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  1. Mental Stress for Hurricane Survivors

    May 12, 2006 -- With the Atlantic hurricane season starting in less than two weeks, a new report shows that hurricanes can cast a long shadow on survivors' mental health mental health. The report comes from sociology graduate student David Russell and colleagues at Florida State University. Russell'

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  2. Talking Religion With Your Doctor

    May 1, 2006 -- Most doctors think it is appropriate for them to discuss religious or spiritual issues with patients who start those conversations, a new study shows. The majority of doctors don't bring those topics up with their patients, but those with strong religious or spiritual beliefs are more

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  3. Problem Solving: Teamwork May Be Best

    April 25, 2006 -- Got a thorny problem? You might want to call in your problem-solving squad. A new study shows that complex problems are best solved by teams of three, four, or five people, compared to people who tackle the same problems by themselves or with one other person. Just ask Patrick Laug

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  4. Mental Stress May Hurt the Heart

    March 7, 2006 - Mental stress has long been suspected of playing an important role in heart disease, and now new research suggests that this might be true for some patients more than others. Researchers from the University of Florida found that about a third of the patients with known coronary arter

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  5. What Makes Wives Happy?

    March 1, 2006 -- What do wives really want? A new study shows that for the typical American woman a happy marriage combines both modern and traditional ideas of partnership. In a survey of 5,000 married women, wives who felt that their husbands were emotionally engaged were the happiest in their mar

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  6. Optimism May Curb Heart Deaths

    Feb. 27, 2006 -- Optimism might help avoid fatal heart problems, new research shows. Researchers in the Netherlands followed 545 men age 64-84 for 15 years. None had a known history of heart problems when the study started. The men took optimism quizzes at the study's start and several other times o

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  7. The Best Way to Make a Tough Decision

    Feb. 16, 2006 -- The next time you're making a tough decision, your best bet might be to do your research and then take a break before choosing. So says a study published in Science. The researchers studied complex decisions, such as picking a new car, and easy choices, such as buying new oven mitts

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  8. Risk Takers Have Less Parkinson's

    Feb. 15, 2006 -- Risk takers may be less likely to develop Parkinson's disease, according to a new study. The report, published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, doesn't encourage anyone to get reckless to prevent the brain disease. It also doesn't blame play-it-safe persona

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  9. Spouse's Illness Can Be Deadly to You

    Feb. 15, 2006 -- Seniors who care for their seriously ill spouses may pay the ultimate price. A groundbreaking new study shows that caring for a sick spouse can raise the caretaker's risk of death. For some particularly disabling illnesses -- dementia, in particular -- the toll on the caretaker is w

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  10. Surprising Spin on Women's Self-Esteem

    Feb. 15, 2006 -- Models, long blamed for making women feel badly about their own bodies, might actually improve women's self-esteem about their looks. At least, that might be true of moderately thin models, according to a draft of a study scheduled for publication in the Journal of Consumer Research

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