Pelicans’ Alvarado out 3 weeks, Nance out 2 weeksMarch 1, 2023 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans guard Jose Alvarado will be out at least three weeks and forward Larry Nance Jr. will miss two weeks because of recent injuries, the club announced Tuesday.
Those losses to the roster come as the Pelicans have been sliding down the Western Conference standings with 18 losses in 25 games since star power forward Zion Williamson strained his right hamstring.
Not just for kids: Toymakers aim more products at grown-upsDecember 19, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Since the pandemic, Elizabeth Hulanick has turned to toys from her childhood to relieve stress.
She and her co-workers chip in to buy Legos at Target and play at their desks. She also started playing with Silly Putty again, noting she felt comforted by the bouncy rubbery stuff that changes colors.
Hoffman, Palmer lead QBE Shootout with a 56 in a scrambleDecember 9, 2022 GMT
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Charley Hoffman and Ryan Palmer are making their 10th appearance in the QBE Shootout. Friday was their first time as partners, and they posted a 16-under 56 in a scramble format for a two-shot lead.
Wisconsin youth health survey shows stress up since COVID-19December 7, 2022 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — More than half of Wisconsin high school seniors surveyed in the fall of 2021 reported having significant problems with feeling very anxious, nervous, tense, scared or like something bad was going to happen, according to a health risk survey.
After hurricanes, program aims to help alleviate stressNovember 13, 2022 GMT
SLIDELL, La. (AP) — The 10 women gathered on yoga mats in a New Orleans suburb, the lights dimmed.
“I'd like to invite you to close your eyes," instructor Stephanie Osborne said in a soothing voice from the front of the room.
Does adversity make you stronger? Scientists say not alwaysOctober 31, 2022 GMT
There’s an old saying that adversity makes you stronger. Real life shows that’s not always true, but the adage highlights an evolving debate among scientists about resilience.
After traumatic events and crises such as child abuse, gun violence or a pandemic, what explains why some people bounce back, while others struggle to cope?
Cal’s Gray twins, SSU’s Zandonella-Arasa honored by CalHOPEOctober 20, 2022 GMT
Twin sisters Anysa and Amaya Gray have overcome a rough early life and tough start at California to succeed on and off the field.
The Gray twins, who play soccer for the Golden Bears, and Sonoma State soccer player Lexi Zandonella-Arasa are the October recipients of the CalHOPE Courage Awards.
US adults should get routine anxiety screening, panel saysSeptember 20, 2022 GMT
U.S. doctors should regularly screen all adults under 65 for anxiety, an influential health guidelines group proposed Tuesday.
It’s the first time the U.S.
Californians asked to conserve power amid brutal heat waveSeptember 3, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Californians sweltering in the West’s lengthening heat wave were asked to reduce air conditioning and cut other electricity use again during critical hours Friday and again Saturday to prevent stress on the state’s electrical grid that could lead to rolling blackouts.
School districts move to ease teacher stress, burnoutAugust 27, 2022 GMT
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — With Prince’s “Raspberry Beret” blaring in the background, about 20 New Hampshire educators grabbed wooden sticks and began pounding their tables to the beat.
Emily Daniels, who was leading a two-day workshop on burnout, encouraged the group including teachers, school counselors, occupational therapists and social workers to stand up inside a hotel conference room.
Boredom, loneliness plague Ukrainian youth near front lineAugust 15, 2022 GMT
SLOVIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Anastasiia Aleksandrova doesn’t even look up from her phone when the thunder of nearby artillery booms through the modest home the 12-year-old shares with her grandparents on the outskirts of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine.
Parkland jurors must manage trial stress on their ownJuly 16, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The jurors chosen to decide whether Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz is executed will visit a bloodstained crime scene, view graphic photos and videos and listen to intense emotional testimony — an experience they will have to manage entirely on their own.
Vermont pilot links farmers to peers during stressful timesJune 16, 2022 GMT
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A state-sponsored nonprofit is starting a farmer peer support network to help Vermont farmers deal with stress and address their mental health needs.
Campus ministries, counselors join to tackle mental healthJune 1, 2022 GMT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As student anxiety skyrockets, campus ministries are trying to help by not only offering the comforts of faith and community, but also creating collaborations with mental health professionals.
In Your Debt: How debt-related stress affects body and mindMay 20, 2022 GMT
Being in debt feels like you’re always a step behind. It doesn’t help that debt is spoken about as something that’s your fault — too much online shopping, or too many pricey pitchers of mimosas at brunch.
Workers grapple with new stresses as they return to officeMay 8, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Last summer, Julio Carmona started the process of weaning himself off a fully remote work schedule by showing up to the office once a week.
The new hybrid schedule at his job at a state agency in Stratford, Connecticut, still enabled him to spend time cooking dinner for his family and taking his teenage daughter to basketball.
With students in turmoil, US teachers train in mental healthApril 4, 2022 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As Benito Luna-Herrera teaches his seventh-grade social studies classes, he is on alert for signs of inner turmoil. And there is so much of it these days.
One of his 12-year-old students felt her world was falling apart.
USC’s Scoles, Butte’s Andrews finalists for CalHOPE CourageMarch 1, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julia Scoles and Peter Andrews have faced much adversity throughout their college careers but both are hoping their journeys to overcome it will help others.
Scoles, a beach volleyball player at Southern California, and Andrews, who plays baseball for Butte College, have been named the first finalists for the CalHOPE Courage Award.
4 ways to tame financial stress and save for retirementFebruary 9, 2022 GMT
Maybe you feel like you don’t earn enough. Or you don’t understand how investing works. Or maybe you can’t organize your finances. These are factors that can lead to financial stress and set back your retirement savings.
California’s first surgeon general resigns after 3 yearsFebruary 2, 2022 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's first surgeon general has resigned, saying Wednesday that she is “prioritizing care for myself and my family” three years after taking the position.
Shiffrin talks about watching Biles deal with Olympic stressFebruary 2, 2022 GMT
Alpine skiing superstar Mikaela Shiffrin was paying attention when gymnastics superstar Simone Biles opened up about being burdened by “the weight of the world” and sat out a string of finals at the Tokyo Olympics six months ago.
Pandemic stress drives some Colorado teachers from classroomJanuary 16, 2022 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Diane Santorico was a year shy of completing her third decade as a teacher when the profession that once gave her so much joy nearly stole all of it.
Lipinski, Weir and White evaluate nationals and OlympicsDecember 24, 2021 GMT
So you think the Olympics frazzle the nerves more than any event? Well, how about just getting to the games?
Three of America's premier skaters of yore — Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski, silver medalist Tanith White and three-time U.S.
Pandemic stress weighs heavily on Gen Z: AP-NORC, MTV pollDecember 6, 2021 GMT
Isolation. Anxiety. Uncertainty. The stresses of the coronavirus pandemic have taken a toll on Americans of all ages, but a new poll finds that teens and young adults have faced some of the heaviest struggles as they come of age during a time of extreme turmoil.
No. 1 Georgia braces for tough Tide after stress-free seasonNovember 29, 2021 GMT
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Should top-ranked Georgia face late-game stress against Alabama in the Southeastern Conference championship game on Saturday, it will be a first for the Bulldogs.
Schools shift learning, take days off to ease COVID stressNovember 18, 2021 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's largest school district said it will switch to online learning on Fridays in December in response to rising COVID-19 cases and the need for mental health relief.
Maine to expand mental health help for farmersNovember 12, 2021 GMT
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is using a federal grant to try to help the state's farmers deal with stress.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has given the state $500,000 toward the effort. Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner Amanda Beal said Wednesday the grant would support the Maine Farmer and Rancher Stress Assistance Network.
Leaders stress need for more veterans centers in MinnesotaNovember 11, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four Minnesota political leaders toured a veterans center in St. Paul on Thursday to pay tribute to those who served in the military and call for better access to mental health care and readjustment services for veterans.
GE Profile Launches First-of-Its-Kind Turkey Mode to Ease Cooking Stress for the Most High-PressureNovember 8, 2021 GMT
Federal grant to aid mental health efforts in rural KentuckyNovember 5, 2021 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal grant awarded to Kentucky will support initiatives dealing with stress, mental health and suicide prevention in rural communities, state Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said.
Grant to expand stress-related services for Vermont farmersOctober 25, 2021 GMT
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A federal grant will help to expand stress-related and mental health services for Vermont farmers, the state agency of agriculture said.
The $500,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant will help to build on the programs of the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network, Northeast, officials said last week.
Indiana receives $500K grant to help with farm stressOctober 11, 2021 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is partnering with the Indiana Rural Health Association and Purdue Extension to reduce mental health stigma in farm communities and connect people to stress assistance programs.
Navajo Nation reports 51 more COVID-19 cases, 1 new deathsOctober 9, 2021 GMT
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Friday reported 51 more COVID-19 cases and one additional death.
It was the third consecutive day that the tribe reported at least one coronavirus-related death after going six days in a row with no additional deaths.
Vaccines are here. School’s open. Some parents still agonizeOctober 5, 2021 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Eight days into the school year, all five of Amber Cessac’s daughters, ages 4 to 10, had tested positive for COVID-19.
Having them all sick at once and worrying about long-term repercussions as other parents at their school, and even her own mother, downplayed the virus, “broke something inside of me,” Cessac said.
Head of North Carolina alcohol board resigns, cites stressSeptember 20, 2021 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The chairman of the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission has resigned from the board, citing anxiety over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the agency’s recent challenges with liquor distribution.
State lawmaker accused of kicking boy: Stress caused ‘mania’August 4, 2021 GMT
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas legislator accused of kicking a high school student in the testicles has surrendered his state substitute teacher's license and said Wednesday that “extreme” stress caused him to have "an isolated episode of mania with psychotic features" in a classroom.
Montana offers funding to help farmers, ranchers with stressJuly 21, 2021 GMT
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Financial pressures, unpredictable weather, drought, long work days and social isolation can cause stress and take a toll on the mental health of Montana's farmers and ranchers, officials say.
Panic attacks highlight stress at shelters for migrant kidsJune 14, 2021 GMT
Paramedics were called regularly to treat children suffering from panic attacks so severe their hands would constrict into balls and their bodies would shake. The outbursts often occurred after other children were taken away to be reunited with families, dashing the hopes of those left behind at the largest emergency shelter set up by the Biden administration to hold minors who had crossed the U.S.-Mexico border alone.
Tennessee mental health support line adds texting capabilityApril 6, 2021 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee phone line that offers callers mental health support during the COVID-19 pandemic has added an option to talk via text messaging...
Did COVID-19 stress, uncertainty stall anti-smoking push?March 28, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after COVID-19 upended life for millions of Americans, there are troubling signs that the coronavirus may have also slowed progress against another deadly health threat: smoking...
Workers worry about safety, stress as states ease mask rulesMarch 7, 2021 GMT
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Leo Carney worries that bigger crowds and mask-less diners could endanger workers at the Biloxi, Mississippi, seafood restaurant where he manages the kitchen...
Experts notice pandemic’s mental health toll on German youthFebruary 27, 2021 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Pollina Dinner returned to school in Berlin for the first time this week after two months of lockdown...
German children suffer from psychological issues in pandemicFebruary 10, 2021 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — A new survey of children in Germany suggests that the stress and deprivations of the coronavirus pandemic are taking a toll on their mental health, especially among those from underprivileged families, researchers said Wednesday...
Korean American K-pop stars promote mental health awarenessFebruary 10, 2021 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — K-pop star Eric Nam was having a meeting in New York when he suddenly felt a pain in his chest...
Official: Virus affecting mental health of students, staffJanuary 30, 2021 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara says isolation and stress produced by the COVID-19 pandemic have taken a toll on the mental health of students and staff.
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North Dakota trying to ease stress on hospitals, workersNovember 10, 2020 GMT
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said Monday that health care workers who have tested positive for COVID-19 but do not have symptoms should be allowed to stay on the job, part of an effort to ease the stress both on hospitals and medical personnel trying to keep up with skyrocketing cases...
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Wichita police say suicides increase more than 70% this yearNovember 2, 2020 GMT
WICHITA (AP) — The city of Wichita has seen a 70% increase in suicides this year and police officials said Monday stress caused by the coronavirus outbreak is likely a major factor...
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Colorado sees drug overdose rise with virus-related stressSeptember 28, 2020 GMT
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Drug overdose deaths have increased in Colorado amid the coronavirus pandemic...
Military suicides up as much as 20% in COVID eraSeptember 27, 2020 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military suicides have increased by as much as 20% this year compared to the same period in 2019, and some incidents of violent behavior have spiked as service members struggle under COVID-19, war-zone deployments, national disasters and civil unrest.
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Poll: Pandemic takes toll on mental health of young adultsSeptember 11, 2020 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has taken a harsh toll on the mental health of young Americans, according to a new poll that finds adults under 35 especially likely to report negative feelings or experience physical or emotional symptoms associated with stress and anxiety...
Warsaw zoo tests effect of hemp oil on elephants’ stressAugust 28, 2020 GMT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Scientists at Warsaw's zoo have been taking blood, saliva and other samples from the zoo's three elephants in recent days to prepare to test whether giving them hemp oil can reduce their stress...
WHO, UNICEF urge African countries to reopen schools safelyAugust 20, 2020 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — African governments should accelerate the reopening of schools, the World Health Organization has urged, saying that the continent's youths will suffer from prolonged closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic...
Stress rises for unemployed as extra $600 benefit nears endJuly 17, 2020 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A major source of income for roughly 30 million unemployed people is set to end, threatening their ability to meet rent and pay bills and potentially undercutting the fragile economic recovery.
UN chief warns psychological suffering from virus is growingMay 14, 2020 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged governments, civil society and health authorities on Wednesday to urgently address mental health needs arising from the coronavirus pandemic, warning that psychological suffering is increasing...
Mental stress for athletes: From ‘let’s play’ to ‘stay home’April 22, 2020 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The flu-like illness Michael Jordan fought through to lead the Chicago Bulls to a crucial victory in the 1997 NBA Finals created instant fodder for the virtue of perseverance...
A phone call, a song: Small gestures soothe COVID-19 stressApril 14, 2020 GMT
A phone call sounds like such a small thing. But the sedated man in a Missouri hospital room was gravely ill with COVID-19, and nurses arranged for his family to wish him well, perhaps for the last time...
Stresses multiply for many US clergy: ‘We need help too’February 18, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Greg Laurie is among America’s most successful clergymen -- senior pastor at a California megachurch, prolific author, host of a global radio program...
Homeless people find friends, ease stress in tai chi classOctober 23, 2019 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — On a quiet morning outside a library in Salt Lake City, about 70 people are kicking and slicing at the air as they practice the ancient martial art of tai chi...
London teen lost at Malaysian resort died from ulcer bleedAugust 15, 2019 GMT
SEREMBAN, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police said Thursday there were no signs of foul play in the death of a 15-year-old London girl who mysteriously disappeared from a nature resort, with an autopsy showing she succumbed to intestinal bleeding due to starvation and stress...
Schools reckon with social stress: ‘I’m on my phone so much’June 7, 2019 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even her students realized the psychological toll of their devices until an in-class experiment that, of course, was then spreading on social media.
Schools reckon with social stress: ‘I’m on my phone so much’June 7, 2019 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class...
Music may be the best medicine for medical professionalsApril 28, 2019 GMT
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Doctors, nurses and other health care workers connected with the Nebraska medical school in Omaha may have found that making music with their orchestra may be the best medicine for easing their stress and meeting work challenges.
Colleges’ message to ease student stress: Failure is normalApril 4, 2019 GMT
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Bentley University has plenty of success stories among its faculty and alumni...
Ask an expert: Why stress management strategies workFebruary 28, 2019 GMT
LOGAN — Stress is a universally experienced phenomenon. Although there are many causes, the methods of managing it are generally the same. Research from varying professionals helps explain how coping strategies work, broken into three categories – physical, mental and social.
Millennial money: Minimalism can declutter finances, tooFebruary 12, 2019 GMT
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Colorado AG releases report on youth suicide causesJanuary 13, 2019 GMT
FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — A study finds that poor economies and the associated stress on families and adolescents is a common factor for high teen suicide rates in rural areas of Colorado.
Beat the Bah Humbug: 6 Tips to Relieving Holiday Season StressDecember 4, 2018 GMT
(BPT) - 'Tis the season! While the holidays are synonymous with peace, love and joy for many who celebrate, the holiday season can be filled with discomfort. According to the national “Beating the Holiday Burn” survey of 2,000 Americans 18 and older, from long to-do lists to disagreements with loved ones to overeating, 88 percent of respondents noted they feel stressed when celebrating the holidays.
Flower power can do a lot to ease frazzled nerves of NebraskansDecember 3, 2018 GMT
OMAHA - The holiday season has arrived and all Nebraskans have to do is decorate, shop, wrap, bake, cook, travel and the list goes on and on. A new survey shows that one in four women in particular are affected with stress.
Deck the halls with cherry preserves! Give your holidays a healthy twistNovember 8, 2018 GMT
(BPT) - Bring the gift of nutrition to holiday gatherings by incorporating sweet cherries into your favorite menu. It may not seem the season for cherries, but this is the time to raid the summer stash that has been frozen, dried or canned.
Cargill robot helps farmers move herds with less stress, more safetyOctober 29, 2018 GMT
Meet the worlds first cowboy robot. It does not look like something from Hollywood or Silicon Valley.
Cargill Inc., one of the nations largest producers of beef, has developed a robotic cattle driver used to herd the large mammals from the pen to processing plant.