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Women react worse to negative news articles, study shows

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Posted at 7:23 PM, Oct 11, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-11 19:23:51-04

(CBS) – According to Canadian researchers, reading bad news has more of an impact on women than men.

They found that after reading negative news stories, women had higher levels of the hormone cortisol, which indicates higher levels of stress.

The women also had a better recollection of the bad news they read.

Click here for the full research article.