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Diabetes: How Teen Stress Could Predict Adult Risk
Many people believe that a positive mindset can help them overcome disease. New evidence suggests that the power of the mind-body connection may not only be real, it may also be a two-way street.
Painful Childhoods May Prompt Some to Enlist
For kids who grow up in hostile homes, adverse experiences are common. And for some people, joining the armed forces may be an attempt to leave a negative home life behind.
Serious Stress May Lead People to Turn to Tobacco
Tobacco use remains one of the most preventable causes of illness and death in the United States each year. It seems that some adults may be driven to using tobacco by serious stress.
Kicking the Habit and Being Happier For It
Smoking is clearly tied to negative physical health effects, but what about mental health? Researchers behind a new review set out to explore this topic.
Risk Factors That May Identify Child Abuse
A survey of around 26,000 adults found three factors raised the risk for physical child abuse by 15 times. Healthcare professionals can help keep an eye out for these risks.
Your Brain on Stress & Drinking
Why do people drink when they’re stressed? And why do some people stop after a drink or two and others let things turn into problem drinking?
Quit One for the Team
Would you quit one of your bad habits for $50? What if all of your colleagues got $50 too? Now the pressure is on!
Fight the Urge to Text At the Wheel
Everyone's done it. Red lights pretty much mean a quick sneaky peak at the cell phone. Maybe even shoot a text off real quick; it's always very tempting.
Being Unable to Conceive
The stress of dealing with infertility take both a physical and emotional toll on women's bodies. Now, there's evidence that this stress can lead to mental health conditions as well.
All Coffee Drinkers Aren’t Equal
Caffeine can be a legal way to enhance athletic performance, though studies have shown mixed results. Genetic variation may be the reason caffeine does not work the same for everyone. Many studies have shown that caffeine can increase a person’s athletic performance, but these studies have also shown that these effects are not universal throughout the participants. A new study examines the link between caffeine’s effects and genetic differences between people. Caffeine may give you an extra edge in sports. Dr. Christopher J. Womack, PhD, a researcher and professor at Jam...