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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. Dr. Gil Levkowitz and his team in the Molecular Cell Biology Department have now revealed a new kind of ON-OFF switch in the brain for regulating the production of a main biochemical signal from the brain that stimulates cortisol release in the body. This finding, which was recently published in Neuron,...

2012-02-21 21:11:25

A new study in Biological Psychiatry answers Stress has numerous detrimental effects on the human body. Many of these effects are acutely felt by the sufferer, but many more go 'unseen', one of which is shortening of telomere length. Telomeres are protective caps on the ends of chromosomes and are indicators of aging, as they naturally shorten over time. However, telomeres are also highly susceptible to stress and depression, both of which have repeatedly been linked with premature...

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...


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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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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.