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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...

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 If you're sick from stress, a new research report appearing in the August 2012 issue of The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) suggests that what your mother ate–or didn't eat–may be part of the cause. The report shows that choline intake that is higher than what is generally...

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...


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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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'