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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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Working Through Emotional Trauma May Lead To A Longer Life for HIV Patients

Contact: Gail Ironson, M.D., PhD Email: g.ironson@miami.eduFor Release: March 7, 2019 Patients in the middle range of HIV illness who…

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Purpose in Life—An Overlooked Link For Why Religious People Live Longer

Contact: Alyssa Cheadle, PhD Email: cheadle@hope.eduFor Release: March 7, 2019 There’s strong evidence that religious people enjoy better health and…

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Boys Heavily Hit By Depression Symptoms Most Likely To Be Smokers By Their 30s

Contact: Karen Matthews, PhD Email: matthewska@upmc.eduFor Release: Immediately Boys who reported feeling the symptoms of depression most often when they…

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Poor Match in Anger Styles May Shorten Spouses’ Lives

Contact: Kyle Bourassa, M.A. Email: KyleBourassa@email.arizona.edu For Release: Immediately We have all seen married couples who look like stark opposites…

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Mom’s Mental Health and Home Stimulation Influence Hispanic Children’s Risk for Obesity

Contact: Gwen Tindula, M.S. Email: gntindula@berkeley.edu For Release: Immediately The urgent U.S. public health problem of childhood obesity takes a…

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Who Knew? Marriage Affects the Gut— And That Can Change Your Health

Contact: Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, PhDEmail: Janice.Kiecolt-Glaser@osumc.edu For Release: Immediately Surprisingly, marriage can have a powerful impact on the trillions of microbes…

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Pain and the Brain—New Studies Show Powerful, Interesting Links

Contact: Mustafa al’Absi, PhD Email: malabsi@d.umn.edu For Release: Immediately With chronic pain such a huge public health problem—affecting about one…

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Coming Out LGBT: Full Disclosure to Family Linked to Less Stress Hormone

Contact: Peggy Zoccola, PhD Email: zoccola@ohio.edu For Release: Immediately An emotional milestone in the life of every gay, lesbian or…

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A Serene Approach to Daily Stress May Help the Older Mind Stay Sharp

Contact: Robert Stawski, PhD Email: Robert.Stawski@OregonState.edu For Release: Immediately We all face petty daily stressors: the doctor keeps you waiting…

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Stress Can Increase Unhealthy “Couch Potato” Behavior – But Only Certain Kinds of Stress

Contact: Keith Diaz, Ph.D. Email: kd2442@columbia.edu Lots of sitting is known to endanger health: The more time people spend sitting,…

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