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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...

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...


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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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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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