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2012-02-03 21:45:00

Liquid Health Inc., just launched a carefully balanced liquid vitamin that gives the body a powerful immune boost if taken daily. This liquid vitamin has ingredients that are scientifically tested to improve overall health, and allow the body to handle stress more effectively. This new formula is called Immune Balance 365, it brings several natural immune boosters, normally found separately, into one single supplement. Murrieta, CA (PRWEB) February 03, 2012 Liquid Vitamins: The Best Way for...

2012-01-26 12:59:58

Concordia study shows that the presence of friends mitigates the effects of negative experiences ℠Stand by me´ is a common refrain when it comes to friendship but new research from Concordia University proves that the concept goes beyond pop music: keeping friends close has real physiological and psychological benefits. The presence of a best friend directly affects children going through negative experiences, as reported in the recent Concordia-based study, which was...

2012-01-25 07:05:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Narcissism is a personality trait that is defined by an inflated sense of grandiosity, self-importance, and overestimations of uniqueness. A University of Michigan psychologist, Sara Konrath, was quoted as saying in a recent study published in PLoS One, "Narcissistic men may be paying a high price in terms of their physical health, in addition to the psychological cost to their relationships." The study shows that the level of narcissism is rising in the United States...

2012-01-24 10:35:29

Narcissism has a higher health cost for men The personality trait narcissism may have an especially negative effect on the health of men, according to a recent study published in PLoS ONE. "Narcissistic men may be paying a high price in terms of their physical health, in addition to the psychological cost to their relationships," says Sara Konrath, a University of Michigan psychologist who co-authored the study. Earlier studies by Konrath and others have shown that the level of...

2011-12-16 12:45:31

Manchester United induced addisonian crisis Doctors in Manchester spotted a rare condition in a football fan after hearing about her unusual symptoms while watching her team Manchester United play. They describe what happened in the Christmas issue published on bmj.com today. The 58 year old woman would suffer from episodes of anxiety, palpitations, panic, light headedness, and a sense of impending doom towards the end of high-profile matches at Old Trafford, Manchester United's home...

2011-12-14 10:12:27

Neuroscience researchers from Tufts identify potential target for drug therapy for wide range of disorders associated with stress Neuroscience researchers from Tufts have demonstrated, for the first time, that the physiological response to stress depends on neurosteroids acting on specific receptors in the brain, and they have been able to block that response in mice. This breakthrough suggests that these critical receptors may be drug therapy targets for control of the stress-response...

2011-12-12 22:02:49

Autonomic nervous system, cortisol response influenced by horticultural activities Participation in horticultural activities can improve confidence and social skills, cultivate a positive attitude, and rejuvenate the mind and body. Many studies have emphasized the effects of horticultural activities in relation to physical and psychological rehabilitation, but few have considered the influence of these types of activities on mentally challenged people's autonomic nervous system (ANS) and...

2011-12-08 10:28:18

Many dread gaining weight during the holiday season, but there may be hope for those who find that stress causes them to reach for yet another helping of holiday goodies. In a study by UCSF researchers published online in the Journal of Obesity, mastering simple mindful eating and stress-reduction techniques helped prevent weight gain even without dieting. Women in the study who experienced the greatest reduction in stress tended to have the most loss of deep belly fat. To a greater...

2011-12-02 02:00:28

Cortisol may be the Swiss Army knife of hormones in the human body-just when scientists think they understand what it does, another function pops up. While many of these functions are understood for adults, much less is known about how cortisol operates in babies and toddlers, especially when it comes to an important phenomenon called the cortisol awakening response, or CAR. For the first time, psychology researchers from the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences have...

2011-12-01 08:00:00

Psychobiological studies investigating the nature of the stress response and its relations to human health and development have routinely measured salivary cortisol to assess the response of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Current theory suggests, however, that measurement across multiple stress systems will provide a more complete picture of the stress response, and Salimetrics now recommends that stress-related studies should include measures of both salivary cortisol and...


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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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