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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Working Solutions to Stress

      July 17, 2000 -- Your spouse just walked out. You can't stop drinking. Your son committed suicide. Where do you turn? More and more people struggling with such crises are going to their employers -- not just for sympathy, but for professional advice. Fifty-six percent of companies with more than 100

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    6. More Than Half of All Women Report: 'We're Stressed!'

      June 1, 2000 (New York) -- Have you ever caught a cold after a big event? Or craved a candy bar when under deadline pressure at work? Ruth, 29, senior accountant at an electronic commerce company in New York City certainly has. And she?s hardly alone. These are some of the classic effects of stress,

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    7. Are You Being Infected by Stress?

      May 25, 2000 (Los Angeles) -- Many people find that they get sick more easily when they are under a lot of stress. Now researchers have found a possible reason why: The hormones our bodies release in response to stress stimulate the growth of some common bacteria. They presented their findings at a

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    8. Graduate School Can Be Bad for Your Health

      May 10, 2000 -- Call her the typical grad school student. At age 27, Marni Silverman is studying neuroscience at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. A hard-working student in her third year, she's faced with the oral exam for her thesis. Now she's obsessing about reworking it. "Everybody

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    9. Getting a Grip on Roadway Anger

      April 21, 2000 -- He was a college freshman, a hothead who drove a pickup, very often on someone's bumper. He sometimes forced drivers off the side of the road. In his back seat was a baseball bat -- to defend himself, and to threaten those who angered him. One night, a young girl did just that. She

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    10. Yet Another Reason to Avoid Stress: Sudden Death

      Jan. 17, 2000 (Minneapolis) -- In one of the first studies to show a link between mental stress and death, researchers at Yale University School of Medicine have found that stress may actually lead to sudden death. The findings are particularly important in people with a history of certain irregular

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