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

Contact: Timothy Scarella, MD Email: tscarell@bidmc.harvard.edu For Release: Immediately A winter cough lasting a few days easily could signal lung…

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

Contact: Mary-Frances O’Connor, PhD Email: mfoconnor@email.arizona.edu For Release: Immediately As the oldest scouts in the huge Baby Boomer generation move…

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

Contact: Caroline Doyle, M.A. Email: CarolineDoyle@email.arizona.eduContact: John Ruiz, Ph.D. Email: JohnRuiz@email.arizona.edu For Release: Immediately Surprisingly, poor sleep can affect your…

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SSRI Antidepressants May Improve Blood Sugar For People With Diabetes

Contact: Calum Moulton, MRCPsych Email: calum.moulton@kcl.ac.uk For Release: Immediately Antidepressants are the most frequently prescribed psychiatric drugs in the U.S. …

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Mindfulness May Improve Health By Changing The Brain’s Response To Stress

Contact: J. David Creswell, PhD Email: creswell@cmu.edu For Release: Immediately Mindfulness. It seems like everyone’s talking about it. But what…

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When Conscientiousness Backfires: A Racial Difference?

Contact: Katherine Duggan, PhD Email: dugganka@upmc.edu For Release: Immediately Conscientious people tend to live longer, scientists have found.  And that…

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The Diet-Depression Link: Eat Healthier To Improve Your Mood

Contact: Joseph Firth, PhD Email: J.Firth@WesternSydney.edu.au For Release: Immediately There’s a surprising way to lift our mood during the dips…

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Just Add Caffeine to Work Stress: A Recipe for Feeling Worse

Contact: Lydia Roos, MA Email: lydia.roos@uncc.eduContact: Jeanette M. Bennett, PhDEmail: jeanette.bennett@uncc.eduFor Release: March 9, 2019 Bummed out by ongoing work…

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To Err Is Human, To Forgive Is . . . To Get A Good Night’s Sleep!

Contact: Alyssa Cheadle, PhD Email: cheadle@hope.eduFor Release: March 9, 2019 If you readily forgive people who hurt you—and forgive yourself…

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Harsh Parenting Amid Poverty and Threatening Scenarios Advance Kids’ Biological Aging Clock

Contact: Katherine Ehrlich, PhD Jennifer Sumner,PhD Email: kehrlich@uga.edujs4456@cumc.columbia.edu For Release: March 8, 2019 There’s mounting evidence that growing up poor…

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More New Research Highlights from APS Vancouver Meeting 2019

Contact: See Below For Release: See Below Under stress, visualizing a partner’s face lowers stress as much as having them…

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“Glass Always Half Empty” Pessimists May Be Most Likely To Get High Blood Pressure

Contact: Laura Kubzansky, PhD Email: lkubzans@hsph.harvard.edu For Release: March 7, 2019 Healthy people who are more optimistic are less likely…

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