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  • Study: Stress hormones may play a role in cancer recurrence

    12/07/2020 1:02:18 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies ^ | December 2, 2020 | Brian P. Dunleavy
    Stress hormones and immune cells called neutrophils may awaken dormant cancer cells and cause tumors to regrow -- even after treatment -- according to a study published Wednesday by Science Translational Medicine. The findings may explain why cancers can return long after seemingly being cured with chemotherapy or surgery, the researchers said. In addition, targeting stress hormones with U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved beta-blockers, typically used to treat irregular heartbeats, potentially could help prevent tumors from returning, they said. "Tumor recurrence may be facilitated by common stress," study co-author Dr. Dmitry Gabrilovich told UPI.
  • How to cope with ‘Election Stress Disorder’

    11/03/2020 3:41:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    WWSB via MSN ^ | 11/02/20 | Marcine Joseph
    SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - This year’s election season has been very intense and has taken a mental toll on many. According to the American Psychological Association, 68% of Americans say that the 2020 presidential election has added significant stress to their life. The APA says this is a large increase from the 2016 presidential election, only 52% said the same thing. Dr. Chippy Ajithan, the Mindful Cardiologist, says when you feel yourself becoming stressed, you can do breathing exercises to help. “The breathing technique does it takes our sympathetic nervous system ...our brains are spinning. It brings it down and...
  • PepsiCo to launch drink to aid sleep as consumers struggle with stress

    09/15/2020 5:11:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    CNBC ^ | Sept. 15, 2020 | Amelia Lucas
    Doctors and dentists are reporting more cases of cracked teeth and insomnia as the coronavirus pandemic takes a toll on the nation’s stress levels. PepsiCo’s latest drink Driftwell is pitching itself as a way to combat the problem. Pepsi employees came up with an idea for a beverage to help consumers de-stress and relax before bed as part of an internal competition started last year by CEO Ramon Laguarta. The concept won, and the food and beverage giant went to work to make it a reality. Emily Silver, vice president of innovation and capabilities at Pepsi’s North American beverages unit,...
  • US Divorce Rates, Depression Soar Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    09/04/2020 11:12:40 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 16 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 9/3/2020 | Eric A. Blair
    It’s not just the loss of jobs, the end of school for children or the nonstop panic the mainstream is stirring up in an effort to knock out President Trump. The COVID-19 panic is having even more profound effects on the American society. “The number of people looking for divorces was 34 percent higher from March through June compared to 2019, according to new data collected Legal Templates, a company that provides legal documents,” Fox News reported. The combination of stress, unemployment, financial strain, death of loved ones, illness, homeschooling children, mental illnesses, and more has put a significant strain...
  • Cleveland Clinic study: Rise in broken-heart syndrome caused by increased stress of coronavirus pandemic

    07/10/2020 12:18:39 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 5 replies ^ | July 9, 2020 | Evan McDonald
    Cleveland Clinic cardiologists have seen a notable increase in cases of broken-heart syndrome during the coronavirus pandemic, indicating the psychological and emotional stress of the crisis is adversely affecting physical health. Broken-heart syndrome, the colloquial name for stress cardiomyopathy, causes dysfunction or failure in the heart muscle. Patients experience symptoms similar to a heart attack, but usually do not have acutely blocked coronary arteries. Doctors commonly attribute it to psychological, social or emotional stress. None of the patients with stress cardiomyopathy that the Clinic observed during the pandemic tested positive for COVID-19. This led researchers to conclude that stress is...
  • Presidential Message on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day, 2020

    06/27/2020 1:20:54 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies ^ | June 27, 2020 | White House
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day is an opportunity to draw attention to PTSD, raise awareness for the treatments available to those affected, and recommit to supporting Americans who are burdened by this disorder.Post-traumatic stress disorder results from having experienced or witnessed a terrifying event.  The most common traumas associated with PTSD are sexual and interpersonal violence, being involved in a car accident, witnessing serious injury or the death of another person, or being in combat.  Those experiencing PTSD often struggle to control their emotions and may have unexpected outbursts, often straining supportive personal relationships and causing them to...
  • SMALL BUSINESS and corona - Freeper Entrepreneurs, post your experiences

    03/15/2020 11:37:10 AM PDT · by BuckeyeGOP · 61 replies
    As a small business owner providing a discretionary home-improvement service I am hyper-focused on how corona could absolutely decimate small businesses, from landscaping to retail to restaraunts and so much more. My observations, (I'm located in Central Ohio), are as follows. First, I am entering what is typically my busiest time of year. As soon as 2 weeks ago business was looking record strong for the coming year. Appointments and sold jobs were almost double what they were same time last year. Then last week everything went from rush to trickle. So far, somehow, I've managed to actually still get...
  • Beat Stress Like a Navy SEAL With This Ridiculously Easy Exercise

    11/12/2019 5:18:33 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 31 replies
    Inc ^ | Melody Wilding
    Like most people, you probably deal with your fair share of workplace annoyances. From the meeting that gets rescheduled yet again to managing your overflowing inbox or navigating the tricky world of team dynamics, your stress levels may spike multiple times throughout a single day. How are some people able to stay calm and productive in response to challenges while others are easily rattled? To find answers, let's look to those who have mastered the art of composure under pressure: The U.S. Navy SEALs. In fact, neural scans show that some SEALs have a remarkable ability to remain calm in...
  • Stressed about climate change? Eight tips for managing eco-anxiety (only 11.25 years left)

    10/21/2019 3:47:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 10/21/19 | Penny Sarchet
    If the prospect of climate change makes you stressed, anxious or depressed, you aren’t alone. With reports of some children becoming terrified by climate change and the protest group Extinction Rebellion holding “grief-tending workshops”, there is an increasing awareness of so-called eco-anxiety. The phenomenon is significant enough that psychotherapists met in London on Saturday to discuss how best to manage the dread and fear people are experiencing over our impact on the planet. “Eco-anxiety is a term that’s used a lot, but it’s misguided if it’s not used in the right way,” said Sarah Niblock of the UK Council for...
  • Mysterious death of former Hezbollah leader

    09/08/2019 2:20:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/9/19
    A former Hezbollah leader was found dead in his apartment outside of Beirut Sunday, Lebanese media outlets reported. Sheikh Ali Hatoum, who was a senior member of the Iranian-backed Shia terrorist organization before his departure from the group two years ago, was found dead in his home in Bourj el-Barajneh, a suburb of Beirut. Citing unnamed sources, Lebanon24 reported that there was “no security action related to the killing of the [Hezbollah]” official, noting that Hatoum was no longer affiliated with the terror group. No cause of death has been reported thus far, and local officials are expected to make...
  • 'I was so livid': Disney heiress visits theme park undercover to see worker conditions

    07/19/2019 5:58:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    Yahoo Movies UK ^ | July 16, 2019 | Rebecca Corey
    As an heiress to the Disney fortune, anything Abigail Disney says about the brand beloved by millions worldwide garners attention. And she’s calling out Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger for his nearly $66 million yearly salary, saying he isn’t doing enough to rectify the huge gap between his own earnings and that of other Disney workers. “Bob needs to understand he's an employee, just the same as the people scrubbing gum off the sidewalk are employees,” Disney said during an interview with the Yahoo News show Through Her Eyes. “And they're entitled to all the same dignity and human...
  • Report: Kit Harrington [Game Of Thrones] Checks Into Rehab For Stress And Alcohol

    05/28/2019 7:21:23 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 28 May 2019 | Katie Jerkovich
    Harrington, who is probably best known for his role as Jon Snow, reportedly checked into the luxury facility in Connecticut called Privé-Swiss several weeks ago ahead of the show’s finale on May 19...The actor broke down in tears when he learned his character on the show would in the end kill his love Daenerys Targaryen.
  • Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

    10/07/2018 8:09:26 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 75 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Dec 6, 2017 | Debbie Weingarten
    snip Rosmann, an Iowa farmer, is a psychologist and one of the nation’s leading farmer behavioral health experts. He often answers phone calls from those in crisis. And for 40 years, he has worked to understand why farmers take their lives at such alarming rates – currently, higher rates than any other occupation in the United States. snip Last year, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that people working in agriculture – including farmers, farm laborers, ranchers, fishers, and lumber harvesters – take their lives at a rate higher than any other occupation. The...
  • N.J. is the most stressed-out state in this stress ball of a country, job site claims

    10/05/2018 4:25:19 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 17 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | October 4, 2018 | Spencer Kent
    You're stressed out. I'm stressed out. We're all stressed out. It's official: New Jersey is the most stressed out state in the U.S. (at least according to a recent report by Zippia). Garden State? More like The Agita State. Is it our long work hours? Having to sit in traffic on Route 1 (probably)? Are there just too many people in this state and we're all driving each other insane?

    10/05/2018 4:09:35 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 29 replies
    Zippia ^ | September 2018 | Heidi Cope
    It’s past five o’clock on a Friday night and you are reading this article as a break from a mountain of work that needs to get done before Monday. You think, well, this is adulting, but at least there is good takeout! But are most Americans pulling all-nighters after graduating college or sitting in traffic for hours a day to get to their jobs? Actually, are many Americans struggling to even find a job?
  • Stress Management Activity (It Really Works!)

    08/21/2018 4:32:32 PM PDT · by waterhill · 26 replies
    email | 08/21/2018 | email
    Stress management technique, recommended in all the latest psychological journals. The funny thing is that it really does work and will make you smile: 1. Picture yourself lying on your belly on a warm rock that hangs out over a crystal clear stream. 2. Picture yourself with both your hands dangling in the cool running water. 3. Birds are sweetly singing in the cool mountain air. 4. No one knows your secret place. 5. You are in total seclusion from that hectic place called the World. 6. The soothing sound of a gentle waterfall fills the air with a cascade...
  • See Why Japanese Women Are Paying to Cry with a 'Handsome' Man

    01/15/2018 6:49:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Nationak Geographic ^ | JANUARY 15, 2018 | Austa Somvichian-Clausen
    In a society that values emotional suppression, see how this attractive man is being paid to make you weep.Even though numerous animal species shed tears, emotional crying is a uniquely human activity. Regardless of the reason behind it, many people believe that expressing one’s emotions in this way can be both cathartic and healthy. In Japan, entrepreneur Hiroki Terai has even adopted this belief as a business strategy. He is the founder of a group crying service that encourages people to cry together while a “handsome weeping boy” wipes their tears away. Known as rui-katsu or "tear-seeking," the practice is...
  • Women Survuve Crisis Better Than Men

    01/10/2018 3:02:14 AM PST · by Makana · 24 replies
    Science Daily ^ | January 9, 2018 | Duke University
    Women today tend to live longer than men almost everywhere worldwide -- in some countries by more than a decade. Now, three centuries of historical records show that women don't just outlive men in normal times: They're also more likely to survive even in the worst of circumstances, such as famines and epidemics.
  • Donkey offers Finals Week stress relief at Montana State

    05/04/2017 2:35:43 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 17 replies
    Yahoo News-AP ^ | May 3, 2017 | Yahoo News-AP
    A donkey named Oliver joined several therapy dogs offering stress relief during Finals Week at Montana State University in Bozeman.
  • Millennials are going bald from too much stress

    05/02/2017 3:41:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Moneyish ^ | 5/01/17 | Catey Hill
    **SNIP** Experts say they’re seeing more people like John and Mabel: men and women as young as 18 who are freaking out about going bald. San Francisco dermatologist Andrea Hui says balding millennials are coming to her more than ever, asking her for everything from natural supplements like Nutrafol to more invasive procedures like PRP, which involves injecting your own plasma into your scalp. New York City stylist Angelo David has seen a “tremendous” number of young and balding clients too: “The new hair extension story is no longer short to long but thin to thick,” he says. “People want...