New findings suggest how stress may trigger gray hair

Harvard scientists have found evidence to support long-standing anecdotes that stress turns hair gray.

Jessica Lau | Jan. 22, 2020 | harvard
~8 mins   

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PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer

A new study finds that women who have greater numbers of PTSD symptoms are at an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.

Christopher Sweeney | Sept. 5, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

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Crafting soldiers’ songs of pain — and yet hope

A project to write songs using individual soldiers’ combat experiences appears to help them overcome haunting memories of war, lessening the impact of trauma held too close for too long.

Alvin Powell | Feb. 1, 2019 | harvard
~11 mins   

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Financial stress linked to heart disease risk among African-Americans

In a new study, researchers found that African-Americans who experienced moderate to high financial stress had an increased risk of developing heart disease compared with those who did not report such stress.

Elaine St. Peter | Jan. 17, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

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