All articles related to "stress":

‘Be an epidemiologist’

Olivia R. Orta, SD ’18, looks at the role that exposure to social toxins, such as violence, plays in health May 22, 2018 – “In utero, probably,” mused Olivia R. Orta, in response to a question about when…

Income inequality, ill health and the tax bill

Professional medical societies representing more than 560,000 doctors have voiced opposition to the Republican tax bill primarily out of concern for its potential negative impact on the health insurance market, according to a November 30, 2017 article in…

Stress, psychological trauma linked to lupus

Psychological stress associated with exposure to trauma appears to boost the odds of women developing lupus, according to a study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers. Lupus is an autoimmune…

The Scarlet F

Monica Kriete, MPH ’18, describes weight stigma as a toxic exposure, like air pollution. The more you breathe it in, the more it puts your physical and emotional health at risk—from depression to hormonal changes that can lead…

Firefighting puts strain on the heart

Firefighters appear to be at increased risk of heart attack from the stress, heat, and other physical demands of the job, according to a new study by University of Edinburgh researchers. The study and an accompanying editorial were…