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PsychBriefs: September 16-22, 2007
Stressed Women More Likely to Birth Girls A study of 6000 infants and mothers shows that pregnant women with high stress levels are five percent more likely to have girls than relaxed mothers. Researchers suggest that high levels of stress hormones may make...
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Loneliness Alters Genes Related to Immunity
Prior research has shown being lonely means an increased risk for health problems such as Alzheimer's and heart disease. Now a new study shows social isolation actually causes changes in genes related to inflammation and immune system activity. Dr. Steven ...
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Genetic Variation Makes Some More Susceptible to PTSD
Not everyone who experiences trauma develops post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to new research, this may be due to genetic differences which make some people more likely to develop the disorder.
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