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To Ease Stress, Reach for Fruit
Yoga, exercise, therapy and meditation can all help ease stress, but fruit arms your body against it. It seems to be about flavonoids.
Pets Are Good Therapy
You don't have to own a pet to enjoy the stress-reducing benefits of human-animal interaction. Therapy animals can calm and clear the mind.
Omega-3s Boost Longevity
Stress brings cellular aging that shows up in the tips of chromosomes. Omega-3 fatty acids, even in supplements, can prevent this damage.
Eating Disorders Rise During Lockdown
Some young adults, struggling with stress and depression brought on by the COVID lockdown, have developed eating disorders.
Blue Collar Jobs Pose High Risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Factory, warehouse and construction workers are more at risk for CTS than office workers. Watch for tingling and numbness in your hands.
Lower BP Early to Cut Stroke Risk
It's not just high blood pressure that puts Blacks at four times more risk for a stroke. Racism and economic stress contribute, too.
Media Violence and Mass Shootings
As depictions of violence in the media go up, so does gun violence. There are things you can do to break the cycle, especially in kids.
The Pandemic Pushes Moms Out of the Workforce
School closures may be good for public health, but they wreak havoc on women's work lives, causing stress and undermining years of progress.
College Students' Mental Health Takes a Dive
Lockdowns have made campus life especially stressful and isolating. As a result, anxiety and depression are skyrocketing among students.
Cold Sores, Unwelcome Companions
Stress, sun and sickness can make the immune system vulnerable to bouts with the herpes simplex virus.
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