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

Contact: Alyssa Cheadle, PhD For Release: March 9, 2019 If you readily forgive people who hurt you—and forgive yourself as…

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

Contact: Katherine Ehrlich, PhDJennifer Sumner, PhD For Release: March 8, 2019 There’s mounting evidence that growing up poor can lead…

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More New Research Highlights from APS Vancouver Meeting 2019

Under stress, visualizing a partner’s face lowers stress as much as having them there: Having a romantic partner beside you…

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

Contact: Laura Kubzansky, PhD For Release: March 7, 2019 Healthy people who are more optimistic are less likely than pessimists…

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

Contact: Gail Ironson, MD, PhD For Release: March 7, 2019 Patients in the middle range of HIV illness who work…

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

Contact: Alyssa Cheadle, PhD For Release: March 7, 2019 There’s strong evidence that religious people enjoy better health and live…

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