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

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.

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).

2012-08-02 12:58:04

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.

2012-07-31 12:38:35

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that choline supplementation in pregnant women lowers cortisol in the baby by changing epigenetic expression of genes involved in cortisol production.

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.

2012-06-08 23:00:40

GetFitDaily offers women around the world the latest weight loss tips and women’s exercises.

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.

2012-05-29 12:38:58

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.


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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
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.