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Scientists have discovered a link between levels of the hormone cortisol in a person’s saliva and their ability to make good decisions in high-stress situations.
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.
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.
While the general public has long believed that stress can cause medical issues, researchers 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.
Researchers recently found that lonely older adults have more health risks and maintaining a positive attitude is paramount for keeping the body healthy.
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.
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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