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New study sheds light on cannabis and stress reduction

Does regular cannabis contribute to a reduction in feelings of stress and anxiety? or does consumption fuel these symptoms, and create other problems like increased paranoia? A new study looks at the evidence.

How are U.S. states reacting to coronavirus? Data roundup

A series of new studies commissioned by the personal finance site WalletHub explore the different responses to the coronavirus across the U.S., including stress patterns and economic vulnerability.

Q&A: How apps can help to minimize employee stress Special

Can wellness apps help to reduce workplace stress and to help promote mental health and wellness in the workplace? Paul O'Reilly-Hyland discusses the technology with Digital Journal.

Q&A: How nutrients, exercise, and stress can change your genes Special

Is it possible to change your genes? Amid advanced and personalized medicine, science has revealed that general strategies in diet, exercise, and stress reduction are more important than you might think. Dr. Robyn Murphy explains more.

Mystery of how stress causes gray hair revealed

How does stress cause gray hair? The biological processes have long puzzled scientists. Now a new study reveals that it's all down to the body's nervous system and stem cells.

Factors connected to recovery from anxiety identified

Anxiety disorders are widespread in society, however the factors associated with recovery have proven hard to pinpoint. New research identifies three levels of recovery drawn from a study of the Canadian population.

Q&A: For Stress Awareness Day, how can managers help? Special

Data suggests the leading causes of stress for adults are money and work. Adults are consumed by work and it impacts their emotional wellness. What can managers do about this? Business guru Shane Metcalf offers some answers.

Tightly wired and stressed? Deep sleep is the answer, new study

For those who are often anxious or stressed the answer to reducing some of the manifestations is with deep-sleep, according to a new scientific study. Research shows good sleep can rewire the anxious brain.

Op-Ed: A new kind of stress for the modern military – ‘Moral injury’

Washington - Historically, few people are as neglected and ignored by their governments and people as the military. The multigenerational horror stories of vets are grim enough. Now, there’s a whole new form of stress, and not much idea what to do about it.

Self-driving cars may increase commuter stress levels

U.S. citizens, based on a research study, indicate they would rather drive themselves than have an autonomous vehicle drive them. This is due to increased levels of stress stemming from longer transit times.

Study: The most and least stressed U.S. cities revealed

With workplace-related stress alone costing society more than $300 billion per year, understanding and addressing stress levels is important. A new survey from WalletHub presents the most stressed and least stressed cities in the U.S.

Millennials more likely to miss work due to mental health stress

A new survey finds that millennial workers are more likely, when compared with other demographics groups, to miss work due to mental health stress. The survey finds that 50 percent of workers have missed at least one day of work due to stress.

Q&A: New strategy for taming anxiety from leading expert Special

Suffering in silence – this is what numbers continue to reveal about men and mental illness across the U.S. Dr. Loretta Breuning explains what anxiety is and how the ‘rubber ducky method’ works and how it can relieve symptoms.

Which are the most and least stressed U.S. states?

With April being Stress Awareness Month and millennials reporting the highest average stress levels of any generation, a new study reveals the most and least stressed areas of the U.S.

Beware getting too stressed in the evening

Stress is associated with a number of ill-health effects. However, time that stress occurs during a 24-hour cycle appears to exert different effects and this has implications for longer-term health, with stress occurring at night being more dangerous.

Dark chocolate consumption reduces stress

The results of the first human trials examining the influence of dark chocolate consumption on cognition and other brain functions, shows a marked reduction in both stress and markers for inflammation.

New types of workplace stress in the digital era

Digital technologies are not only altering the way that business is conducted, technologies are changing working conditions and the relationship that people have with their work. One downside is with a rise in cases of 'technostress'.

Virtual reality therapy continues to show success

Virtual reality is continuing to show success as a therapeutic method, something which is attracting health organizations and digital health start-ups. It can also be used to address gaming addition.

How businesses can tackle mental health at work

Mental health issues in the workplace create problems for individual worker and they impact on the business in terms of productivity loss. As a result many businesses are investing in new ways of supporting employees.

Finland's basic income experiment is lowering stress levels

For the last five months, Finland has been giving 2,000 citizens unconditional income. The country is already seeing benefits, with one being citizens are reporting decrease stress.

Too much stress for the mother affects the baby: Study

Swiss researchers have found that if an expectant mother is under stress over the long-term, the level of stress hormones in the amniotic fluid rises. This could have implications for the development of the baby.

Why offering positive support can have negative consequences

It may initially seem counterintuitive but psychologists have run studies that show offering positive support to your spouse can have negative consequences in certain circumstances.

Stress relief technology called NuCalm tested

The latest in stress relief techno – NuCalm – was released at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in the U.S. last month. The aim is to assist users in de-stressing from the pressures of modern life.

Artificial intelligence wearable helps lower anxiety

Anxiety and stress represent problems faced by many people. While there are techniques to follow to help manage these conditions these can be difficult to practice as stress rises. What if there was a wearable device that helped?

How to manage social media and cope with newsfeed stress

A few years ago social media was a ‘fun’ activity. Now that it’s embedded in most people’s routines, managing page likes and newsfeeds creates its own special stress. Add to that dealing with unpleasant news and whole new stress factor is created.

New app seeks to lower stress through meditation

A new app, called Aura, combines mindfulness meditations with machine learning to fight stress and anxiety. The developers state the app to be the first meditation app to combine machine-learning with three-minute mindfulness meditations.

How stress on the brain triggers heart attacks

Scientists have confirmed the link between stress, a region of the brain and heart attacks. The research shows why stress can sometimes lead to a heart attack.

Visualizing the effect of stress on the brain

What happens to the brain when a person undergoes a stressful event? What are the longer-term effects of a condition like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? These questions have been recently examined by scientists.

Study: Probiotics reduce stress and anxiety

A study on animals suggests that increased knowledge about gut health could lead to the use of probiotics to alter the microorganisms of the gut and modulate behavioral responses to stress.

Putting stress at bay through memory tests

When people are stressed they tend, sometimes, to become confused and forget things. New research suggests learning by taking practice tests helps to protect the memory against the negative effects of stress.
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