Latest Stress News

London teen lost at Malaysian resort died from ulcer bleed

Aug. 15, 2019 3:51 AM EDT

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. Nora Anne Quoirin's body was...

For inmates like Epstein, suicide watch is meant to be short

Aug. 14, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Suicide is such a constant concern at federal jails that guards have ready access to "the stick," a wooden pole with a sharpened blade at the end that's used to cut down inmates if they try to hang themselves with bedsheets. That's believed to be exactly how Jeffrey Epstein took his life...

Retreats help first responders regroup from stress

Jul. 26, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Emergency dispatcher Laura Thomas rarely has to think back too far to find an example of what makes her job stressful. "Today, I happened to take a call where the caller told me that his girlfriend had been shot," she said recently. "And when I asked him who shot her, he said, 'I...

St. George woman uses massage therapy to help dogs

Jul. 26, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Jill Rheaume knows what you're thinking when you hear about the type of business she operates. "Yes, it's a thing," Rheaume said about Healing Companion, her canine massage therapy business. Rheaume, 40, of St. George has operated Healing Companion for more than a year after opening...

Police use mindfulness meditation to relieve stress

Jul. 23, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — On any given day a police officer might respond to a shooting, armed robbery, domestic dispute, intoxicated person, drug overdose or some other type of crime or incident. It's what lands the job consistently in the Top 5 most stressful jobs nationwide. Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro...

Ramsey County to use dog to ease stress of courthouse

Jul. 2, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Officials in the Ramsey County Attorney's Office realize the court system can be stressful for victims and witnesses of crime, so they've hired a new staffer to help ease the burden. Norie, a 2-year-old golden retriever, is one of more than 200 so-called courthouse dogs nationwide...