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Teens’ Shorter Sleep Might Signal Higher Risk for Blocked Arteries

Contact: Carmela Alcántara, PhD For Release: Immediately Between the magnetic lure of social media, the constant demands of homework and…

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U.S. Women Veterans of the Vietnam-Era: Health Links Found Decades Later

Contact: Brian Smith, PhD For Release: Immediately Vietnam-era women veterans, now mostly in their 60s, face poorer health-related quality of…

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Expecting Lots of Racist Treatment May Endanger Health For African Americans

Contact: Tené Lewis, PhD For Release: Immediately A consistent link has been found between African Americans’ reported experiences of racism…

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Frontier Research Explores Links Between Emotions, Relationships, Health and Illness

Contact: Bert Uchino, PhD For Release: Immediately It’s now widely understood that emotions can affect health—think of the hostile, frustrated…

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Caution: Long Bouts of Fretful Ruminating May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Contact: Jeffrey Birk, PhD For Release: Immediately A brief unpleasant encounter with your boss could trigger a morning of angry…

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Changes in Romantic Partners’ Feelings Over Time May Affect Health – and Even Lifespan

Contact: Sarah C.E. Stanton, Ph.D. For Release: Immediately Having a partner who you feel understands, cares about and truly appreciates…

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Loneliness at 70-plus — Some Surprising Links To Lifespan

Contact: Páraic O’Súilleabháin For Release: Immediately Loneliness can be lethal:  It has the same impact on longevity as smoking 15…

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When Serious Illness Strikes: Effective Ways To Ease Anxiety

Contact: Christopher Celano, MD For Release: Immediately It’s understandable that serious medical problems and anxiety often go hand-in-hand.  Now there’s…

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Mega-Anxiety About Health: A Common—And Now Treatable—Condition

Contact: Timothy Scarella, MD For Release: Immediately A winter cough lasting a few days easily could signal lung cancer, a…

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A Spouse’s Death: The Loss That Can Impair Body and Mind

Contact: Mary-Frances O’Connor, PhD For Release: Immediately As the oldest scouts in the huge Baby Boomer generation move through their…

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Poor Sleep — Higher Blood Pressure: Fitful Nights May Endanger Health

Contact: Caroline Doyle, M.A.Contact: John Ruiz, Ph.D. For Release: Immediately Surprisingly, poor sleep can affect your heart.  Although 30 percent…

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SSRI Antidepressants May Improve Blood Sugar For People With Diabetes

Contact: Calum Moulton, MRCPsych For Release: Immediately Antidepressants are the most frequently prescribed psychiatric drugs in the U.S.  A startling…

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