Tag Archives: Stress

Medical News Today: Stress: A feeling of control may limit its negative effects

Researchers conducted a study on rats and revealed that the possibility of controlling the source of stress may be key to reducing its impact. Controlling stress is important to reducing its negative consequences. Everybody experiences stress at some point in their lives. Sometimes, stress can be a positive force and lead to positive outcomes. However,… Read More »

Wealthy women are outsourcing divorce stress to ‘concierges’

Gundula Brattke was devastated when her husband had an affair with her friend. but divorcée social group UNtied has introduced her to better people — and helped her heal.Annie Wermiel/NY Post After a heartbreaking divorce, every molehill feels like a mountain. Luckily, you can outsource much of the hiking. For Lori Bookstein, 58, personal finances… Read More »

Stress and Heart Problems

  In our books and blogs we discuss the risk of living under severe stress. Now there is more evidence to support this concern. The European Journal of Preventive Cardiology reported a large study that concluded that people with high stress jobs are at an increased risk for atrial fibrillation.   Such jobs involve high… Read More »

Middle Aged Stress Associated With Smaller Brain Size And Poor Memory

Research has found that middle-aged individuals in their forties and fifties with elevated cortisol levels, a hormone associated with stress, perform worse on cognitive and memory tasks compared to individuals of the same age who have average levels of cortisol. Elevated blood cortisol levels were also linked to smaller brain volumes. One factor that’s getting… Read More »