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2010-10-18 13:50:37

A group of Mayo Clinic (http://www.mayoclinic.org/about/) researchers conducted the first controlled trial of swallowed fluticasone nasal spray (also known as Flonase) on people with the allergic esophageal condition called eosinophilic esophagitis (http://www.mayoclinic.org/eosinophilic-esophagitis/). Research showed that the aerosolized swallowed allergy drug helped treat the cause of the throat condition, but symptoms lingered. The researchers' findings were presented today at the Annual...

2010-09-28 20:09:23

In contrast, stressed women show increased brain coordination when looking at angry faces A new study by USC researchers reveals that stressed men looking at angry faces had diminished activity in the brain regions responsible for understanding others' feelings. Turns out the silent and stoic response to stress might be a guy thing after all. "These are the first findings to indicate that sex differences in the effects of stress on social behavior extend to one of the most basic social...

2010-09-22 00:27:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation ("Novartis") (NYSE: NVS) announced today that the results of a Phase III study of SOM230 (pasireotide) showed a reduction in cortisol levels in patients with Cushing's disease, a condition in which a benign (non-cancerous) pituitary tumor causes the adrenal glands to produce excess cortisol and can be fatal(1). Results will be presented at the 14th Congress of the European Neuroendocrine...

2010-09-10 13:23:31

Study suggests high cortisol levels may be harmful to cardiovascular system High levels of the stress hormone cortisol strongly predict cardiovascular death among both persons with and without pre-existing cardiovascular disease according to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). In stressful situations, the body responds by producing the hormone cortisol. The effects of cortisol are intended to help the body...

2010-07-20 12:25:00

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- CortiSlim International, LLC, a leading nutritional supplement company, and Aeron LifeCycles Clinical Laboratory have jointly co-sponsored The Cortisol Connection, a new resource website (www.Cortisol.com) designed to educate individuals about the connection between cortisol, stress and weight gain. The new website also provides people with a way to have their own cortisol level tested. Currently more than one in four Americans is...

2010-06-03 06:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a late-stage biotechnology company, announced today that the European Patent Office granted patent EP 1830857 "Method of Treatment of Graft-versus-Host Disease and Leukemia with Beclomethasone Dipropionate and Prednisone." The patent claims beclomethasone dipropionate (BDP) in conjunction with a short duration of high-dose prednisone with a rapid taper for the reduction...

2010-06-02 18:17:00

WILMINGTON, Del., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released final label revisions for respiratory medications that contain an active ingredient known as a long-acting beta-agonist (LABA). This follows the FDA communication on 18 February 2010 requesting all manufacturers of LABA-containing medications to undertake class-labeling changes. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091027/PH99766LOGO ) The FDA made label revisions to...

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2010-05-27 09:26:32

Findings indicate how wildlife responds to environmental and ecological disasters For marine iguanas living in the Galapagos Islands, an El Niño can be deadly. Some die from starvation while others survive. Scientists have long believed that the difference between life and death for the iguana depended on the animals' ability to secrete the stress hormone corticosterone. Under stressful conditions, corticosterone functions like a spigot by controlling how the body expends...

2010-05-20 15:03:49

Animal model uses mysterious enzyme also found in people's brains Michael E. Baker, PhD, a researcher at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has discovered that zebrafish "“ an important animal model in disease and environmental studies "“ could provide the means to help scientists eventually reveal the function of a mysterious enzyme linked to the steroid cortisol, and found in the human brain. In people and other vertebrates, steroids like cortisol perform...

2010-05-14 14:19:18

A new study on preschoolers attending full-day child care in licensed day care homes has found increases in cortisol, a stress hormone, when the children are in child care that exceeds their levels at home. The increases were larger in day care homes where providers were intrusive or overcontrolling. The study, in the May/June 2010 issue of the journal Child Development, was conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota, Georgetown University, and the Oregon Social Learning Center....


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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