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2012-05-22 08:53:21

Treatment for Bell palsy (a condition involving the facial nerve and characterized by facial paralysis) with the corticosteroid prednisolone within 72 hours appeared to significantly reduce the number of patients with mild to moderate palsy severity at 12 months, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery, a JAMA Network publication. The cause of Bell palsy is unknown but one theory is that a reactivation of latent herpes simplex...

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...

2012-03-21 15:15:47

Researchers observe that certain processes of cognitive function can be enhanced by cortisol increases Research by Columbia Business School's Modupe Akinola, Assistant Professor, Management, and Wendy Berry Mendes, Associate Professor, Sarlo/Ekman Endowed Chair of Emotion, University of California San Francisco in Behavioral Neuroscience examines how increases in cortisol, brought on by an acute social stressor, can influence threat-related decision making. The researchers studied a group...


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