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8 Lifestyle Habits That Could Add Decades to Your Life

In a recent study, people who adopted these 8 habits by the age of 40 extended their lives by more than 20 years.

How To Recover From Burnout

Burnout affects everyone differently. Here are a few solutions to burnout that may work for you.

Are You Wondering if You Have Social Anxiety? Here are the Signs and Treatments

Social anxiety has many signs and symptoms, but sometimes can be tricky to spot. Here is more on what signs to consider when diagnosing and exploring treatment options.

7 Surprising Health Benefits of Volunteering

Growing evidence shows volunteering can help you live a longer, healthier, and happier life.

Stressful Marriages Linked to Worse Heart Attack Recovery

Severe marital stress negatively impacts physical and mental health after heart attack, researchers find.

Dogs Can Smell It When You’re Stressed Out, New Study Finds

Your sweat and breath change when you’re feeling stressed and new research shows dogs can smell the difference.

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12 Sep
For the Young, Vaping & Chronic Stress Often Go Together

For the Young, Vaping & Chronic Stress Often Go Together

Young people who vape are more likely to experience chronic stress, though it isn’t clear whether it was the stress that brought on the vaping or the vaping that caused the stress, investigators say.

“Research is starting to show how vaping affects young people’s p...

31 Aug
More Stress, Higher Odds for A-Fib in Women After Menopause

More Stress, Higher Odds for A-Fib in Women After Menopause

Postmenopausal women who are stressed, depressed or have trouble sleeping may face an increased risk of a common heart rhythm disorder, new research suggests.

The study, of nearly 84,000 women over the age of 50, found that certain psychological factors were linked to t...

28 Jul
As Kids Head Back to School, New Survey Finds 71% Faced Challenges Last Year

As Kids Head Back to School, New Survey Finds 71% Faced Challenges Last Year

As kids prepare to return to school, a new poll warns that the many children who found the last school year challenging are likely to be apprehensive this time around.

The online survey, conducted by the Harris Poll on behalf of the nonprofit On Our Sleeves Movement for ...

13 Jun
A Little Drinking Might Help the Heart, and Scientists Think They Know Why

A Little Drinking Might Help the Heart, and Scientists Think They Know Why

Many studies have suggested that light drinking can do the heart some good, and now researchers think they have found one reason why: It helps the brain relax.

It's no secret that many people pour a drink as a way to unwind and shed the stressors of the day. And research...

16 May
Inflation Is Really Stressing Americans Out

Inflation Is Really Stressing Americans Out

The high cost of -- everything: Rising inflation rates are ramping up anxieties among some groups of Americans much more than others, a new study reports.

Women, middle-age adults and people with less education or lower pay are feeling much more stress over higher price...

26 Apr
Discrimination at Work Could Raise Blood Pressure

Discrimination at Work Could Raise Blood Pressure

Dealing with discrimination at work -- from bosses or coworkers -- may be enough to send your blood pressure through the roof, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that among more than 1,200 U.S. workers, those who felt they often faced on-the-job discrimination were...

26 Apr
How to Relieve a Stress Headache

How to Relieve a Stress Headache

You had a rough day at work and got stuck in traffic on the way home, and suddenly your head starts pounding.

Stress headaches can be debilitating in the moment, but you don't have to suffer indefinitely.

If you're struggli...

18 Apr
Disconnecting From Work in Off-Hours Can Make You a Better Manager

Disconnecting From Work in Off-Hours Can Make You a Better Manager

Striking a better work-life balance might make you a more effective manager on the job, according to a new study.

A survey of managers and their employees found that bosses who could shut off after-work emails, calls and job-related stress had greater success guiding und...

05 Apr
Stress Rash: What Is It and How to Treat It

Stress Rash: What Is It and How to Treat It

We know that stress can take a toll on the body, but many may not realize it can produce a rash.

“Stress can increase the level of the hormone cortisol, increasing inflammation in your body, which can lead to hives, acne, eczema, and hair loss, among other symptoms," ...

04 Apr
Burnout Levels High Among U.S. Health Care Workers

Burnout Levels High Among U.S. Health Care Workers

Cafeteria workers. Receptionists. Pharmacists. Janitors. Administrators. Physical therapists.

Much has been made of burnout among doctors and nurses, but a new survey has found high rates of work fatigue in nearly every type of job associated with health care.

Phys...

28 Mar
Healthy Relationships Could Bring Healthier Bodies, Study Shows

Healthy Relationships Could Bring Healthier Bodies, Study Shows

Close relationships -- and whether your experiences within those relationships are positive or negative -- could influence your physical health.

New research found that the way you feel about your close relationships may affect the way your body functions.

“Both ...

22 Mar
Dealing With Caregiver Stress & Burnout: A Guide

Dealing With Caregiver Stress & Burnout: A Guide

If you've been suffering from caregiver stress, you've got plenty of company.

It affects about 36% of the 53 million unpaid family caregivers in the United States, according to a recent report by the

15 Mar
Why Do I Sleep So Much? Reasons for Oversleeping

Why Do I Sleep So Much? Reasons for Oversleeping

Your eyes close and your mind shuts down the second your head hits the pillow, but you wake up 10 hours later still feeling tired.

Many people complain about sleeping too little, but some struggle with the opposite problem: oversleeping.

Oversleeping, or hyper...

23 Feb
Parks, Rivers, Lakes: Nature's Great Stress Relievers

Parks, Rivers, Lakes: Nature's Great Stress Relievers

Living closer to outdoor spaces and natural water may be better for your mental health, researchers say.

A new study finds that close proximity to nature may reduce an older person's risk for serious psychological distress. That distress can lead to mild impairment of th...

18 Jan
Political News Takes Mental Toll, But Is Disengaging the Answer?

Political News Takes Mental Toll, But Is Disengaging the Answer?

In today's highly polarized political environment, is it possible to stay up-to-date with the news of the day without getting totally stressed out?

If not, is there a way to limit the emotional and physical fallout? Or is all that individual stress in service of a g...

12 Dec
Gig Economy Could Be Harming Workers' Health

Gig Economy Could Be Harming Workers' Health

Capitalism is thought to bring out the best in workers, but there's a dark side to tying a person's everyday efforts to their weekly paycheck.

Folks relying on short-term, freelanced office jobs, or jobs where pay is linked to hustle -- depending largely on tips, commiss...

09 Nov
Doctor's Office Stress Test Could Gauge Your Heart Risk

Doctor's Office Stress Test Could Gauge Your Heart Risk

Evaluating a person's psychological stress can be a good way to gauge their risk of heart and blood vessel disease, new research suggests.

And a brief questionnaire could help with the assessment, the study findings showed.

“Our study is part of the accumulating ...

04 Nov
Alcohol-Linked Deaths Soared During Pandemic, CDC Says

Alcohol-Linked Deaths Soared During Pandemic, CDC Says

Deaths caused by alcohol skyrocketed in the United States between 2019 and 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, according to a just-published government report.

The alcohol-induced death rate jumped 26% during that period, claiming more than 49,000 lives, the

31 Oct
Stress + Air Pollution a Bad Combo in Pregnancy: Study

Stress + Air Pollution a Bad Combo in Pregnancy: Study

Protecting pregnant women from air pollution may improve the birth weight of their babies, a new study suggests.

This is especially important for stressed-out mothers who live in neighborhoods burdened by poor air quality.

A mother-to-be's exposure to both

27 Oct
Stress-Relief Programs Often Rely on Dogs. What About Cats?

Stress-Relief Programs Often Rely on Dogs. What About Cats?

Universities sometimes offer "Pet Your Stress Away" events offering a chance to relax while gently patting the head and stroking the back of a calm dog.

But some people are more interested in interacting with cats than dogs, according to a

13 Oct
Lifetime of Stress Tied to Big Rise in Cancer Risk

Lifetime of Stress Tied to Big Rise in Cancer Risk

Over time, men and women under chronic stress face a significantly higher risk that they will die as a result of cancer, a new study warns.

The finding comes from...

29 Sep
Perceptive Pooches Can Smell Your Stress

Perceptive Pooches Can Smell Your Stress

Everyone knows dogs have a keen sense of smell, but now researchers have discovered they can even smell stress in the breath and sweat of humans.

"Dogs possess an incredible sense of sme...

08 Sep
Stress Before COVID Infection Could Raise Odds for Long COVID

Stress Before COVID Infection Could Raise Odds for Long COVID

As scientists around the world investigate why long COVID strikes some and not others, a new study finds that suffering psyc...

04 Aug
Women Exposed to Racism at Higher Odds for Premature Delivery

Women Exposed to Racism at Higher Odds for Premature Delivery

Numerous studies have found discrimination can hurt aspects of human health.

Now, new research adds to that the impact of discrimination on the youngest humans by linking discrimination with a heightened risk of underweight and

03 Aug
There's Stress, and Then There's 'Good Stress'

There's Stress, and Then There's 'Good Stress'

A tight deadline at work. A tough exam at school. A big vacation that requires tons of planning. A home repair that's gone awry.

These sources of

17 Jul
Panting Pooches: When Summer Heat Is Too Much for Your Dog

Panting Pooches: When Summer Heat Is Too Much for Your Dog

Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with your dog, but when the temperatures spike or the fireworks come out, it's time to make sure your furry best friend is having just as good a time as you are.

When a

11 Jul
Gardening Can Blossom Into Better Mental Health

Gardening Can Blossom Into Better Mental Health

If you are feeling stressed and depressed, new research suggests that grabbing a trowel and getting your hands dirty may improve your mood.

Researchers found that tending to plants can reap mental ...

08 Jul
Are Workplace Robots Bringing Mental Harm to U.S. Workers?

Are Workplace Robots Bringing Mental Harm to U.S. Workers?

It takes much less than a "Matrix" plot to make American workers afraid for their jobs: New research reveals they stress out when they have to work alongside robots.

Even though many robots took on the

08 Jul
Inflation Has Americans' Anxiety Levels Surging: Poll

Inflation Has Americans' Anxiety Levels Surging: Poll

Nearly all Americans are worried about inflation as economic worries oust COVID-19 as the nation's top source of stress, a new poll reveals.

Nearly nine out of 10 Americans (...

05 Jul
Poll Finds Many Diabetes Caregivers Exhausted, Lacking Support

Poll Finds Many Diabetes Caregivers Exhausted, Lacking Support

Diane Kondyra knows a lot about the hidden dangers of diabetes.

Both she and her husband have been diagnosed with the blood sugar disease, and her husband suffered one of its devastating complications in 2018 when he developed a staph infection that cost him part of...

27 Jun
Muting Your Phone May Cause More Stress, Not Less

Muting Your Phone May Cause More Stress, Not Less

Are you plagued by FOMO -- "fear of missing out"? Then silencing your smartphone may not be the stress-buster you think it is.

That's the takeaway from a new study that found many folks check their ph...

21 Jun
Pets Help Their Humans De-Stress, Stay Fit: Survey

Pets Help Their Humans De-Stress, Stay Fit: Survey

While chronic stress is a key risk factor for heart disease and stroke, most cat and dog owners say pets help them chill out and stay active.

A new American Heart Association (AHA) survey of 1,000 pet owners found 95% relying on their animal companions for stress relief....

20 Jun
Ageism Is Everywhere and Can Harm Health

Ageism Is Everywhere and Can Harm Health

In a cancel culture where there's zero tolerance for prejudice, at least one form of discrimination appears to be alive and well.

Ageism involves prejudice based on people's advancing age. It can be as overt as

17 Jun
How Grief Harms the Body After a Spouse's Death

How Grief Harms the Body After a Spouse's Death

Heartache and heartbreak are apt terms for the intense grief caused by losing a spouse.

A new study says such a loss can lead to major health problems and even death, and the paper may help explain why that happens.

When faced with stressful situations, grieving sp...

14 Jun
Stress Can Age, Weaken Your Immune System

Stress Can Age, Weaken Your Immune System

Stress may take a huge toll on your health, weakening your immune system and opening the door to serious illness, a new study suggests.

Traumatic events, job strain, daily stressors and discrimination may all speed aging of the

19 May
A Lover's Embrace May Calm Women More Than Men

A Lover's Embrace May Calm Women More Than Men

Is an upcoming final exam or big-time job interview stressing you out?

Hug your honey.

That's the takeaway from new research that showed how embracing your significant other can help calm women.

But sorry, guys, the same isn't true for you, according to the ...

05 May
Could Student Loan Debt Threaten Your Health?

Could Student Loan Debt Threaten Your Health?

As the Biden Administration weighs the possibility of broad student loan forgiveness, a new study finds that people mired in student debt face a heightened risk of heart disease by middle age.

The findings are not the first to suggest that

03 May
Could a Stressed-Out Pregnancy Hinder a Toddler's Development?

Could a Stressed-Out Pregnancy Hinder a Toddler's Development?

Babies born to women who are stressed out during pregnancy may be more likely to experience social, emotional and learning problems as they grow up, new research sugges...

03 May
How Stress and Gastro Issues Affect Kids With Autism

How Stress and Gastro Issues Affect Kids With Autism

For some children with autism, there's a connection between gastrointestinal problems and stress, anxiety and social withdrawal, a new study suggests.

The findings could help efforts to develop personalized treatments for autism patients with gastrointestinal problems su...

28 Apr
Pandemic's Early Days Hit Nurses Hard: Report

Pandemic's Early Days Hit Nurses Hard: Report

Frontline nurses were plagued by "moral distress" in the early days of the pandemic because they lacked the support to provide high-quality care, a new report reveals.

Between May and September 2020, researchers interviewed 100 nurses across the United States who cared f...

27 Apr
Kids Who Witness Domestic Violence May Suffer Mentally for Decades

Kids Who Witness Domestic Violence May Suffer Mentally for Decades

Witnessing violence between your parents is traumatic when it happens, but a new study finds that trauma can raise your risk of depression and other mental health problems.

The study inc...

26 Apr
Poor Sleep Linked to More Mood Disorders During Pandemic

Poor Sleep Linked to More Mood Disorders During Pandemic

Having trouble getting your shut-eye during the COVID-19 pandemic?

You may be at increased risk for anxiety, depression and other mental health struggles.

That's the key takeaway from

25 Apr
Hair of the Dog: A Quick, Painless Stress Test for Pooches

Hair of the Dog: A Quick, Painless Stress Test for Pooches

The strange smells and sounds at an animal shelter can stress out even the most placid pup, and invasive tests to see if they need medicine to calm down only add to the anxiety.

So there's some good news for Fido in

05 Apr
Hospital Work During Pandemic Was Like a War Zone: Study

Hospital Work During Pandemic Was Like a War Zone: Study

Health care workers battling the pandemic may be suffering moral traumas at a rate similar to soldiers in a war zone, a new study suggests.

The pandemic has brought a stream of stories about overtaxed health care workers, facing repeated COVID surges, resource shortages ...

28 Mar
Owners Can Play Big Role in Dogs' Problem Behaviors

Owners Can Play Big Role in Dogs' Problem Behaviors

Chasing light shimmers reflected onto a wall. Obsessive licking or chewing. Compulsive barking and whining. Pacing or tail chasing.

Nearly one in three pet dogs suffer from these

17 Mar
U.S. Teachers Often Faced Harassment, Violence During Pandemic: Poll

U.S. Teachers Often Faced Harassment, Violence During Pandemic: Poll

The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on America's teachers, and nearly half of those recently surveyed said they're thinking about quitting their jobs or switching schools.

Enforcing mask-wearing and pivoting to

09 Mar
Stressed Out by Ukraine News? Experts Offer Coping Tips

Stressed Out by Ukraine News? Experts Offer Coping Tips

The stories and images flowing out of Ukraine as it defends itself against a Russian invasion are gut-wrenching: Families lugging just a suitcase while crossing the border to sa...

24 Feb
A Hotter Climate Could Trigger More Mental Health Crises

A Hotter Climate Could Trigger More Mental Health Crises

Extreme heat from climate change is making it harder for people with mental illness and drug addiction to cope and adding to pressure on pandemic-stretched U.S. emergency rooms.

During these severe summer temperature spikes, Americans with depression, anxiety, mood disor...

17 Feb
COVID Vaccine Is a Big Stress-Reliever, Too: Study

COVID Vaccine Is a Big Stress-Reliever, Too: Study

While getting a COVID-19 vaccine protects against infection, new research confirms that it can also help ease pandemic-triggered stress.

"Our study documents importan...

08 Feb
Getting a COVID Vaccine Won't Affect Your Ability to Exercise

Getting a COVID Vaccine Won't Affect Your Ability to Exercise

Worried that a COVID-19 vaccine might hamper your workout? New research suggests you can hit the gym with minimal effects.

In a study of 18 healthy people who received a COVID-19 vaccine, the participants were monitored while they did cycling workouts before and two...

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