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The concept of fear is universal and is a strong adaptive trait that helps in the continuation of a species. Fear, as you may know, is not limited to the human experience.
2013-02-20 18:47:31

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The concept of fear is universal and is a strong adaptive trait that helps in the continuation of a species. Fear, as you may know, is not limited to the human experience. And a new study shines a light on the fear response of dogs when presented with auditory stimuli. However, there are several forms of fear to address when observing a companion animal. Typically, fear is the result of an instinctual feeling of apprehension...

2013-02-17 23:01:35

Simple strategies can assist in managing stress and anxiety, according to education expert Jonathan Doyle. (PRWEB) February 17, 2013 Education expert and international speaker Jonathan Doyle believes that anxiety can be overcome with a range of simple yet effective modern strategies. Speaking in a recent podcast on the power of stress and anxiety, the well known communicator outlined a range of effective strategies that were well received by a large global audience. Doyle, who holds a...

2013-02-15 04:20:38

NEW YORK CITY, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nobody wants belly fat. It's unsightly, it's embarrassing, and it's extremely difficult to get rid of. But new research may have provided the key to melting belly fat and giving people the flat, sexy stomach they've been dreaming of. And -- in true daytime television fashion -- America's "super doc" was among the first to reveal this cutting-edge information to the public when he promised his audience, "I'm revealing how to cut the number one thing...

2013-02-14 13:34:14

Israeli soldiers tracked through deployment to ID predictors -- NIH study Soldiers preoccupied with threat at the time of enlistment or with avoiding it just before deployment were more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in a study of Israeli infantrymen. Such pre-deployment threat vigilance and avoidance, interacting with combat experience and an emotion-related gene, accounted for more than a third of PTSD symptoms that emerged later, say National Institutes of...

2013-02-14 08:26:20

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- During Heart Month, there is no better time to learn vital information about your heart's functions and how to keep it as healthy as possible. You owe it to yourself and to your family members to remain with them for as long as possible - and to feel great, too. Your heart beats about 100,000 times per day, and sends over 2,000 gallons of blood throughout your body daily. It's about the size of your fist, but keeps blood flowing through 60,000...

2013-02-12 11:36:15

Early detection, treatment needed to reduce risk of death, cardiovascular disease Even after successful treatment, patients with Cushing's disease who were older when diagnosed or had prolonged exposure to excess cortisol face a greater risk of dying or developing cardiovascular disease, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Cushing's disease is a rare condition where the body is exposed...

2013-02-11 16:12:09

Concerns and anxieties about one´s close relationships appear to function as a chronic stressor that can compromise immunity, according to new research. In the study, researchers asked married couples to complete questionnaires about their relationships and collected saliva and blood samples to test participants´ levels of a key stress-related hormone and numbers of certain immune cells. The research focused on attachment anxiety. Those who are on the high end of the...

2013-02-07 12:28:05

Stress and mental health not being addressed by health care system WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seattle residents, like Americans across the country, are finding a disconnect with what they want from their health care provider and what they actually receive, according to a new survey released today by the American Psychological Association (APA), conducted online by Harris Interactive among 2,020 U.S. adults in August 2012. In addition, 210 residents of Seattle...

2013-02-06 23:04:06

Lean On Life, a leading healthy lifestyle website with the latest on weight loss, nutrition and fitness is recommending that those suffering from stress begin to exercise regularly. TORONTO, ON (PRWEB) February 06, 2013 Lean On Life, a leading healthy lifestyle website with the latest on weight loss, nutrition and fitness is recommending that those suffering from stress begin to exercise regularly (view article here). Based on research by the Harvard Medical School, regular exercise...

2013-02-06 10:04:30

-Alcohol dependent (AD) individuals have reduced central serotonergic neurotransmission. -Childhood maltreatment can also have a negative impact on central serotonergic neurotransmission. -A new study has found that self-reported childhood emotional abuse is associated with a 90-percent reduction in central serotonergic neurotransmission in male AD individuals. Individuals who drink excessively or are alcohol dependent (AD) have reduced central serotonergic neurotransmission, which can...


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Obesophobia
2013-12-24 13:50:12

Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia, from the Greek phobia, meaning fear or morbid fear and obeso, meaning fat, is a persistent and abnormal fear of gaining weight, especially in cultures that value being thin. This phobia was listed as a rare disease by the Office of Rare Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Certain individuals suffering from this phobia originally start with a desire to lose weight which turns into a compulsive desire to avoid all of the things that could result in...

Ornithophobia
2013-12-24 13:20:48

Ornithophobia is a type of specific phobia involving an irrational fear of birds. The origin of the word ornitho is Greek meaning bird and phobia is Greek meaning fear. The fear of birds is not uncommon and it comes from the menacing and darker image of some birds of prey. Some people might only fear predatory birds, such as vultures, while others can even be afraid of household pets like budgies. People who suffer from this phobia might fear that they will be attacked by a bird or might...

Phobophobia
2013-12-24 12:34:07

Phobophobia is a phobia defined as the fear of phobias, or the fear of fear, including intense anxiety and unrealistic and persistent fear of the somatic sensations and the feared phobia ensuing. This phobia can also be defined as the fear of developing a phobia. Phobophobia is related to anxiety disorders and panic attacks directly linked to other types of phobias, such as agoraphobia. When a patient has developed this phobia, their condition might be diagnosed and treated as part of anxiety...

Cynophobia
2013-12-24 10:43:28

Cynophobia, from the Greek kyon meaning dog, and phobos, meaning fear, is the abnormal fear of dogs. This phobia is classified as a specific phobia, under the subtype “animal phobias”. According to Dr. Timothy O. Rentz of the Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders at the University of Texas, animal phobias are among the most common specific phobias and 36 percent who seek out treatment report being afraid of cats or dogs. Although snakes and spider are among the more common in...

Entomophobia
2013-12-24 10:17:24

Entomophobia, known also as insect phobia, is a specific phobia of one or more classes of insects. More specific cases include apiphobia (fear of bees) and myrmecophobia (fear of ants). The symptoms regarding this phobia are much like of the symptoms regarding many other irrational fears. An entomophobic is expected to experience enough anxiety upon viewing or otherwise coming into contact with an insect that he or she experiences full-blown panic attacks. With the extreme and serious...

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