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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 study that makes a correlation between laughter and memory loss. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 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 study...

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

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. According to the study team’s report, published in the journal Anthrozoös, people with Alzheimer’s were able to groom, feed and walk horses with assistance...

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

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is well known that some things in life are contagious, such as social conditions like pregnancy or divorce. According to a new study from the Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the Technische Universität Dresden, stress is also contagious and can be damaging to one's health. Simply observing another person in a stressful situation, according to their findings, is enough to make our own bodies release the...

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...


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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.