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Stress Reduction Through Horse Therapy
2014-04-26 05:57:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research has shown that animals can have a soothing effect on humans and a new study published in the Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin reveals that when school kids work with horses they have significantly lower levels of stress hormones throughout their day. “We were coming at this from a prevention perspective,” said study author Patricia Pendry, a developmental psychologist at Washington State University who studies...

2014-04-16 04:22:00

SALT LAKE CITY, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jessica Smith is skating her way into history. The 30-year-old speed skater boasts an impressive career: she's a four-time World Championship medalist and a twelve-time World Cup medalist. And she's had a big year. She wowed crowds when she dominated the U.S. Olympic speed skating trials, earning a spot in the recent Sochi Olympics in not one but THREE short-track speed skating events. And she recently broke U.S. records in both the 3,000...

Night Owls Vs Early Birds
2014-04-02 12:36:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Are you a night owl who likes to stay up to study or watch late-night talk shows? Or an early bird who likes to get a head start on the competition? According to a new study from a University of Chicago professor, your personal sleeping habits are related to your propensity for taking risks – with night owls being higher risk takers than early birds. The study, which was published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, also found...

Stress Can Affect A Woman's Ability To Remain Fertile: Study
2014-03-24 11:20:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While couples having trouble getting pregnant can cause stress for both individuals, a new study has found that stress itself can have an effect on infertility. Reported in the journal Human Reproduction, the paradoxical study found that women with higher levels of alpha-amylase, a biomarker of stress measured in saliva, are 29 percent less inclined to conceive each month and are over twice as prone to not conceive despite 12 months of...

2014-03-21 23:01:42

Many living with Parkinson’s Disease are at their wit’s end as they face their medication’s dosage limits and there are no longer any measurable differences in their symptoms. When typical Parkinson’s Treatment paths are completely exhausted, patients begin to turn to alternative methods to control their symptoms so that they can regain some semblance of daily living without discomfort (or near as much). (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 Parkinson’s Disease is a degenerative disorder of...

2014-02-20 04:21:34

New Cambridge University study shows stress has enormous effect on risk-taking in finance; popular anti-stress pill may provide a solution NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences states that financial crises may actually be prolonged by the stress financial traders and insiders feel. The harmful effects of stress on many aspects of life and health are well-known. More than 20 years ago the subject of stress...

2014-02-19 04:22:23

New Research Explains Why Sales of Relacore® Extra Are Soaring at NYC Retailers and Are Expected to Catch on with the Ever Growing Number Of Home-Based Day Traders Across the U.S. NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We've always believed that high-powered Wall Streeters have achieved their success thanks to a thorough understanding of complex economic computations combined with their calculated willingness to take risks based on potential perceived rewards. But new research...

2014-02-18 13:46:43

Teenage boys who show a combination of depressive symptoms and elevated levels of the 'stress hormone' cortisol are up to fourteen times more likely to develop major depression than those who show neither trait, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust. In a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of Cambridge have identified the first biomarker – a biological signpost – for major, or clinical, depression....

2014-02-18 13:43:42

High levels of the stress hormone cortisol may contribute to the risk aversion and 'irrational pessimism' found among bankers and fund managers during financial crises, according to a new study. The study's authors say that risk takers in the financial world exhibit risk averse behavior during periods of extreme market volatility – just when a crashing market most needs them to take risks – and that this change in their appetite for risk may be "physiologically-driven", specifically by...

Saliva-Based Test Predicts Risk Of Future Clinical Depression In Boys
2014-02-18 11:49:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most teenage boys go through hard times and some can even get depressed. A new saliva-based test can determine if these minor bouts of depression are foreshadowing major depression later in life, according to a new study based in the United Kingdom. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science (PNAS), the study found that teenage boys with high levels of the stress hormone cortisol and mild depression symptoms were...


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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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