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  1. Can Stress Increase Your Risk for Having a Stroke?

    May 31, 2001 -- If stress gets your blood boiling, try to take it down a notch. You may be at increased risk for stroke, according to a new study from epidemiologists who studied a large group of Finnish men for 11 years. Men whose blood pressure shot up when they were exposed to stress had a 72% hi

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  2. Layoffs, Work Stress Linked to Injury and Illness

    April 16, 2001 -- A new study now links the threat of layoffs to workplace injuries. And a second study shows that even people who keep their jobs say work stress and job pressure is hurting their health. The two reports in the new issue of the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology sound an alar

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  3. Vacations, Weekends Make You Sick?

    March 9, 2001 -- You'll find them basking, backpacking, boating -- from sunny Cancun to the Blue Ridge Mountains to the local fishing hole -- trying to escape everyday work stress. But for this slim minority of the nation's workforce, vacations and even run-of-the-mill weekends are fraught with head

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  4. Being Uptight Could Be a Bad Stroke of Luck

    Feb. 14, 2001 -- Impatient? Self-conscious? Deep thinker? Then chances are that if you have a stroke, your symptoms will be worse and your recovery more complicated than if you were a bit more relaxed and outgoing, according to research presented here at the American Stroke Association meeting in Fo

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  5. Beating Stress -- on the Drums

    Feb. 9, 2001 -- Five years ago neurologist Barry Bittman didn't even know what a 'drum circle' was. He was attending a conference and had just given a presentation on laughter and immunity when a music therapist pulled him aside and asked him if he wanted to go to a drum circle. Bittman recalled giv

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  6. How You React to Stress May Affect How Your Clothes Fit

    -->Hand me the candy jar -- it's been that kind of day. When feeling frazzled, we likely reach for some soothing chocolate. Now, new research confirms those urges: Stress makes you eat more -- especially more sweets -- because it increases levels of a hormone called cortisol. That's bad news, becaus

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  7. Stress and Gender

    Nov. 6, 2000 -- Susan Sellers' life is harried; so is her husband Mitchell's. Together, the couple run a demanding and rapidly growing furnishings business in Santa Monica, Calif., and share responsibility for Eli, their 2 1/2-year-old son. Their days are long and pressured, and both feel the strain

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  8. Stress May Cause Fat Around the Midsection in Lean Women

    Sept. 22, 2000 (New York) -- They may look thin, but even some slender women have problems with fat. A new study finds that lean women who are stressed-out may be more likely to have "spare tires" around their midsections -- which increases their risk of certain diseases, including heart disease and

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  9. Women, Men, and Approaches to Stress

    Sept. 8, 2000 -- Anyone who has ever had a psychology course during the past 50 years has heard about the 'fight-or-flight' stress response -- that supposedly automatic human response to a threat that has been linked to a plethora of health problems, including heart disease. But when it comes to wom

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  10. Nicotine Equals Stress Relief? Not So Fast, Experts Say

    Aug. 14, 2000 (Chicago) -- Reaching for a cigarette to relieve stress? Of course! It's widely believed that nicotine helps calm you down. Speaking at a tobacco and health conference here, Alan Leshner, PhD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, cited the substance's effect against anxiet

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