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2014-08-13 23:09:46

BellyTrim XP reviews have been flooding the Internet and HealthyandFitZone.com reveals the truth about this supplement that claims to transform the body from a fat storing into a fat burning machine. Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Belly Trim XP claims it is an all-natural supplement made of fats that can do what nutrition can’t, which is help one regulate hormones and the fat fighting processes in the body. This has caught the attention of HealthyandFitZone.com’s Stan Stevenson,...

Do Women And Men Ride Horses Differently?
2014-08-12 03:39:20

University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna Scientists at the Vetmeduni in Vienna have analyzed how horses are affected by the sex of their riders. Various parameters of stress were determined in horses and their riders when they covered an obstacle course. The results were surprising: the level of stress on a horse is independent of whether a man or a woman is in the saddle. Furthermore, the stress responses of male and female riders are essentially the same. The results have been published...

skull composite
2014-08-03 05:50:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Changes in the human skull occurring approximately 50,000 years ago indicate that the rise of culture occurred around the same time as a reduction in testosterone levels, according to new research appearing in the August 1 edition of the journal Current Anthropology. In the study, lead author Robert Cieri, a biology graduate student at the University of Utah who began this work as a senior at Duke University, argue that people...

A High-Fat Meal Can Decrease Metabolism After A Stressful Event
2014-07-14 10:28:11

[ Watch the Video: Stress, Comfort Foods Can Pack On Pounds In Women ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Feeling stressed? If you are, it could cause you to gain weight down the road. According to a new study in the journal Biological Psychiatry, going through one or more stressful events the day prior to eating a single high-fat meal can decrease the body's metabolism and possibly lead to weight gain. In the study, a team of scientists surveyed 58 women on the...

mindfulness meditation
2014-07-03 05:36:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As people become more aware of how stress affects their lives in almost every area, mindfulness meditation has risen in popularity as a way to improve both mental and physical health. Researchers have investigated the usefulness of mindfulness on everything from gene expression to cancer treatment, but most of these studies focus on lengthy, weeks-long training programs. Carnegie Mellon University researchers took a different...

2014-06-24 16:23:11

Intermountain Medical Center Diseases of the adrenal gland have long been difficult to diagnose. But now, researchers have found an affordable and easy way to diagnose and monitor endocrine diseases of the adrenal gland by using saliva and a smartphone. Researchers at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, have developed new smartphone technology to help screen patients for a number of adrenal gland diseases, including Cushing's syndrome. The new tool also helps to identify...

2014-06-24 16:18:52

The Endocrine Society Researchers have developed a device that uses any smartphone to measure the cortisol concentration in saliva. The device was presented Tuesday, June 24, at ICE/ENDO 2014, the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society in Chicago. "We have developed a method for measuring cortisol in saliva using a smartphone and a disposable test strip. This innovation enables anyone with a smartphone to measure their salivary cortisol...

2014-06-23 23:09:13

Pittsburgh Hypnosis Expert and Olympic Gold Medal winning mental training coach has developed a revolutionary new anxiety treatment that has been transforming the lives of children and adults. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 The world has become overrun with stress and anxiety. People are being bombarded with stress at home, stress at work and even their own person stress that no one else knows about. Pittsburgh Hypnosis Expert and Olympic Gold Medal winning mental training coach...

Stress Hormone Cortisol May Speed Up Short-Term Memory Loss
2014-06-18 07:54:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While cognitive decline is a relatively normal part of the aging process, some factors could amplify or speed up that process. Working with laboratory rats, researchers at the University of Iowa have found that the stress hormone cortisol could be one of those factors contributing to cognitive decline, according to a new report published in the Journal of Neuroscience. The UI study team found that elevated amounts of cortisol slowly...

depression brain molecule
2014-06-09 04:40:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Levels of a tiny molecule known as miR-1202 are lower in the brains of people suffering from depression, suggesting that it could serve as a marker for depression and help detect which patients are most likely to respond to antidepressant treatment, experts from McGill University and the Douglas Institute claim in a new study. Their research, which has been published by the journal Nature Medicine, shows that miR-1202 could...


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Adrenal Gland
2013-03-04 12:51:56

The adrenal glands are endocrine glands located directly on top of the kidneys. Their main function is to secrete vital hormones and steroids during times of stress, as well as govern many different bodily functions. The hormones that the adrenal glands secrete are primarily derived from amino acids or lipids. The right adrenal gland is pyramid-shaped, while the left adrenal gland is shaped like a crescent moon. They have an irregular surface configuration, are enclosed in a capsule made of...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'