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

Contact: J. David Creswell, PhD For Release: Immediately Mindfulness. It seems like everyone’s talking about it. But what exactly does…

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When Conscientiousness Backfires: A Racial Difference?

Contact: Katherine Duggan, PhD For Release: Immediately Conscientious people tend to live longer, scientists have found.  And that makes sense. …

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

Contact: Joseph Firth, PhDFor Release: Immediately There’s a surprising way to lift our mood during the dips of mild depression…

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

Contact: Lydia Roos, MA Contact: Jeanette M. Bennett, PhD For Release: March 9, 2019 Bummed out by ongoing work stress? …

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