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Stress During Infancy Affects Brain Development Of Females
2012-11-13 06:16:34

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently discovered that early family stress during infancy could be related to changes that occur in the daily brain function and anxiety of teenage girls. The data was pooled from a population study that looked at the relationship between stress and the developmental pathway of the brain. For female infants who lived in homes with stressed out mothers, they were more likely...

Stress Reactions Predict Future Health Risk
2012-11-04 07:57:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While the general public has long believed that stress can cause medical issues, researchers at Penn State University say it is the way people react to potential stress-inducing stimuli, and not the stressors themselves, that determine whether those individuals will fall ill or suffer other adverse health effects. The Penn State researchers, led by professor of human development and family studies David Almeida, analyzed a group...

Positive Thinking The Perfect Remedy For Older Adults
2012-10-26 13:18:29

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Elderly adults who turn their frown upside down can boost their health, according to a study from Concordia University. Researchers from the campus in Canada recently found that lonely older adults have more health risks and maintaining a positive attitude is paramount for keeping the body healthy. The scientists observed 122 senior citizens over a span of six years. In particular, the study showed that lonely older adults have...

Bad News Affects Women More Negatively Than Men
2012-10-11 14:06:46

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The female and male genders share several broad, general similarities. We´re all human, after all, capable of good and evil and experiencing the full gamut of emotions. It´s when these generalities are dissected that the differences come to light. For example, researchers at the University of Montreal´s Centre for Studies on Human Stress of Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital conducted a survey of both genders and...

2012-08-14 23:03:46

Research shows being in nature lowers the levels of the stress hormone cortisol (Cosmo Magazine, August issue, pg 207; American Cancer Society: http://bit.ly/MfdZJj). Instead of succumbing to stress and anxiety, relationship therapist Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil suggests couples use summertime and the great outdoors as a way to have an affair with their partner. (PRWEB) August 13, 2012 Take a vacation in nature instead of having an affair, says relationship therapist Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil....

2012-08-02 12:58:04

Most women in the US consume too little choline, an essential nutrient found in eggs New research from Cornell University indicates that pregnant women who increase choline intake in the third trimester of pregnancy may reduce the risk of the baby developing metabolic and chronic stress-related diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes later in life. The results, published in the latest edition of the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, suggest...

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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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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.