Health

Can drinking cocoa protect your heart when you're stressed?

Increased consumption of flavanols—a group of molecules occurring naturally in fruit and vegetables—could protect people from mental stress-induced cardiovascular events such as stroke, heart disease and thrombosis, according ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Living a stress-free life may have benefits, but also a downside

Stress is a universal human experience that almost everyone deals with from time to time. But a new study found that not only do some people report feeling no stress at all, but that there may be downsides to not experiencing ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain activity can predict resilience against post-traumatic stress

Why does one person develop post-traumatic symptoms after a stressful event while another does not? Police officers with higher activity in the anterior frontal brain area appear to respond more resiliently to a traumatic ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Poorer mental health smolders after deadly, devastating wildfire

In 2018, a faulty electric transmission line ignited the Camp Fire in Northern California, ultimately consuming 239 square miles and several communities, including the town of Paradise, which was 95 percent destroyed. At ...

Genetics

Genetic analysis of symptoms yields new insights into PTSD

Attempts to identify the genetic causes of neuropsychiatric diseases such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through large-scale genome-wide analyses have yielded thousands of potential links. The challenge is further ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Social support may not ease menopause symptoms

People in menopause experiencing upsetting stressful events are more likely to have worsened menopause symptoms—and the level of social support they receive doesn't seem to moderate the impact on symptoms, according to ...

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