Waiting Period After Breast Biopsy Triggers High Stress Hormone Levels, Study Finds

Women who are waiting for the results of a breast biopsy have stress hormone levels equivalent to those of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer, according to a study published recently in the journal Radiology, the New York Times reports. For the study, researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School […]

Health May Be Adversely Affected By The Wait For Biopsy Results

Women who’ve had a breast biopsy know the anxiety of waiting for the results, but that stress may cause adverse health effects, according to a new study published in the March issue of Radiology. “When women express how taxing it is to have to wait for results, the medical establishment may dismiss their feelings as […]

Study Of Religious Activity Finds Benefit In Mental Health Of Women

For many, religious activity changes between childhood and adulthood, and a new study finds this could affect one’s mental health. According to Temple University’s Joanna Maselko, Sc.D., women who had stopped being religiously active were more than three times more likely to have suffered generalized anxiety and alcohol abuse/dependence than women who reported always having […]

Develop A Stress-Free Holiday Plan That Includes Time To Enjoy The Holidays, California

Most Americans are worried that holiday stress could affect their health according to the American Psychological Association. To combat stress during the holidays the recommendation is to take time to relax and enjoy the season. The Napa Valley’s Calistoga Oasis Spa has developed two spa specials to provide the pleasurable, relaxing activities recommended as a […]

Workplace Stress Costing Employers Billions – Britain’s Bosses Unaware Of The True Scale Of The Problem

Britain’s bosses are unaware of the scale of mental ill health in their workplaces or the enormous financial toll they can take, according to a new Position Statement issued by the Faculty of Public Health (FPH). Mental health problems like stress, anxiety and depression caused or made worse by work are by far the biggest […]

Brain Imaging Reveals Gender Differences In How Individuals Cope Under Stress

According to a study that appears in the current issue of SCAN (Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience), researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine discuss how men and women differ in their neural responses to psychological stress. “We found that different parts of the brain activate with different spatial and temporal profiles for […]

New Book On Avoiding Holiday Family Feuds Between Women Relatives

Holidays bring families together often for dinners and activities, but sometimes, emotional dramas between women family members can stir up chaos, instead of goodwill, says a Penn State researcher. Dr. Cheryl Dellasega, professor of humanities and women’s studies in Penn State’s College of Medicine, examines the even harsher reality of female family feuds — sisters […]