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Psychological Intervention Proves 'Life-changing' For Women Experiencing Domestic Abuse

Training domestic violence and abuse (DVA) advocates delivering psychological support to women experiencing DVA could significantly improve the health of those affected. In a randomized controlled trial led by researchers from the University of Bristol, women who received the intervention showed reduced symptoms of psychological distress, depression and post-traumatic stress compared to those who received just advocacy

Stress-induced Effects on Heart Blood Flow Differ For Men Versus Women

Some patients with coronary artery disease have inadequate blood flow to the heart muscle during periods of mental/emotional stress. This condition called "mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia" (MSIMI) – is related to the severity of plaque buildup in the coronary arteries in men but not women, reports to study in  Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society