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  1. Ranting on Websites May Just Make You Angrier

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- It's so tempting. You read something on a website about a hot-button issue that makes you mad and you've got to respond. Before you know it, you're verbally sparring with a stranger. But you may want to think twice befor

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  2. Hate Overhearing Cell Phone Calls? This May Be Why

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Adding to the list of "really annoying things," new research is pointing the finger at a technology that can turn public spaces into private misery for many: cellphones. The study suggests that cellphone calls, and the half-con

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  3. Hospital Pet Programs Unleash Healing Powers

    March 8, 2013 -- A small but growing number of U.S. hospitals are expanding their visitation policies to allow supervised visits from furry family members. Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, one of the latest hospitals to adopt a visiting policy for pets, had its first patient-owned pet visi

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  4. Bosses Who Bully Poison the Workplace

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Abusive bosses not only cause misery for the employees they target, but they also poison the work environment for the victims' co-workers, a new study indicates. The "secondhand" effects caused by abusive bosses can lead to jo

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  5. Job Stress Doesn't Seem to Raise Risk for Cancer

    Feb. 8, 2013 -- Stress on the job may cause a lot of things, but at least you can rest safe knowing that cancer isn't likely one of them. A new study finds that overall, high job stress was unlikely to be an important risk factor for colorectal, lung, breast, or prostate cancers. It was also not ass

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  6. Young Adults Are Most Stressed Generation: Survey

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Young Americans between 18 and 33 years old -- the so-called millennials -- are more stressed than the rest of the population, according to a new report from the American Psychological Association. What's stressing them out?

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  7. Are Those Who Multitask Most the Worst at It?

    Jan. 24, 2013 -- Next time you see a driver talking on the cell phone and looking confident, you might want to change lanes. People who often talk on cell phones while driving may think they are experts at such multitasking, but they are typically not, says researcher David Strayer, PhD, professor o

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  8. Health and Happiness Are Not Always Linked

    Nov. 15, 2012 -- Think good health is a major predictor of happiness? A study says yes, but there's a catch. The new study adds to the evidence examining the impact of health status on happiness in older adults. Several previous studies suggest that people in poor health -- including those with life

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  9. Stress in Parents Linked to Obesity in Kids

    Oct. 22, 2012 -- One in three kids in America is overweight or obese, and having stressed-out parents may be contributing to these rates, a new study suggests. The more stress the parents report, the more likely their children are to be overweight or obese, the research shows. Why? For starters, str

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  10. Leaders Less Stressed Out

    Sept. 24, 2012 -- It’s easy to presume that people in leadership positions are more stressed because of their heavy workloads and increased responsibilities, but a new study suggests that may not be the case.  It turns out that leaders actually report less anxiety and stress than non-leaders. This i

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