June 14, 2012

Sorry If the News Stresses You

1 Americans' Stress Levels Are Soaring

According to research conducted by Carnegie Mellon University, Americans across the board now have more stress in their lives than Americans did in 1983, when the Perceived Stress Scale, a series of questions designed to measure stress, was introduced. Between that year and 2009, stress rose for every demographic group in the U.S. at rates ranging from 10 to 30 percent, with stress in women overall up by 18 percent and in men up by 24 percent. In general, stress decreases with age, but consistently across the years women, low-income individuals, and those with less education experience the most stress, although due to recent economic trials, stress among middle-aged, college-educated white men with full-time jobs has risen at nearly twice the rate of other demographic groups.

More at Greenvilleonline.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Health News About Work Stress

Tags: Carnegie Mellon University, Stress, Americans' Stress Levels, Stress in America, U.S. Stress Levels, Rising Stress Levels, U.S. More Stressed, Perceived Stress Scale

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AKA the Black Death

2 Man Suffering from Black Plague Near Death

An Oregon man, believed to have the bubonic or black plague, is near death. It’s believed that the man, in his 50s, who tried to save a mouse from a stray cat, was bitten by one of the animals. He got sick several days later with symptoms that are typical of the plague: stomach pain, dying tissue and bleeding from the nose, mouth and anus. About 10-15 people/year catch the illness in the US; there are about 1000-3000 cases globally/year. Antibiotic treatment is critical yet 1 in 7 cases are fatal, reports the Centers for Disease Control. Rat-borne fleas that carry the illness infect rodents and other animals that can infect humans who are bitten by them. The Black Plague, which leaves victims with blackened, rotted tissue on the nose and mouth, killed 75 million people in 14th C. Europe.

More at Www.nydailynews.com | Posted 5 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Many Travelers Ignorant of Health Risks Abroad

Tags: Centers for Disease Control, Infectious Disease, Bubonic Plague, Black Plague, Black Death

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