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2009-10-06 08:00:54

Scientists have long struggled to understand the body's biological clock. Its tick-tock wakes us up, reminds us to eat and tells us when to go to bed. But what sets that circadian rhythm? New research now shows that daily fluctuations in powerful hormones called glucocorticoids directly synchronize the biological clock as an integral part of our mechanism for regulating blood sugar. "The most surprising part of our findings is that our internal biologic rhythms are embedded directly into...

2009-09-02 01:00:00

BASEL and REINACH, Switzerland, September 2 /PRNewswire/ -- - CAPRA-2-Data Will be Used to File for US Marketing Approval Nitec Pharma AG ("Nitec" or "Nitec Pharma"), a Switzerland-based specialty pharma company focused on the development and commercialization of medicines to treat chronic inflammation and pain-related diseases, today announced positive results from the second pivotal phase III trial for its lead product, Lodotra(TM). The CAPRA-2 study (Circadian...

2009-07-15 15:10:46

Children whose families are poor early in their lives have an increased risk of chronic disease later in life, Canadian researchers said. University of British Columbia researchers Gregory Miller and Michael Kobor performed genome-wide profiling in 103 healthy adults age 25-40, who were either experienced low or high early-life socioeconomic circumstances related to income, education and occupation during the first five years of life. The two groups were similar in socioeconomic status at the...

2009-07-14 13:02:04

People's early-life experience sticks with them into adulthood and may render them more susceptible to many of the chronic diseases of aging, according to a new UBC study.A team led by UBC researchers Gregory Miller and Michael Kobor performed genome-wide profiling in 103 healthy adults aged 25-40 years.Those who participated in the study were either low or high in early-life socioeconomic circumstances related to income, education and occupation during the first five years of life. But the...

2009-07-06 08:30:22

Stressed out, man? Don't go to Vegas "“ send your wife instead. New research shows men under stress may be more likely to engage in risky behavior such as gambling, smoking, unsafe sex and illegal drug use. In contrast, stressed women moderate their behavior and may be less likely to make risky choices, the study found. "Evolutionarily speaking, it's perhaps more beneficial for men to be aggressive in stressful, high-arousal situations when risk and reward are involved," Nichole...

2009-07-01 07:50:42

Stressed out, dude? Don't go to Vegas.New research, to be published July 1 in the journal PLoS One, shows that men under stress may be more likely to take risks, correlating to such real-life behavior as gambling, smoking, unsafe sex and illegal drug use.In contrast, stressed women moderate their behavior and may be less likely to make risky choices, the study found."Evolutionarily speaking, it's perhaps more beneficial for men to be aggressive in stressful, high-arousal situations when risk...

2009-05-29 00:53:06

Reducing stress is important because numerous studies have shown that people constantly stressed are more at risk of illness or disease, a U.S. expert says. Bernadette Latson, assistant professor of clinical nutrition at University of Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, says the best way to address stress, particularly for office workers, is to get away from the computer monitor and take a brief walk or stretch break. Incorporating stress-fighting foods into your daily diet can also help,...

2009-05-19 21:02:27

Day-care-center-based child care and insensitive parenting might have lasting effects, U.S. researchers suggest. The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development tracked about 1,000 children from one month through mid-adolescence to examine the effects of child care in children's first few years of life on later development. The researchers observed children in and out of their homes and when the children were 15, they measured their levels of awakening...

2009-05-14 15:30:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAPP) today announced that it will present three posters on its Unit Dose Budesonide (UDB) pediatric asthma therapy clinical program and one poster on its MAP0005 formoterol-budesonide combination asthma therapy program at ATS 2009, the International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, in San Diego on May 18, 2009. The four posters can be viewed on Monday, May 18between 8:15 a.m. and 4:00 p.m....

2009-04-06 09:12:53

Can people's differing reactions to situations of stress be attributed at least in part to genetic differences and do those differences affect men and women in different ways "“ with the edge seemingly favoring the women? Research conducted at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem would seem to indicate that the answer to both questions is yes. Some people appear to be resilient to difficult conditions, whereas others react adversely to such challenges, incurring a range of physical and...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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