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2013-06-03 23:22:49

The cycles of destruction gossip can cause — both mental and physical — is the topic under discussion on one of the latest episodes of Carol Newman´s popular BioGirl Health Show. The show, which is aired every Friday at 1pm on Spreaker radio, has already amassed a large following in Carol´s hometown state of Michigan and beyond. (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Carol, a long-time advocate for natural and healthy living, says gossip ie speaking ill of another individual, can cause...

2013-05-31 08:24:00

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VANDA) (NASDAQ: VNDA) today announced the submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for tasimelteon, a circadian regulator. Vanda is seeking FDA approval of tasimelteon for the treatment of Non-24-Hour Disorder (Non-24) in the totally blind. Tasimelteon was developed to address a significant unmet medical need, the treatment of Non-24, for which there are currently no FDA...

2013-05-21 23:24:45

Conventional fat loss diets may become obsolete with Garcinia Cambogia Extract, a revolutionary new weight-loss formula which blocks fat, burns carbs, controls hunger, supports healthy cholesterol and strengthens the immune system. Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Garcinia Cambogia is a revolutionary new product which has been shown to promote weight loss without diet or exercise. With the increasingly fast-paced, stressful modern lifestyle, eating a healthy diet full of fresh foods...

2013-05-08 13:02:38

Findings could be a boon for patients with limited treatment options Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a protein that drives the formation of pituitary tumors in Cushing's disease, a development that may give clinicians a therapeutic target to treat this potentially life-threatening disorder. The protein, called TR4 (testicular orphan nuclear receptor 4), is one of the human body's 48 nuclear receptors, a class of proteins found in cells that are...

2013-04-18 23:00:40

In honor of April's Stress Awareness Month, the Austin sports medicine doctors at Medicine in Motion have compiled facts about reducing anxiety and stress through exercise. Austin Texas (PRWEB) April 18, 2013 At home, work, school and among family or friends, stress is all around. It's inescapable, but that doesn't mean it can't be manageable. One of the main goals of Stress Awareness Month is to present the public with successful coping strategies for stress and anxiety. While stress may...

2013-04-17 17:28:51

Long-term cortisol exposure in seniors linked to heart disease, stroke Hair strands contain valuable information about senior citizens' stress levels that can be used to determine an individual's cardiovascular disease risk, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Unlike a blood test that captures a snapshot of stress hormone levels at a single point in time, a scalp hair analysis can be...

2013-04-12 23:03:47

Jonny Bowden, aka “The Rogue Nutritionist”, recently published an article on NaturalHealthSherpa.com. Dr. Bowden identified what he calls 5 “little demons” that put on belly fat. Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) April 12, 2013 In a recent article published by Natural Health Sherpa, Jonny Bowden identifies what he calls “5 little demons” that make us “sick, fat, tired and even depressed.” Addictive Food The first “little demon” Dr. Bowden...

2013-04-12 15:27:16

Half of patients on high-dose, long-term opioid therapy had hormonal disturbances or signs of inflammation, while 100 percent reported improved pain control and mental outlook, new research shows. The results, reported today at the 29th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, present rare data on the effects of opioids beyond 10 years. Most clinical trials that examine opioid use are of short duration, and little is known about long-term outcomes, particularly in patients who...

Stress Hormones Lowered Through Mindfulness Meditation
2013-03-29 05:37:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research led by researchers with the Shamatha Project at the University of California, Davis suggests that focusing on the present rather than allowing the mind to drift may help lower levels of stress hormones. Focusing your mind and mental resources on immediate experience is an aspect of mindfulness that can be improved by meditation training. "This is the first study to show a direct relation between resting cortisol and...

2013-03-20 15:55:46

Some 2-year-olds whose moms used methamphetamine during pregnancy may have an abnormal response to stressful situations, according to a study in the May issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Researchers saw the altered response in toddlers who were exposed to meth in the womb and who currently had signs of strife in their lives–such as a mom who drank heavily or had depression or other mental health symptoms. Specifically, the children's levels of the stress hormone...


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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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