Infographic: This is your brain on bad news

Brent speaks to Mary McNaughton-Cassill, a psychology professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, about the relationship between bad news and stress.
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Awful, emotionally wrenching stories are dominating the summer news cycle - from violence in Iraq, protests in Ferguson, Ebola in West Africa and mounting deaths in Israel and Gaza. Though most of us are watching these stories unfold at a safe distance, that doesn't mean we're not affected. Brent speaks to Mary McNaughton-Cassill, a psychology professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, about the relationship between bad news and stress.

(CBC)