Stress triggers a hormonal fight-or-flight reaction that speeds up the heart and quickens breathing. In small amounts, stress is natural and may even be beneficial. But learning to manage stress is key to preventing health problems such as depression or insomnia.
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By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) — By slowing down the programmed response rate on implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), doctors can reduce the number of shocks these devices deliver without causing a significant increase in the risk of fainting or death, new research suggests. “The aim of [our] study was to evaluate a [...]
THURSDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) — U.S. veterans who suffered major limb injuries in combat showed little improvement with mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the two years after receiving treatment for their wounds, researchers report. Their pain levels showed the most improvement three to six months after their [...]
By Amanda GardnerHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) — Eugene King ran away from home at the age of 16, the start of a lifelong pattern of drug abuse, crime and incarceration. In retrospect, King said, he realizes he was using illicit drugs at least in part to self-medicate a variety of psychiatric conditions. But he [...]
The hassles and deadlines at work may leave you frazzled, but they won’t raise your risk for cancer, new research suggests. Despite earlier studies suggesting an association between work stress and cancer, an international team of researchers found that it wasn’t linked to colorectal, lung, breast or prostate cancers.
Emotionally exhausted women are much more sensitive to sounds when they are stressed, according to a new study. For some of these women, even a normal conversation can be painful, Swedish researchers found. Doctors may need to consider patients’ stress and exhaustion levels when treating hearing problems, the study suggests.