Thanks to our new Director of International Development, Dr. Alan Ruth, we are going to be providing members with a summary of recent stress research every other month. We know it can be stressful to try to stay up on all of the research, and navigate through what’s truly helpful. We hope these summaries will help you stay up to date on current findings and serve as fuel for your social media and other outreach efforts. If you have other ideas for providing value to our members and want to pitch in, let us know! And please be sure to tag us on FacebookTwitter and Linked In so we can keep posted on your news as well.

Stress can increase empathy

Pet dogs help kids feel less stressed

Ancient stress response provides clues to cancer resistance

Some veggies each day keeps the stress blues away

How stress may increase risk of heart disease and stroke

Long-term stress linked to higher levels of obesity, hair samples show

Anxiety is a stronger harbinger of alcohol problems than stress

Assessing the impact of stress in age-related macular degeneration

Elevated stress levels among Norway’s youngest children in childcare

Married people have lower levels of stress hormone

Helping nurses cope with postcode stress

Natural chemical helps brain adapt to stress

Stress a common seizure trigger in epilepsy, study affirms

How stress controls hemoglobin levels in blood

Retirement associated with lower stress, but only if you were in a top job

Researchers discover how the brain turns chronic stress into pathological anxiety

Study reverses thinking on genetic links to stress, depression

Maternal stress during pregnancy could influence the biological clock for aging

Reduction of post-traumatic stress symptoms associated with noninvasive technology

Prebiotics may help to cope with stress

Prolonged exposure to work-related stress thought to be related to certain cancers

Stress of major life events impacts women more than men, shows poll of 2,000 people

Study unveils how stress may increase risk of heart disease and stroke

Stress hormones underlie Indigenous health gap in Australia

Genes in children linked to stress, bipolar disorder

Refugees with PTSD regulate stress differently

Orange essential oil may help alleviate post-traumatic stress disorder

Mindfulness meditation training lowers biomarkers of stress response in anxiety disorder

Just breathe: Mindfulness may help freshman stress less and smile more

Mindfulness takes practice

Mindfulness class helped women, but not men, overcome ‘negative affect’

Mindfulness shows promise as we age, but study results are mixed

Mindfulness just as effective as CBT for a broad range of psychiatric symptoms

Mindfulness-focused childbirth education leads to less depression

New risk factors for anxiety disorders

Poor sleep in anxiety, depression may make it harder to see positive

Clinical massage, guided imagery show promise as tools to relieve pain, anxiety and insomnia for hospitalized patients –

Cycling to work could make your day less stressful

Yoga, meditation counters gene expression changes that cause stress

Cannabis does relieve stress, but only at low doses

Lack of sleep fuels harmful inflammatory response to marital stress

Early stress confers lifelong vulnerability causing alterations in a specific brain region

Too much stress for the mother affects the baby through amniotic fluid

Prenatal stress predisposes female mice to binge eating

Does stress lead to lengthier periods of sick leave?

Amygdala activity predicts posttraumatic stress disorder