World / Science & Health Apr 9, 2016

Will it hurt? Uncertainty is worst of all, says study

Not knowing if a decision will provoke pain is more stressful than correctly anticipating the outcome, even when that outcome hurts like hell, according to a study released recently. Moreover, experiments with volunteers receiving electric shocks showed that the greater the stress the better subjects ...

National Feb 20, 2014

Fukushima stress deaths top 3/11 toll

Stress and other illnesses related to the 2011 quake and tsunami has killed 1,656 people in Fukushima Prefecture, outnumbering the 1,607 whose deaths were directly tied to disaster-caused injuries.