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Prolonged viewing of Boston Marathon bombings media coverage tied to acute stress
December 9, 2013
Stepping away from the television, computer screen or smartphone in the aftermath of terrorist attacks or mass shootings may be beneficial to your mental health. That's the takeaway from a new study by University of California, Irvine, researchers showing that six or more daily hours of exposure to media coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings in the week afterward was linked to more acute stress than having been at or near the marathon.
University of California, Irvine
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