Topic: stress

Working long hours linked to heavier drinking

Working long hours appears to drive people to drink more alcohol, according to an international study published January 13, 2015 in the journal BMJ (British Medical Journal). Scientists studied data on more than 430,000 people in 14 countries. Workers who clocked more…

Harvard Public Health Magazine Extra: Stress & Health

April 2014 – Michelle Williams, Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and chair of the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, discusses the connections between stress, human biology, and financial constraints. Read the HPH magazine…

Harvard Public Health Magazine Extra: Social Capital & Health

April 2014 - Roseto, Pennsylvania was settled by Italian immigrants who were found to have astonishingly low rates of heart disease in the 1950s. Ichiro Kawachi, chair of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, explains…

Transgender youth at risk for depression, suicide

Transgender youth are more at risk for mental illness, including depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and attempts, and self-harm than their non-transgender peers, according to a new study led by Sari L. Reisner, research scientist at The Fenway Institute and postdoctoral research fellow…

PTSD doubles diabetes risk in women

For immediate release: January 7, 2015 Boston, MA — Women with post-traumatic stress disorder are nearly twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared with women who don’t have PTSD, according to researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the…

Police face higher risk of sudden cardiac death during stressful duties

For immediate release: November 18, 2014 Boston, MA — Police officers in the United States face roughly 30 to 70 times higher risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) when they’re involved in stressful situations—suspect restraints, altercations, or chases—than when they’re involved in…

The Health Burden of Stress

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum at the Harvard School of Public Health event — mounted shortly after the release of a poll on the burden of stress in America by the Harvard School of Public Health…

THRIVE

[FORUM VIDEO] When Arianna Huffington collapsed in 2007 from exhaustion, she recognized a powerful need to reevaluate her priorities. One of the results is her new book, THRIVE: The Third Metric to Re

Managing Stress

[FORUM VIDEO] In this Forum event, expert participants examined what we know about the effects of stress on health and ways in which positive well-being, mindfulness, exercise and nutrition contribute