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Sep 15, 2020 - New research finds that after a night of shorter sleep, people react more emotionally to stressful events the next day -- and they don't find as much joy in the good things. This has important health implications: previous research shows that being unable to maintain positive emotions in the face of stress puts people at risk of inflammation and even an earlier death.
Sep 15, 2020 - New research has shown for the first time that people over 50 who report higher levels of loneliness are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life.
Sep 14, 2020 - The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to negative mental health effects for many in the U.S., according to new Penn State research. But the researchers also found that some coping techniques -- like wearing masks and focusing on self-care -- were linked with positive mental health.
Sep 10, 2020 - The death of a family pet can trigger a sense of grief in children that is profound and prolonged, and can potentially lead to subsequent mental health issues.
Sep 10, 2020 - The vast way in which you describe your emotions can reveal your lived experience and wellness status.
Sep 9, 2020 - A team of scientists is shedding new light on the gene regulatory pathways activated by cortisol, a hormone secreted in response to stress. Their research helps explain why exposure to chronic stress early in life shortens lifespan and contribute to age-related chronic diseases later in life -- long after the source of stress has been removed.
Sep 8, 2020 - In a study of twins, people who reported increasing their physical activity after the start of -19 stay-at-home orders reported higher levels of stress and anxiety than those whose activity levels stayed the same.
Sep 3, 2020 - New research shows U.S. adults who experience common symptoms of anxiety and depression are at greater risk of delaying medical care and not receiving non-COVID-19 medical care amidst the pandemic.
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