionally' is no way to deal with life's challenges

  • Stress Buster
    Acute stress, chronic stress, how to tell the difference and how to cope

  • A Lonely Heart Could Worsen a Cold
    People who feel isolated tend to have worse symptoms, research shows

  • Trauma as a Teen May Boost Depression Risk Around Menopause
    Likelihood was more than twice as high, study reports

  • Health Tip: Talk to Your Doctor About Emotional Struggles
    Here's why it's important

  • Health Tip: Slow Down When You're Stressed
    Suggestions to help you relax

  • Stress Buster
    The soothing sounds of nature

  • Your DNA May Determine How You Handle the Time Change
    Researcher says genetics play a part in whether you're a night owl, which can make daylight saving a tough transition

  • Stress Buster
    Be mindful of mindfulness

  • Stress Buster
    Stop passing judgment

  • A Stressed Life May Mean a Wider Waistline
    Study finds chronic anxiety might raise risk of obesity

  • Stress Buster
    5 stress management tips you can use at work

  • Dealing With Diabetes Distress
    The blood sugar disease often comes with enormous mental and emotional strains, specialists say

  • Health Tip: Feeling Tense?
    Suggestions to help you calm down

  • Hey Fellas, Depression Can Strike New Dads, Too
    Men who are stressed or in poor health seem to be at special risk, study shows

  • America in 2017: Pass the Prozac, Please
    Toxic politics, threats of terrorism have many on edge, survey finds

  • Some Partners Need Extra Loving This Valentine's Day
    If your loved one is depressed or stressed, offer some 'invisible support,' researcher suggests

  • Marriage: A Way to Divorce Yourself From Stress?
    New research underscores link between stress hormones and disease

  • Stress Buster
    Lower your stress level through mindful breathing

  • Health Tip: Daily Routine Can Minimize Stress
    Here's what to include

  • Stress Busters
    Dealing with stress-related insomnia

  • Stress-Busting Tips
    5 ways to relax at home

  • Deportation Fears Tied to Poor Birth Outcomes for Hispanics
    After immigration raid, women had increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight babies, research contends

  • Stress May Explain Digestive Issues in Kids With Autism
    Elevated stress hormone levels linked to stomach problems among these children, researchers say

  • 'Stress Ball' in Your Brain May Be Key to Heart Risks
    New brain-scan study helps pinpoint a neurological link between anxiety, cardiovascular disease

  • Sleep May Help People Process Traumatic Events
    Researchers find sleep weakens emotions stemming from disturbing events

  • Why Acne Can Strike Women After the Teen Years
    Study suggests diet, stress and family history may play a role

  • Managing Holiday Stress
    Focus on one thing at a time and try to give back when you can, experts advise

  • Women Chasing Holiday Perfection May Miss Signs of Heart Trouble
    Stress can be damaging, so take time for yourself during the season, cardiologist advises

  • Is Season the Reason Why Heart Deaths Spike at Christmas?
    Increase isn't tied to cold temps, but likely due to holiday-related factors, researchers say

  • Mothers of Kids With Severe Birth Defects May Have Shorter Lives: Study
    But the overall risk of early death is still quite low

  • Sometimes the Holidays Aren't Always Jolly
    Take steps to prevent depression, and learn to spot signs that you may need help

  • The Happy Get Lucky in Their Older Years
    Study of seniors links enjoyment of life to lower risk of death

  • Medical School Can Be an Emotional Pressure-Cooker
    Yet many students fail to seek the help they need to deal with the stress, study finds

  • Health Tip: Stop Grinding Your Teeth
    Here's what the habit can cause

  • Pediatricians Can Help When Parents Divorce: Report
    More than 1 million kids a year affected in the U.S., and doctors can ease the transition, group says

  • Sexism Could Harm Men's Health: Study
    Playboy attitudes and power over women linked to higher risk of mental health woes

  • Lifestyle, Stress May Play Role in Heart Rhythm Disorder
    Adopting healthy behaviors might lower risk of atrial fibrillation, study suggests

  • Stressed Childhood Might Raise Risk for High Blood Pressure Later
    And second study found link to family history

  • Stressed-Out Mate Bad for Your Weight
    Spouse's chronic stress takes a toll on partner's health, study suggests

  • Stressful Jobs With Little Control/Shorter Life Spans?
    Workers with more say in their jobs had better chance of living longer, study finds

  • Health Tip: Ease Stress If You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Here are some suggestions

  • For Overheated Viewers of Presidential Race: 'De-Escalate First'
    Psychologist offers tips to lower stress over bitter campaign playing out in family rooms across America

  • Texting While Parenting: A 21st Century Trap
    Smartphones can get in the way of family life, and stress is the result, study finds

  • 'Doc, This Election's Killing Me!'
    More than half of Americans report stress as Clinton, Trump battle for the White House

  • Why Parenting May Be More Stressful for Mom
    Mothers are often doing household chores, but dads get more play time with the kids, study finds

  • Anger, Heavy Exertion: Fast Track to a Heart Attack?
    But researchers suggest that artery-clogging plaque has to be present to increase risk

  • Study IDs Effective Rx for Burned-Out Doctors
    Shorter workdays, stress-management training can help the more than half of U.S. physicians affected

  • Can Childhood Traumas Make You Old Before Your Time?
    Study suggests link between family stress and potential damage to DNA

  • Health Tip: Managing Daily Stress
    Suggestions for a healthier you

  • Can Stress Lower a Woman's Fertility?
    Greatest impact is around ovulation time, research suggests

  • Stress Might Undercut Benefits of Healthy Diet for Women
    Finding show importance of coping skills in tough times, researcher says

  • 2 of 3 Parents Want Schools to Expand Health Education
    Survey shows many want kids to be taught about managing stress, depression and bullying

  • Cancer Caregivers Face Difficult Demands
    Survey results suggest more support is warranted

  • Coping With College Stress
    Parents can help make the transition easier for new students

  • Health Tip: Work Through Chronic Pain
    Suggestions for what to do

  • Stress May Take Greatest Toll on Younger Women's Hearts: Study
    Female heart disease patients under 50 were 4 times more likely than male peers to show effects, study found

  • Truth or Fib? When Kids Say They're Too Sick for School
    An expert's advice on when to keep your child home

  • Healthy Diet, Exercise May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay
    Study finds people who are active and eat well have fewer brain effects linked to the disease

  • Child Abuse May Shorten Some Women's Lives
    Extreme stress may affect the way the body's cells function

  • After-Hours Work Email No Friend of the Family
    Study finds expectation to respond threatens lifestyle balance

  • Rx for Seniors' Health: Upbeat View, Less Stress
    A negative attitude may be linked to health problems, study suggests

  • Get Outside, Get Moving to Prevent 'Gamer's Thumb'
    Playing video games hour after hour can trigger repetitive stress injuries, doctors warn

  • Can Comedy Kill?
    Standup comedians die earlier than actors, study suggests

  • 9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented, Study Finds
    High blood pressure is the most important controllable risk factor

  • Does Living Near a Fracking Site Make Asthma Worse?
    Study found association, but not cause-and-effect

  • Health Tip: Manage Emotional Stress
    Take care of your body and mind

  • 4 in 10 Americans Think Work Affects Their Health: Poll
    But only half say they have access to health, wellness programs through employer

  • Can Trauma Trigger Violent Crime in Mentally Ill?
    Short-term risk was heightened in healthy people, but was higher in those with psychosis, study contends

  • Why Breast Cancer Survivors Should Exercise
    Moderate physical activity can ease stress that impairs memory, study suggests

  • Single Working Moms Carry a Heart Burden
    Stress, finances may boost cardiovascular risks for U.S. mothers, study says

  • No Sex Please, I'm a Stressed New Mom
    Study finds both partners struggle when mothers feel overwhelmed

  • Seeing the Sea Soothes Stress
    But study did not find similar benefit for people living near parks, forests

  • Health Tip: Keep Your Head in the Game
    Suggestions for staying calm

  • Even Non-Obese Report Better Mood, Sex Drive After Dieting
    Calorie cutters said their sleep and relationships improved, too

  • Depression Common for Heart Attack Survivors, And More May Need Help
    Swedish study found patients were often depressed, but fewer than half got treatment

  • Many U.S. Adults Think Kids' Health Is Worse Today
    They also think children have higher stress levels, less family time, poorer coping skills and personal friendships, survey finds

  • Pair Gamblers Anonymous With Other Treatments for Best Results
    Popular 12-step program for problem gamblers may not address related needs, research suggests

  • Brain Scans Give Clues to Stress-Heart Attack Link
    Fear appears to increase inflammation in the arteries, researchers say

  • PTSD May Stiffen Veterans' Arteries, Boosting Heart Risks
    Reducing stress may help blood vessels function normally, expert says

  • Pre-Pregnancy Stress May Affect Baby's Size
    Higher levels of the hormone cortisol linked to low birth weight infants, study suggests

  • Stress Management Training May Help Cardiac Rehab Patients
    When added to recovery regimen, fewer patients had heart attacks, strokes or died, study finds

  • Two-Thirds of Americans Report Daily Discrimination in Poll
    The resulting stress is tied to health problems, researchers add

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Stress
    Suggestions for how to cope

  • As Caregivers, Women May Suffer More Than Men
    Findings might reflect widespread gender biases, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Is Your Child Stressed?
    Watch for behavior changes

  • Stress of Caring for Sick Spouse May Raise Stroke Risk
    Husbands, wives need support to reduce strain, researchers say

  • Helping With Health Care Takes Heavy Toll on Caregivers
    Analysis found that family and friends suffered physical, financial and social costs

  • Stress-Prone Teen Males May Be at Risk of High Blood Pressure Later
    Study suggests young men who had most trouble coping were at greater risk of hypertension in middle age

  • Cancer's Financial Burden Tied to Poorer Survival, Study Finds
    Economic stress may force patients to forgo vital treatments, experts say

  • Could Reducing Your Stress Levels Help You Lose Weight?
    Lab study sheds light on how chronic stress may make it harder to burn off body fat

  • Stressed Teens May Face Higher Diabetes Risk as Adults: Study
    They might be more likely to eat unhealthy foods, smoke, not exercise, researchers say

  • Palliative Care Cuts Costs for Cancer Patients With Other Health Problems
    Relieving symptoms and stress helps families as well, study says

  • Health Tip: Is Stress Affecting Your Health?
    When to see your doctor

  • Standing on World Stage Has Its Perils
    Elected leaders tend to die prematurely, study contends

  • Stress May Boost Risk for Alzheimer's-Linked Thinking Problems
    But study did not prove it causes memory woes or mind-robbing disease

  • Doctor Burnout Rates on the Rise
    Surveys show a nearly 10 percent increase across a range of specialties in the U.S.

  • Healthy Holiday Substitutions Can Help Your Heart
    Try replacing sugar and butter with fruit, vegetable oil

  • Constant Traffic Noise May Boost Depression Risk
    Vulnerability is higher among those with a low education and income, researchers report

  • Why Women Should Lower Their Holiday Stress Level
    Too much pressure can lead to heart damage, cardiologist says

  • Wives Worry, Husbands Get Frustrated When Problems Arise
    Over the long term, men report higher levels of emotional support, less marital strain than women

  • Health Tip: Are You Coping With Stress?
    Warning signs that you may be harming your health

  • Military Deployment Tied to Greater Odds of Child Abuse, Neglect
    Periods during and just after deployment are highest risk, study finds

  • Just One Energy Drink Sends Young Adults' Stress Hormone Levels Soaring
    Researchers also found the beverage pushed blood pressure levels higher

  • Don't Even Talk About It: 'Food Words' Can Make You Overeat
    Stress and genetics also make some crave high-calorie foods, but obese people are more apt to indulge, research finds

  • Children of Stressed Parents May Be Prone to Obesity
    Study, one of first to identify parental pressure as risk factor for weight gain, focused on Hispanic households

  • Furry Friends May Be Stress Relievers for Kids With Cancer
    'Therapy dogs' appear to help ease heart rate, anxiety in children fighting the disease

  • Job Stress Tied to Stroke Risk, Study Suggests
    Those with demanding jobs and little control seem most vulnerable, researchers found

  • Parents Can Take Steps to Help Make Homework Less Stressful
    Establish a routine and review assignment directions when kids come home, expert advises

  • Depression Adds to Burden of Alzheimer's Caregivers, Study Finds
    For spouses already depressed when their loved one was diagnosed, their stress only grew

  • Health Tip: Keep a Stress Journal
    It can help you cope with future challenges

  • Childhood Trauma May Boost Heart Disease Risk for a Lifetime
    Learning how to manage stress effectively might help, experts say

  • More Cavities Seen in Kids of Chronically Stressed Mothers
    These moms are less likely to breast-feed, make dental appointments, study finds

  • Settling the Back-to-School Jitters
    Mental health expert says some kids get anxious about returning to the classroom, but parents can help

  • For Pregnant Military Wives, Risks Rise if Partner Deployed
    Odds for preterm birth, postpartum depression triples, Fort Bragg study finds

  • Scientists Discover How 'Bad' Fat Can Turn Into 'Good' Fat
    Intense stress, like severe burns, triggered the switch, but drugs might be able to mimic the effect

  • Mindfulness Therapy Might Help Ease PTSD
    Study found learning to accept disturbing memories, thoughts and feelings reduced symptoms

  • Job Stress Might Make You Sick, Study Says
    High levels linked to more leave for mental health problems

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Heart From Stress and Depression
    Choose a healthier way to cope

  • Childhood Stress Might Raise a Woman's Risk for Preterm Birth
    Canadian study of early trauma and childbirth finds surprising link

  • Dad's Involvement With Autistic Child Helps Mom, Too
    Study finds that depression levels in mothers drop when fathers engage in caretaking

  • Childhood Stress May Spur Weight Gain in Women
    Emotion-driven eating might start early, research suggests

  • Health Tip: Help Kids Prevent Stress
    Teach coping techniques while they're young

  • Health Tip: Coping With Disaster
    Here's how you might show it

  • Short-Term Debt Can Depress More Than Your Finances
    Overdue bills and credit cards may lead to depressive symptoms, study finds

  • Hispanic Women's Upbeat Outlook May Boost Heart Health
    Study finds they worry less about weight, diet than whites, and have better cardiac profiles

  • Traumatic Life Events May Harm Women's Hearts, Study Suggests
    Managing stress as important as lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attack, expert says

  • Health Tip: Cut Down on Stress
    Living a healthier lifestyle can help

  • Family Stress May Figure in Soldiers' Suicide Risk
    Findings suggest need to support those at home, expert says

  • Family Stress Linked to Teen Obesity in Study
    Efforts to keep childhood weight in check need to take home environment into account, researcher says

  • Signs of Anxiety Might Cost You That Job
    One giveaway: speaking too slowly, study says

  • Health Tip: Caregiver Stress Can Harm Your Health
    It can lead to anxiety and depression

  • Green Space in Cities May Soothe the Heart
    Study found lowered heart rates in residents when they walked by vacant lots that had been beautified

  • Workplace Suicides on the Rise, Study Finds
    Police officers, firefighters at high risk, and rates are 15 times greater for men than women

  • Health Tip: Balance Work and Home Life
    And feel less stressed at home

  • Some Emotions May Spur Urge to Pick or Pull at Skin, Hair, Nails
    Study finds boredom, frustration, impatience fuel repetitive, body-focused behaviors in certain people

  • Stress, Depression a 'Perfect Storm' of Trouble for Heart Patients
    Study finds significant risk of heart attack or death in the short term

  • Stress May Undermine Heart Benefits of Exercise
    Study found teens who lacked coping skills faced raised heart risks that physical fitness did not counter

  • Study Links Recession to Spike in Suicides Among Middle-Aged
    Big jump in rates seen during 2007-2010, when U.S. economy was lagging

  • 'Play' May Be More Stressful for Kids With Autism: Study
    Brain scans also reveal apparent lack of social recognition during video play, researchers say

  • Loved Ones Caring for Brain-Injured Veterans May Face Health Risks
    Study found high levels of substance linked to inflammation in caregivers who felt anger, blame

  • Stress May Make Recovery From Heart Attack Harder for Younger Women
    Study found women were prone to greater levels of stress than men

  • Money Tops Americans' List of Stressors
    Women, parents and younger adults most troubled, survey finds

  • Student Loans Take Emotional Toll on Young Adults
    As college debts mount, so do depressive symptoms, study says

  • Work Hard, Party Harder?
    Study finds link between long hours on the job and excess alcohol consumption

  • For Pastors, It's Easy to Pack on the Pounds
    Stress, long hours and low pay are a challenge to clergy members, study finds

  • 'Tis the Season to Overeat
    Here are some holiday weight-watching tips

  • Terrorism Fears May Shorten Your Life, Study Finds
    Constant anxiety increases risk of heart attack, stroke

  • Feel Younger Than Your Age? It May Help You Live Longer
    Researchers found death rate among young at heart was lower during study period

  • Constant Email Checks Can Leave You Stressed
    People felt less stressed when they checked only three times a day, study finds

  • Heart Attacks Rose in N.J. in Hurricane Sandy's Wake
    Jump in residents' stress, physical exertion may have played a role, researchers say

  • Almost Half of U.S. Kids Suffer Traumatic Stress, Study Shows
    Teaching adults in their lives how to heal may be best first step, researchers say

  • Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens
    Researchers find odds raised in both boys and girls developing sooner than peers

  • Health Tip: Check Stress at the Office
    Keep smiling at the job

  • Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women, But Not Men
    Women in powerful positions may be judged harshly, researcher says

  • Chasing, Tackling Suspects Raises Cops' Odds of Sudden Death
    Overall risk to any one officer remains very small, researchers stress

  • Emotional Stress Affects Women's Hearts
    Mental stress test shows blood flow reduction among younger women compared to men and seniors, researchers report

  • Feeling 'Worn Out'? Your Heart May Pay the Price
    Unmanaged stress and fatigue take a toll on your cardiovascular health, researchers report

  • Stress Affects Women, Men With Heart Disease Differently, Study Shows
    Finding suggests doctors need to treat patients based on gender risks, researcher says

  • Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress
    Lifestyle changes could make big difference for people with a genetic risk, researchers say

  • Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says
    Chronic stress, neuroticism in midlife linked to doubled odds of dementia, researchers suggest

  • Health Tip: Health Tip: Are Your Teeth in a Grind?
    Suggestions for people who grind teeth

  • Stress Might Be Even More Unhealthy for the Obese
    Repeated exposure tied to escalation of inflammatory protein levels, but only in overweight people, study finds

  • Health Tip: Ward Off Stress
    Focus on what you can control

  • Nature Walks With Others May Keep Depression at Bay
    Study found they lowered stress levels, lifted spirits after illness, job loss, divorce, death of loved one

  • Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says
    Findings support idea that work-related stress contributes to development of respiratory disorder

  • Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says
    Those who are bereaved may be more likely to develop infections, researchers suggest

  • Walking, Biking to Work Seems to Have Mental Health Benefits
    Active commuters less stressed, better able to concentrate than those who drive, research shows

  • Scientists Unlock a Key to Cell Stress
    Stressed cells can halt protein production, which could could shed light on diseases like Alzheimer's and ALS

  • Health Tip: Manage Stress to Keep Diabetes in Check
    Get regular exercise

  • Health Tip: Avoiding Parental Burnout
    What you can do to deal with stress

  • Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging, Study Finds
    Pay attention to your lifestyle during stressful times, researcher says

  • Parents of Children With Autism Need Help, Too
    Study found mothers who were taught stress-reduction skills had less depression, anxiety

  • Childhood Sex Abuse May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk in Women
    Researchers found more signs of thickening in neck arteries of these women during mid-life

  • Stress May Leave You Heading to the Cookie Jar
    Worried women could be prone to weight gain, study suggests

  • Stress, Depression May Boost Stroke Risk, Study Finds
    Anger didn't seem to have an effect, researchers noted

  • Grief in Pregnancy May Trigger Obesity in Adulthood
    Extreme stress even before conception can affect unborn child's weight, study suggests

  • Milk, Egg Allergies Seem to Make Parents Most Anxious
    Two-thirds of parents accurately assess severity of their child's food allergy, study reports

  • Head Injuries Tied to Higher Migraine Risk for Veterans
    Blast wounds and wartime stress are both known to increase headache risk, study authors say

  • Parents of a Child With Autism Often Forgo Further Childbearing: Study
    Stress of caring for an affected child is probably a big factor, one expert says

  • After Death of a Spouse, Friends Might Help More Than Relatives
    Family relationships can feel obligatory, not reduce stress, researcher explains

  • Diabetes Distress Is Distinct From Depression, Researchers Say
    New studies look at the emotional fallout from type 1 and type 2 disease

  • Spats, Conflicts Can Raise a Woman's Blood Pressure
    But study found negative social interactions didn't affect men, older women

  • Kids' Obesity Risk Rises With Parents' Divorce: Study
    Stress, unhealthy coping strategies may be to blame, experts say

  • Health Tip: Handle Stress in a Healthy Way
    Don't smoke or drink to calm yourself

  • Researchers Shed Light on Link Between Stress, Heart Trouble
    Study suggests brain may be key to the connection between negative emotions and inflammation

  • Foreclosures May Raise Neighbors' Blood Pressure
    The more properties nearby that were foreclosed on by lenders, the higher the blood pressure, study finds

  • Frequent Arguments Might Be the Death of You
    Social stress seems to increase the risk for an early demise

  • Spanking May Be More Common Than Parents Admit
    Small study 'eavesdropped' on family interactions with preschoolers

  • Working With Horses May Ease Stress in Kids
    After 12-week riding program, students had lower levels of stress hormone in small study

  • Japan Quake Shows How Stress Alters the Brain
    Victims had shrinkage in certain regions, but some areas rebounded with emotional recovery, study finds

  • Lab Mice Stressed Out By Men, But Not Women, Study Finds
    And that could sway scientific findings generally, researchers say

  • Fear Won't Boost Exam Scores: Study
    Researchers found scare tactics could actually backfire, result in lower grades

  • Stress Tied to Worse Allergy Symptoms
    Study found those with hay fever who had high levels of stress suffered more severe symptoms

  • Could Reducing Stress Help Bring On a Migraine?
    Small study suggests shifting hormone levels may have an impact, researcher says

  • More Than 1 Million Americans Caring for Injured Veterans: Report
    Few public or private programs offer direct support to these caregivers, researchers say

  • Study Ties Daylight Saving Time Change to Rise in Heart Attacks
    Michigan hospitals had more related admissions the next Monday, researchers found

  • Traffic Smog Tied to Hospital Stays for White Kids With Asthma
    Among black kids in study, other factors appeared to play bigger role in asthma rehospitalizations

  • Stress May Diminish a Woman's Fertility, Study Suggests
    First U.S. review to show a possible link between stress and how long it takes to get pregnant

  • For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key
    Study looked at health, 'positivity' and other traits in older couples

  • Hobbies Important for Stroke-Victim Caregivers
    Happier caregivers help loved ones do better, researcher says

  • Device May Restore Speech to People on Breathing Tubes
    Doctors say 'electrolarynx' eased frustration for patient on mechanical ventilator

  • Offices With Open Floor Plans Tied to More Sick Days
    Swedish researchers say risk of infection, privacy issues may contribute

  • Does Self-Esteem Affect Seniors' Health?
    Small study tied higher levels of stress hormone to less well-being in older adults

  • Stress Can Quickly Harm Kids' Health: Study
    And chronic stress takes a toll on their well-being, research shows

  • Returning Military Dads Often Struggle to Reconnect With Kids
    The toddler they come home to can be much different from the baby they left behind

  • Yoga May Help Breast Cancer Patients During Radiation Therapy
    Study found it lowered levels of stress hormones, reduced fatigue, improved quality of life

  • Health Tip: Manage Stress
    Chatting with friends can help

  • More Stress, More Headaches, Study Says
    Tension-headache sufferers in particular may benefit from relaxation techniques, experts suggest

  • Could Stress Hormones Help Spur Stock Market Crashes?
    Small study suggests traders with sustained rise in cortisol levels might avoid taking risks

  • Teens' Stress Levels Rival Those of Adults, Survey Finds
    Top worries include post-graduation choices, financial concerns

  • Feeling in Control? You Might Live Longer
    For people with less education, study suggests attitude makes a difference in lifespan

  • Stressed by Work-Life Balance? Just Exercise
    Workouts, or even spurts of activity, can keep stress levels down and confidence up, survey results show

  • My Father's Keeper: Caring for a Parent With Dementia
    With no training and no pay, an army of informal caregivers provides a billion dollar service

  • Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Later Nicotine Addiction in Daughters
    40-year study did not find similar risk in sons

  • Health Tip: Stop Stress
    Take several deep breaths to help you calm down

  • Recession Triggered Wave of Health Worries, Study Finds
    Internet searches rose for stress-related conditions such as ulcers and back pain

  • Health Tip: Keep Stress in Check
    Here's what you can do

  • What Yoga Can and Can't Do for You
    Sure, it's a stress-buster, but it also helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain and other ills, experts say

  • Yoga More Than a Crutch for NYC Man Who Suffered Devastating Leg Injury
    Ari Steinfeld credits the discipline with his recovery from physical and mental pain

  • Obese Kids Might Have Higher Levels of Stress Hormone
    But whether extra weight actually causes stress isn't clear, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Manage Your Time During the Holidays
    Make sure goals are realistic

  • Tips for Stress-Free Winter Breaks With College Kids
    Here's how parents can adapt when students come home

  • Health Tip: Relax During the Holidays
    Suggestions to help keep you calmer

  • Coverage of Boston Bombings Unnerved Many: Study
    Those who watched six hours or more a day reported more symptoms of stress

  • Health Tip: Is Your Child Overloaded?
    Signs that he's under too much stress

  • Health Tip: Battling Bruxism
    Here's how to handle teeth grinding

  • PTSD Might Lead to Sizable Weight Gain in Women
    Stress hormones may be one reason for this body-mind connection, study author says

  • Joblessness May Age You, Study Suggests
    Researchers saw more signs of stress in DNA of unemployed men

  • Those Rocked by Recession Most Likely to Hit the Bottle: Study
    Men and the middle-aged vulnerable, possibly because of bigger responsibilities at home

  • Estrogen After Menopause May Blunt Stress' Effects on Memory
    In small study, older women with higher hormone levels didn't show memory decline

  • Good News for Caregivers: You May Live Longer
    Study found 9-month survival advantage for family members helping ill or disabled relatives

  • Stress-Busting Tips From Experts
    Whether it's taking a nature walk or some deep breaths, activity helps

  • Stalking Can Take Mental Toll on Victims, Study Confirms
    The psychological effects are even more profound for women who were stalked as adults, results show

  • Working Through Lunch May Feel OK...
    Brown-bagging it at your desk not as stressful when it's your choice, study finds

  • More Deaths Among Older People During Economic Upswings: Study
    Effect seen in both middle age and retirement in analysis of 19 nations

  • Stressful Middle Age Tied to Higher Alzheimer's Risk in Women
    Swedish study looked at effect of issues such as divorce, job strain over nearly 4 decades

  • Shopping Doesn't Help in Face of Trauma, Researchers Say
    Study of people continually faced with rocket attacks found compulsive spending made stress worse

  • Stressful Events May Raise Risk of Falls in Older Men, Study Finds
    More evidence needed to see whether screening would be worthwhile, researcher says

  • Mellow Music May Help Stave Off Road Rage
    The sooner you tune in, the better, study finds

  • Back-to-School Tips May Help Ease Sensory Overload in Kids
    Students with 'sensory processing disorder' often struggle with adapting to change

  • Women Who Care for Grandchildren May Be at Risk for Depression
    Six-year study of Ohio grandmothers found effect persisted over time

  • Mental Health Services Should Be Part of Emergency Disaster Care: Review
    Although less obvious than physical injuries, emotional disorders affect many survivors

  • U.S. Troops' Suicide Risk Tied to Mental Illness, Not Combat: Study
    Psychiatric screening would help identify soldiers at greatest risk, experts say

  • Economic Recession Tied to 'Harsh' Parenting From Mothers
    But study only found effect for those with specific type of gene

  • Childhood Abuse Linked to Later Thyroid Problems for Women
    Stress hormone in 'fight-or-flight' reaction may be involved, researcher suggests

  • 'Retail Therapy' Might Not Be So Bad After All
    Are you a one-upper, comfort seeker or 'happy hedonist' shopper?

  • Health Tip: Fight Stress
    Get enough exercise

  • That Bad Boss May Be Toxic to Your Family, Too
    Research shows employees bring workplace stress home to spouses, children

  • Sept. 11 Attacks Drove Nearly 1 Million Americans Back to Smoking
    Study did not find similar effect after Oklahoma City bombing

  • Think You're Stressed? Maybe You Should Have Your Heart Checked
    Those who thought pressure was affecting their health twice as likely to suffer heart attack, study says

  • Women Fret More Over Weight Gain in College
    Guys seem okay with the extra pounds, study finds

  • Pent-Up Stress Could Harm Health of Middle-Aged Women
    Swedish study followed women since late 1960s

  • For Alzheimer's Caregivers, a Much-Needed Break
    Study confirms adult day care provides beneficial time off

  • Windows Add to Office Workers' Well-Being, Study Finds
    More physical activity, better sleep associated with daylight exposure, researchers say

  • Physically Active Jobs Tied to Unusual Amounts of Sleep
    Study found these workers are often long or short sleepers, which may not be healthy

  • Almost Half of Cancer Doctors Report Symptoms of Burnout: Survey
    Along with career satisfaction, many cite emotional exhaustion

  • Military Families May Need Help With Mental Health
    Depression, anxiety and sleep problems can arise during long deployments of loved ones

  • Weather Worries Can Threaten a Child's Mental Health
    Psychologist offers advice for coping with tragedies like the Oklahoma tornado

  • Favorite Music May Ease Anxiety in ICU Patients
    Those who heard well-loved tunes in study needed less sedation medicine

  • Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Job Stress, Study Finds
    Risk for heart disease rises when workers drink, smoke or overeat

  • Everyday Noise Levels May Affect the Heart
    Even not-so-loud sounds seemed to raise people's heart rate in small study

  • Health Tip: Avoid Emotional Eating
    Meditation and regular exercise are excellent alternatives

  • Health Tip: After a Stressful Event
    Avoid alcohol and drugs

  • Figuring Out Your Migraine Triggers Is Tricky
    Small study suggests too many factors contribute to painful headaches

  • Seriously Stressed? Hair Analysis Tells All, Study Finds
    Single strand may yield evidence about heart-harmful hormone levels in seniors, researchers say

  • Lullabies Soothe Preemies, Parents Alike
    Study looked at music therapy combining songs and special womb-like sounds

  • Breathing Problem Sometimes Misdiagnosed in Athletes
    Study finds vocal cord disorder can be confused with asthma

  • College Sports Could Raise Players' Risk for Depression, Study Finds
    Compared with former college athletes, those still in school had doubled odds, possibly due to stress, researchers say

  • 'Sharps' Injuries Pose Serious Hazard for Surgeons, O.R. Staff
    Needlesticks, other wounds put clinicians at risk for infectious diseases, emotional stress

  • Pregnant Women Under Stress May Be at Higher Risk for Stillbirth
    Support for stress should be part of prenatal care, study author says

  • Stress During Pregnancy May Raise Heart Defect Risk for Baby
    Large Danish study looked at women who had lost a close relative while expecting

  • Child Health Experts Come Out in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage
    Kids benefit from having stable home, two loving parents, regardless of sexual orientation, AAP says

  • Meth in Pregnancy May Blunt Child's Reaction to Stress: Study
    Combination of methamphetamine, troubled home environment muted toddlers' responses

  • False-Positive Mammograms Can Trigger Long-Term Distress
    For some, anxiety persisted up to 3 years after being declared cancer-free, study finds

  • Anxiety, Depression May Triple Risk of Death for Heart Patients: Study
    Researcher recommends stress-reducing measures

  • Health Tip: Protect Kids From Stress
    Many factors can cause childhood anxiety

  • Relatives Who Witness Loved One's CPR Fare Better: Study
    Researchers found they were less likely to suffer PTSD, depression or anxiety later

  • Katrina, Other Crises Boost Heart Attacks: Studies
    Research pins cardiac problems on severe stress

  • 'Violent Behavior' Occurs in Many Adult Sleepwalkers, Study Finds
    Those with disorder risk injury, fatigue and other health problems, researchers report

  • Insomnia Might Boost Heart Failure Risk
    Large Norwegian study looked at poor sleep quality, disease development over 11 years

  • Boosting Patients' Well-Being During Cancer Treatment
    Combination of exercises, discussions and deep breathing improve quality of life, specialists say

  • Cohabiting Same-Sex Couples Report Worse Health Than Married Heterosexuals
    Study author suggests that stress, discrimination might play a role

  • Relationship Worries Can Make You Sick
    Chronic fretting linked to rise in stress hormones, lowered immune response in study

  • Health Tip: Use Focused Imagery to Relax
    Visualize peace and calm

  • On-the-Job Stress Won't Raise Your Risk for Cancer, Study Finds
    But it could lead to behaviors that increase the chances of disease, one expert says

  • Young Adults Are America's Most Stressed Generation: Survey
    And most feel they get little support from their doctors

  • Stressed-Out Women May Be More Sensitive to Sounds
    Day-to-day noises like rattling cutlery can seem ear-piercing, study finds

  • Texting Doesn't Replace the Feel-Good Effects of Talking, Study Says
    Girls who actually spoke to their mothers experienced positive physical responses

  • Childhood Abuse May Be Tied to Uterine Fibroids: Study
    They are the most common type of benign tumor in women of childbearing age

  • 'Coming Out' Can Bring Health Benefits, Study Says
    Openness about sexual orientation may reduce stress for lesbians, gays and bisexuals

  • People May Eat More When Headlines Bear Bad News
    Study suggests stressing about tough times unleashes craving for calories

  • Loneliness May Take a Physical Toll
    Feelings of social isolation linked to poorer immunity, more inflammation in study patients

  • Time Spent on Malpractice Suits May Take Toll on Doctors
    New strategies needed to speed up cases, which often drag on for years, researchers say

  • Psychological Woes Could Arise During Interplanetary Spaceflight: Study
    Healthy sleep duration and timing essential for astronauts, researchers say

  • Car Crashes Common for Sleepy Doctors in Training: Study
    1 in 10 report accidents, while 43 percent say they had 'near misses'

  • Health Tip: Control Holiday Stress
    Shop now to avoid the last-minute rush

  • Stress, Depression Linked to Raised Stroke Risk in Seniors
    People with the greatest distress had triple the risk of stroke-related death

  • Can Nature Nurture the Mind as Well as the Soul?
    Study suggests a boost in creativity, but outside experts are more cautious

  • ADHD Can Cause Lifelong Problems, Study Finds
    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder that persists into adulthood may affect physical and mental health

  • Give Your Heart the Gift of a Stress-Free Holiday
    Learn how to handle emotional, financial and physical pressures of the season, cardiologist suggests

  • 'Chemo Brain' May Occur Before Treatment Even Starts
    Study suggests mental fog, fatigue tied to chemotherapy may be partly due to stress

  • Study Supports Link Between Stress, Epileptic Seizures
    Stress activated brain response for some patients in preliminary research

  • Under Similar Stress, Rich Live Longer Than Poor: Study
    People with money have more methods for coping, one expert says

  • Parents' Fear of Dentist May Get Passed On to Kids
    Fathers seem to play the greatest role in how their children feel about dental visits, study finds

  • Dial Down Your Holiday Stress
    Start by setting realistic expectations, experts advise

  • Unemployed at Higher Risk for Heart Attack?
    Multiple job losses are as harmful as smoking and chronic disease, study finds

  • Early Exposure to Stress at Home Affects Girls' Brains, Study Says
    The result may be more anxiety in females than males, research suggests

  • Don't Turn to Holiday Food as a Way to Deal With Stress: Expert
    Instead of eating, cope with problems by taking a walk, calling a friend or reading a book

  • Good Feelings About Ex-Employer May Boost Self-Esteem in Jobless
    The increased confidence, in turn, might assist workers in their job search, researchers said

  • Couples' Sexual Relationships Can Suffer During IVF, Study Finds
    Technical focus on getting pregnant may interfere with pleasure, romance

  • 10-Minute 'Tension Tamer' at Bedtime May Help You Sleep: Study
    Nightly routine uses positive mental imagery, slow deep breathing

  • Kids With Stressed-Out Parents Eat More Fast Food: Study
    Child obesity was more likely as parental stress scores rose

  • Surgery May Spur Rise in Heart Deaths After Cancer Diagnosis: Study
    Suggests that stress may not be the culprit behind the phenomenon

  • 'Believing' Propels Cancer Survivors to Exercise, Study Finds
    Experts suggest developing an activity schedule, signing a 'contract' with a supportive friend

  • Pre-Test Jitters Might Boost Scores: Study
    A little anxiety seemed to help kids with good working memory, research found

  • Science Reveals Secrets of Hypnosis
    MRIs show differences in brains of people who could or couldn't be put into a trance

  • Clenched Hand May Prevent 'Choking' Under Pressure
    For right-handed athletes, squeezing left hand might cause automatic motor skills to kick in, study says

  • Juggling a Hospital Job and Family Can Be Painful
    Administrators should assess job conditions, researchers say

  • Can Parents' Divorce Boost Son's Risk for Stroke?
    Researchers suspect stress hormone may play a role

  • Stress Linked to Greater Weight Gain in Black Girls, Study Finds
    Results may help explain racial differences in obesity rates

  • Born To Lead? No Sweat
    Study suggests the power that comes with authority keeps anxiety at bay

  • Exercise May Prevent Stress and Anxiety, Study Suggests
    Moderate physical activity can help people manage daily stressors, researchers say

  • Woman Finds Balance in Life Via Drastic Change
    Do what it takes to make great things happen, she advises

  • Putting Your Mental Health in Order
    Experts suggest steps to de-stress and find a more balanced life

  • Stressful Job Might Be Tough on the Heart
    Demanding work, little control over decision-making boosts risk for heart attack, study suggests

  • Stress Adds to Salt Load of Some Blacks, Study Says
    This may raise their risk for high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease

  • Young Children Treated for Cancer May Be at Risk for PTSD: Study
    Procedures, treatments should be kid-friendly, painless as possible, researchers say

  • Want to Beat Spider Phobia? Talk About It
    Study using tarantulas finds labeling emotions while stressed eases anxiety

  • Combat Stress Linked to Brain Changes in Study
    Some problems resolve with time, but others persist, researchers say

  • Stress, a 'Type A' Personality May Boost Stroke Risk
    Experts suggest the anger and hostility of a hard-driven personality could be to blame

  • Couch-Potato Kids Are Top U.S. Child Health Problem: Poll
    Obesity, tobacco use also ranked high among community concerns

  • Meditation May Help Fight Loneliness, Study Says
    Researchers also looked at its effect on stress and inflammation in older adults

  • Health Tip: If You Have Anxiety
    These suggestions may help

  • Spouses of Heart Attack Victims May Face Heightened Depression Risk
    And men more susceptible than women to psychological problems, study finds

  • College Students Who Binge Drink Say They're Happier
    Study found richer, 'high-status' students more likely to overindulge, while others may do so to fit in

  • Living Without Lies Might Make You Healthier
    Study found those who fibbed less had fewer headaches, less anxiety

  • Even Mild Depression, Anxiety Hurts the Heart: Study
    The risk rises as chronic mental distress becomes more intense, study says

  • Depression Could Shorten Cancer Survival, Study Suggests
    Screening for mental health should be part of standard care, experts say

  • Health Tip: Managing Workplace Stress
    Don't dwell on the negative

  • Smile! It Might Lower Your Stress Level, Study Shows
    People placed in anxious situations felt better with grins in place

  • Stressful Jobs Linked to Heart Woes in Women
    Heart attack risk is higher when women have demanding jobs, lack decision-making opportunities

  • Phobic Anxiety May Link to Premature Aging
    But the association doesn't prove that stress causes your chromosomes to deteriorate, researchers say

  • Police Work Takes Heavy Health Toll: Study
    Daily stress, night shift contribute to officers' increased risk for chronic illnesses

  • Does Stress Management Slow MS?
    Therapy seems to stop new brain lesions but only for duration of treatment, study finds

  • Poor Sleep Affects Immune System Much Like Physical Stress
    Study findings could have implications for jobs that require rotating shift work, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Take Care of Yourself, Too
    Don't neglect your own health

  • Child's Scoliosis Stresses Patients, Parents: Study
    Teen girls dislike wearing a body brace, but parents worry most of all

  • Parents' Fighting May Have Long-Lasting Effect on Kids
    But if conflict is handled constructively, children's sense of security stays intact, research suggests

  • Parental Abuse, Neglect Linked to Increased Skin Cancer Risk
    Study found those who suffered it were more likely to get second skin cancer later in life

  • Night Shift Might Boost Women's Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    Also, risk differences seen in 'morning' versus 'evening' people

  • 'Email Vacations' Boost Job Productivity, Lower Stress: Study
    Workplace break made difference in heart rate, ability to focus attention

  • Mothers' Stress Could Cause Iron Deficiency in Newborns
    Study found lower iron in babies when women were exposed to violence early in pregnancy

  • Adjusting Your Attitude About Chronic Pain May Help You Sleep
    Small study found ruminating on face and jaw pain made it worse

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Stress
    Don't avoid challenges

  • Poor Sleep Heightens 'Ringing Ear' Disease Symptoms: Study
    Patients with both tinnitus and insomnia have more emotional distress, researchers say

  • Stress May Be Tougher on Women's Hearts Than Men's: Study
    Preliminary research found blood flow doesn't rise in women, possibly raising their cardiac risk

  • Wife's Breast Cancer Can Hurt Husband's Health Too: Study
    Effect on caregivers can last years, researcher says

  • Health Tip: When Your Child is Stressed
    It may trigger physical symptoms

  • Spouses of Cancer Patients May Have Raised Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke
    Stress could take a toll on caregiver's health, researchers say

  • Tax Day May Drive Up Fatal Crash Rates
    But expert notes study finding doesn't make it clear whether stress causes the spike

  • Witnessing, Experiencing Traumatic Events May Worsen Heart Disease
    The more trauma heart patients were exposed to, the higher their levels of inflammation, study found

  • Why Stress Might Make You Sick
    New research suggests long-term anxiety is linked to inflammation

  • Pets at Work Keep Workers Happy
    Research shows employees more productive, less stressed if their dogs accompany them to the job

  • Stressed Parents May Affect Preemie Behavior Later
    Aggression, distraction more likely at 3 if mom, dad seemed troubled when child turns 2, researchers report

  • Lost Hour of Sleep Over Weekend May Put Heart at Risk Monday
    Expert warns of 10% increase in heart attack risk among those who don't prepare for lost sleep

  • Poor Sleep May Impact Stress Response in Older Adults
    Effect on immune system might increase the risk of health problems, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Take a Deep Breath
    Practice deep breathing techniques to manage stress

  • Best Friend Benefits Child's Mind, Body, Study Finds
    Stress hormone rises, self-worth drops in the absence of a buddy, researchers say

  • Health Tip: When Stress Becomes Dangerous
    Signs you should call your doctor

  • Study Shows How Stress Triggers Immune System
    Conflict fires up molecules related to inflammation, researchers report

  • British Troops Have Lower Rate of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
    Study looked at prevalence among U.S., U.K. military personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan

  • U.S. Military Women Exposed to More Combat Than Ever Before
    Female soldiers have the same rate of post-traumatic stress disorder as males, study finds

  • Gossiping Might Be Good for You
    Telling others when you see someone behaving badly makes you feel better, study suggests

  • Experts Urge Public Action to Aid Cancer Prevention
    Cancer society's new guidelines for diet and exercise stress community support

  • Health Tip: Better Manage Stress
    Suggestions to help keep it under control

  • Your Smartphone May Be Stressing You Out
    The more people checked the Web for personal reasons, the more anxious they were, study found

  • Grief Is a Real Heartbreaker, Study Finds
    Stress, anxiety may increase heart attack risk in the weeks after a loved one's death

  • Heart Failure, Diabetes Might Be Linked by Protein
    Although 'p53' helps suppress tumors, new study finds negative effects

  • Cancer Survivors Should Take Steps to Keep Healthy During Holidays
    Avoid stress and try to relax, expert urges

  • Caring for Low Birth-Weight Baby Hard on Moms: Study
    The added stress takes its toll on health, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Manage Stress
    Too much can harm your heart

  • Mindfulness Training May Help Arthritis Patients Cope
    Small study found those who used it were less tired, stressed

  • 'Nerve Snip' Might Ease Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat
    Some people are more prone to stress-linked heart disorder, experts point out

  • Legalized Same-Sex Marriage May Boost Gay Men's Health
    Gay, bisexual men in Massachusetts had fewer doctor visits after law changed, study says

  • Stress Early in Pregnancy Linked to Fewer Baby Boys
    Women in first trimester during major earthquake gave birth earlier and had more girls, study finds

  • Most U.S. Presidents Live Longer Than Their Peers
    Stress of the White House doesn't seem to shave years from a man's life, study finds

  • Pressure to Be Perfect Parent Can Discourage New Moms, Dads
    Study found it eroded confidence for mothers, created stress for fathers

  • Multitasking Stresses Out Working Moms More Than Dads
    Mothers spend many waking hours doing at least two things at once, study finds

  • Racism's Mental Toll May Explain Some Health Disparities
    Psychological responses to racism among U.S. blacks similar to those associated with trauma, study finds

  • Some Holiday Traditions Have Health Consequences: Expert
    Curbing calories and alcohol intake can help prevent season-related heart attacks, strokes

  • Bullying Moves From Online to Text-Messaging: Study
    Technologies change but distressed kids, concerned adults are constants

  • Health Tip: Treat Yourself Well During the Holidays
    Don't neglect your health

  • Women More Prone to 'Broken Heart' Syndrome: Study
    Associated with emotional stress, clinical condition mimics a heart attack

  • Health Tip: Managing Diabetes While Under Stress
    It can be a tough challenge

  • Money Woes May Drive Some Seniors to Smoke, Drink More
    Men and those with less education were most prone, study finds

  • Past Trauma May Contribute to Bowel Disorder
    Many people with irritable bowel syndrome have suffered stressful events over many years, study finds

  • Stress Linked to Higher Mortality Risk Among Men
    Even moderate but sustained stress might have deadly effects, study suggests

  • Sleepy Teens More Prone to Weight Gain: Study
    Hormones may set stage for weight gain in kids who don't get enough shut-eye, researcher says

  • Foreclosure Crisis Threatening Americans' Health: Study
    People who fall behind on mortgage payments more depressed, have food worries, don't take meds

  • Could Discrimination Help Trigger Illness in Blacks?
    Stress tied to bias might explain race-based disparities in disease rates, researchers say

  • Why Johnny Won't Go to School
    Kids plagued by physical complaints on weekdays may have a 'school avoidance' problem

  • Shift Workers Show Rise in Stress Hormone
    Long-term cortisol levels higher among workers under 40, study finds

  • Everyday Stigma May Take Toll on Lesbians, Gays
    Stress results from daily exposure to inequality, not just traumatic crimes or abuse, study shows

  • Exercise Linked to Reduced Worker Productivity
    Highly stressed workers tend to exercise more, work less, study shows

  • Children of Alcoholics Drink More When Stressed
    Family drinking history predicts how much alcohol people consume if burdened, study finds

  • Stress May Affect Preemies' Brains, Study Shows
    Intensive-care stressors range from diaper changes to invasive procedures

  • Good Moms Seem to Help Poor Kids Become Healthy Adults
    Having a nurturing mother may protect against health risks associated with poverty, study finds

  • Study Suggests Link Between Stress and Aggressive Breast Cancer
    But research with minority women doesn't prove cause-and-effect

  • Health Tip: When You're Under Stress...
    ... Suggestions to keep it under control

  • Burnout, Dissatisfaction Seem Rampant Among Medical Residents
    One-third dissatisfied with work-life balance, nearly half emotionally exhausted, study finds

  • Boorish Co-Workers Can Damage Your Home Life
    Workers who endure incivility at work go home more stressed and distracted, study finds

  • Health Tip: Manage Your Stress at Work
    Suggestions to keep it under control

  • NASCAR Pit Crews Need Strength, Stamina, Too
    It's not just the drivers who need athletic ability to be good at what they do, study finds

  • Months After Shootings, Many Virginia Tech Students Suffered PTSD
    Study found death, injury of friends, fear for friends' safety during rampage biggest factor in trauma

  • Less Worry, Better Coping Seen Among Religious Folks
    Strong spirituality linked to greater tolerance of uncertainty, studies find

  • 'Broken Heart Syndrome' May Affect More People Than Thought
    Two-thirds of patients with the disorder reported experiencing a stressful trigger event, study shows

  • Study Hints at How Stress of Domestic Violence Might Be Passed to Unborn Child
    Doesn't show cause-and-effect, but suggests low-stress pregnancies are best

  • Drinking Alcohol May Prolong, Not Relieve, Stress
    Stress can also change how booze makes a person feel and boost the desire for alcohol, study shows

  • Coping Strategy Depends on Strength of Emotion: Study
    Analysis may help conquer low-intensity fear, but distraction used for stronger negative feelings

  • Prior Depression Can Leave People Sensitive to Life's Woes
    Minor stress may trigger mental problems in those who faced adversity early in life, study finds

  • Parents' Military Deployment May Harm Kids' Mental Health
    Longer service duration raises risk that children will develop stress, behavioral problems, anxiety

  • Stress May Worsen Lung Function in Kids Breathing Dirty Air
    Traffic pollution combined with stressful home contribute to respiratory problems, study finds

  • City Living Tied to More Anxiety, Mood Disorders
    German study also found higher rates of schizophrenia in urban vs. rural residents

  • Unemployment May Hit Some Harder Than Others
    Study found those able to find work between bouts of joblessness did better emotionally

  • ER Docs Frustrated, Burned Out by Repeat Patients: Survey
    Use of ER for routine, non-emergency care is a national problem, researchers find

  • Too Much Work, Food, Media May Be Hurting Health
    Many would do better, physically and mentally, with less, expert says

  • Noisy ORs Linked to Raised Risk of Surgical Site Infection
    The sound level may be related to the difficulty of the procedure, researchers say

  • Long Commutes Tough on Couples' Relationships
    Risk of separation 40% higher for those with a long trip back and forth to work, Swedish study finds

  • Widely Used Heart Drugs Linked to Better Breast Cancer Outcomes
    But much more research has to be done to confirm findings, experts say

  • Stress Doesn't Boost Risk for Multiple Sclerosis
    Finding can help guide research into causes of the disease, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Stay Healthy at College
    How to manage while living away from home

  • Being 'Born-Again' Linked to More Brain Atrophy: Study
    But so was having no religious affiliation, researchers say

  • Teen Boys With Autism at Risk of Being Bullied: Study
    Their inability to manage stress and emotions raises vulnerability

  • Autism Takes an Economic Toll on Mom's Job, Income: Study
    Families with a child with autism spectrum disorder earn 27% less, researchers find

  • Some TV Fans 'Distressed' Without Favorite Shows: Study
    Researchers say the findings show how important media is in the lives of many

  • Pregnant and Stressed May Mean Offspring Who Misbehave
    Not the type of stress but the number of incidents has most effect, study finds

  • Unemployment Plays Role in Early Deaths, Research Shows
    Young men are particularly vulnerable to negative health effects of job loss, analysis indicates

  • Does Stress Reduction Benefit Cancer Patients' Health?
    Researchers explore whether psychological services thwart chromosomal changes

  • Heart Attack Risk Plagues Post-Katrina New Orleans
    Study finds three times the risk, due to stress, among other factors

  • Laughter Not Only Feels Good, It's Good for the Heart
    A chuckle relieves stress, improves blood pressure, expert says

  • Are Some Kids Overscheduled?
    Experts debate pros, cons of highly programmed childhood

  • Less Stress, Better Sleep May Help You Lose Weight
    Going without the correct balance can interfere with your best efforts, study finds

  • Stress Hormone Might Help Overcome Fear of Heights
    Cortisol plus traditional exposure therapy reduced fear response in study

  • Study Highlights How Moms' Depression, Anger Stresses Kids
    Research looked at stress hormone levels in saliva from 3 year olds

  • Stress May Alter Gut Bacteria to Hinder Immune System
    By changing bacteria levels in gut, stress causes changes in physiological function, study finds

  • Laughter, Music May Lower Blood Pressure, Study Says
    But experts disagree on whether the findings are meaningful

  • Even Mild Stress Can Lead to Disability, Study Says
    Importance of psychological distress may be underestimated, researchers suggest

  • Classroom Environment May Affect Kids' Mental Health
    First-graders suffer when teacher support and material resources are lacking, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Stress May Cause Physical Symptoms
    Signs that you may be stressed out

  • Mix of Genetics and Stress Can Impair Mental Abilities
    Test scores worse for those with gene variation living in 'bad' neighborhood, researchers say

  • Stigma Often Adds to Burden of Obesity
    Health declines were worse in those who felt discriminated against, study found

  • Napping May Help Keep Blood Pressure in Check
    Despite stress, levels are lower for those who sleep a bit during the day, study finds

  • Stress Seems to Have No Effect on Fertility Treatments
    Belief is based more on myth than reality, experts say

  • Study Unravels Link Between Stress and Chronic Health Issues
    Anger, anxiety increase inflammation and disease vulnerability, researchers say

  • Stress Hormone Linked to PTSD Symptoms in Women
    Finding may lead to new ways to diagnose, treat disorder, researchers say

  • Study Finds Widespread Trauma in Wake of BP Oil Spill
    Discovery indicates need for broader outreach to victims of environmental disasters, expert says

  • Health Tip: Your Child May Be Stressed
    Here are potential warning signs

  • Recession Strengthens Some Marriages: Survey
    Effect of financial problems on marital ties depends on commitment, expert says

  • Super Bowl Loss Really a Heart Stopper for Some Fans
    Defeat raises hometown rates of cardiac-related deaths; win may have opposite effect, study finds

  • Meditation Appears to Cause Changes in Brain's Gray Matter
    MRI scans show increased volume in parts of brain linked to empathy, awareness

  • Stress of War Spurs Changes in Brain Activity, Study Finds
    Scans show that regions that control fear, vigilance, emotion affected by deployment

  • Families of Deployed Military Carry Heavy Load
    Study finds kids, spouses take on extra chores, suffer stress

  • Health Tip: Suggestions to Manage Stress
    Think positively

  • Write Your Test Stress Away
    Study found that putting fears, anxieties on paper improved student performance

  • Stress Can Make a Healthy Cat Sick: Study
    But stability, affection may help rid pet of chronic vomiting and other symptoms, researchers say

  • Soldiers' PTSD Tied to Lasting Psychosocial Effects
    Concussions, mild traumatic brain injuries less likely to affect long-term outcomes, study finds

  • In Women, Diabetes Plus Depression a Deadly Combo
    Depression may hinder disease management, researchers say

  • Older Folks Seem to Gain 'Emotional Intelligence'
    People in their 60s more compassionate than adults in their 20s or 40s, research shows

  • Demanding Relatives May Raise Heart Risks in Middle Age
    Worrisome partners, children linked to increased reports of angina symptoms, study finds

  • Give Yourself the Gift of a Stress-Free Holiday
    Take steps to protect your health by keeping it simple this season, expert advises

  • Coping When Tough Economic Times Taint Holiday Cheer
    Experts suggest ways to prepare your family for lowered expectations

  • Study Suggests Link Between Crohn's Disease and PTSD
    Researchers suggest doctors address psychological needs of patients with the digestive disorder

  • Female Vets Much More Likely to Commit Suicide, Study Finds
    Those aged 18 to 34 were about 3 times more likely than civilian women to do so

  • Stores Urged to Take Steps to Avoid 'Black Friday' Frenzy
    Limited quantities, long lines, coupons spur bad behavior by intense shoppers, researcher says

  • Keep Stress Off the Holiday Meal Menu, Expert Advises
    Don't try to do everything, just do what you can to have a happy Thanksgiving

  • Children of Divorce Face Twice the Lifetime Risk of Stroke: Study
    But researchers stress that causal link not certain

  • Veterans With PTSD May Be at Higher Risk for Heart Disease
    More hardening of the arteries, higher death rate in vets with the disorder, researchers find

  • Death of Loved One May Trigger Elevated Heart Rate
    Worrisome signs seemed to revert to normal within 6 months, study suggests

  • Stressful Jobs May Raise Women's Heart Attack Risk, Study Finds
    And worrying about job loss seemed tied to more heart disease risk factors, researchers add

  • Childhood Abuse Linked to Diabetes Risk in Adult Women
    Stress of physical, sexual abuse may lead to weight gain, insulin resistance, study author suggests

  • Housing Woes May Contribute to Poor Health
    Higher blood pressure, arthritis seen in folks who struggle to make ends meet, study says

  • PTSD Linked to 'Hyperactivity' in Right Brain
    Neurons overfiring even when trauma sufferers were relaxed, researchers found

  • Hurricanes Linked to Raised 'Fetal Distress' Risk
    Rates spiked after Andrew battered South Florida, researchers say

  • Mother's Stress, Interference May Worsen Child's Asthma
    Kids under 7 affected by mom's emotions, but older kids react to being overprotected, study finds

  • Holocaust Haunts Survivors: Study
    Suffering reflected in higher rates of PTSD, mental illness decades after World War II, researchers find

  • Stress of Returning to School Can Worsen Bed-Wetting: Expert
    Tips on what to do from a pediatric urologist

  • Veterans With PTSD Suffer More Physical Ailments Than Their Peers
    Female vets with disorder plagued by more medical illnesses than male counterparts, study shows

  • Recent Stress May Reduce Cancer Therapy Effectiveness
    Protein involved in mental, physical exertion cut chemo and radiation benefits in lab study

  • Diaries May Reduce Post-Traumatic Stress in ICU Patients
    Those given a treatment journal less likely to develop the disorder, study finds

  • Depressed Med Students Seem to Fear Stigma More Than Most
    Second study finds burnt-out students report more unprofessional conduct in patient care

  • Young Parents May Be Especially Prone to Depression
    Greatest risk is during first year after child is born, researchers say

  • 'Self-Embedding' Takes Teen Self-Injury to the Extreme
    Radiologists recommend minimally invasive procedure to remove staples, paper clips and more

  • Study Contends Pot Isn't a Major 'Gateway Drug'
    Researchers say ethnicity, stress, unemployment are stronger predictors of hard drug use

  • Vets With Stress Disorder More Likely to Develop Dementia
    Those with PTSD at greater risk than peers with combat injuries but no stress disorder, study found

  • Quality of Care After Joint Surgery May Affect Heart Health
    Certain steps seem to cut risk of angina, cardiac events, researchers found

  • Stress Seems to Play Role in Premenstrual Symptom Severity
    Relaxation techniques may help prevent, reduce some of the worst effects, researchers suggest

  • Jobless and Stressed but Holding Out Hope
    People struggle to cope with unemployment

  • Stressful Social Situations May Be Physically Harmful in Some
    If immune system reacts with inflammation, repeated stress can lead to chronic disease, study finds

  • Brain Research May Help Predict Anxiety, Depression in Young
    Study in monkeys could lead to treatments for vulnerable kids

  • Depression Linked to Slow Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
    Improving patients' coping skills may speed recovery, researchers suggest

  • Mom's Affection Helps Babies Grow Into Less Stressed Adults
    Study finds link between maternal attention, child's mental state decades later

  • Researchers Use Ecstasy to Treat PTSD
    Small study finds the psychedelic drug may help, but safety issues remain

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Grief
    Suggestions for coping with a major loss

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Burnout
    Share responsibilities and make time for fun

  • Study Probes Causes of Anger in Returning U.S. Soldiers
    PTSD, combat experience and family history can all play roles, study finds

  • Females May Be Naturally More Prone to Stress: Animal Study
    A male-only protein found in rats helps control stress signals in the brain, research shows

  • Health Tip: Coping With Stress
    Steps toward a less-pressured lifestyle

  • Family Caregivers Share Experiences of Dying Patients
    Carers need support throughout illness, not just during end-stage and bereavement, study finds

  • Stress-Relief Program Helped Those Facing Breast Cancer Twice
    Intervention boosted quality of life, longevity after disease returned, study found

  • Military Deployment May Affect Kids' Health Care
    Children of single parents saw the doctor less frequently, study found

  • Anger Spurs Surprising Changes in the Body
    It boosts testosterone and heart rate, but decreases stress hormone levels, researchers find

  • Bursts of Vigorous Activity Appear to Be a 'Stress-Buffer'
    Exercise 3 days per week may slow cell aging, research suggests

  • Fewer Boys Born Following 9/11 Attacks
    Researchers suggest 'communal grieving' might have been felt across the country

  • Choir Singing May Relieve Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    But improvement in symptoms fades after six months, researchers find

  • Female Incontinence Surgeries Look Equally Effective
    But side effects differ, researchers find

  • Survey Finds Those Over 50 Are Less Stressed
    Aging may actually help folks take it easier, be happier, researcher says

  • Suicide Leading Cause of Violent Death: CDC
    Homicide was second-leading cause, 16-state survey found

  • Talking to Mom by Phone May Relieve a Daughter's Stress
    Her voice works as well as a hug in regulating hormones in girls' brains, study finds

  • Overtime Boosts Heart Attack Risk
    Work stress may take a toll on your heart, researchers say

  • High-Stress Jobs Tax Women's Hearts, Too
    Risk of heart disease doubled for nurses with high work pressures, study found

  • Babies' Responses to Prenatal Stress Differ by Gender
    Boys, girls adjust their growth patterns in distinctive ways, study finds

  • Local Anesthetic May Relieve PTSD Symptoms
    Military doctors report success with 2 men who had not been helped with drug treatment

  • Job Stress Might Actually Help You Smoke Less
    Long hours and strict cigarette policies may explain the connection

  • Low-Cal Diets May Make You Gain Weight
    Restricting calories increases stress hormone, making it harder to keep weight off, researchers say

  • U.K. Veterinarians at Quadrupled Risk for Suicide
    Attitudes on life and death, access to lethal drugs may contribute, study suggests

  • Parents Aren't Only Ones Who Feel Stress of Unemployment
    Joblessness also affects children's health and well-being, experts say

  • Optimism May Boost Immune System
    Small study found that attitude seems to affect health

  • End-of-Life Care Planning Eases Stress for Relatives
    Advance directive improves odds that wishes will be followed, study shows

  • With Infertility May Come Sexual Dysfunction
    Stress could be a root cause, expert suggests

  • Prenatal Stress May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
    Strategies may be needed to promote well-being in pregnancy, researcher says

  • Many WTC Responders Show Signs of Heart Trouble
    Another study suggests that stress weighs heavily on the hearts of police, firefighters

  • Bad Behavior in Youth Linked to Chronic Pain Later in Life
    Childhood response to stress could lead to lasting problems, researchers say

  • Shift Work Can Put a Crimp on Sleep
    If changing jobs isn't an option, modifying behavior may help, expert says

  • Psychotherapy Can Help People With Lupus Cope
    After 10 sessions, anxiety, depression and stress lessened, researchers say

  • Gene Variant May Help Some Overcome Adversity
    It appears to disconnect the link between stress and death risk, researchers say

  • Alcohol Influences How Memorable Trauma Might Be
    Flashbacks less likely among those who drink the most, study finds

  • Grinding Teeth at Night May Be a Sign of Daytime Stress
    Those who do it appear to have difficulty coping in a positive way, researchers say

  • PTSD Treatment Still Lacking for Veterans
    Young, male and rural most likely to face obstacles, research shows

  • Financial Woes Add Anxiety to Breast Cancer Diagnosis
    Low- and middle-income women might benefit from psychosocial support, researchers say

  • Super Bowl Stress Can Spark Heart Attacks
    Investing too much emotion in the game can kill you, experts say

  • Biofeedback Now Seen as 'Regular' Medicine
    Computer-assisted treatment has joined mainstream for pain, anxiety and more

  • Tune Up Your Health
    Scientists zero in on why listening to music seems so beneficial

  • One 'Type A' Trait May Actually Lower Work Stress
    Unlike aggression and drive, leadership enhances sense of reward, researchers find

  • Discrimination May Lead to Smoking in Boys
    Stress felt by minority teens can lead to unhealthy behaviors, researchers say

  • Scientists Read Brain's Magnetic Fields to Spot PTSD
    Test identified those with the disorder 90% of the time

  • Stress of Caring for Disabled Spouse Raises Stroke Threat
    Study found husbands more vulnerable than wives, black men affected most of all

  • Deployment Takes Toll on Army Wives
    Spouses show higher rates of depression, anxiety, sleep disorders

  • Men, Women Respond to Stress Differently
    Finding calls for gender-specific treatments for some diseases, researchers say

  • New Approaches Could Bring Better Depression Treatments
    Research suggests current meds aren't always reaching correct targets in the brain

  • Don't Invite Holiday Stress Into Your Home
    Toned-down expectations may lead to more joy, less anxiety, experts say

  • Stress From Prostate Cancer Diagnosis May Be Fatal
    Risk of cardiovascular event, suicide goes up within a week of getting news, researchers say

  • Birth Defects the Top Worry of Moms-to-Be
    Stressful life, early delivery also rank as concerns in pregnancy, survey finds

  • How to Attack Holiday Stress Head-On
    Expert offers tips for coping with common scenarios

  • Being Alone and Stressed May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
    Social isolation combined with stressful situations raised odds of disease in animal study

  • Memories That Make Your Heart Race Can Be Defanged
    Discovery may help people with anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Seniors May Need Help Overcoming Holiday Blues
    Experts offer tips to help lift spirits, recognize signs of depression

  • Pot Might Ease PTSD: Study
    Synthetic marijuana reduced post-traumatic stress disorder in rats

  • Chocolate Soothes the Stressed-Out Soul
    Study found eating dark version lowered levels of stress hormones

  • Health Tip: Sources of Childhood Stress
    Parents can help limit exposure

  • Good Sleepers More Likely to Eat Right
    Adequate shuteye is linked to healthier food choices in study

  • Without Job Stress, Retirees Sleep Better
    Those who left demanding jobs report the most improvement, study finds

  • After Age 55, Workplace Stress Seems to Decline
    Changing priorities may play a role, but expert urges employers to take heed

  • Meditation May Reduce Stress in Breast Cancer Patients
    Women report improved emotional and mental health in study

  • Exposure to Holocaust May Have Raised Cancer Risks
    Survivors offer clues to the impact of severe physical, psychosocial suffering, researchers say

  • Post-Traumatic Stress May Raise Death Risks
    Veterans with disorder more likely to die within a year of major surgery, study finds

  • Study Upends Comfort-Food Theory
    Researcher says people more open to change during stressful periods

  • Hairstylists Often Privy to Older Clients' Health Issues
    Some see chance to steer them towards local elder services, report suggests

  • Social Isolation Adversely Affects Breast Cancer
    In mouse study, those living alone had larger tumors than those in groups

  • Angst May Protect Against Some Skin Cancer
    Study finds less squamous cell carcinoma in mice under short-term stress

  • Tired, Stressed Docs Make More Mistakes, Study Finds
    Experts urge changes throughout medicine to reduce fatigue and distress

  • Health Tip: Suggestions to Manage Stress
    Help keep it at bay

  • Health Tip: Stress Has Its Warning Signs
    Here's a list of possible symptoms

  • Combat Exposure Tied to Chronic High Blood Pressure
    Battlefield experience linked to hypertension years later, study finds

  • Busy Roads Boost Blood Pressure
    Study found those who lived near heavy traffic noise had raised readings

  • Soothe Back-to-School Anxiety, Teach Kids to Relax
    Simple steps can lessen stress when children get overwhelmed, experts say

  • Stressed Out College Students Losing Sleep
    Worries put them at risk for poor mental and physical health, experts say

  • Social Stress Sends Body Fat to the Stomach
    In turn, that meant heart risks were raised, researcher says

  • For Many, 9/11-Linked Trauma Emerged Years Later
    Rates of reported PTSD climbed 5 years after the attacks, but asthma rates have steadily fallen, study finds

  • Leave Worries Behind When Packing for Vacation
    Absence of negative emotions contributes to a great trip, survey finds

  • Stress, Bad Bedtime Habits Cause Insomnia
    For a good night's sleep, follow these expert tips

  • Parental Stress Boosts Kids' Asthma Risk
    When combined with air pollution, smoking, it raises chances of condition, study finds

  • Recession Takes Toll on Children's Health
    National poll finds kids in poorest families feel effects most

  • Parents of Children With Autism Report High Stress Levels
    Behavior problems, not additional caretaking, seem to cause the distress

  • Many Veterans Need Mental Health Care
    Those returning from Iraq may not show sign of problems right away, study notes

  • How to De-Stress a Recession-Riddled Life
    Simple strategies should help in staying calm and moving on

  • Blood Rush to the Brain When Angry Is a Good Sign
    Healthy reaction to mental stress not seen in those with high blood pressure, study finds

  • Job Stress, Economy Weighing on Americans
    Worries lead to extra pounds and tip the scales toward more health risks, researcher says

  • Anxiety-Prone People Find Distractions Hard to Ignore
    Trouble concentrating may add to stress levels, researcher says

  • Work Stress for Mom Might Harm Baby
    Researchers link job strain, long hours to low birth weight

  • Health Tip: Laughter is Good for You
    It can help combat stress

  • Teen Stress May Have Roots in First Three Years of Life
    Overuse of day care, insensitive moms linked to higher stress levels in adolescence

  • Shop 'Til You Drop: You May Feel Better
    Survey finds many women use spending sprees to boost emotional well-being in hard times

  • Study Links Cancerous Tumors With Depression
    Research with rats finds biological tie between growths and mood changes

  • Health Tip: Prevent Burnout
    Suggestions to help ward off stress

  • Not All Caregivers Are Stressed and Depressed
    Some discover satisfaction in challenging role, survey finds

  • After Job Loss, People Report More Health Issues
    Society should consider ways to mitigate the effects, experts say

  • Health Tip: Learn to Manage Your Stress
    Busy women especially prone to role strain

  • U.S. Mental Health Spending Rises, But Many Still Left Out
    Access to care improves, studies find, but treatment quality lags for elderly, vets

  • Health Tip: Allow Yourself to Grieve
    Here's how

  • Health Tip: After Baby is Born
    Suggestions for maintaining a healthy relationship with your partner

  • Work Strife Stresses the Heart
    The link seems certain but solutions less so, experts say

  • Combat Duty Harms Long-Term Health of Vets
    Though soldiers tend to be healthier, trauma erases the advantage, study finds

  • Outgoing Nature Could Get You to 100
    Sunnier, non-neurotic types may live longer, study suggests

  • Having Psoriasis Raises Risk of Diabetes, Hypertension
    Researchers suspect chronic inflammation is common thread among all 3 conditions

  • Worms Reveal More of Longevity's Secrets
    The way cells use oxygen could keep them younger, longer

  • Soothing Songs Please the Heart
    Particularly when patients pick the tunes, study suggests

  • Former Inmates at Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure
    And they're more likely to lack treatment for it years after freedom, study finds

  • Across the U.S., Stress Varies by Region
    CDC surveys find more relaxed people in Hawaii, fewer in Kentucky, W. Va.

  • Study Challenges Link Between Panic Attacks, PTSD
    Findings suggest many factors contribute to stress disorder, not just fear during trauma

  • As Work Stress Rises, So May Depression
    But whether jobs trigger psychological woes or vice versa is unclear, expert says

  • Stress Management Battles Prostate Cancer Anxiety
    Brief counseling before, after surgery eases concern over side effects, study finds

  • TV Time May Not Be Benign
    Behavioral problems, obesity more likely in kids who watch 2 hours-plus a day

  • Trouble Sleeping? Try These Tips
    What you do and drink before bedtime can have an effect

  • Asperger Syndrome Tied to Low Cortisol Levels
    Finding could steer caregivers away from situations that would add to anxiety

  • An Online Guide to Cope With Recession-Related Stress
    U.S.-supported site offers advice, referrals to help protect your health

  • Registry Created for Broken Heart Syndrome
    Data collection aims to aid in recognizing, treating rare but real condition

  • What Causes Mystery Heart Condition?
    Stress cardiomyopathy linked to common drugs, study finds

  • Health Tip: Stress and Diabetes
    The body's response can affect your blood sugar

  • Mental Exhaustion Impedes Physical Performance
    Researchers say finding could serve as model for diagnosing chronic fatigue

  • Migraines in Pregnancy Boost Vascular Risks
    Headaches should be seen as indicator of other problems, expert says

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Tied to Increased Suicide Risk
    How young adults respond to early trauma seems to play a role, study finds

  • Take Note: Doodling Can Help Memory
    It actually keeps us on track with boring tasks, study suggests

  • Waiting Is the Hardest Part in Biopsies
    Study finds stress hormone levels abnormal among women waiting for breast biopsy results

  • Control Your Anger, Help Your Heart
    Yale project looks at electrocardiogram patterns for those with implanted defibrillators

  • Job Losses Carry High 'Stress Tag'
    Battered economy exacts emotional toll on unemployed, families, even those still working

  • Minority Clinics Tougher on Doctors
    Physicians face more challenging cases with fewer resources, study suggests

  • Female Hormones Deter Salt-Sensitive Hypertension
    Estrogen appears to improve kidneys' ability to shed sodium, study says

  • Plan Hopes to ID Early Halt in Reproductive Function
    Guidelines could diagnose primary ovarian insufficiency in women under 40

  • Inflammation May Play Role in Sleep Duration
    Stress, mood affect cytokine regulators underlying resting habits, study says

  • Those Who Feel Rejected Direct Hostility Toward Others
    Social exclusion linked to aggression found in school shootings, other tragedies

  • Preeclampsia in Pregnancy Boosts Future Health Risks
    Moms may face chance of hypertension, diabetes and blood clots, study says

  • Childhood Stress Compromises Immune System
    Early emotional environment a key to later physical health, study says

  • Health Tip: Triggers for PTSD
    Events that increase a person's risk

  • A Much-Needed Hero for Troubled Times
    Pilot's action in landing jet in NYC waters and saving lives should inspire those dealing with their own struggles, experts say

  • Video Game May Help Reduce Flashbacks From Trauma
    Colorful shapes in 'Tetris' seem to force competition for brain's sensory data

  • Childhood Trauma Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    Finding means condition could be biologically driven, researchers say

  • War Vets With Headaches Could Have Brain Problems
    Reduced sense of smell might also signal need for testing, expert says

  • Health Tip: Tempering Your Temper
    Suggestions on how to calm down when you get angry

  • How to Cope When Illness Doesn't Take a Holiday Break
    Stress-relieving tips may help young and old alike

  • Blue and Broke for the Holidays
    Economic woes ratchet up mental health problems already more common this time of year

  • Eating Strategies for Healthier Holiday Parties
    Easy-to-follow tips can take the guilt, and the calories, out of the equation

  • Marital Distress May Affect Breast Cancer Recovery
    Outcome appears to be related to quality of marriage relationship

  • Avoiding a Holiday Season of Discontent
    Stress is everywhere, but learning what relaxes you can help, expert says

  • Poor Mental Health May Boost Asthma Risk
    But, researchers are still trying to understand the connection

  • Memory Formation Different in Those With Stress-Related Psychiatric Disorders
    Study may lead to new treatments for PTSD, researchers say

  • Low Childhood IQ Tied to Risk of Later Mental Disorders
    While mechanism is unclear, findings may help improve treatment for psychiatric problems

  • Depression's Behavior Changes Linked to Heart Risks
    But lifestyle modifications, especially exercise, can cut the odds, study says

  • An Allergy Checklist for Holiday Gatherings
    Guests with asthma, respiratory disease will enjoy the party if hosts plan wisely

  • When the Caregiver Becomes the Patient
    Study finds those tending Alzheimer's relatives at risk for hospital visits of their own

  • Child-Care Relationships Tied to Kids' Stress Levels
    At school or home, they can raise long-term health risks, studies say

  • Greener Neighborhoods Mean Slimmer Children
    Trees, parks get inner city kids moving, study finds

  • Homecoming Veterans Often Face Inner Challenge
    Mental health issues may affect 20% of recent returnees, but help is available

  • Joyful Music in Tune With Heart Health
    Study finds it leads to improved blood flow

  • Caring for Aging Loved Ones Can Be a Catch-22
    Journalist Gail Sheehy's painful passage through U.S. health system echoes that of many caregivers

  • Hydrogen Sulfide Key Player in Blood Pressure Regulation
    Mouse study finds 'rotten egg'-smelling gas relaxes arteries, may have broader applications

  • Blood Pressure on the Rise in America
    More people being treated for hypertension than ever before, study finds

  • Economic Crisis Takes Toll on Emotional Health
    Experts seeing more cases of sleeplessness, anxiety, but they offer tips for coping

  • Health Tip: Boost Your Energy
    Work smarter and slower

  • Extended Work Absences May Signal Risk of Death
    Problems tied to surgery or circulatory or psychiatric troubles a red flag, study suggests

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Best for Traumatized Youths
    But study also finds too many clinicians still using unproven treatments

  • Stroke Prevalence Higher, Deadlier Among American Indians
    More smoking, hypertension, diabetes may explain statistics, study says

  • Caregivers Face Multiple Strains Tending Older Parents
    Study confirms health decline in middle-aged adults juggling chores for 2 lives

  • Parenting Plays Key Role in Infant's Response to Stress
    While genes affect physiological development, mom's behavior changes effect, study says

  • Stress Disorder Affects 20% of Intensive Care Patients
    Prior history of mental health problems, sedative use contribute to risk, study says

  • Health Tip: Keep Stress at Bay
    Don't let it get to you

  • 9/11's Health Effects Lingered for Years
    Injured, workers and passersby developed psychological, respiratory woes, latest NYC report finds

  • Kids of Stressed, Low-Income Moms Prone to Weight Problems
    Anxiety may prompt the children to eat unhealthy foods, study suggests

  • Mistaken Beliefs About Cancer Abound
    Global survey says many inflate environmental risks, downplay behaviors that count

  • Drug May Lower Blood Pressure in Adolescents With Hypertension
    Allopurinol, used to cut uric acid levels, could work better than current options, study says

  • Stress, Anxiety Worsen Response to Allergens
    Delayed reactions also occur in allergic asthma, can be life-threatening, study says

  • Breast-Feeding: The Stress Buster That Lasts for Years
    Researchers say mothers milk makes for even-keeled kids

  • Health Tip: Deep Breathing Techniques
    To help you relax

  • When Babies Die, Obstetricians Suffer, Too
    Stillbirths, infant deaths caused one in 10 docs to consider giving up practice, survey says

  • Gene Variations May Predict Antidepressant Response
    Finding could help advance individualized medicine for psychiatric patients

  • Health Tip: Staying Emotionally Healthy
    Suggestions to maintain a sound mind

  • 'Sideline' Rage Triggers Mirror Those of Angry Drivers
    Parents who rant at kids' sporting events let ego get in the way, study says

  • Anxiety, Shyness May Be Long-Lasting Traits
    Brain mechanism present early in life predisposes people to worry, study finds

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Headaches
    Keep stress at bay

  • Elevated Albumin Levels in Urine Raise Hypertension Risk
    Findings suggest current concept of 'normal' protein secretion needs revision

  • Overtime Work Tied to Anxiety, Depression
    Rates were higher among less-skilled and those with lower incomes, study finds

  • High Blood Pressure in Kids Tracks Into Adulthood
    Study also suggests strong association between chilhood overweight and higher readings

  • Coffee Beans May Be Newest Stress-Buster
    Just inhaling the aroma activated anxiety-relieving genes, rat research shows

  • PTSD High Among Witnesses to 9/11
    One in 8 NYC residents near scene affected years later, with those injured suffering most

  • Combat Vets Display Severe Sleep Disorders
    But their tech savvy helps them use online programs as well as drugs to help problem

  • For Women, a Happy Marriage Means Sweet Dreams
    Those in troubled unions report more sleep problems, study finds

  • Too Much Cell Phone Time Takes Toll on Teen Sleep
    Study found excessive use made adolescents more sleepy, restless and stressed

  • Exposure Therapy Effective in Preventing Post-Traumatic Stress
    It eased anxiety, corrected belief that reliving memories must be avoided, study concludes

  • 9/11 Workers Face Chronic Mental Impairment
    Stress levels comparable to those seen in returning Afghanistan war veterans, study says

  • Metabolic Syndrome Foretells Diabetes in Elderly
    But increased cardiovascular risk less certain, researchers find

  • Sorafenib Shows Promise for Heart-Lung Disease
    Cancer drug interferes with abnormal cell growth seen in pulmonary hypertension

  • Depression, PTSD Common Among Lung Transplant Patient Caregivers
    They're 4 to 5 times more likely to suffer symptoms, but trained counselors could help

  • Mom's Stress in Pregnancy May Up Baby's Asthma and Allergy Risk
    Higher levels of allergy marker found in cord blood of stressed mothers' babies

  • Health Tip: Keeping the Caregiver Healthy
    Here are ways to prevent feeling burned out and stressed

  • High Blood Pressure Still Slipping Past Doctors
    Study finds little more than half of patients were checked, only 39% met treatment goals

  • High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Associated With Eye Disease
    Risk for retinal vein blockage more than doubles when these conditions go untreated

  • Demanding Jobs May Pay Cognitive Dividends in Retirement
    Intellectual demands reap mental benefits regardless of age or education, study finds

  • Mood Disorders Put Breast Cancer Patients at Risk for PTSD
    They're twice as likely to have suffered from depression before the diagnosis

  • Imaging Advances Map Brain Areas Affecting Mood
    Circuits involved with depression, bipolar disorders could receive more targeted treatment

  • 9/11 Counselors at Risk for Secondary Trauma
    Social workers hearing repeated stories can suffer post-traumatic stress of their own

  • Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Pneumonia in Elderly
    Mechanism unclear, but nursing home study says risk greatest week after meds begin

  • Gene Variant Boosts Risk for Stress-Related Ischemia
    Patients 3 times more likely to suffer dangerous spike in blood flow to heart, study finds

  • Treating PTSD Helps Kids Deal With Loss
    Camp-based therapy proved more beneficial than individual grief counseling, study finds

  • Work Conflicts Can Do a Job on Your Sleep
    They're more disruptive than long hours, night shifts or job insecurity, study says

  • Heart Failure Drugs Linked to Hip Bone Loss in Older Men
    Loop diuretics more than double risk for fractures, study finds

  • Testosterone Levels Among Financial Traders Affect Performance
    British study found those with more of the male hormone in the morning made more money

  • Heard the One About How to Beat Tension?
    Research shows anticipation of laughter helps reduce body's release of stress hormones

  • New Guidelines Tackle Treatment of Resistant Hypertension
    Multi-drug regimens, dose timing, adherence to therapy all matter, heart association says

  • Lowering Blood Pressure Improves Brain Hemorrhage Outcomes
    Aggressive action is safe and may cut risk of disability, death, study finds

  • Managing Stress Can Lower Heart Death Risk
    Treatment of anxiety can reduce threat from disease, study says

  • Health Tip: Stressed Teens
    Suggestions to help you cope

  • Aggression on Job More Harmful Than Sexual Harassment
    Study finds bullied workers had more stress, less commitment and higher levels of anxiety

  • Deficit in Brain Function Puts Teens at Risk of Drug Abuse
    Frontal cortex at center of ability to control impulsive responses, study finds

  • Aromatherapy Falls Short, Study Finds
    It didn't heal wounds, relieve pain or boost immune status

  • Substance Abusers With PTSD Face Poorer Outcomes
    Finding shows half with drug dependence also have post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Surviving Daylight Saving Switch
    Night owls especially need to readjust to cope with loss of hour's sleep on March 9

  • Biomarkers for Mood May Alter Psychiatric Treatments
    Study finds blood can used to diagnose severity of bipolar illness

  • Health Tip: Canker Sores
    Who's more likely to get them

  • Daily Stress May Raise Women's Risk of Cervical Cancer
    Researchers find chronic worry impairs immune response to cancer-causing virus

  • PTSD a Risk Factor for Long-Term Disease
    Study finds trauma disorder as good a marker for health status as common chronic ills

  • Gene Variations Help Regulate Response to Stress
    Adults abused in childhood lack protective changes against depression, U.S. study says

  • Health Tip: Reduce Stress at Work
    Suggestions to try

  • Spouse's Sickness Bodes Ill for Partner's Health
    Stress of hospitalization may pose deadly burden

  • Black Men Most at Risk for Kidney Disease Complications
    Black women also less likely to have blood pressure under control, study finds

  • 9/11 Attacks Changed Way Americans Dream
    Small study suggests images more intense, but oddly lacking planes flying into towers

  • Sedentary Lifestyle Accelerates Aging
    Active people biologically younger than couch potato set, British study suggests

  • Diuretics Best for Hypertension and Metabolic Syndrome
    Drugs as good or better than others in treating both conditions

  • High Levels of Stress After 9/11 Raised Heart Disease Risk
    Cardiovascular problems surfaced in people with no history of heart trouble

  • Breast Is Best for Reducing Stress
    Early breast-feeding may bolster kids' ability to handle anxiety

  • Post-Holiday Letdown Can Be Avoided
    Healthy diet, exercise are real blues-beaters, experts say

  • Cabin Fever Has an Online Cure This Year
    National Wildlife Federation site shows parks and green spaces close to your zip code

  • Realistic Expectations Help Ward Off Holiday Depression
    Enjoying what the season brings means taking things as they come, expert says

  • Give Yourself the Gift of Sleep for the Holidays
    Getting an early start on tasks and doing a little each day cuts stress, expert says

  • Maintaining Routine Can Chase Holiday Blues Away
    The season is stressful, but simple steps can help you cope

  • Workplace Flexibility Can Boost Healthy Behaviors
    Giving workers some leeway promotes positive lifestyle changes, study finds

  • High Blood Pressure Key Factor for Cardiovascular Disease
    Only one-third to one-half of those getting treatment reach their target levels, survey finds

  • Amount of Exercise Key to Lowering Kids' Blood Pressure
    Study finds total levels of activity more important than intensity

  • Hypertension Linked to Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment
    Study suggests it may cause the effect through cerebrovascular disease

  • Night Shift Work May Heighten Risk for Cancer
    Expert panel to add it to list of 'probable' causes of malignancy

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids on a Realistic Schedule
    Avoid planning too many activities

  • Health Tip: Relaxation Techniques
    Suggestions to help you take it easy

  • Energy Drinks Could Pose Blood Pressure Risks
    Medicated heart patients might be in danger, study suggests

  • Web-Based Stress Therapy Shows Promise for Vets
    Self-managed care program could be expanded to other groups, study says

  • Younger Veterans at Greater Suicide Risk
    Study also found that post-traumatic stress disorder had a 'protective' effect

  • Marital Stress Linked to Heart Disease
    Couples with troubled relationships have hardening of the coronary arteries, research says

  • Health Tip: Managing Stress
    Diet and exercise can help you relax

  • Vulnerability to Stress Linked to Brain Molecule
    Study with mice reveals heightened activity of neurotransmitter dopamine

  • Value of Most Post-Traumatic Stress Treatments 'Uncertain'
    VA-sponsored study could influence care of returning U.S. veterans

  • Meditation a Quick Fix for Stress
    Small study involving Chinese undergraduates showed significant benefit

  • Leave That Holiday 'To Do' List in a Drawer
    Make fall chores notes early at night, then get the rest you need, sleep expert advises

  • Work Time Predicts Sleep Time
    Commuting to job also determines slumber hours, study says

  • Experiments Get Close to 'Out-of-Body' Experience
    Using virtual reality, volunteers mimicked the near-death phenomenon

  • Health Tip: While Chewing Gum May Relieve Stress ...
    Don't chew too vigorously

  • Handling Stress Properly Increases Good Cholesterol
    And that can help protect your arteries, study suggests

  • Work-Family Conflict Dogs Air Force Women After Deployment
    1 in 5 report symptoms of anxiety, depression once back home

  • Depression Taking Toll on Returning U.S. Vets
    Many feel like 'guests in their own home,' study finds

  • Child Maltreatment Rises in Homes of Soldiers Sent to War
    Stress on spouse left behind cited by U.S. Army-sponsored study

  • One Billion People Don't Get Enough Vitamin D
    Expert suggests recommended daily intake be boosted to help prevent disease

  • Health Tip: When Your Child Is Stressed
    Here's how you can help

  • Health Tip: Stressed Out?
    Meditation can help

  • 9/11 Dreams Study Suggests TV Coverage Boosted Stress
    Findings would apply to people coping with Virginia Tech tragedy, expert says

  • Parental Drinking Boosts Alcoholism Risk for ADHD Kids
    Association is partly explained by family stresses, studies find

  • Inflammatory Genes Linked to Salt-Sensitive Hypertension
    If sodium handling goes awry, study says blood pressure spike persists long after it should

  • Study Backs Worksite Stress Interventions
    Tension-reducing programs help hearts and the bottom line, Italian researchers say

  • Video Game Injuries a Holiday Hazard
    Physical therapy group urges parents to give safety a thumbs up

  • Stressed Out? Grab Hubby's Hand
    In happy marriages, hand-holding calms nerves, study finds

  • Health Tip: Less Stress for the Holidays
    How to stay relaxed and enjoy the season

  • College Students Can Pack Stress for Holiday Home Stay
    Newfound independence may mean a change in plans for all in the family

  • Common PTSD Drug May Be Useless
    Study finds guanfacine offers no benefit and carries risks

  • PTSD Diagnosed More in Women
    Different responses to trauma might explain disparity, study suggests

  • Feeling Stressed?
    Here are some tips to relieve the pressure of everyday life

  • Health Tip: Don't Worry, Be Happy
    Some suggestions to relieve stress

  • Stress During Pregnancy Linked to Smaller Babies
    Cortisol may help transmit mom's anxiety to fetus, study finds

  • Brain Helps Keep Emotions at Bay
    Findings shed light on mechanisms of post-traumatic stress disorder, study says

  • 'Blackberry Thumb' Proves a Sour Fruit of Modern Labor
    Therapists offer preventive exercises for users of handheld digital devices

  • Lung Problems for 9/11 Rescuers More Widespread: Study
    70% of responders reported pulmonary trouble and twice the rate of abnormalities as the general population

  • Health Tip: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    An extremely painful or stressful event can trigger symptoms

  • Health Tip: Living With An Autistic Child
    Keep family stress to a minimum

  • Vietnam's Psychological Toll on Troops Revised Downward
    Close analysis shows 40 percent fewer cases of post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Stress Can Shrink and Age Your Brain
    Effects range from memory problems to cell damage linked to aging, studies say

  • Health Tip: Living With Irritable Bowel
    Controlling stress, healthy diet may help

  • Breast-Fed Babies Handle Stress Better Later in Life: Study
    Much less likely to be anxious than those who had been bottle-fed

  • Enron Founder's Death Linked to Heart Disease
    While stress contributed, Kenneth Lay also had coronary-artery disease, autopsy shows

  • Distress: The Sixth Vital Sign?
    Meeting the emotional needs of patients is mandatory, cancer expert says

  • Spray Away That Marital Stress, Researcher Suggests
    Nasal spray of oxytocin, the 'love hormone,' can cut aggression

  • Enlarged Heart Not Always a Sign of Trouble
    Type of stress determines how the heart reacts, researchers report

  • Collaborative Care Best for Alzheimer's
    Improvements noted in patients and their caregivers, study says

  • NYC Teens Drank More After 9/11
    Nearly twice as likely to consume more alcohol, study finds

  • Hormone May Help Control Unwarranted Fears
    Cortisol interferes with retrieval of emotionally charged memories, study suggests

  • Running Alone May Offer Diminished Rewards
    Study with rats shows less benefit to the brain

  • Combat Stress Boosts Heart Disease Risk
    Cardiac dangers continue even decades later, study finds

  • Stress Can Trigger, Worsen Heart Attacks
    Blood pressure, heart activity took longer to return to normal, study finds

  • Anger Can Harm Your Health
    ER visits show injured men were more likely to be upset at the time they got hurt

  • Hard Times Better for Female Fetuses, Study Suggests
    Mothers-to-be may spontaneously abort more boys during hard times, researchers say

  • On-the-Job Stress Bad for the Heart
    British study links it to increase in risk factors for cardiovascular disease

  • Hormone Could Serve as an Antidepressant
    Leptin already seen as key to weight loss, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Don't Overschedule Your Kids
    Plan extracurricular activities in moderation

  • Health Tip: Less Parental Stress
    Schedule some 'down' time

  • Healthy Aging: The 40s -- Middle-Aged, Mega-Stressed
    Simple steps can help you cope with everyday anxiety

  • Cell Phones Are Disrupting Family Life
    Job-related calls are stressing out working couples, study finds

  • Women, It's Never Too Early to Protect Your Heart
    Stress, fluctuating hormone levels can cause problems long before menopause, study suggests

  • Marital Squabbles Can Harm Your Health
    Conflict-related stress damages wound-healing ability, study finds

  • Practice 'Safe Stress' Over the Holidays
    Reduce the emotional and physical tolls of the season

  • Path to the Truth May Lead to the Stomach
    Measuring GI activity might improve lie detection accuracy, prodigy's study suggests

  • Stress May Reduce Women's Risk of Breast Cancer
    It might limit production of estrogen, study suggests

  • Health Tip: A Compulsion to Work
    Hints that you may be a workaholic

  • Health Tip: Releasing Stress
    Some ways to unwind

  • Health Tip: Stressing Quiet Time
    How to rid your family of stress

  • Low-Level Jobs Increase Cardiac Risk
    Rapid heartbeat, less heart response found in British study

  • Meditation Study Shows Life Gains
    Researchers say long-term study found those who practice TM live longer

  • Virtual Reality May Help Troubled Vets
    Simulations being tested as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Happy People Make for Healthy People
    Drop in stress hormone tied to reduced disease risk, study suggests

  • Health Tip: If You Grind Your Teeth
    Suggestions that may help you stop

  • Refugees More Likely to Suffer PTSD
    Those in Western nations were 10 times more susceptible than general population

  • Stressed Out and Sick About It
    How to keep chronic stress from undermining your health

  • Sometimes a Heart Attack Is Really a 'Broken Heart'
    Stress can temporarily stun main pumping chamber, study finds

  • Health Tip: Steps to Less Stress
    Learning to cope

  • Health Tip: Stress Can Make You Clumsy
    Why you may be a klutz

  • Forgive and Forget -- Stress, That Is
    Compassion is good for your health, research suggests

  • Deep Breathing Beats Stress
    Sitting in chair for just five minutes can calm you down, experts claim

  • Self-Hypnosis Calms Kids During Tough Procedures
    Relaxation helps them tolerate pain, researchers say

  • Money Problems Leading Cause of Holiday Stress
    Tips on coping with financial strains during gift-giving season

  • Witnesses to Abuse Suffer as Well
    They can feel stress comparable to victims, study finds

  • 'Tis the Season to De-Stress
    Holidays can bring jangled nerves or jingle bells, experts say

  • Focus on the Fun During the Festivities
    Tips on how to reduce holiday angst

  • Chronic Stress May Raise Skin Cancer Risk
    Sped development of tumors in mice exposed to UV light

  • Anger Increases Stroke Risk, Study Claims
    But other experts find fault with the conclusion

  • Steps to Steer Clear of Colds and Flu
    Tips include lots of hand washing and plenty of rest

  • Staying Safe, Stress-Free For Thanksgiving
    Tips on eating right and easing anxieties

  • High Stress Levels Double Risk of Painful Periods
    Study confirms what doctors, women have long suspected

  • Triplets Strain Parental Bond
    Stress affects development of infants, researchers say

  • Heart Health Tied to Social, Psychological Factors
    Studies find several factors outside the body

  • Optimism Protects Against Death
    Those with sunny outlook less likely to die of heart disease and other causes

  • Health Tip: Handling Stress
    It's a silent killer

  • Stress a Double-Edged Sword
    Improves memory, but reduces ability to solve complex problems

  • Mental Distress on the Rise in the United States
    Strikes 1 in 10 adults at least 14 days a month

  • Soy Doesn't Affect Fertility
    Study with female monkeys found stress to be more of a factor

  • Study Finds New Road Hazard: Heart Attacks
    Finds that pollution, not stress, is the culprit

  • Stress, Aggression Bound Tightly Together
    One reinforces the other, explains uncontrolled rage, study says

  • Vietnam Vets' Death Rates Higher Just After Discharge
    But since then the rates have been similar to non-Vietnam veterans

  • Fatal Car Crashes Increase in Israel After Terror Attacks
    rs suggest

  • Parents Shouldn't Play Favorites
    Preferential treatment of certain children has negative effect on all kids, study says

  • High Blood Pressure Dulls Emotions
    Elevated levels smooth out highs and lows, study says

  • Stress of Task Strains Brain
    It may dampen estrogen's influence on cognition in women, study finds

  • A Troubling Return for Iraq Vets
    Wired and tired combatants often overwhelmed by stress of war

  • Stress Harms Ability to Fight Stress
    Boosts hormones that buffer against effects of pressure

  • Stressed Moms-to-Be May Bear Kids With Behavior Problems
    The vulnerable period during pregnancy is 12 to 22 weeks, study finds

  • Stress May Raise Endometrial Cancer Risk
    Animal study suggests that it doubles odds of disease