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A High-Fat Meal Can Decrease Metabolism After A Stressful Event
2014-07-14 10:28:11

According to a new study in the journal Biological Psychiatry, going through one or more stressful events the day prior to eating a single high-fat meal can decrease the body's metabolism and possibly lead to weight gain.

mindfulness meditation
2014-07-03 05:36:01

As people become more aware of how stress affects their lives in almost every area, mindfulness meditation has risen in popularity as a way to improve both mental and physical health.

2014-06-24 16:23:11

Diseases of the adrenal gland have long been difficult to diagnose. But now, researchers have found an affordable and easy way to diagnose and monitor endocrine diseases of the adrenal gland by using saliva and a smartphone.

2014-06-24 16:18:52

Researchers have developed a device that uses any smartphone to measure the cortisol concentration in saliva.

2014-06-23 23:09:13

Pittsburgh Hypnosis Expert and Olympic Gold Medal winning mental training coach has developed a revolutionary new anxiety treatment that has been transforming the lives of children and adults.

Stress Hormone Cortisol May Speed Up Short-Term Memory Loss
2014-06-18 07:54:35

Working with laboratory rate, researchers at the University of Iowa have found that the stress hormone cortisol could be one of those factors contributing to cognitive decline.

depression brain molecule
2014-06-09 04:40:57

Levels of a tiny molecule known as miR-1202 are lower in the brains of people suffering from depression, suggesting that it could serve as a marker for depression and help detect which patients are most likely to respond to antidepressant treatment.

2014-05-08 23:09:24

Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region (HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is weighing in on a recent

Therapy Involving Horses Offers Hope For Alzheimer's Patients
2014-05-06 10:27:40

Numerous studies have shown that physical, emotional and cognitive therapy involving domestic animals can be very therapeutic, and new research from The Ohio State University has found that interactive therapy with horses can bring relief to people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Stress Is Contagious
2014-05-01 05:44:08

It is well known that some things in life are contagious. According to a new study, stress is also contagious and can be damaging to one's health.


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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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dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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