Browsing All posts tagged under »stress«

Can childhood stress lead to behavioural problems?

August 21, 2011

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Yesterday I was deployed to Birmingham to report on how West Midlands Police faced gun fire from a masked-gang of 30 youths during an organised attack in the area of Aston earlier this month. The chief constable I interviewed, told me he believed this group, which had four handguns, had every intention of injuring or […]

Being top dog may drive you barking mad

July 17, 2011

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Last night I went out for a drink with a colleague (Karate Kid) ¬†who has quite a senior position within the newsroom. He has to out-put edit the programme on a regular basis, which is no mean feat at national level. And he openly confessed that it can be a stressful job. Working to deadlines […]

Tourists in Morocco pose a threat to an endangered species of monkey

June 28, 2011

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Can you believe it’s almost July? Where on earth has the last six months gone? Soon schools will be breaking up and families will be descending on the airports in their droves for their summer getaway. While every government welcomes tourism and the money it can generate for the country; especially in these difficult economic […]

Primal instinct

June 18, 2011

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When an explosion at a chemical plant in Louisiana happened on Tuesday, thousands of primates housed just a mile away at the New Iberia Research Centre had nowhere to go. There are more than 7,000 primates (monkeys and chimps) on site. These animals however were one step ahead of their human relatives and knew ¬†instinctively […]

Baboons unlock the key to human stress

March 5, 2011

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There’s no question about it, stress is bad for you. You don’t need a science degree to work it out. But did you realise that continuous long-term stress can actually shorten your life? Last week I interviewed a woman who suffered years of post-traumatic stress after she was raped by someone she knew. A horrible […]

Don’t get so emotional…

January 22, 2011

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……this is a phrase that the Northerner often says to me after I’ve had one too many drinks. I’m guilty as charged, what can I say? I like to wear my heart on my sleeve. But imagine if you couldn’t clearly express your emotional state. I for one would probably turn the colour of a […]