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2012-06-22 10:40:36

A study spearheaded by a Stanford University School of Medicine scientist has tracked the trajectories of key immune cells in response to short-term stress and traced, in great detail, how hormones triggered by such stress enhance immune readiness. The study, conducted in rats, adds weight to evidence that immune responsiveness is heightened, rather than suppressed as many believe, by the so-called "fight-or-flight" response. The study's findings provide a thorough overview of how a triad...

2012-06-08 23:00:40

GetFitDaily offers women around the world the latest weight loss tips and women´s exercises. In her latest blog post, Stacy Carlo announces the real skinny on Weight Loss. Manhattan Beach, CA (PRWEB) June 08, 2012 GetFitDaily.com is one of the world´s most visited Fitness Tips blogs. Offering daily tips and advice to women, information can be read directly from their blog, or via a daily digest email. Today, Stacy Carlo at GetFitDaily published her latest post, titled “The...

Sodium Retention And Blood Pressure Increased By Common Genetic Mutation
2012-05-30 08:43:57

Nearly 40 percent of the small adrenal tumors that cause big problems with high blood pressure share a genetic mutation that causes patients to retain too much sodium, researchers report. The study of 47 human, benign adrenal gland tumors also showed a mutation of the gene KCNJ5 is twice as likely to occur in women — 71 versus 29 percent — as it points to potential new treatments for some patients who don't respond to current hypertension regimens, said Dr. William E. Rainey,...

2012-05-29 12:38:58

Research finds 20 distinct mutations A rare disease which often first presents in newborn babies has been traced to a novel genetic defect, scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have found. The research, published online in Nature Genetics (27 May) discovered 20 distinct mutations in a specific gene found in patients with the rare adrenal disease, Familial Glucocorticoid Deficiency (FGD). The potentially fatal disease means affected children are unable to produce a hormone...

2012-04-26 09:21:01

Study finds reduction in the cortisol which may improve post-exercise recovery time Mouthguards are used by almost everyone participating in sports. These devices, typically purchased over-the-counter and used on the upper teeth, are designed to protect against broken teeth and an injured tongue. Recently, researchers in South Carolina found that a customized device which rests on the lower jaw can decrease levels of serum cortisol following exercise. The reduction of this steroid hormone...

2012-04-19 10:39:24

Soccer fans' testosterone and cortisol levels go up when watching a game, but don't further increase after a victory, according to a study published Apr. 18 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. The study was conducted with 50 Spanish soccer fans watching the finals between Spain and the Netherlands in the 2010 World Cup. The researchers, led by Leander van der Meij of the University of Valencia in Spain and VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands, measured testosterone and cortisol...

2012-04-10 23:02:55

HealthyAnswers.com is a publisher and a leader in providing current natural health information on their website. Along with thousands of archived articles on health related issues, they also offer a complimentary health newsletter, quality nutritional solutions, and self improvement books. Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 09, 2012 HealthyAnswers.com reports that recent research out of the University of Pisa (Italy) has shown that rebalancing declining estrogen and decreasing cortisol with...

Yes, Stress Can Make You Sick. But How?
2012-04-03 07:47:02

Researchers, led by Sheldon Cohen, at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered that psychological stress increases risk for depression, heart disease and infectious diseases. And now they know how. The researchers found that psychological stress causes the body to lose its ability to regulate the inflammatory response. According to Cohen, “Inflammation is partly regulated by the hormone cortisol and when cortisol is not allowed to serve this function, inflammation can get out of...

2012-04-02 10:25:10

PITTSBURGH, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body. For example, psychological stress is associated with greater risk for depression, heart disease and infectious diseases. But, until now, it has not been clear exactly how stress influences disease and health. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO) A research team led by Carnegie Mellon University's Sheldon Cohen has found that chronic psychological stress is associated with the body...

2012-03-25 23:01:11

Respected stress expert James L. Wilson DC, ND, PhD is invited by the Australasian Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine to present medical lecture to Australian physicians with new solutions for stress-related depression, adrenal fatigue, and metabolic syndrome (PRWEB) March 24, 2012 The complex 21st century stress overload from economic, environmental, social and psychological factors has far-reaching effects on health worldwide. A 2007 study performed by The Foundation for Integrated 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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