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2010-11-15 20:47:42

Binge-drinking teenagers may be putting themselves at higher risk in adulthood for mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, Loyola University Health System researchers report. A new Loyola study has found that exposing adolescent rats to binge amounts of alcohol permanently altered the system that produces hormones in response to stress. This disruption in stress hormones "might lead to behavioral and/or mood disorders in adulthood," researchers reported. Senior author Toni Pak, PhD,...

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2010-11-03 14:51:49

Concordia researcher investigates the link between an early stressful environment, hormones and mental disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder Stress may be more hazardous to our mental health than previously believed, according to new research from Concordia University. A series of studies from the institution have found there may be a link between the recent rise in depression rates and the increase of daily stress. "Major depression has become one of the most pressing health...

2010-10-19 16:54:38

New Universite de Montreal study shows that dogs help autistic children adapt Dogs may not only be man's best friend, they may also have a special role in the lives of children with special needs. According to a new Universit© de Montreal study, specifically trained service dogs can help reduce the anxiety and enhance the socialization skills of children with Autism Syndrome Disorders (ASDs). The findings published this year in Psychoneuroendocrinology may be a relatively simple solution...

2010-10-06 10:20:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- For students and faculty at Cortiva Institute - Seattle School of Massage Therapy, Wellness Week is an opportunity to educate the community about the benefits of massage therapy and to celebrate why they are so passionate about what they do. Wellness Day at Cortiva Institute - Seattle School of Massage Therapy will be held on Friday, October 29 from 2 PM to 7 PM. The campus is located at 425 Pontius Ave N, Suite 100 in Seattle. Wellness Day is being held...

2010-10-06 08:40:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the November issue of Woman's Day (on newsstands October 12), the magazine offers a comprehensive report on the rise of midlife depression in women. Doctors say that recent evidence suggests that the odds of being diagnosed with depression peaks at 44 with 15% of women between 45 and 64 experiencing frequent depression. According to Katherine Muller, PsyD and Director of Psychological Training at Montefiore Medical Center, "When you're...

2010-09-28 20:09:23

In contrast, stressed women show increased brain coordination when looking at angry faces A new study by USC researchers reveals that stressed men looking at angry faces had diminished activity in the brain regions responsible for understanding others' feelings. Turns out the silent and stoic response to stress might be a guy thing after all. "These are the first findings to indicate that sex differences in the effects of stress on social behavior extend to one of the most basic social...

2010-09-23 12:42:00

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that high levels of a stress hormone in recovering alcoholics could increase the risk of relapse. The study showed that cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal gland in response to stress, is found in high levels in chronic alcoholics, as well as those recovering from the condition. Researchers found that this could result in impaired memory, attention and decision-making functions, which could decrease the patient's ability to engage...

2010-09-22 00:27:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation ("Novartis") (NYSE: NVS) announced today that the results of a Phase III study of SOM230 (pasireotide) showed a reduction in cortisol levels in patients with Cushing's disease, a condition in which a benign (non-cancerous) pituitary tumor causes the adrenal glands to produce excess cortisol and can be fatal(1). Results will be presented at the 14th Congress of the European Neuroendocrine...

2010-09-10 13:23:31

Study suggests high cortisol levels may be harmful to cardiovascular system High levels of the stress hormone cortisol strongly predict cardiovascular death among both persons with and without pre-existing cardiovascular disease according to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). In stressful situations, the body responds by producing the hormone cortisol. The effects of cortisol are intended to help the body...

2010-09-08 14:00:28

    * Alcohol consumption, withdrawal, and abstinence can all raise stress hormones in humans and animals.    * A review has described how stress hormones called glucocorticoids are associated with neurotoxicity during abstinence after withdrawal from alcohol dependence.    * Glucocorticoid receptor antagonism may therefore represent a pharmacological option for recovery. Both drinking and withdrawal from chronic drinking can raise circulating...


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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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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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