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Preventing chronic pain with stress management

For chronic pain sufferers, such as people who develop back pain after a car accident, avoiding the harmful effects of stress may be key to managing their condition. This is particularly important for people with a smaller-than-average ...

Feb 25, 2013
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Dim the lights on teen night owls

Dim lights, board games and no bedside electronics: an old-fashioned sleepover? Not exactly. This overnight takes place at the University of California, Berkeley, and involves dozens of undergraduate research assistants, ...

Sep 26, 2013
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Optimists better at regulating stress

It's no surprise that those who tend to see a rose's blooms before its thorns are also better at handling stress. But science has failed to reliably associate optimism with individuals' biological stress response – until ...

Jul 23, 2013
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