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2011-10-26 13:00:42

Social rejection can cause stress in preschoolers, adolescents, and adults. But what happens in middle childhood, a time when peer rejection can be particularly stressful and friendships are key? A new study has found that friendships serve as a buffer against the negative effects of classmates' rejection. The study, conducted by researchers at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands, appears in the journal Child Development. Cortisol, a human stress hormone, mobilizes energy and...

2011-10-26 12:54:59

Stress in the lives of poor children is one cause of the early achievement gap in which children from low-income homes start school behind their more advantaged classmates. That's the finding from a new study by scientists at Pennsylvania State University, New York University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The study appears in the journal Child Development. A group of cognitive processes called executive functions are considered important for regulating behavior,...

2011-10-26 05:29:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Social rejection causes stress in everyone from preschoolers to adults, but what happens in middle childhood? During this time friendships are key, and these friendships serve as a buffer against the negative effects of classmates´ rejections. Cortisol, a human stress hormone, mobilizes energy and helps us respond to potential threat when we're under stress. Increased levels of cortisol are adaptive–they help us adapt how we function to changing...

2011-10-20 09:25:07

Premature infants exposed after birth to drugs known as glucocorticoids are at increased risk for having impaired growth of the cerebellum, according to findings from a new UCSF-led study. The cerebellum is a region of the brain associated with balance, motor learning, language and behavior. The findings challenge the recent policy statement of The American Academy of Pediatrics, which suggests that low doses of glucocorticoids -- a class of steroid hormones used in premature babies to...

2011-10-03 19:51:55

Study finds working in shifts associated with elevated levels of stress hormone cortisol A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that shift work at a young age is associated with elevated long-term cortisol levels and increased BMI. Previous studies have shown that long-term elevated cortisol levels lead to increased abdominal obesity, hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular risk. Shift work,...

2011-09-17 11:00:00

Nutri-Med Logic Corp says that according to The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) of The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a recent study of an anti-inflammatory diet consisting of Omega-3 reduced the symptoms of Anxiety in the young and healthy subjects, not yet diagnosed with the disorder. Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 17, 2011 Nutri-Med Logic Corp: Should the healthy and young follow the diets of the elderly and include an anti-inflammatory nutrient...

2011-09-15 12:00:00

Nutri-Med Logic Corp.: According to a recent study, presently about 34 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's and same is expected to triple over the next 40 years. Amongst seven (7) modifiable risk factors associated with Alzheimerâs, four have shown strongest correlation with chronic or even low-grade inflammation, re-affirming the importance of anti-inflammatory diets, such as Omega-3 diet. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) September 15, 2011 Nutri-Med Logic Corp: Should...

2011-09-14 07:00:00

Oasis Diagnostics has received a grant from NIH to develop a point of care test that will determine from saliva specimens how stressed an individual is, in 15 minutes or less. Oasis Diagnostics will collaborate with the University of New Orleans and Restore Biodiagnostics [Madison, WI] on this project. Vancouver, WA (PRWEB) September 14, 2011 Oasis Diagnostics Corporation, a leader in the development of saliva-based collection and test systems for specimens in the laboratory and at the...

2011-09-14 14:58:47

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have determined scientifically, for the first time, that voting is a stressful event, inducing measurable hormonal changes. As the United States nears another election day, researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have determined scientifically, for the first time, that voting is a stressful event, inducing measurable hormonal changes. According to Prof. Hagit Cohen from the Anxiety and Stress Research Unit at BGU's...


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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
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.