Psychology & Psychiatry

Stress from work, home can harm women's hearts

Even with supportive spouses, many women still find themselves helping the kids with homework and cleaning up household messes, often while scrambling to make dinner after a 10-hour workday filled with deadlines and challenging ...

Pediatrics

Children with chronic illness can have normal life satisfaction

(HealthDay)—Children with chronic illness have lower general health, but their life satisfaction is comparable to that of their peers without chronic illness, according to a study published online May 6 in Pediatrics.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers find connection between heart rate and peer victimization

Penn State Scranton assistant professors of psychology Karin Machluf and P. Douglas Sellers II, along with their colleague, Christopher Aults from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, have found in a study that heart rate reactivity ...

Medications

Low self-esteem connected to greater risk for opioid use

Health, family and romance problems appear to be the particular life stressors most associated with increased risk for using opioids to cope, and individuals with low self-esteem appear to be at risk for these connections, ...

Health

Age affects how we predict and respond to stress at home

A recent study finds that older adults are better than younger adults at anticipating stressful events at home - but older adults are not as good at using those predictions to reduce the adverse impacts of the stress.

Immunology

Defending against environmental stressors may shorten lifespan

A shorter life may be the price an organism pays for coping with the natural assaults of daily living, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues in Japan. The scientists used fruit ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Genetic mechanism prevents kidney injury after severe dehydration

Millions of people die every year from dehydration as a result of exposure and illness. In humans, even the most minor dehydration can compromise the kidneys causing lifelong, irreparable issues or even death. However, some ...

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