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Is watching the news turning us into bad news bears?

August 11th, 2014 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Is watching the news turning us into bad news bears?)

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Research shows that certain types of news coverage can produce emotional responses associated with stress and that the biggest effect comes from traumatic events covered in a sensational way*

picture 572A recent survey of more than 2,500 Americans has found that about 1 in 4 said they had experienced a “great deal” of stress in the previous month. And these stressed-out people said one of the biggest contributors to their day-to-day stress was watching, reading or listening to the news.