category: health research

The Impact of Maternal Stress on Infants

Family Stress

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have recently given us even more reason to take the effects of stress seriously. According to the newest results of a longitudinal population study, girls who are born into families with high levels of stress are more likely to suffer from anxiety and disruptions in brain function as teenagers. The study, published in the…

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Nurses’ Health Study Findings May 2012

Dear Fellow Nurse, Did you know that thanks to over 235,000 female nurses we have gained a greater understanding of the factors that influence women’s health? The Nurses’ Health Study (NHS), which began in 1976 and was expanded (NHS II) in 1989, collects data from dedicated nurse–participants about disease, hormone use, menopause status and lifestyle factors. Amazingly, response rates to…

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Spreading Wellness Newsletter September 2010

Dear Fellow Nurse, I am writing to personally thank you! You may not realize it, but you were among the first 100 people to visit our website after we launched this summer. Congratulations on your interest in living a healthy, happy life and in helping others enjoy good health too. As I approach my 50th birthday, I am increasingly aware…

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