What really helps against sleep disorders

Sleep disorders: How you come at night finally to rest More and more people in Germany have problems – and sleep Through the night. Sleep problems can lead not only to fatigue and concentration problems, but also serious health problems. Health experts explain how to get the night properly to rest. Serious health problems Million people in Germany suffer from […]

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Stress: How stressed are we? This new self-test provides concrete results

A new device displays the own Stress levels Stress is unhealthy and promotes numerous heart diseases and has a negative effect on the Psyche. But what does it actually mean when someone says: “I’m stressed.” So far, there is no proper method to detect a harmful Stress levels. A simple self-test can change this now. An American research team developed […]

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Stress: How stressed are You? New self-test provides reliable information

A new device displays the own Stress levels Stress is unhealthy and promotes numerous heart diseases and has a negative effect on the Psyche. But what does it actually mean when someone says: “I’m stressed.” So far, there is no proper method to detect a harmful Stress levels. A simple self-test can change this now. An American research team developed […]

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Scientists have developed a new test to measure common stress hormones

The device uses ultraviolet light to measure stress hormones in a drop of blood, sweat, urine or saliva. Scientists have developed a new test that can easily measure common stress hormones using sweat, blood, urine or saliva. Stress is often called “the silent killer” because of its stealthy and mysterious effects on everything from heart disease to mental health. Researchers […]

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Everyday stress may boost blood vessel dysfunction in people with depression

Long-term stress has been linked with cardiovascular disease, but for people with depression, researchers say small, everyday stressors may be enough to diminish blood vessel function in otherwise healthy adults. A team of researchers led by Penn State found that among adults with depression, those who had experienced stress in the previous 24 hours had worse endothelial function—a process that […]

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Stressed at work and trouble sleeping? It’s more serious than you think

Work stress and impaired sleep are linked to a threefold higher risk of cardiovascular death in employees with hypertension. That’s the finding of research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Study author Professor Karl-Heinz Ladwig, of the German Research Centre for Environmental Health and the Medical Faculty, Technical […]

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Study suggests college students end up in vicious cycle of substance abuse, poor academics, stress

One negative behavior such as substance abuse or heavy alcohol drinking can lead college students toward a vicious cycle of poor lifestyle choices, lack of sleep, mental distress and low grades, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. “We used a robust data-mining technique to identify associations between mental distress in college students with substance […]

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Mobile devices don’t reduce shared family time: New research shows that mobile device use is now embedded into family life

The first study of the impact of digital mobile devices on different aspects of family time in the UK has found that children are spending more time at home with their parents rather than less — but not in shared activities such as watching tv and eating. The increase is in what is called ‘alone-together’ time, when children are at […]

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How chronic stress boosts cancer cell growth

Chronic stress, which a person has consistently over a long period of time, affects mental and emotional well-being as well as physical health. Studies have tied chronic stress to accelerated cognitive impairment, a higher risk of heart problems, and problems with gut health. Previous research also suggests that exposure to stress could speed up the growth of cancer through its […]

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Neural processing with trauma and adversity interact to increase core symptom of PTSD

Lifetime adversity and increased neural processing during a traumatic event combine to increase the frequency of intrusive traumatic memories and the distress they cause, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. The increased neural processing was found in brain regions important for emotion and memory. The involuntary recollection of traumatic events is a core symptom […]

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