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2013-01-29 12:45:47

"Coming out is no longer a matter of popular debate but a matter of public health," says lead author Robert-Paul Juster Lesbians, gays and bisexuals (LGBs) who are out to others have lower stress hormone levels and fewer symptoms of anxiety, depression, and burnout, according to researchers at the Centre for Studies on Human Stress (CSHS) at Louis H. Lafontaine Hospital, affiliated with the University of Montreal. Cortisol is a stress hormone in our body. When chronically strained,...

‘Sodium Rhythms’ In The Body Discovered In Space Simulations
2013-01-09 10:45:09

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Russians were simulating a flight to Mars, and clinical pharmacologist Jenz Titze, M.D., knew that it would be a one-of-a-kind opportunity to study the participating cosmonauts. Titze wanted to explore long-term sodium balance in humans because he didn't believe that the standard textbook view was entirely correct — namely, that the salt we eat is rapidly excreted in urine to maintain relatively constant body sodium levels....

2013-01-02 05:03:03

The top New Year´s resolutions this year are directed at renewed good health and stress reduction, according the Health Food Emporium owner Gail Bowman. (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 In a recent interview, Gail Bowman, owner of Health Food Emporium, said “Everyone is interested in doing better for the new year. But the biggest gift you can give yourself is better health. I have 5 top Resolutions that can help people to get better health for themselves and their families this...

2012-12-19 05:02:11

Hormonal issues including premenstrual symptoms, infertility, menopause, erectile dysfunction, and prostate cancer are becoming common among Americans. Dr. J G Moellendorf along with nearly two hundred health care professionals recently gathered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to discuss the most current research in solving hormonal challenges using natural, drug-free methods. Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) December 18, 2012 Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Chiropractor, Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP joined...

2012-12-18 11:35:22

Bullying among children may be a threat to their future mental health A recent study by a researcher at the Centre for Studies on Human Stress (CSHS) at the Hôpital Louis-H. Lafontaine and professor at the Université de Montréal suggests that bullying by peers changes the structure surrounding a gene involved in regulating mood, making victims more vulnerable to mental health problems as they age. The study published in the journal Psychological...

Decision Making Skills In Stress Situations Affected By Cortisol
2012-12-10 13:23:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A group of scientists from the University of Granada´s Group of Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychoneuroimmunology has discovered a connection between levels of the hormone cortisol in a person´s saliva and their ability to make good decisions in high-stress situations, highlighting yet another link between mind and body. The researchers study, titled “Can decision-making skills affect responses to psychological...

Lights Out At Night Or You Might Get Depressed
2012-11-15 06:12:54

[ Watch the Video: Light Exposure Leads To Depression, Learning Issues ] Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Night owls beware: scientists from Johns Hopkins University recently revealed that when people routinely work late at night, they have an increased risk of developing depression and learning issues. This change is not only due to lack of sleep, but also a result of the exposure to bright light at night from items like computers, laptops and iPads. 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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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