Bad News May Cause More Stress for Women Than Men, University Of Montreal Study

Published: Oct 11, 2012

When reading the morning paper, women may take bad news to heart more than their male counterparts, a new study found. The Canadian study of 56 people found women who read negative news stories were more reactive to stressful situations later on. “If you are reading the paper every morning while drinking your cup of coffee and have a stressful day ahead, it is important to learn stress management techniques to help you through the rest of the day,” said author Marie-France Marin, a neuroscientist at the University of Montreal and lead author of the study, published today in the journal PLoS One.

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