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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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