The Happiness Edge: More Cheer, Less Gloom Over Time Linked To Better Health

Contact: Emily Willroth, PhD For Release: Immediately It’s well-documented that happier people tend to live healthier, longer lives than more…

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Childhood Adversity: Sex Differences in Puberty Effects for Puerto Rican Youth

Contact: Shakira Suglia, ScD, MS For Release: Immediately Childhood adversity, including experiences of abuse and neglect, bear a strong link…

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Loving Parents May Erase Higher Cold Virus Risk That Comes With Growing Up Poor

Contact: Sheldon Cohen, PhD For Release: Immediately Growing up with parents with few assets, a low income and little education…

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Having At Least Four Close Relationships Might Curb Mortality Risk for Widowed Older Adults

Contact: Atina Manvelian, MA For Release: Immediately The death of a spouse, an experience sure to become increasingly common for…

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Healthier Lifestyle Habits for Kids: A Possible Link with Less ADHD

Contact: Paul Veugelers For Release: Immediately About one out of every eight U.S. boys and one in 18 girls has…

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How Poverty Endangers the Teeth: New Immune System Link Found

Poorer people are more likely than the better off to have periodontal disease—inflamed and bleeding gums, cavities and teeth that are so infected they must be pulled.

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Key Racial Difference Found in Health Benefits of Rising Income and Education

White adults who have reached a higher socioeconomic class across their life course tend to enjoy a drop in their inflammation levels—and so lower risk for disease—but that’s not true for blacks, a novel new study suggests.

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When a Spouse Dies: Keeping Your Emotions to Yourself May Hinder Health

The death of a spouse can take a sobering toll on the health of the surviving partner: Within six months of their wife’s death, widowers are nearly twice as likely as similar married men to die themselves while widows have a 10% to 20% higher death rate than comparable married women.

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Sleeping Too Much or Too Little and Erratic Sleep May Impair Stress Response in Youth with Bipolar Disorder

Contact:Melynda Casement, PhDPeter Franzen, PhD For Release: Immediately Social stress and poor sleep habits are quite common among healthy adolescents.…

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Depression May Worsen the Unhealthy Impact of Discrimination on Blacks

Contact: Danielle Beatty Moody, PhD For Release: Immediately Black people’s risk of suffering a stroke between the ages of 45…

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