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2011-08-06 00:00:03

Nutri-Med Logic Corp investigations relating to the role of nutrients in regulation of stress and inflammation finds strong association between deficiency in Omega-3 and Depression: "Uncontrolled stress and/or inflammation eliminate the raw material needed to make the mood hormone Serotonin". Miami, Florida (PRWEB) August 05, 2011 Nutri-Med Logic Corp: Benefits of a diet rich in Omega-3 for those suffering from Depression. Most anti-depression medications "Selective Serotonin Re-uptake...

2011-08-01 19:53:28

The discovery of a mechanism in the brain explains for the first time why people make particularly strong, long-lasting memories of stressful events in their lives and could help sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder. The study, carried out by researchers from the University of Bristol's Henry Wellcome Laboratories for Integrative Neuroscience & Endocrinology (HW-LINE) in the School of Clinical Sciences, and funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council...

2011-07-18 14:02:43

Acute stress is thought to precipitate alcohol drinking. Yet the ways that acute stress can increase alcohol consumption are unclear. A new study investigated whether different phases of response to an acute stressor can alter the subjective effects of alcohol. Findings indicate bi-directional relationships between alcohol and stress. Results will be published in the October 2011 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research and are currently available at Early View. "Anecdotal...

2011-07-08 10:00:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Is your kid a "dove" - cautious and submissive when confronting new environments, or perhaps you have a "hawk" - bold and assertive in unfamiliar settings? These basic temperamental patterns are linked to opposite hormonal responses to stress - differences that may provide children with advantages for navigating threatening environments, researchers report in a study published online July 8 in Development and Psychopathology....

2011-07-07 19:08:09

Mice without cortisol receptor lose weight and suffer from gallstones Nature sees to it that we do not have "too much choler" (bile) in our body. A delicately equilibrated regulation system ensures that there is always exactly the right amount of bile in the gallbladder. When we are hungry, our body releases a hormone called cortisol, which is a glucocorticoid. Hepatic cells receive this hormone signal through their cortisol receptors (glucocorticoid receptors) and respond by filling the...

2011-06-18 01:44:11

The potentially lasting implications of day-to-day couple conflict on physical and mental well-being are revealed in a study published today in the journal Personal Relationships. Until now research has concentrated on the immediate effects of romantic conflict, typically in controlled laboratory settings. In one of the first studies to look at the longer term, Professor Angela Hicks investigated the physiological and emotional changes taking place in couples the day after conflict occurred,...

2011-06-02 12:55:23

Intense distress and fear of dying, which many people experience when suffering the symptoms of a heart attack, are not only fairly common emotional responses but are also linked to biological changes that occur during the event, according to new research published online today in the European Heart Journal. These changes, in turn, are associated with other biological processes during the following weeks that can predict a worse outcome for patients. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a medical...

2011-05-27 00:00:28

James L. Wilson DC, ND, PhD invited to present adrenal fatigue syndrome as a global health issue to international medical community. The combined, near perfect storm of several recent events in the world, including the major earthquake, tsunami and nuclear plant destruction in Japan, have led to stress levels not often experienced in individual lives. Prolonged stress and unhealthy lifestyle choices adversely affect the body's energy producing mechanisms, setting up physiological conditions...

2011-05-26 13:29:05

Recalling painful memories while under the influence of the drug metyrapone reduces the brain's ability to re-record the negative emotions associated with them, according to University of Montreal researchers at the Centre for Studies on Human Stress of Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital. The team's study challenges the theory that memories cannot be modified once they are stored in the brain. "Metyrapone is a drug that significantly decreases the levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that is...

2011-05-15 00:02:35

The Ultimate Publishing House (TUPH) is thrilled to announce the launch of Dr. Lena Edwards latest book titled Adrenalogic, Outsmarting Stress. Dublin, Ohio (PRWEB) May 13, 2011 The Ultimate Publishing House (TUPH) is thrilled to announce the launch of Dr. Lena Edwards latest book titled Adrenalogic, Outsmarting Stress. Dr. Lena Edwards dispels past and emerging myths surrounding the effects of chronic stress and adrenal fatigue. Dr. Lena Edwards explains the link between hormones, stress...


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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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