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Latest Cortisol Stories

2012-03-06 22:45:57

Music can evoke positive emotions, which in turn can lower the listener's stress levels.

2012-02-28 11:42:45

In a look at how major stressors during childhood can change a person's biological risk for psychiatric disorders, researchers at Butler Hospital have discovered a genetic alteration at the root of the association.

2012-02-23 13:13:31

After we sense a threat, our brain center responsible for responding goes into gear, setting off a chain of biochemical reactions leading to the release of cortisol from the adrenal glands.

2012-02-21 21:11:25

Stress has numerous detrimental effects on the human body.

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.

2012-01-26 12:59:58

‘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.

2012-01-25 07:05:07

Narcissism is a personality trait that is defined by an inflated sense of grandiosity, self-importance, and overestimations of uniqueness.

2012-01-24 10:35:29

The personality trait narcissism may have an especially negative effect on the health of men.


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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
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.