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Latest Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis Stories

Stress Hormone Cortisol May Speed Up Short-Term Memory Loss
2014-06-18 07:54:35

Working with laboratory rate, researchers at the University of Iowa have found that the stress hormone cortisol could be one of those factors contributing to cognitive decline.

2013-10-02 12:25:48

Concerned about the effect of stress on your health and well-being?

2013-03-14 17:13:28

While acupuncture is used widely to treat chronic stress, the mechanism of action leading to reported health benefits are not understood.

2012-05-16 15:54:55

Researchers at Warwick Medical School have discovered a way of identifying which women are most at risk of postnatal depression (PND) by checking for specific genetic variants.

2012-02-23 13:13:31

After we sense a threat, our brain center responsible for responding goes into gear, setting off a chain of biochemical reactions leading to the release of cortisol from the adrenal glands.

2012-02-21 21:11:25

Stress has numerous detrimental effects on the human body.

2012-01-26 02:07:35

Scientists now have a better understanding of the way that stress impacts the brain.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.