Why stress of divorce could make you age more quickly: Breakups, bereavements and unemployment can make body’s genetic material deteriorate prematurely

Why stress of divorce could make you age more quickly: Breakups, bereavements and unemployment can make body’s genetic material deteriorate prematurely

Posted by: on Sep 24, 2015 | No Comments

It is one of the most stressful experiences faced by many. But divorce may have a lot more than emotional and financial costs – it could also damage the DNA of those going through it.

Meditation associated with longer telomeres

Meditation associated with longer telomeres

Posted by: on May 23, 2013 | No Comments

Shorter telomeres have been linked to chronic stress. A recent study by Elizabeth Hoge and her colleagues at Harvard looked to determine if specific lifestyle behaviors, such as meditation, might mitigate the effects of stress and show longer telomere lengths.

Chronic pain & phobic anxiety linked with shorter telomeres

Chronic pain & phobic anxiety linked with shorter telomeres

Posted by: on Apr 4, 2013 | No Comments

New studies find that chronic pain and phobic anxiety are linked with shorter telomeres, which suggests that sufferers of these ailments may be aging prematurely and points to ways to reverse that process.

Shortened telomeres & depression significantly reduced bladder cancer patients’ survival

Shortened telomeres & depression significantly reduced bladder cancer patients’ survival

Posted by: on Nov 2, 2012 | No Comments

Recent data presented at the11th Annual AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research revealed shortened telomeres and depression significantly reduced bladder cancer patients’ survival.

Our stressful jobs are making us age faster

Our stressful jobs are making us age faster

Posted by: on Aug 10, 2012 | No Comments

A new study measured the length of telomeres in association with job stress and found that people suffering from the most job stress, tended to have shorter telomeres.