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Key Takeaways General stress and socio-economic issues increase one’s risk for many diseases and mortality. Scientists don’t know the exact mechanism yetOne possible explanation could be cellular aging due to stress, with resulting impairment in cell and tissue functionIn this animal study, mice subjected to lifelong chronic psychosocial stress developed several health issues associated with cell aging. This association suggests that stress may, indeed, increase the risk of disease and reduce life expectancy Actions to…

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the US and an estimated one-third of the North American adult population struggles with anxiety at one point in their lives. This is an increasingly problematic epidemic that could have a very simple answer. The origins of the emotion tie back to the earliest days of humanity when the approach of predators and life-threatening dangers were common occurrences. When faced with these potentially harmful triggers, physical…