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Psychological Stress Doesn't Impact IVF

Swedish researchers find calming news in new study

THURSDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) - Psychological stress doesn't seem to influence the outcome of in vitro fertilization, according to Swedish researchers.

The new findings appear to be good news for women who fear that the anxiety they suffer during fertility treatment might harm their chances of conception, said lead author Lisbeth Anderheim, a midwife at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg.

Past research on the effects of stress on IVF success has been conflicting, with some studies finding an effect while others haven't.

In this study, published in the Aug. 25 issue of Human Reproduction, more than 160 women filled out questionnaires during fertility treatment. The completed questionnaires displayed no difference in anxiety levels between those who became pregnant and those who didn't.

"During IVF treatment, patients frequently ask about the relationship between psychological stress & outcome & often express worries that their own stress might have a negative influence, so the fact that our prospective study didn't indicate any relationship is reassuring," Anderheim said in a prepared statement. "This is a positive message we can give our patients to help decrease their stress at this time.

More information

The National Women's Health Information Center has more about infertility (womenshealth.gov ).

Housework Helps Sweep Hypertension Away

Daily clean-ups encourage clean bill of health, study finds

SUNDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) - Americans aiming to lower their blood pressure don't always need to hit the gym: According to a new study, cleaning the house, doing some yard work or washing the car may help do the trick.

These types of everyday, around-the-house activities have been shown to significantly lower blood pressure in people with hypertension & pre-hypertension, according to a study in the August issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

In the study, 28 people ages 42 to 63 were asked to burn 150 calories during a 12-hour period working around their house. They wore devices to measure blood pressure, activity & intensity.

Researchers found that 4 hours of accumulated daily "lifestyle physical activity" cut blood pressure for an average of 6 to 8 hours. In hypertensive individuals - people with systolic blood pressure readings of 140 mm Hg or above - this type of routine housework was linked to a decline in that number of nearly 13 mm Hg over 8 hours, according to the study.

"The findings indicate that physical activity should be considered as an essential component in the management of blood pressure," said one of the researchers, Jaume Padilla, a doctoral student at Indiana Univ., Bloomington.

More information

The National Institutes of Health has more about high blood pressure (www.nhlbi.nih.gov ).

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Working Overtime Raises Injury, Illness Risk

Study found 12-hour days boosted the odds by more than a third

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17 (HealthDay News) Regardless of job type, working double shifts & overtime puts American workers at increased risk for injury & illness, a new study shows.

Researchers at the Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School analyzed data on more than 5,100 work-related injuries & illnesses & found that more than 1/2 occurred in jobs with extended working hours or overtime.

After making adjustments for certain factors, the researchers concluded that employees who worked overtime were 61% more likely to suffer a work-related illness or injury than those who didn't work overtime.

The study found that working at least 12 hours a day was associated with a 37% increased risk of illness or injury, while working at least 60 hours a week was associated with a 23% increased risk.

The findings appear in the current issue of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

While longer working hours were associated with increased risk of illness & injury, there was no link between long commutes & work-related illness or injury, the researchers said.

They believe these findings support the theory that fatigue & stress caused by long working hours indirectly contribute to workplace accidents.

In the United States, up to 1/3 of overtime is compulsory.

More information

The U.S. Department of Labor has more about workplace safety (www.osha.gov ).


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