People Create Differing Stress Responses

People faced with stressful situations display a number of different coping behaviors, and those behaviors can affect them the following day, a study has found.

The findings, by researchers from North Carolina State University, are based on a pilot study of older adults.

Gender Can Determine Response to Illness

Gender and personality are crucial in how people cope with physical and mental illness, according to a new paper.

Researchers from Washington State University and the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, found that while men are less affected by a single-symptom illness, they are more affected by illnesses with a few symptoms.

The Beauty of Aging

by Eve Marx

How did I feel seeing Joni Mitchell’s 71-year-old face splashed across the cover of a national magazine? What was my reaction to the image of writer Joan Didion’s 80-year-old visage shilling for the designer Celine? Was it shock? Amusement? Was it indignation I felt, or was it a touch of jealousy? I’m still sorting out how I feel, as I imagine are many other older women.


Do You Have a “Subclinical” Eating Disorder?

According Stanford psychologist Dr.

Airport Screening Misses Half of Disease Cases

Scientists have shown that airport screening for disease will often miss half or more of infected travellers, but can be improved by customizing to pathogens. The findings were published in February 2015 in the journal eLife.


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