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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...

2013-03-18 23:02:21

Diet Doc offers prescription strength weight loss pills such as Slim Down, Ultra Burn and 7-Keto DHEA, designed to complement prescription hCG diet plans and produce the best results without side effects. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 18, 2013 Diet Doc knows that as the body ages, certain obstacles usually arise when losing weight is concerned. As most people age, fat tends to accumulate around the midsection, thighs, hips, and underarms. This is called abnormal fat because the body does...

Benefits Of Kids Exercise For Children Include Lower Stress
2013-03-07 18:50:12

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In an ideal world, childhood is supposed to be a time of carefree enjoyment and exploration for everyone. It should be a time for running, for playing and for trying as many new things as possible. While many of today´s youth are still afforded these opportunities, many have traded running and playing for television and gaming, a fact evidenced by the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. New research by The Endocrine...

2013-03-05 23:00:19

Developed by a clinical neuroscientist, Stress Free Alarm Clock for iOS and Android is a new generation sleep cycle alarm clock. It serves to reduce stress hormone and cortisol levels and to make weight loss and fat loss easier. Hannover, Germany (PRWEB) March 05, 2013 Stress begins in the morning. Conventional alarm clocks can harm your health. A scientific study (Scand J Clin Lab Invest. 2009) shows that even the wake-up call of a conventional alarm clock leads to unhealthy stress. The...

2013-03-04 23:03:42

The newly released 7-Keto DHEA is proven to reduce cortisol levels which contributes to safe and effective weight loss and now includes higher concentrations of active ingredients. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 04, 2013 Excess cortisol, which is released into the bloodstream during times of chronic stress, plays a key role in making weight loss difficult. There are countless reasons why one gains weight or has difficulty losing fat and inches. One factor that is oftentimes overlooked may be...

2013-02-26 10:41:14

Patients treated with cortisone should be advised to refrain from alcohol and smoking A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that cortisone — a hormone used in certain medicines — increases the risk of acute pancreatitis. The results are published in the scientific journal JAMA Internal Medicine. According to the researchers, they suggest that patients treated with cortisone in some forms should be informed of the risks and advised to refrain from alcohol and...

2013-02-12 11:36:15

Early detection, treatment needed to reduce risk of death, cardiovascular disease Even after successful treatment, patients with Cushing's disease who were older when diagnosed or had prolonged exposure to excess cortisol face a greater risk of dying or developing cardiovascular disease, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Cushing's disease is a rare condition where the body is exposed...

2013-02-11 16:12:09

Concerns and anxieties about one´s close relationships appear to function as a chronic stressor that can compromise immunity, according to new research. In the study, researchers asked married couples to complete questionnaires about their relationships and collected saliva and blood samples to test participants´ levels of a key stress-related hormone and numbers of certain immune cells. The research focused on attachment anxiety. Those who are on the high end of the...

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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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