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Researchers link stress, loss of control to physical frailty in older adults

Researchers link stress, loss of control to physical frailty in older adults

September 28, 2016

In a new study, Warner School of Education researchers have shown that chronic stress and poverty, which are associated with physical frailty in old age, become problematic when these factors result in lower perceptions of control.

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Study: Stress harms childrens brains

Study: Stress harms childrens brains

July 3, 2015

Toddlers growing up in unstable or unresponsive families are significantly more likely to have unhealthy levels of a stress hormone linked to poor cognitive ability, according to new research from the University of Rochester.

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Family instability, stress tied to mental function for poor children

Family instability, stress tied to mental function for poor children

June 20, 2015

In a study of low-income children in the United States, those with more family instability and an emotionally unavailable mother early in life had higher levels of a stress hormone and more learning delays.

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Early stress impacts cognition in low-income kids

Early stress impacts cognition in low-income kids

June 19, 2015

New research has now identified how specific patterns of cortisol activity may relate to the cognitive abilities of children in poverty. The study also outlines how greater instability in family environments, including harsh and insensitive caregiving in the context of poverty, may predict these different types of cortisol activity in children.

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Stress in low-income families can affect children’s learning

Stress in low-income families can affect children’s learning

June 18, 2015

Children living in low-income households who endure family instability and emotionally distant caregivers are at risk of having impaired cognitive abilities according to new research from Rochester’s Mt. Hope Family Center.

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Life stress negatively affects poor children’s cognitive development

Life stress negatively affects poor children’s cognitive development

June 17, 2015

Low-income children exposed to unstable family environments or insensitive caregiving at age of 2 are at increased risk of cognitive delays by age 4, a new study shows. “We found that children’s cortisol levels remained relatively stable across the three years,” said Jennifer H. Suor, a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Rochester, in a press release.

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Why stress can be good for you — no, really

Why stress can be good for you — no, really

June 2, 2015

You used to warn people stress increased the risk for heart disease, depression and made people sick. Why should we now embrace stress? …A researcher from the University of Rochester led a stress study in which half the participants had social anxiety disorder. Researchers found that within the first group, embracing anxiety was equally beneficial to those with the disorder and those without.

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Some Stress Can Be Your Friend

Some Stress Can Be Your Friend

April 8, 2013

Rethink the way we view our shaky hands, pounding heart, and sweaty palms can help people perform better both mentally and physically.

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