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  1. Is Tax Day Dangerous for Drivers?

    April 10, 2012 -- Death and taxes may be more closely related than you think. A new study links the income tax deadline day to a rise in fatal motor vehicle crashes. So on tax day -- this year, April 17 -- make sure you buckle up, don't speed, and don't drive if you're tired, distracted, or have bee

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  2. Anger, Stress May Provoke Heart Attacks

    Aug. 31, 2011 (Paris) -- Heart attack survivors who anger easily or who are often stressed out may be setting themselves up for another, potentially fatal heart attack, a new study suggests. Over a 10-year period, more than half of heart attack survivors who had high scores on psychological tests de

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  3. Dieters Tend to Overeat When Stressed

    Aug. 8, 2011 (Washington, D.C.) -- If you diet a lot, you may be more likely to overeat in times of stress, a new survey suggests. Also, people tend to gorge on high-calorie, high-fat junk foods when eating under stress, says study leader Kayla Ten Eycke, MSc, of the department of psychology at the

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  4. How Common Is 'Broken Heart Syndrome'?

    July 19, 2011 -- Stress can stun heart muscle, causing symptoms that mimic a heart attack. This disorder, which is called "stress cardiomyopathy" or "broken heart syndrome," is most common in older women, typically striking after a major physical strain like surgery or mental hardship like the death

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  5. City Life Affects Brain's Response to Stress

    June 23, 2011 -- The brains of people who live in cities react more strongly to stress than those who live in small towns and rural areas, a new study shows. The study is published in the journal Nature. It may help explain why mood disorders like depression and mental illnesses like schizophrenia a

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  6. How Making Music Reduces Stress

    When she needs relief from the grind of delivering major proposals, Dana Marlowe, 33, of Washington, D.C., makes some noise. "I cruise right into my toddler’s playroom, and I just jam out with his toys -- the xylophone, the baby piano. I almost have 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' down," says Marlow

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  7. Walnuts Reduce Stress

    Oct. 6, 2010 -- Regularly eating a handful of walnuts can affect the blood pressure response to stress, according to a new study. “People who show an exaggerated biological response to stress are at higher risk of heart disease,” study author Sheila G. West, PhD, of Pennsylvania State University, sa

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  8. Rejection Affects Health

    Aug. 2, 2010 -- Rejection triggers responses in the body that can increase a person’s risk for maladies such as asthma, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and depression, a new study says. Scientists at UCLA recruited 124 healthy young adults to participate in a lab-based test aimed at determining w

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  9. Mom's Voice Soothes Stress, Even by Phone

    May 13, 2010 -- A kind word from mom by phone may be as good as a hug in calming the frayed nerves of frazzled daughters, a new study indicates. In the study, which involved 61 girls aged 7 to 12, researchers say a mere phone call from their moms helped reduce the stress levels of the youngsters. Le

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  10. How Anger Hurts Your Heart

    If you knew that frequent anger might raise your risk of heart disease significantly, would you continue to blow off steam by yelling and smashing things during an argument or getting furious if the office email crashes during a rushed, stressful day? It's time for hot heads to take heed: Increasing

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