Depending on a caregiver spouse can make men feel like a burden

Husbands who depend on a caregiver spouse are more likely than care-needing wives to feel they are a burden, a new study shows.

Jared Wadley-Michigan | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine caregivers depression gender older-adults relationships stress

Stress hormone may control circadian rhythm

Stress hormones in the blood have a big influence on the brain's circadian rhythm, according to research in rats.

Anders Buch-Larsen | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains circadian-rhythms hormones stress

7 ways grief affects veterans

Though there's been a lot of research on PTSD and the toll of war, little research has focused on grief among veterans. A new study identifies seven themes.

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine depression emotions military post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd suicide veterans wars

Deep sleep can ease your anxious brain

A sleepless night can trigger up to a 30% rise in anxiety levels. But there are several things you can do to get a deep night's sleep.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley | Nov. 5, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety brains sleep stress

PTSD nearly doubles risk for infections

People with PTSD have almost double the risk of developing an infection, researchers find. Men and women face different risks.

Boston University | Oct. 16, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine infections post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd skin urinary-tract-infections

Racial discrimination in childhood may speed aging

Experiencing racial discrimination early in life puts African-American youth at greater risk of accelerated aging, which could signal health issues to come.

Anna Varela - Georgia State | Oct. 1, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging discrimination racism stress

Some people with anxiety would rather worry than relax

To avoid a big swing in emotions, some people would rather just stay worried than relax. The discovery could benefit those with relaxation-induced anxiety.

Katie Bohn-Penn State | Sept. 30, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety emotions mindfulness relaxation-training stress

Why dads are happier than moms

"Care context" may account for why dads are often often happier, less stressed, and less tired than moms.

Katie Bohn-Penn State | Sept. 24, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture emotions families fathers gender mothers parents stress

To cope with stress, change how you think about it

Is stress always bad for us? This video explains how to cope with stress in ways that can help you use it to your benefit and avoid its downsides.

Duke University | Sept. 23, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine emotions stress

Psychiatric care more likely for children of refugees with PTSD

The children of refugees to Denmark were 75% more likely to be in contact with the psychiatric system before they turned 18 if both parents had PTSD.

Cecilie Krabbe-Copenhagen | Sept. 18, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine families immigrations parents post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd refugees trauma

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